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Oumar Diabaté

Farmer specialist in agroecology

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Primary and secondary school (Prosper Kamara High school) from 1974 to 1986 in Bamako
I graduated from high school in 1986.
Higher education from 1986 to 1993 in the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Graduated: veterinarian

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

We inform and make the farmers aware of:
– Dangers caused by climate change
– Dangerous agricultural practices for the environment and public health
– Danger of international trade agreements
We offer practical solutions like agroecology and local solidarity marketing systems.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

We act in Mali and precisely in the outlying suburbs of Bamako (the capital city of Mali).

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental … of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

– Improvement of rural standard of living
– Supply of food of better quality in Bamako
– Environmental protection
– Fight against the rural exodus
– Let the consumer know about the traceability of food
– Improving the farmers’ level of production through training and equipment

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

The best solutions for the problems of development must be found by local actors.