Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy - Food First - is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger. We believe a world free of hunger is possible if farmers and communities take back control of the food systems presently dominated by transnational agri-foods industries. We are committed to dismantling racism in the food system and believe in people's right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems-at home and abroad.

ALHOUSSEINI ISSA MAIGA, M.S., engineer

ALHOUSSEINI ISSA MAIGA, M.S., engineer
Alhousseini, as Vice-President of BERADA provides technical assistance with consideration for the native knowledge of those he is working with. (view small | med | large | orig)

West African melon

West African melon
Melons like this are a staple of the diet of farmers in the Gao region of Mali. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mali dry rice farming in Northern Mali using SRI

Mali dry rice farming in Northern Mali using SRI
Learn more about this dry farming technique at http://www.foodfirst.org/en/SRI+improves+yields+without+expensive+fertilizers+and+hybrid+seeds (view small | med | large | orig)

Gao central food market destroyed in Feb 2013

Gao central food market destroyed in Feb 2013
While food traders are starting to come back since French troops arrived, roadside bombs are still limiting trade, making food scarce and very expensive. (view small | med | large | orig)

mother and children

mother and children
An estimated 400,000 people in Northern Mali have fled to neighboring countries as refugees or to different regions of Mali. Photo by the World Food Program. (view small | med | large | orig)
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