GRAIN

Country: Sikasso Region, Mali
Project details
Services:
Access to finance
Capacity building
Climate-smart agriculture
Enterprise development
Nutrition
Crops:
Cereals
Fruits and vegetables
Households reached:
3690

Generating Revenue through Agriculture Inventory credit (GRAIN) 2016-2018

Funder: Achmea Foundation

Goal

To improve the income of Malian smallholder farmers though inventory credit and to reduce malnutrition in the Sikasso Region by promoting vegetable gardens. The establishment of a nutrition center and training to improve agricultural practices in the area will contribute towards this goal.

What we do

EUCORD is responsible for improving the commercialization of the cereals in Mali. The primary beneficiaries of this program include 1,845 families in 3 areas, Zantiébougou, Faragouaran and Tiemala-Baniminotié. GRAIN is a two part project focused on improving agricultural practices- by introducing local farmers to improved cultivars and demonstrating improved methods of production and fertilization, as well as establishing a nutrition center that is locally supplied by diverse vegetable gardens.

Accomplishments

The activities of this new project have already started in the 3 towns and are ahead of schedule. One inventory credit store is almost finished and the two other ones are under construction. A vegetable garden has been fenced with 2 wells under construction works.