Abdias lives in Bankouma-Mandiaku and is part of the Strengthening Malian Forest Management project. He grows cereals millet, sorghum, and corn. And used to be entirely reliant on the yields of these crops to feed his family. This was particularly difficult during the dry season.
Now thanks to the techniques he’s learnt such as soil and water conservation, assisted natural regeneration and the creation of Zai pit rock barriers, he and his family are a lot less vulnerable to the hardship of a bad harvest.