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Better seeds and best practices enhance incomes for smallholder farmers in Mali 

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, ICT / Knowledge management, Postharvest management, Seed systems, Natural resource management

Crops

Dryland cereals, Sorghum

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Mali

Global Date

08/May/2020

Title

Better seeds and best practices enhance incomes for smallholder farmers in Mali

Keywords

Improved seeds, Best practices, Smallholder farmers, Mali, Livelihoods, Sorghum, Post-harvest technologies, Farmer Field Schools, Striga and soil fertility management

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program, Eastern & Southern Africa Program, Theme: Crop improvement, Theme: Integrated crop management, Theme: Integrated crop management

Story Partners

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Association des Organisations Professionnelles Paysannes (AOPP), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Compagnie Malienne pour le Développement des Textiles Nord-Est, Compagnie Malienne pour le Développement des Textiles, Sud, European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD), Institut d’Economie Rurale (IER), SPROXIL, myAgro, and MALIMARK.

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1853-1, 08 May 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/better-seeds-and-best-practices-enhance-incomes-for-smallholder-farmers-in-mali/

Description

Farmers in Mali are improving their incomes , earning better livelihoods and enjoying more fulfilling lives through interventions that provide improved varieties of sorghum as well as training in good agriculture practices. Particularly encouraging are the case studies of two farmers from Djirikorola, Mali, who are leading the way in adoption of improved seeds and post-harvest technologies.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

08/May/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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