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Mali has a great wealth of natural resources, including water resources. It has several rivers including the Niger, one of Africa's largest rivers that traverses the country. Yet, country-wide, opportunities for irrigated agriculture are shrinking because of the lack of sufficient water everywhere, regional and temporal shortages of water, deteriorating soil quality and the lack of infrastructure to transport the water that is available.

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Raül Glotzbach
Raül Glotzbach
Project Manager

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Food security and integrated water resources management are high on the development cooperation agenda of the Netherlands Embassy in Mali. One of the most important programmes in Mali is the Programme Conjoint d'Appui à la Gestion Integrée de l'Eau, PCA-GIRE. The PCA-GIRE is a cooperation between the Dutch, Swedish and Malian governments. It aims to further implement good water governance within Mali and improve river basin management of the Niger river. 

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