Public Management

ECOWAS closes doors to Mali, the U.S. offers assistance

Tuesday, 11 January 2022 17:06
ECOWAS closes doors to Mali, the U.S. offers assistance

(Ecofin Agency) - Mali will benefit from $1.9 million, provided by the USAID’s West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH). The resource will be channeled through the local agribusiness Mali Shi SA and Yolélé, an African food company based in the U.S. that creates income opportunities for smallholders by connecting them with global markets for traditional climate-resilient ingredients like fonio. 

According to available information, the project could generate 13,714 jobs and increase farmers' export revenues by up to $4.5 million. This is a relief for Mali, which is currently boycotted by the regional and international community over delay in elections. Due to conflicts, farmers only have access to 5% of the country’s total cultivable land, estimated at 145.2 million hectares by the IFAD in 2020.

Agriculture is a key contributor to Mali’s GDP, but the sector began to wane with political unrest and reduced funding. Another challenge facing the country is the battle between France and Russia over the Wagner rumor and the announcement of a teachers' strike.

Despite this situation, Frantz Tavares, PPP manager for WATIH, believes that “Mali is full of opportunities to support economic growth through private investment, create long-term jobs for small-scale farmers and increase exports of products such as fonio to the United States.”

Additional Info

  • communiques: Non
  • couleur: N/A
 
Finance


 
Telecom


Ecofin Agency covers the news from 9 business sectors in Africa: Public management, Finance, ICT, Agribusiness, Electricity, Mining, Oil and Gas, Comms and Laws. Ecofin Agency is also creating and management specialized medias, in paper and on the web/social networks, for institutions or African publishers.

AGENCE ECOFIN

Mediamania Sarl
Rue du Léman, 6
1201 Genève
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11

REDACTION
redaction@agenceecofin.com

Public management
Aaron AKINOCHO
Borgia KOBRI
Moutiou ADJIBI

Finance
Idriss LINGE
Walid KEFI
Chamberline MOKO

Agribusiness
Espoir OLODO

Electricity
Gwladys JOHNSON

Oil and Gas
Olivier DE SOUZA

Mining
Louis-Nino KANSOUN

ITC 
Muriel EDJO

Comms
Servan AHOUGNON

Cameroon
Brice R. MBODIAM
Sylvain ANDZONGO
Monique MAY
Julienne Rose SENDE

Togo
Fiacre E. KAKPO
Waliyullah TAJUDEEN
Séna AKODA

Niger
Sandrine GAINGNE

Gabon
Stephane BILLE
Pierre-Celestin ATANGANA

Desk
Stéphane ALIDJINOU
Souha TOURE
Vahid CODJIA
Diane ZODEHOUGAN
Hikmatu BILALI

Translation
Schadrac AKINOCHO
Mouka MEZONLIN
Firmine AÏZAN



Digital
Omar SOKHNA
Mamadou DIOP
Bacary MANE
Abdel Razak MOULIOM

Digital Marketing
Jérémie FLAUX
Geraud ACHI
Jean Christian BERNARD
Franck FOUTE

Web publishing
Bakoly RAHARISOA
Rina RAMANANDRAISOA
Hasina RAJEMISON

Development
Dominique FLAUX

 


 
REGIE COMMERCIALE
AGENCE ECOFIN
Rue du Léman, 6
1201 Genève
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11
Fax: +41 22 301 96 10

Benjamin FLAUX
bf@agenceecofin.com 
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11 
Mob: +41 78 699 13 72

Voir page 
Nos services
 

 










 



Ecofin Agency is a news agency for economic and sectorial information. It was created in 2010 and it website was launched in June 2011.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.