Mali/PDAZAM: a triple lever for food and nutritional security, inclusive growth and social protection
The Project for the Development of Agricultural Productivity and Diversification in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Mali (PDAZAM) was officially launched on March 7, 2019. It is part of a strategic vision for rural and agricultural development in Mali: Ensure improved agricultural productivity and resilience of producers and Promote the creation of a social protection floor in Mali, through improved productivity of poor and vulnerable households, food and nutrition security.
In line with Mali's Agricultural Orientation Law, the PDAZAM is designed to support the implementation of the various recommendations of the World Bank studies on dryland productivity development strategies. It complements or deepens, within the framework of the International Development Association (IDA) portfolio, ongoing operations such as the Mali Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (PAPAM) and the It complements or deepens ongoing operations under the International Development Association (IDA) portfolio, such as the Mali Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (PAPAM) and the "Jigisemejiri" Emergency Social Nets Project, as well as planned operations, notably the Regional Support Project for the Sahel Irrigation Initiative (PARIIS-Ml).
The PDAZAM is financed by the World Bank to the tune of US$65 million for a period of five years. It aims to improve productivity, agricultural diversification and strengthen the resilience of beneficiary rural households in the targeted drylands.
This development project directly benefits farmers and farmer groups that can have an impact in terms of increasing regional food production.
PDAZAM also aims to build the resilience of poor and vulnerable households, who are generally excluded from opportunities to improve productivity and resilience. In addition to these beneficiaries, there are broader communities and villages where the realization of rural infrastructure will be supported by the project's productive investments at the individual and collective levels.
PDAZAM also enables government institutions to strengthen their capacity in terms of agricultural planning, support to agricultural sector productivity and household resilience.
PDAZAM covers the regions of Kayes (Diéma, Nioro and Yélimané), Koulikoro (Kati, Kolokani and Nara), Ségou (Niono and Ségou) and Mopti (Bandiagara, Youwarou, Ténenkou and Douentza).
PDAZAM's activities are structured around three components, namely: improving the productivity and resilience of beneficiary populations, production and marketing infrastructure at the community level, and institutional support, crisis management and project coordination. In 2019, the project held the first session of its Steering Committee which focused on the validation of its work plan and the 2019 annual budget (PTBA).
Nana S. HAIDARA
PDAZAM Communication Specialist
The Agricultural Policy Analysis Unit (UAPA): a real mechanism for developing and monitoring agricultural policies
Its mandate is to formulate policy proposals based on the analysis of agricultural sector data and to provide data to any other institution involved in agricultural policy research and analysis.
The Government of Mali has an Agricultural Development Policy (PDA), adopted in 2013, which defines the main strategic axes of development of the rural development sector.
These strategic axes of the PDA are defined in development programs by the National Agricultural Investment Program (PNISA).
within the framework of the measures taken, the government needed regular guidance and technical assistance for the implementation of agricultural policies.
It is for this reason that the Agricultural Policy Analysis Unit (UAPA) was created in 2021. According to the decision of its creation, the Agricultural Policy Analysis Unit is a national framework for reflection, research, dialogue, information and advice to public and private technical services, civil society, national, regional and international institutions.
To this end, its missions are to provide timely policy recommendations adapted to the context of arid and semi-arid zones in response to short-term challenges in the agricultural sector, to conduct in-depth analyses in order to generate policy options to address medium and long-term challenges.
In addition to monitoring the implementation of policies and the results achieved, the Unit is responsible for evaluating their impacts and relevance.
According to the analysis of agricultural experts, UAPA plays an important role in the implementation of new reforms in relation to all stakeholders in the agricultural sector.
A framework for reflection, research...
Specifically, UAPA's objective is to conduct studies and research intended to enlighten Malian, sub-regional and international decision makers and socio-economic groups
in order to strengthen national capacities for agricultural policy analysis, notably, analyses of incentives for actors in the sectors, penalties for actors in the agricultural sectors, and public financing of agricultural products.
