Mali is poised for agricultural transformation. Agriculture is a key pillar of Mali’s Strategic Plan for Poverty Reduction and Breadbasket regions in the Southern part of the country have a relatively stable political climate and strong presence of private sector and development partner. However, food security is a major concern for the Malian government as the country faces high incidences of malnourishment and limited production capacity in much of the country: staple yields remain low, with gaps >60%, and 90% of farmers produce for subsistence.

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