28 January 2014
Around 7,000 Malians are gaining a real route out of poverty through an Islamic Relief project due to complete next month (February).
Poverty is pervasive in the landlocked West African country of Mali. Food security depends upon an unpredictable and harsh climate, in a country wreaked by frequent drought and conflict.
Unsustainable farming practices are worsening the impact of climate change, as water and arable land are increasingly depleted and life-sustaining ecosystems are destroyed.