The objective of the UAP is to strengthen national capacities for agricultural policy analysis, including analyses of incentives for actors in the value chains, penalties for actors in the agricultural value chains, public financing of agriculture, productivity levels, and agricultural diversification levels.
The objective of UAPA is also to provide economic agents with a framework for reflection and scientific animation that promotes dialogue on major rural development issues of interest to Mali, the sub-region and internationally. In addition, it provides continuing education for government officials in the area of agricultural policy analysis.
UAPA is also a framework for reflection, research, information and advice for national and international institutions, economic operators and other professional organizations.
NANA S. HAIDARA and YACOUBA TIEMAN DIARRA
PDAZAM: A strategic vision for rural and agricultural development in Mali
The Project for the Development of Agricultural Productivity and Diversification in the Drylands of Mali (PDAZAM) held the 3rd ordinary session of its Steering Committee in Fana.
The opening ceremony of this 3rd ordinary session was chaired by the technical advisor of the Ministry of Rural Development, Paul Coulibaly. Also present at the ceremony were the National Coordinator of PDAZAM, Altanata Ebalach Yattara, the Coordinator of the Jigisemeyiri Social Nets Program, Mahmoud Ali Sako and the members of the National Steering Committee of the Project.
The items on the agenda were: the adoption of the agenda of the 3rd session of the Steering Committee, the adoption of the minutes of the 2nd session of the Steering Committee,
the examination and adoption of the state of execution of the recommendations of the 2nd session of the Steering Committee, the examination and adoption of the progress report 2021 and the examination and adoption of the work plan of the annual budget 2022 of PDAZAM.
Despite the COVID 19 pandemic and the suspension of disbursements by the World Bank following the socio-political events of May 2021, the project has made significant progress under the 2021 AWP
Notable progress despite the difficulties:
- The realization of the first Direct Cash Transfers (DCT);
- The financing of 150 first generation micro-projects;
- The elaboration of 180 financing agreements for the second generation of micro-projects;
- The provisional acceptance of the development of three market garden areas in the Macina circle as part of the emergency program for the central and northern regions
- The completion of technical studies for production infrastructure;
- The launch of the RFP relating to the recruitment of companies for the realization of the production and marketing infrastructures in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro and Segou;
- The launch of Requests for Proposals for the recruitment of firms for the technical studies of production and marketing infrastructures in Mopti;
- The development of two policy notes to guide the sector;
- The validation of the administrative, financial and accounting management manual.
These achievements will be reinforced by the 2022 PTBA, which provides for, among other things
- The payment of 4 quarterly transfers and CC and CV allowances under the TMD to: 2,897 beneficiary households in the Koulikoro region; 2,630 beneficiary households in the Kayes region; 1,080 beneficiary households in the
1,080 beneficiary households in the Ségou region and 1,120 beneficiary households in the Mopti region;
- The payment of the IGA subsidy (250,000 FCFA) to 5,026 PDAZAM beneficiary households;
- The launch of the DAPP for 210 micro-projects in the shea butter and cassava, fonio, sesame, cowpea, sorrel and shallot/onion wintering sectors;
- The mobilization of financial resources for the 180 micro-projects of the 2nd generation and 210 micro-projects of the 3rd generation;
- The development of 53 production infrastructure sub-projects (ponds, lowlands and PPM) in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro and Segou;
- Construction of 72 marketing infrastructure sub-projects (storage warehouses, cereal banks, agricultural input stores and rural markets) in the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro and Ségou;
The directors approved all the documents submitted for its approval, subject to the comments made in some places being taken into account.
In his closing remarks, the Chairman of the meeting urged the administrators and the PDAZAM team to persevere in order to achieve the objectives set for the project.
The main recommendations made by the administrators are the following:
The Steering Committee encourages the PDAZAM project to develop a partnership agreement with the National Directorate of Hydraulics and the establishment of a committee
between PDAZAM and JIGUISEME JIRI and to work on the memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Development.
Nana S. HAIDARA
Communication Specialist of PDAZAM
Land Development and Irrigation Water Supply Agency - ATI: Major actions underway or planned to boost agricultural production!
