By supporting its partner countries’ efforts to reduce hunger, MCC also supports MDG 1’s goal to halve by 2015 the proportion of the world’s people whose income is less than $1 a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
The Alatona Irrigation Project in Mali adopted an approach different than the typical "top-downâ€ management of irrigation systems and built a project on incentives and transparency with the goal of ensuring sustainability.
MCC and MCA-Mali turned to a lottery to distribute newly irrigated land to farmers in a fair, transparent fashion—offering a potential model for allocation and titling in Mali and throughout West Africa.
Secure land tenure is a key to poverty reduction. It can improve access to credit, increase incentives for better land management and investment, and allow people the ability to capitalize on their assets.