Increase food production and security in Mali

by Near East Foundation (NEF)
Oct 14, 2012

Relief Work Aims to Increase Food Supply in Mali

Transporting supplies for distribution
Transporting supplies for distribution

NEF is helping to prevent further collapse of the food supply by supporting vulnerable livestock and crop farmers in northern Mali, where there are a growing number of internally displaced people.

Mali’s political instability, along with a poor crop harvest, has threatened food security for millions of people.  State support for people in need in this area has been weakened because of its location on the front lines of the rebellion.

In July 2012, the Government of Denmark initiated a partnership with NEF for emergency relief in Mali that expands ongoing efforts to build food security in the region.

Currently we are providing a variety of essential support to farmers to meet their growing needs, including improved seed, fertilizer, and animal feed.

Emergency farming supplies arrive at a central warehouse before they travel to a distribution center.

We are reaching the most vulnerable farmers with help identifying them from local government leaders, chambers of agriculture, farm service agencies, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Warehouses in Madiama, Sira Koro/Soufouroulaye, and Mopti received 2,528 bags (182,100 kg) of rice seeds. 

In Sevaré and Madiama, warehouses received a total of 260,600 kg of urea, a source of nitrogen in fertilizer, and 263,000 kg of diammonium phosphate (or DAP), a fertilizer with a high phosphorous content.

Warehouses in Sevaré, Djenne, and Bankass received a total of 750,000 kg of livestock feed.

Your gift is supporting our ongoing relief work during this time of crisis in Mali. Thank you!

October 17th is a Bonus Day when Global Giving will match a portion of your gift. Please consider a donation to help more rural farming families in Mali. Thank you! 

Supplies traveling to the distribution center
Supplies traveling to the distribution center
Training warehouse managers in Bargondaga
Training warehouse managers in Bargondaga
Women receive fertilizer at distribution center
Women receive fertilizer at distribution center
Healthy rice fields that received fertilizer
Healthy rice fields that received fertilizer

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Near East Foundation (NEF)

Location: Syracuse, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sarah Peterson
Program Officer
Syracuse, New York United States

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