ifoam'96 ifoam'96
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11th IFOAM Scientific Conference
11-15 August 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Mali O12

Traore, Dami Vincent,

Direction Nationale de la Planification, BP 2466-Bamako

Since 1968, drought has been constant in Mali, and since that date, 58% of malian area have less than 200 mm of rain fall a year. That means that Mali is very susceptible to aridity. Its economy is founded on extensive agriculture and on cattle breeding.
This agriculture, such as practiced before drought event, used very big spaces; it destroyed the environment. But now, drought is present. We can say there is no dilemma between production and environment protection.
In Mali, soils are very poor and vegetation very scant. That means we have take diligent actions to restoring them. Ecological agriculture protects ecosystems. That's why Farmers are always practicing it. Its technics are efficient, they are complementary. Farmers must have mastery of all these technics. Their transfer will be very easy if we implement communication, education and information (C.E.I.) programs. That's why, we recommand to pay attention to social web in order that ecological agriculture be successful in our country.

Geny P. Waecher P. Yatchinovsky A. (1992): Environnement et Developpement rural guide de la gestion des ressources naturelles, Editions Frison-Roche, PARIS, P: 14-15.

OCDE/OECD- CILSS (1989): Rencontre régionale sur la gestion des Terroirs sahéliens, Ougadougou, p. 50-51.