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In Rural Mali, Women's Climate Work Brings Political Prowess

At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen. It may seem like a modest activity, but the 58-year-old is contributing to essential knowledge for farmers. In impoverished rural areas of this West African country, women have become central to efforts to adapt to climate change. Their work is gradually helping them increase their political clout, with more...

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