Support For Local Farmers

Partner : CERFADEL

Country : Mali / in the rural region of Markala

The LÉGER FOUNDATION has supported Mali’s Center For Study, Training And Support For Regional Development (CERFADEL, Cercle d’Étude de Réflexion, de Formation, d’Appui à la Décentralisation et au Développement Local) since that organization’s creation in 2009. The three-year Markala project focuses on nine farming villages in the rural region of Markala facing chronic food shortages, poverty and inequality. CERFADEL provides optimized seed for farmers, trains them in new farming technologies and how to bring their products to market, and assists in capacity-building and management strategies for continued growth and independence.