About Mali and its dairy industry
Mali is located in the middle of the Sahel zone and is among the poorest countries worldwide. It has 16.5 million habitants and a strong agriculture tradition with at least 8 million cows. A traditional Zebu cow, which is well adapted to the climatic conditions, produces only 1 to 2 liters milk per day [further reading].
The objective of the association Pro Milk Mali is to support the local dairy industry in Mali. Pro Milk Mali realizes activities that support all participants of the local dairy value chain (farmer, producer, and sales) and helps to improve their living standard [further reading].
History of Pro Milk Mali
The association Pro Milk Mali was founded in Amden (Switzerland) on August 26th, 2007. Prior Stephan Wullschleger travelled the first time to Mali for his PhD thesis at ETH Zurich in 2005. As a side project to his thesis he founded the small-scale dairy DJOM KOSSAM with Aguibou Sall [further reading].