GAE-Sahel is Malian NGO that focuses on education, particularly women’s literacy, and food security. They take a long-term approach to local development, that enhances the role of beneficiaries and their ownership of the project. Since 2007, their food security program has developed extensive sustainable and organic farming projects that include a focus on ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, and climate change adaptation. GAE Sahel is a member of IUCN and they have partnered on projects with Oxfam GB, the Canadian International Development Agency, and ECOWAS among others.