The U.S. Ambassador to Mali chaired a ceremony on May 30 marking the launching of the implementation of 14 grant projects worth $420,000, from the Food for Progress fund, to support food security in Mali. The 14 projects will help to ensure food security in 33 villages in seven regions of Mali and the District of Bamako and have a direct impact on 3,000 people — 90 percent of whom are women and youths. Speaking to grant recipients, Ambassador Leonard underscored that this effort is in addition to the commitment of the United States of America to improve food security and nutrition in the world, and particularly in Mali through the Feed the Future Initiative. She also encouraged recipients to work for the success of their projects, to serve as an example for their fellow citizens.
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