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Policy brief/paper
Caisses de résilience in Mali

Promoting women’s empowerment and improving nutrition for vulnerable households through an integrated approach
In Mali, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the “Caisses de Résilience” approach with a strong focus on nutrition to support 3 000 vulnerable households in 64 villages in the Mopti region (district of Bandiagara). The three-year programme, launched in February 2015, aims to...
Mali
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Lutter contre les tracasseries routières pour garantir la sécurité alimentaire au Mali

Synthèse des résultats et des recommandations
La Politique nationale de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle du Mali (PolNSAN), en cours d’élaboration sous la tutelle du Commissariat à la sécurité alimentaire (CSA), se penchera sur les quatre dimensions de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dont les facteurs limitant l’accessibilité aux produits alimentaires et notamment le rôle des marchés...
Mali
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Working paper
Double dividend: Power and Agriculture nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa

Increasing access to modern electricity services in Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the main development challenges facing the world over the next two decades. The rural economies are overwhelmingly dependent on agriculture; in fact, agriculture and agribusiness comprise nearly half of Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). These enterprises require electricity...
Ethiopia - Kenya - Mali - United Republic of Tanzania - Zambia
2017 - World Bank

Video
La gestion intercommunale pour faciliter la gestion des ressources au Mali

Ce film montre un mode de collaboration entre deux communes, ayant permis de réaliser des investissement qu'une seule ne pouvait pas assumer. La route construite grâce à l'intercommunalité permet de contribuer au désenclavement de la zone, en favorisant les échanges de marchandises, y compris agricoles, et en permettant une facilité...
Mali
2017 - CARI

Working paper
The future of food security, environments and livelihoods in Western Africa

Four socio-economic scenarios
This working paper examines the development of regional socioeconomic scenarios for West Africa’s development, agriculture, food security and climate impacts. We present four globally consistent regional scenarios framed and outlined by regional experts who crafted narratives and determined key drivers of change. Stakeholders identified the type of actors driving change...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Mali - Niger - Senegal
2016 - CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change

Magazine article
Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Two (or more) heads are better than one, goes the old saying, and the same is true in agroecology. As we see here, when people from diverse backgrounds come together, their different perspectives and experiences are fertile ground for creativity and innovation to blossom.
  Farmers in Koutiala, a district in Southern Mali grow cereals to feed their families and keep cows for milk and as a form of savings. There, all the arable land is currently under cultivation. During the four months of the rainy season, farmers prioritise the cultivation of cereals over fodder...
Belgium - France - Indonesia - Mali
2016 - ILEIA - centre for learning on sustainable agriculture

Fact sheet
Sustainable production intensification and value chain development in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is generally characterized by low production and productivity in the agriculture sector, despite rapidly growing human population which calls for closing the production gap in crops, livestock, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries. At the same time, ecosystems are under pressure, a situation which is further challenged by climate change,...
Cameroon - Chad - Côte d'Ivoire - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Kenya - Mali - Mozambique - Rwanda - Zambia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Sustainable production intensification and value chain development in Africa

Based on experience and lessons learned in 2014-15, Africa’s Regional Initiative 2 (RI2) (originally entitled “Integrated Management of Agricultural Landscapes in Africa”) has been revamped for implementation in 2016-17 to sharpen its focus and to make it more programmatic. It takes a food systems approach with two integrated components, namely...
Cameroon - Chad - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Kenya - Mali - Mozambique - Rwanda - Zambia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Video
SLM09 Fertility management

Integrated soil fertility management is based on maximising the use of organic fertilizers and minimizing the loss of nutrients.
Mali
2016 - Access Agriculture

Video
Sowing and thinning sorghum

Increasing plant populations by reducing the planting distance is a key step to achieving a uniform crop stand and a high yield. On the other hand, when plants are too close to each other this can hamper good crop development. The plants will be thin and will be susceptible to...
Mali
2016 - Access Agriculture

Fact sheet
Building resilience in Africa’s drylands

Populations in Africa are increasingly exposed to the negative impact of natural and human-induced disasters such as drought, floods, disease epidemics and conflicts which threaten the agriculture production systems and livelihoods of vulnerable communities. The initiative on “Building Resilience in Africa’s Drylands” was developed to enhance the capacity of these...
Burkina Faso - Chad - Ethiopia - Kenya - Madagascar - Mali - Niger - Senegal - Somalia - South Sudan - Uganda - Zimbabwe
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Video
Composting to beat striga

Compost is more powerful than manure. What is less known is that the micro-organisms in compost attack striga seeds in the soil. Compost also decreases the amount of striga that will sprout, and reduces its negative effect on cereal crops. Let us look at how farmers in northeast Mali make...
Mali
2016 - AccessAgriculture

Event
Regional workshop for Africa: Towards productive, sustainable and inclusive agriculture, forestry and fisheries in support to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This will shape their development programmes in a transformational way for the next 15 years. At the last FAO Regional Conference for Africa, held in Abidjan in April 2016, many delegates asked the organization to assist countries in their...
Cameroon - Chad - Côte d'Ivoire - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Mali - Mozambique - Rwanda - Zambia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Dimitra Newsletter: Gender, resilience and climate change

2015 was a landmark year for the future of the planet and therefore for the future of every woman, man, girl and boy, in all four corners of the world. Two important events - the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and COP21 on development and climate change, led to...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Mali - Niger - Senegal - Uganda
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Policy brief/paper
Social Protection in the Sahel and West Africa

Strengthening resilience for Food Security and Nutrition
The brief aims at summarizing the efforts of FAO to maximize the impacts of social protection interventions in the Sahel and West Africa by strengthening the linkages with resilience, food security, nutrition and economic growth; ensuring the effective reach of most vulnerable households and making national social protection programmes risk-informed...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Mali - Mauritania - Niger - Zambia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Magazine article
Perspectives: Strengthening people’s knowledge

For the past half century agricultural innovation has denied a voice to the many groups who work outside the profession of science – farmers, food providers, women and the urban poor. The value of their expertise gained through practical experience must be recognised in the production and validation of knowledge....
India - Mali
2016 - ILEIA - centre for learning on sustainable agriculture

Report
Semences paysannes et droits des agriculteurs dans le système semencier au Mali

La semence, tout comme le sol et l’eau, est un facteur clé de la produc‐ tion. Sa qualité garantit une bonne récolte. Traditionnellement les se‐ mences sont gérées par les agricul‐ teurs. Aujourd’hui d’autres acteurs interviennent et la semence fait l’objet d’intérêts économiques grandis‐ sants. Au Mali sont cultivés plusieurs...
Mali
2016 - L’Institut de recherche et de promotion des alternatives en développement (IRPAD/Afrique)

Fact sheet
Converging challenges, compounding risks - A region under high pressure

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fastgrowing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis. The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns,...
Burkina Faso - Cameroon - Chad - Mali - Mauritania - Niger - Nigeria
2016 - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Video
Composting to beat striga

Compost is more powerful than manure. What is less known is that the micro-organisms in compost attack striga seeds in the soil. Compost also decreases the amount of striga that will sprout, and reduces its negative effect on cereal crops. Let us look at how farmers in northeast Mali make...
Mali
2016 - Access Agriculture

Working paper
Understanding the policy landscape for climate change adaptation

A cross-country comparison using the Net-map method
In the context of increasing vulnerability to climate change for people dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods, the International Food Policy Research Institute and partner organizations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, and Bangladesh undertook a project broadly aiming to create knowledge that will help policymakers and development agencies to strengthen...
Bangladesh - Ethiopia - Kenya - Mali
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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