Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies for improved Rural Livelihoods and Food Security in Mali
Project goal To reduce poverty and food insecurity, to protect natural resources, and increase farmer incomes by enhancing agricultural productivity, strengthening market linkages, and facilitating new agribusinesses particularly those led by women and youth. Expected outcomes
- Farmers provided with options to help increase their resilience and adaptation to the effects of climate change.
- At least 20,000 rural households to be direct beneficiaries of interventions in four regions of Mali.
- Training conducted for national and private extension and service providers as well as NARS scientists to sustain project efforts in the country.
- A more than 20% increase in crop yields and 15% increase in household crop income.
- More than 5000 crop farmers and 1000 livestock farmers trained in climate smart technologies.
- About 250 women and youth-led agricultural enterprises strengthened and 100 agricultural startups led by youth and women facilitated.
- A total of 600 graduate and rural youth trained on agribusiness.