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Build trust, build lives… 

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Resource ID

18706

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

ICT / Knowledge management, Market Access and Value Chains, Natural resource management, Soil and nutrient management, Water management

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Sorghum

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Mali

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

19 Feb 21

Title

Build trust, build lives…

Keywords

Agribuzz, Mali, Cultivating Hope, Feed the Future, USAID Transforms, Sorghum, Millet, ARDT, Africa RISING, Microfinance

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

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 1894-2, 19 February 2021

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/build-trust-build-lives/

Description

“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.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

19 Feb 21

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 09-Industry_Innovation_and_Infrastructure, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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