FIGHT AGAINST FOOD INSECURITY AND MALNUTRITION IN THE KOULIKORO REGION

Name of the project / program

FIGHT AGAINST FOOD INSECURITY AND MALNUTRITION IN THE KOULIKORO REGION

Project duration

2018-2021

Start date of the project

Jan-18

End date of the project

Dec. 21

Project acronym

LCIANK

Financial partner

ENABEL

Stakeholders involved

• The administrative authorities, the agriculture department, the water and forest department, the plant protection service, the social development department

The communities :

• Technical Services:

• Recipients

Zonal coverage

Koulikoro Mali

Circles of

BANAMBA, NARA, KOLOKANI

Commons

FALLOU, NIAMANA, BENKADI, MASSANTOLA, KOLOKANI

Project targets

Farmers’ organizations and cereal banks

Final Beneficiaries

Rural populations of KOLOKANI circles (KOLOKANI and MASSANTOLA), BANAMBA (BENKADI), and NARA (FALLOU and NIAMANA)

Estimated budget

Seventy-one million two hundred six thousand seven hundred (71,206,700) CFA francs

Contribution requested (in terms of total project budget)

Three million (3,000,000) CFA francs: Community contribution

Description Project Brief

The project has two components: (1) the household recapitalization component for the sustainable strengthening of production and marketing capacities (crop production) of small producers and vulnerable groups “, and (2) the strengthening component of cereal banks. . .

Component (1) aims to enable recipient households and small producers to sustainably increase their agricultural production in order to meet the household’s food needs and to generate income to access a set of basic social services such as education, health, water.

Component 2 aims at improving resilience and integrating with market dynamics for small producers and vulnerable groups. " Its specific objective is as follows: “Cereals banks are strengthened and allow equitable access for vulnerable groups"

This component focuses on the establishment of 05 networks of cereal banks in the Circles of Nara, Kolokani and Banamba. The cereal banks (BC) will be effectively managed by representative organizations of beneficiaries, including women. They will enable communities to source grain and basic necessities at attractive costs.

Project objective

The resilience and integration with market dynamics are improved for small producers and vulnerable groups

“The production and marketing capabilities (crop production) small producers and vulnerable groups are strengthened sustainably."

cereal banks are reinforced and allow fair access to vulnerable groups

Specific objectives

The resilience and integration with market dynamics are improved for small producers and vulnerable groups

Expected results

Specific objective 1:

OPAs and existing or established cooperatives are functional;

Production, processing, storage and marketing capacities of agricultural cereals and vegetable crops are strengthened;

Producers adopt good agro-ecology practices at their farm level;

Agricultural professional organizations develop business links with private economic operators.

Specific objective2

The cereals banks of the communes supervised by the project are networked and are reinforced at the organizational and technical levels;

The networks of BC (federations / Unions) and local cereal banks have adequate infrastructures and equipment for their operations;

The needs of BC networks are taken into account by the public authorities who integrate them in their PDESCs;

Partnership relations are established between the networks of cereal banks, the private and public sector

Main activities of the project

Realization of the inventory of producer organizations in the project area;

Strengthening the organizational and technical capacities of grain producers and market gardeners (05 networks of cooperatives in total, 1 network per targeted commune, gathering about 15 basic OPA, 75 in total will be set up during the first year of the program in 2018-2019 )

Development of production, conservation, processing and marketing services of agricultural products by the OPAs set up for the benefit of their members;

Support for FOA initiatives in cereal and food production;

Support for market gardening, storage, processing and marketing;

Promotion of agroecology and soil restoration techniques;

Promotion of sensitive gender activities (market gardening, picking, processing, etc.);

Strengthening of business links between OPAs, municipalities and operators;

Facilitating access of FOs to agricultural information systems through the use of information and communication technologies.

Realization of the inventory of cereal banks followed by an organizational and technical analysis;

Support for setting up BC networks and strengthening their management bodies;

Capacity building of BC network technical officers on management;

Construction or rehabilitation of cereal banks;

Provision of adequate equipment for the proper functioning of CBs and their networks;

Establishment and operationalization of a consultation framework of local actors for the supply of BC networks and local BCs;

Advocacy and lobbying for the consideration of the priority needs of CBPs in the PDESC (sustainability of CBs);

Establishment of strong partnership between networks and microfinance institutions for BC procurement;

Establishment of a contractualization dynamic between networks and cereal suppliers.

Number of staff recruited for the Project implementation

One (01) Coordinator;

One (01) Capacity Building Officer;

Four (04) Community Development Officers

Name and contact Project Manager

SOULEYMANE SAMAKE