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.
Population
2.4
Million
Number of people who live in Feed the Future target regions in Mali
Poverty
56.4
Percent*
Percentage of population living below the poverty line in Feed the Future target regions in Mali
Stunting
38.3
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
7.6
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 41 percent of added value (World Bank, 2015)
Farmers
165
Thousand
Producers using new technology & practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY15
Sales
$16
Million
New income earned by Feed the Future-supported farmers in FY15 from agricultural sales
Nutrition
260
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY15
Land
138
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY15
Credit
$5.5
Million
Value of new loans to Feed the Future-supported farmers in FY15
The agriculture sector is the cornerstone of Mali’s economy and holds great promise for broad-

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.

  • Feed the

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.


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Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Mali.

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