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Food Security - Mali

  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
  • Togogana, Mali
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Despite initial recovery from the 2012 food crisis, the food security and nutrition situation in Mali is once again in sharp decline.

The lean season has come again – stretching from June to September – placing additional strain on the 69% of the population already living below the national poverty line. Conflict in the northern part of the country has only exacerbated the already precarious situation for the 15% of Malian children suffering acute malnutrition.

Food for Mali
 

Over 72% of children in the Togogana Area Development Programme are underweight, and nearly 15% are severely malnourished.
 

The Aim

World Vision began working with communities in Togogana, Mali in 2007. Through this partnership, these communities have made significant improvements in the areas of education and training, water, hygiene and sanitation, and health and nutrition. Solar-powered, drip-irrigated community gardens have become a landmark of the Togogana Area Development Programme, and provide a long-term and sustainable solution to address food security. Through community gardens, World Vision is helping farmers learn how to grow a variety of crops suited to the dry, arid climate. Farmers are also learning improved farming techniques, such as agroforestry, to increase their yields and combat the effects of climate change.
 
While community gardens have proved successful in Mali, they are not a quick-fix solution. Communities in Togogana are sowing the seeds for long-term sustainable development, but are still vulnerable to food insecurity throughout the lean season. World Vision operates 15 community cereal banks across the Togogana Area Development Programme to provide vulnerable families with essential food aid, usually in the form of millet. Families in need can acquire cereal from the cereal bank and pay it back after the harvest.

By contributing to this project, you can help bridge the gap.

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Sama's story

After her husband passed away, Sama, 56, struggled with food insecurity. But things have improved since World Vision helped her community establish a cereal bank. Now with the cereal bank Sama and her children can work on improving their ability to provide for themselves.

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Because we have food available at the cereal bank, my children work on our farm. Before for us to get food, they had to work for other people on their farms. That left our own farm without workers so we didn’t have a harvest again the next year.
-Sama-

 

Sama

Funds raised for Togogana Food Security through 100Percent will help to reinforce the capacity of community cereal banks in Togogana to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable households.

 

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