The Agency for Land Development and Irrigation Water Supply (ATI) is one of the privileged instruments for the promotion and sustainable development of the agricultural sector.s for the promotion and sustainable development of Malian agriculture, through the construction and management of rural infrastructure and equipment. Major actions are underway to boost agricultural production for sustainable development in Mali.
The Government's vision for the agricultural sector is to act as a catalyst for the institutional, technological and economic changes necessary for the development of a modern, competitive and environmentally friendly agriculture.The Government's vision for the agricultural sector is to act as a catalyst for the institutional, technological and economic changes necessary for the development of a modern, competitive and environmentally friendly agriculture in order to guarantee the country's food and nutritional security, improve producers' incomes, and make Mali a major exporter of agricultural products.
This vision is inspired by the relevant provisions of the Agricultural Orientation Law (LOA) and the Agricultural Development Policy (PDA) guidelines, and by the political will of the country's highest authorities, as expressed in the Prime Minister's General Policy Statement. The Agency for Land Development and Irrigation Water Supply (ATI) constitutes one of the privileged instruments for the promotion and sustainable development of the agricultural sector.s for the promotion and sustainable development of Malian agriculture through the construction and management of rural infrastructure and equipment.
The ATI was created by Ordinance No. 2015-016/P-RM of April 2, 2015, as a Public Industrial and Commercial Institution (EPIC), with the following missions to contribute to the satisfaction of the needs in developed agricultural land, to support the realization of rural infrastructure and equipment in the production basins and to accompany producers in the management of hydro-agricultural developments.
The creation of the ATI is perfectly in line with the modernization of agriculture through the acceleration of the pace of implementation of hydro-agricultural andThe creation of the ATI is perfectly in line with the modernization of agriculture through the acceleration of the pace of implementation of hydro-agricultural developments and agricultural growth poles (Agropoles), all of which are now one of the priorities of the highest authorities of the Transition.
As stated in its founding texts, the ATI is mainly responsible for
- conducting land development operations and creating water control infrastructure;
- carrying out pastoral and aquacultural development operations and the creation of infrastructure and equipment necessary for their sustainable exploitation;
- to install farmers (family farms, agricultural enterprises) on the various developments;
- to accompany the process of securing land and to support the process of issuing leases in the large irrigation basins;
- support technical services and offices in the implementation of national programs for the development and management of irrigated areas.
The Agency intends to play an essential role in the mobilization of financing and the implementation of irrigation projects throughout the national territory. The Agency envisages the establishment, in the long term, of sustainable financing mechanisms for the development of irrigation in Mali.
ATI has a five-year investment plan for 2021-2025. This plan is designed to carry out its priority projects. The overall cost of the priority investment plan, which targets nearly 41. 500 hectares (ha) in areas with great potential in Mali, is estimated at 263.5 billion CFA francs, the financing of which will be provided by the State (including bilateral and multilateral loans and grants), private investors and the agricultural profession. The public-private partnership will be privileged in the resource mobilization strategy.
In order to accompany the production boom in this modern time of the agricultural development process in our country, the ATI, since its creation, has initiated, prepared and coordinated the implementation of theand coordinated the implementation of a series of important projects and investment programs financed by the World Bank, the main ones being
- Regional Support Project for Irrigation Initiation in the Sahel (PARIIS);
- The Agricultural Productivity and Diversification Development Project in the Drylands of Mali (PDAZAM)
- The West African Food System Resilience Project (PRSA) which started in 2022.
Also, ATI has initiated several key actions in the context of accelerating the rate of increase of hydro-agricultural developments to boost agricultural production.
Among these large-scale actions, we can note:
- The "New Agricultural Villages" Program (NVA)
The program provides for the creation of at least 20 new agricultural villages in areas with high development potential in the country, notably the deltaic areas of theThese include the deltaic areas of the Office du Niger, Moyen Bani, Sélingué linked to the Sankarani, Faguibine, Taoussa, Manantali, Mahina-Di, Lake Térékolé-Magui, and the lacustrine and oasis areas of the North.
