Support For Local Farmers
Partner : Mali Youth Association (AMPJ, Association malienne pour la jeunesse)
Country : Mali / in the rural district of Zantiébougou
In Mali, agriculture and fishing constitutes 80% of the economy, but recent droughts have caused widespread food shortages. Since 2005 the LÉGER FOUNDATION has supported the Mali Youth Association (AMPJ, Association malienne pour la jeunesse) with their initiative in rural Zantiébougou, a region where women and children are especially impacted by lack of adequate nutrition. This project brings together 25 separate villages into one farming cooperative, in order to pool resources and strengthen commercial opportunities in the region.