ICT / Knowledge management, Market Access and Value Chains, Natural resource management, Soil and nutrient management, Water management
Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum
Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems
West and Central Africa, Mali
19 Feb 21
Build trust, build lives…
Agribuzz, Mali, Cultivating Hope, Feed the Future, USAID Transforms, Sorghum, Millet, ARDT, Africa RISING, Microfinance
West & Central Africa program
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.
ICRISAT Happenings 1894-2, 19 February 2021
“Farmers thought we were coming to steal their money!” Microfinance specialist Lamine Sountoura remembers the first time he tried convincing farmers in Mali to warehouse their produce a decade ago. Sountoura and his colleagues from Soroyiriwaso Microfinance Institute were trekking through villages and hamlets in Sikasso region on a mission to help farmers understand that well-stored, quality grain can be used as collateral for loans. The personal approach worked. Farmers increasingly began storing their grain in warehouses, got much needed access to credit for income-generating activities, repaid their loans on time, and ploughed the proceeds back into farming.
19 Feb 21
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