Mali

Country Profile
Mali
In Mali, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Mali and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
2.4
Million
Number of people who live in Feed the Future target regions in Mali
Poverty
51.6
Percent
Percentage of population living below the poverty line in Feed the Future target regions in Mali
Stunting
40.3
Percent
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in Feed the Future target regions in Mali
Rural
62
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Mali (World Bank, 2013)
GDP
2.1
Percent
Annual GDP growth. Agriculture accounts for 42.3 percent of added value (World Bank, 2013)
Farmers
86
Thousand
Producers using new technology & skills with Feed the Future’s help in FY14
Sales
2
Million
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY14 from agricultural product sales
Nutrition
93.5
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY14
Land
60.6
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY14
Credit
$3.1
Million
Value of new loans to Feed the Future Farmers in FY14
Mali has great agricultural potential to feed its population and more

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,

Results by the numbers

  • Almost 86,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time last year with Feed the Future's help.
  • Producters applied improved technologies and practices on more than 60,500 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help last year.
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers increased the value of their agricultural product sales over the past year by $1.7 million.
  • Feed the Future helped farmers access more than $3

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:

Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Mali.