Mrs. Kotiné Traoré, a seed saver and farmer in rural Mali, is responding to the food shortage in her community caused by drought and land degradation. Mrs. Traoré is a leader in a local educational program that trains community members in soil and seed conservation to fight poverty and hunger. She is now producing a diversity of vegetables, including okra, ground nut, tomato, and African eggplant, and saving the seeds. Photo credit: Oakland Institute