Scientific Publication

Agriculture and Nutrition in Mali through a Gender Lens


Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) is a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Cooperative Agreement to strengthen global and country efforts to scale up high-impact nutrition practices and policies and to improve maternal and child nutrition outcomes. SPRING/Mali’s goal is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age (WRA), pregnant and lactating women (PLW), and children under two years of age (CU2) in the Mopti region. Because the primary focus is on WRA and PLW, conducting an analysis of gender barriers in Mali, and more specifically Mopti, was necessary for understanding the challenges women face in their environment. Through this research, they hope to identify behaviors and strategies they can incorporate into programming to reduce these barriers.