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Strengthening the resilience capacity at household level in the Sahelian Band in Mali

Strengthening the resilience capacity at household level in the Sahelian Band in Mali

Full title of the project:

Strengthening the resilience capacity at household level in the Sahelian Band in Mali

Target areas:

Koulikoro and Ségou regions

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 253 606
01/12/2012-31/12/2013
Project code:
OSRO/MLI/207/SWE
Objective:

To contribute to restoring the production capacities and access to basic needs for 5 000 vulnerable households, 60 percent of which are headed by women, in the municipalities of the Sahelian band.

Key partners:

Catholic Relief Services, the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation, Association Libre pour la Promotion de l’Habitat et du Logement and Association du Centre Sahélien de Prestation d’Etude, d’Ecodéveloppement et de Démocratie Appliquée.

Beneficiaries reached:

5 000 households (35 000 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Provided a total of 1 500 kg of vegetable seeds to beneficiary households, including tomato, cucumber, cabbage, onion and okra seeds. 
  • Distributed 180 000 cassava and sweet potato cuttings and 4 300 horseradish plants to 5 000 beneficiary households. 
  • Constructed 11 fences, 48 manually-operated water pumps and 44 water storage tanks for market gardens. 
  • Distributed 137 kg of fertilizer and 25 000 gardening tools (hoes, watering cans and rakes) to 5 000 households. 
  • Organized training sessions on market gardening production techniques for 68 community focal points (of which 31 were women) and 285 beneficiaries.
  • Provided training on nutrition to 121 community focal points. 
  • Distributed nutritional education kits, containing salt, oil, sugar, cereal and legume seeds and cooking equipment, to participants of nutritional education courses.
Impact:
  • Enabled each beneficiary household to produce an estimated 1.2 tonnes of vegetables and 275.8 kg of grains and legumes, worth approximately USD 698.
  • Contributed to the production of produce for consumption and sale of surplus for income generation. 
  • Increased availability of and access to irrigation water to improve market production. 
  • Improved beneficiaries’ understanding of market gardening production techniques. 
  • Supported beneficiaries in diversifying their diet and increasing nutritional intake.