Its objective is to accelerate the pace of hydro-agricultural development in order to contribute to the achievement of food and nutritional security in our country.
The creation and implementation of the NVA will, in addition, allow :
- the creation of sustainable agricultural jobs that generate wealth for farmers and rural youth through massive investments;
- address the issue of youth employment, which is a major concern for the Transition and whose solution will depend on the stabilization of youth who are prey to all kinds of problems.
ATI has now completed the studies for three VERs for which funding is being actively sought. These are
- the NVA of M'Bewani (3,200 hectares);
- the AVN of Sélingué (1,470 hectares);
- the NVA of Bafoulabé and Mahina N'Di (600 hectares).
- Commercial Irrigated Agriculture Development Projects in the Office of Niger Zone (PDAIC-ZON)
In view of the problem of developing commercial irrigated agriculture, it is planned to develop 5,800 ha, of which 1,000 ha will be allocated to family farmers while 4,800 ha will be reserved for commercial investments. The relocated Commercial Irrigated Agriculture Development Project (PDAIC) will be implemented in the production zone of M'Bèwani located in the Upper Kala along the Coste Ongoïba Canal immediately downstream of the Markala Dam. The selected site is supplied by the Séribabougou distributor.
Feasibility studies for the development of this plain are in the process of being started with World Bank funding by the PARIIS Project. A request has been submitted to the World Bank by the Government for financing.
- The realization of Small
Market garden areas (PPM)
This involves the three Small Market Garden Areas (PPM) of Samayana, Keniegué, Gueleba, with an area of more than 5 ha in the Mandé, Kati and Kangaba circles. The development of these three PPMs is being carried out with national budget funding.
- The Selingué Modern Farm Project:
The feasibility studies for this 10-hectare pilot farm have been completed. ATI is looking for funding for its implementation.
In perspective, the agency plans to carry out in 2023, several technical-economic and environmental studies of many plains identified in several localities of the country. It is, in particular:
- APS, APD and ESIA studies of the Bagoé plain in the Bougouni region (estimated at 2,000 hectares).
- APS, APD and ESIA studies for the development of the San-Est 4 plain, covering an area of 10,000 ha in the San Region
- APS, APD and ESIA studies for the Goumbaye plain in the Kayes Region (estimated at 2,000 hectares)
- studies of the development project and pastoral hydraulics in the Timbuktu region.
Other large-scale actions are being initiated for the regions of Gao, Kidal and Ménaka.
In order to carry out this ambitious program, and despite the efforts made, the Agency needs more than ever the support of the State and its technical and financial partners.
Regional Support Project for the Sahel Irrigation Initiative (Paris): A regional approach based on "solutions
PARIIS Mali was prepared and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the Agence d'Aménagement des Terres et Fournier de l'Irrigation (AALI).The PARIIS Mali was prepared and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the Agency for Land Management and Irrigation Water Supply (ATI), which set up a Management Unit in charge of managing the project.
PRESENTATION OF PARIIS MALI
The Regional Support Project for the Sahel Irrigation Initiative (PARIIS) was born out of the desire of the six Sahelian states (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad), which came together to develop the project.nal and Chad), meeting in Dakar on October 31, 2013 at the High Level Conference on Irrigation in the Sahel, who agreed, in a joint declaration called the "Declaration ofthe "Dakar Declaration", to combine their efforts to increase the pace and quality of investment in irrigated agriculture based on aThe development objective of the IRAP is to increase the quality of irrigation investments in the Sahel, based on a participatory and systemic approach to problem solving and the development of appropriate solutions.
The Development Objective of PARIIS is to improve the capacity of stakeholders to develop and manage irrigation and to increase the area under irrigation.The Development Objective of PARIIS is to improve the capacity of stakeholders to develop and manage irrigation and to increase the area under irrigation by following a regional "solutions" approach in the participating countries.
PARIIS Mali was prepared and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the Agence d'Aménagement des Terres et Fournier de l'Irrigation (AALI).Aménagement des Terres et Fourniture de l'Eau d'Irrigation (ATI), which has established a Management Unit to manage the project.
