In Mali, a landlocked Sahel country vulnerable to weather conditions, 77% of the population live in rural areas, and 46% are below 15 years old. The economy is largely based on agriculture –around 40% of GDP– sustained mainly by the subsistence farming and livestock sub-sectors, as well as the building and trade sub-sectors. Poverty remains an essentially rural phenomenon, and 22% of the population lived in extreme poverty in 2010, with farmers being the poorest. Overall, these people are unable to meet basic nutritional needs, with undernourishment affecting 4% of the population.
The Koulikoro Region Food And Nutrition Security Enhancement Project (PReSAN-KL) aims to sustainably increase the production and productivity of the rice and vegetable crop sectors, as well as the income of target communities through water management and agricultural product development. The project focuses on increasing agricultural output; infrastructure for drinking water; and health and education in the target areas. It also focuses on building the capacity of local communities and authorities, professional organizations, and technical service providers. These trainings contribute to increased participation by women and young people in particular, and will strengthen their level of organization. A nutrition component is dedicated to the prevention of malnutrition and promotion of health through prevention of the resurgence of water-borne diseases; the increase and diversification of agricultural production; the establishment, through women’s groups, of culinary demonstrations; activities related to nutrition and health; the construction, rehabilitation, and equipping of health centers and the improvement of dispensaries; and the production of fortified foods and supplements made from local products.
- Climate Change
3,000 poor people – 36% women – have benefited from the project as of June 2017. The project is expected to directly benefit 53,000, including 26,500 women.
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