Capacity Statement OverviewIn the sector of food security, ADRA Mali promotes applicable farming techniques such as soil fertilization with manure, African Market Garden (AMG) with drip irrigation, microdosage fertilization, improved seed soaking, and tree planting. The typical African Market Garden combines vegetables and fruit trees in a garden site that is 500 square meters (approx. 5,400 square feet) and irrigated with the drip system. All it requires is a water tank with an irrigation system and a hole for composting. To increase cereal crop production, farmers are trained and provided with improved seeds and appropriate tools. Their resulting fields are ultimately used for demonstration sites. In this manner, farmers share the new technology with others in their communities, disseminating the knowledge necessary for nutrition and income.
Our Capacity Statement further highlights the projects, programs, and people of ADRA Mali.
Country OverviewThough one of the major producers of cotton in Africa, Mali ranks among the 25 poorest countries worldwide. It experienced a growing economy throughout the 1990s and mid-2000s, but the global recession, a military coup, and terrorism in the north reversed the forward progress. Currently, Mali must address physical insecurity and continuing overpopulation in order to restore stability.