ECOVA MALI is thrilled and grateful to receive support from LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Charity Pot program to create Cosmetics' Charity field office and training center in Mali. Please see the following website to learn more about our sponsors for this project, and their many wonderful products and programs.
www.lush.com/charitypot

We are honored to be featured by our friends at Nourishing the Planet and Food Tank in three write-ups:

     Five Organizations Sharing Local Knowledge for Success Across the World

    Five Microcredit Programs That are Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

     40 Organizations That Are Shaking Up The Food System

Ecova Mali has been selected to be Wear Africa's charity of the month! Wear Africa is an organization that invests in developing Africa in a sustainable manner by exposing their culture and heritage through art, jewelry, and crafts. WearAfrica donates a portion of our proceeds to NGOs like EcovaMali. Please check out their catalog of gorgeous Africa wear, check out our feature, and "like" both them and us on Facebook!
http://wearafrica.org/giving-back

 "GMO crops won't help African farmers" - An Article from the Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jun/24/gm-crops-african-farmers

Check out the cool work being done by our friends in Northern Vermont through their organization, Seeds of Self Reliance.  The co-founder, John Hayden, is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Mali. 
www.seedsofselfreliance.org

A great article from the BBC on the "Poor man's G8" that was held in Mali in 2002.  This grassroots meeting was held in rural Mali as a counter summit in opposition to the concurrent meeting of the G8 in Canada.  Participants from 7 West African nations met to discuss their common struggles and goals.

There was also a great deal of education about the economic, environmental, cultural, and political dangers posed by GMO crops.
     http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4445824.stm

Malian villages producing their own bio-fuel from the jatropha plant

     http://www.malifolkecenter.org/lowersection/Dep3_NRM/jatropha/mfc_jatropha_intro.html

     http://www.reuters.com/article /email/idUSL2348050620070523

Mali hosts international World Forum on Food Sovereignty in February, 2007 resulting in the amazing Declaration of Nyeleni.  To learn more, go to http://www.nyeleni2007.org

The Ndekero Challenge. An innovative systems approach from rabbit keeping by a rural commnity in partnership wih a commercial rabbit farm in Kenya. http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2009/12/541-rabbit-fish-farm-wins-contest.html

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Recent News

Increase food security in 10 villages w/food bank program!  - June 23 2012
  Some local friends at our Training Center. Our head farmer, Sedou, in the garden A recent satellite image of our field office and training ... Read More
We are now on Google Maps!  - June 22 2012
Our Training Center & Field Office is now listed within the Google Maps database.  We have a satellite image from Google Earth that pre-dates our ... Read More
Field Office and Training Center  - November 4 2011
We purchased 7 acres of land 35 km west of Bamako for our permanent Training Center and Field Office in 2009.  Most of the construction ... Read More

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