External Event
Virtual seminar

Nutrition-Sensitive Irrigation in Mali: Guidance for Progress on Water, Food, and Nutrition Security

Online seminar
IFPRI, Feed the Future Initiative, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Vegetable Center

Irrigation contributes to agricultural intensification and farm profitability, helps farm households extend the growing season, and is increasingly important for farmers' resilience to climate shocks and stressors. Until recently, less attention was paid to the other benefits of irrigation, including improvements in household food security and nutrition, health, and women's empowerment.

According to the most recent State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, the prevalence of undernourishment in Mali is almost 13 percent and nearly a quarter of all children below the age of five are stunted. Moreover, 59 percent of women suffer from anemia, a rate that has barely changed in the last 10 years. Irrigation can improve dietary diversity and reduce stunting. To support nutrition-sensitive irrigation, the Small-Scale Irrigation Innovation Lab, under the leadership of Texas A&M University and with the support of USAID, developed a guidance document on nutrition-sensitive irrigation that describes pathways to support nutrition through better irrigation development. Please join us for a webinar to discuss this important topic on August 2 at 9:00 EST and 13:00 GMT (Bamako time).

Introduction à l'événement

Irrigation au Mali

Politique nutritionnelle au Mali

L'influence des usages multiples de l'eau sur l'insécurité de l'eau des ménages parmi les ménages qui irriguent des maisons dans le Mali rural

  • Matt Stellbauer, Acting Director, USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation, Texas A&M University

Le potentiel des légumes irrigués pour améliorer les régimes alimentaires au Mali

  • John Nzungize, Centre Mondial des Légumes (World Vegetable Center), Mali

Les orientations sur l'irrigation sensible à la nutrition

  • Mouctar Coulibaly, consultant indépendant, Mali