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UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)1995

Mali : Regional Food Security (SARM)

Food Security

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Mali : Regional Food Security (SARM)

Pays : Mali

DFID Programme : Food Science and Crop Utilisation

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Joint Financiers : Save the Children UK (SC-UK)
Managing Institutes : Save the Children UK (SC-UK)
Collaborating Institutes : Save the Children UK (SC-UK)

Durée : Start Date : 04-01-1995 End Date : 03-01-1997

To create at village level the means, both financial and organisational, for rural producers to improve their own food security. In achieving this long-term aim, the project seeks to promote the capacities of village communities for self-organisation.

Save the Children Fund (UK) (SCF) became involved in Mali in the aftermath of the 1984/5 drought crisis in the drought-prone 5th Region. The programme started with a food information project and a nutritional rehabilitation programme in the Douentze Cercle. The former project ’Suivi Alimentarie du Delta Seno (SADS)’ has been monitoring the food security of different producer groups in the region from 1987 to 1990. Now it has a well-developed methodology for monitoring who is food insecure and where and at what season. The approach of SADS has been to identify, through its food monitoring activities, timely and appropriate responses to food insecurity, to improve the food security of producers in the long term. In financial year 1991/1992 the SADS programme moved into a new phase, putting this process of analysis and identification of response into effect. Using the information acquired over the last three years, a village level credit programme was started in April 1991, in addition to the regular food security monitoring. The original objectives of the project were to set up a system for seasonally monitoring local food availability in the inner Niger Delta and its surrounding drylands. This having been achieved, the activities of the project have widened. The overall strategy of SADS is to improve the long-term food security of vulnerable rural producers in the drought-affected Mopti region. This overall strategy is to be attained in two inter-linked ways. Firstly, indirectly by the provision of pertinent information to planners and decision-makers who are working in rural development, particularly in the domain of food security problems.

Total Cost to DFID : £143,563

Présentation : UKAID

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