French is the official language of Mali. Elevage means raising
the raising of cattle and sheep. These animals have found
some good pasture, but most of Mali is desert or semi-desert.
These animals are pulling a one-wheeled plough; you can see the
metal blade which turns the soil. How many people are needed for
"Foyers Améliorès: Pour un Mali Vert" means
"Better stoves for a green Mali". People were using
so much firewood for their cooking that they were running out
of wood, and the desert advanced onto the dry land. This "better"
stove is designed to keep the heat in and use less wood. Thats
why there are trees still growing in the background.