IRD has worked in Mali since 2009, where it is using proceeds from the monetization of 4,500 metric tons of wheat and vegetable oil over three years to enhance the value chain and market competitiveness of fonio and sesame. The $4.0 million Food for Progress program is working in the Koulikoro, Segou, and Mopti regions to increase farm production and productivity, improve processing and transformation opportunities through the introduction of appropriate technologies, and provide management training and organizational capacity building to farmers’ organizations, women’s groups, and small scale-businesses.