The Project provided support to the National Program for Smallholder Irrigation (PNIP) and included the development of the irrigable agricultural potential in the Inner Delta in Mali. It was the successor of the Mali-Nord Program, which has played an important role in the restoration and maintenance of peace in the region since 1990. The objective of the project was to increase agricultural production and to ensure better access to markets to help improve food security and job creation in Mali.
Due to the fragile security situation in the intervention area (Timbuktu and Mopti regions), a remote management and monitoring system was set up: the project was managed by the Bamako-based coordination unit, with four antennas in the area of intervention, managed by local staff. To monitor the progress of the activities, a remote sensing system based on satellite imagery was developed.
During the project, the following activities and products are planned:
The project applied co-management approach of all measures and activities. The project was led jointly by a National Coordinator and an International Coordinator based in Bamako for security reasons. In the field, the project worked with four antennas (Bara Issa, Diré, Timbuktu, Téméout) and two representations (Attara and Rharous sectors).
|Ministry of Agriculture|
|BMZ / Affaires mondiales Canada (Canadian cooperation), through KfW|
|01/2015 – 03/2017|
|Contract value: 1,971,190 €|