On January 14, USAID/Mali launched a five-year livestock project as part of its Feed the Future activities. The project addresses constraints faced by Malian Livestock producers, including poor animal health due to seasonal volatility of feed and water supplies, loss of traditional pastureland to cropland, and limited capacity of producers to improve their stock and better manage risk as well as suppliers’ lack the knowledge and capacity to effectively market products and services to small producers and herders.
Reports of GBV in Northern Mali stemming from the 2012 rebellion and occupation are alarming. People living in the North suffered the brunt of socio-political and economic consequences of the armed occupation. During and following the crisis, the situation for women deteriorated dramatically.
Sixteen agricultural science students from Mali are set to embark on a program sponsored by the U.S. Government under the Feed the Future initiative and designed to strengthen the agricultural research capacity of Malian institutions. The students will first study intensive English for six months before pursuing Masters and PhD-level degrees in various agricultural fields at African higher education institutions in Kenya, Ghana and South Africa.
In the spirit of Aid effectiveness and the premise that development built on collaboration is more likely to engender local leadership and ownership, and turn good ideas into lasting results, USAID/Mali hereby invites review and comment on its Results Framework Paper (RF Paper). The RF Paper will inform USAID/Mali’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy for 2015-2019. In the coming months, USAID/Mali will consult with the host government, donors, key stakeholders including civil society and the private sector on this strategic framework.
Last updated: June 30, 2015