A coup d’état in 2012, followed by a takeover of Northern Mali by Islamic extremists, led to the suspension of most U.S. Government foreign assistance to this West African nation in 2012 and 2013 and a reduction of Mali’s Feed the Future budget by 65 percent in 2014. A French-led military intervention in early 2013 ousted the extremists and the country democratically elected a new president and legislature prior to the end of 2013. The operating environment continues to be difficult, however, with ongoing security problems in the north and the potential for a reoccurrence of the Ebola virus entering from neighboring countries. Despite these challenges and a sharply reduced budget,
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The Government of Mali aims to increase cereal production and value of livestock sales as well as the resilience of vulnerable households in the country. Feed the Future’s efforts contribute to these goals. In 2014, the U.S. Government reinstated direct foreign assistance to Mali.
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Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Mali: