Hunger
 Mali
Project #13625

Help 30 Hungry Villages in Gao-Mali Grow Food NOW!

by Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

Project Video

Help 30 Hungry Villages in Gao-Mali Grow Food NOW!

Help 30 Hungry Villages in Gao-Mali Grow Food NOW!
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Rice farming in Northern Mali

Rice farming in Northern Mali
Vegetables, melons and Rice are the staple diet of this region supplamented with goat. Water can be pumped from the nearby Niger River. (view small | med | large | orig)

Gao elders receiving donated rice seeds

Gao elders receiving donated rice seeds
Donor funds were used to purchase this rice which was planted in villages along the Niger River. (view small | med | large | orig)

Malian Women preparing a garden for planting

Malian Women preparing a garden for planting
These 30 community gardens will each feed as many 100 people with fresh vegetables and rice. (view small | med | large | orig)

Woman farming in Gao region

Woman farming in Gao region
Photo courtesy of Oxfam (view small | med | large | orig)

Gao Garden plot

Gao Garden plot
With additional water pumped from the Niger River with pumps purchased with donations, vegetable will thrive. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women at the Niger River pumping irrigation water

Women at the Niger River pumping irrigation water
This pump by Kickstart requires manual labor to pump water to the gardens. If the distance from the river to the plot is short, this is feasible, but some plots are too far for hand pumping. (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)

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)

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)

Organization Information

Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.foodfirst.org
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
Project Leader:
Eric Holt-Gimenez
Executive Director
Oakland, CA Mali

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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