Mali is a large landlocked country in West Africa. Its harsh and variable climate and poor soils make farming challenging. Food insecurity and malnutrition are widespread. Along with the development and large-scale dissemination of improved varieties of pearl millet, sorghum and groundnut , ICRISAT aims at improving the productivity and resilience of smallholder agriculture in the climate-risky Sahelian and Sudanian zones.
38% - Percentage of children under five in Mali who are stunted
45% - Share of Mali's population that is 15 years old and younger
69% - Share of sorghum and millet energy intake for children in Mali