Action / Africa
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN MALI
Successively facing political, economic and food crises as well as conflicts, the Malian population is one of the most vulnerable and one of the poorest in the world. Food security is a priority in Mali.
The results of the February 2020 National Food and Nutrition Security Survey show that 16.3% of households in the country are food insecure.
The agricultural sector employs 68% of the population but contributes only about 35% of the country’s GDP. This reflects the poor performance of agricultural activity, the main cause of poverty.
In recent years, climate change has also increased the challenges faced by Malian farmers. The impacts of climate change are likely to further threaten the food security of Malian farmers, shortening the length of the agricultural season by 20-25% in semi-arid and arid areas of Africa by 2050.
Yet Mali’s agricultural potential is colossal and could make a significant contribution to the fight against hunger. Unfortunately, this potential is not being exploited, due to a lack of technical and organisational capacity, but above all to a lack of means.
THE WORK OF SOS FAIM IN MALI
SOS Faim has been supporting family farming in Mali since 1987.
We collaborate with farmers’ organisations and microfinance institutions to improve the services they offer to small producers.
We collaborate with Malian NGOs, farmers’ organizations, and microfinance institutions to improve the services they offer to small producers. Recently, we have also forged partnerships with a structure linking research and the farming world and indirectly with consumer associations.
We mainly support two agricultural sectors : cereals (especially rice) and market gardening (potatoes,onions,…) mainly in the Koulikoro, Kayes and Ségou regions. Agro-ecology is at the center of our support for Malian partners.
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