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
Results by the Numbers
More than 165,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time last year on nearly 138,000 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help.
Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers increased the value of their agricultural sales by nearly $16 million.
The Government of Mali aims to increase cereal production and the 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 2013, the U.S. Government reinstated direct foreign assistance to Mali.
Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Mali.
Alatona Producer Association Strengthening Technical Assistance
Alatona Water Association Business Development Technical Assistance
Agricultural Statistics Capacity Building LSMS (World Bank)
Agroforestry Scaling (ICRISAT & ICRAF)