Date of this Version
INTSORMIL Quarterly Report, April 1 – June 30, 2009
This report presents a synopsis of the progress achieved under the Cooperative Agreement # 688-A-00-007-00043-00 from April 1 to June 30, 2009. The report covers progress in the Management, Production-Marketing, Food Processing, Décrue Sorghum and Training components.
UN Secretary General has stated that “We have an historic opportunity to revitalize agriculture” (see box below). This project can take advantage of this window of opportunity by contributing to the revitalization of agriculture in Mali through the development of human resources and building institutional capacity and by moving sorghum and millet production technologies onto farmers’ fields, linking farmers’ organizations to food and feed processors and by commercializing processing technologies so as to enhance markets. This project also promotes economic growth and improved nutrition and thus contributes to the betterment of human health in one of the most impoverished areas of the earth.