Now, I come from a family with farmers in it who work(ed) very hard.  I have helped with harvest in a couple of ways myself. 

 However, this hurts my heart.  I know that there are many battles over the topic of subsidies and I am not an expert (I feel like I say that a lot) but I hope that you will look at this article and think about what you might do to help.  The fabric in Mali is unbelievable!  Seriously.