Agriculture and food security in Mali

Facing a succession of political, economic and food crises along with conflicts, the population of Mali is one of the most vulnerable and poorest in the world.  Food security is a priority in Mali.

The agricultural sector occupies 75% of the population but contributes only approximately 40% of the country’s GDP. This shows the poor performance of agricultural activities, the main cause of poverty.

Mali’s agricultural potential is colossal and could contribute greatly to the fight against hunger but this potential is unfortunately not exploited as well as it could be due to a lack of technical and organisational capacities and above all a lack of resources.


SOS Faim’s action in Mali

SOS Faim has supported family farming in Mali since 1987. We work with farmers’ organisations and microfinance institutions to improve the services they offer small farmers. We support primarily two agricultural value chains: cereals (especially rice) and market gardening, mainly within the Office du Niger zone.

SOS Faim supports eight local partners
This support benefits 92,000 farmers
SOS Faim invested €870,934 in 2014 to fight hunger in Mali

Our partners in Mali


Microfinance institution

Farmers’ organisations