Action in the south / 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 agricultural sector employs 75% of the population but contributes only about 40% of the country’s GDP. This reflects the poor performance of agricultural activity, the main cause of poverty.
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 mainly support two agricultural sectors : cereals (especially rice) and market gardening, particularly in the Office du Niger area.
1RURAL FINANCE INSTITUTION
2,2 M €INVESTED