PARIIS has developed an irrigation solution concept that is characterized by: an institutional and organizational model, adapted infrastructure and technologies, a financing mechanism, and a training program for stakeholders.
PARIIS interventions are based on successful irrigation models that have emerged in Sahelian countries and will rely heavily on five types of irrigation systems prevalent in the Sahel, which are
PARIIS Mali COMPONENTS:
PARIIS Mali is structured in three components:
Component A: Modernization of the institutional framework that aims to strengthen country capacity and increase irrigation solutions;
Component B: Financing Irrigation Solutions which aims to develop and implement irrigation solutions based on emerging best practices identified in participating countries for different types of systems;
Component C: Knowledge Management and Coordination, which aims to collect, generate, and disseminate knowledge relevant to the irrigation sub-sector, enable irrigation stakeholders to communicate with each other about solutions, and ensure effective coordination among irrigation investment project activities.
PARIIS Mali's AREAS OF INTERVENTION
PARIIS Mali operates in two priority intervention zones (ZIPs): (i) ZIP 1 covering four circles in the regions of Koulikoro, Dioïla and Ségou: (Koulikoro, Dioïla, Ségou, Barouéli circles); and (ii) ZIP 2 covering the Office du Niger and Office Riz Ségou zones.
PARIIS Mali will affect approximately 50,400 people. Through interventions in irrigation schemes, the project will directly benefit 8,400 farming households, mainly type 1, 2 and 3 agriculture. About 35% of the direct beneficiaries of the irrigation schemes are expected to be women.
Project implementation time
The estimated duration of the project is six (06) years. The closing date is March 31, 2024.
Cost of the project
The total project cost is US$ 25 million financed by the World Bank.
Expected results of PARIIS Mali
The implementation of PARIIS Mali should allow, among others:
∗ the development of 3,000 hectares of lowlands, Village Irrigated Perimeters (VIP) and Small Market Garden Perimeters (SMP);
∗ the realization of infrastructures related to the developments,
∗ capacity building of all stakeholders in the implementation of the project;
∗ technical, environmental and social studies on 10,000 hectares for the preparation of bankable project portfolios;
∗ the establishment of three knowledge management groups (two at the regional level and one at the national level) to allow for the sharing of experiences among stakeholders;
∗ the improvement of the process of access to land and water on irrigated perimeters on a transparent and equitable basis with a view to securing producers;
∗ the concerted process of planning and carrying out investments based on reliable data analysis and targeted studies;
clarification of the missions, functions and responsibilities of the different actors in irrigation development and management;
∗ the search for financing for bankable investments (all types) supported by the project;
∗ the implementation of solutions for the revitalization and sustainable management of existing irrigation systems (all types) in its ZIPs.
RESULTS ACHIEVED BY PARIIS MALI
From its official launch to date, PARIIS Mali has carried out various activities by component, the most important of which are
Component A: Modernization of the institutional and planning framework
The main achievements under this component are The mobilization of a Local Development Planning Support Operator (OPDL) and the deconcentrated technical services of the State; the selection of intervention sites; the strengthening of local planning and resource management bodies (land and water); the production of good practice materials for planning and resource management. The process of sequencing and targeting of Type 1&3 sub-projects has been completed with a portfolio of 126 sub-projects for an area of over 4,500 ha.
A Local Development Planning Support Operator (OPDL) has been recruited to assist local stakeholders in local irrigation development planning. The main activities carried out consisted in providing support to the beneficiary communities of the selected sites. These activities included: identification of the priority needs of local stakeholders, support for the establishment and strengthening of land and water management bodies, the establishment of development management committees, analysis of agricultural sectors and production systems, etc.
Component B: Financing of irrigation solutions
Mobilization/operationalization of ISOs
Two Irrigation Solution Operators (ISOs) have been mobilized. The OSIs provided support to local project owners (communes or producers' organizations in general) for the implementation of irrigation solutions and verified that the conditions forThe OSIs have provided support to local project owners (communes or producers' organizations in general) for the implementation of irrigation solutions and have verified that the conditions for efficient irrigated agriculture (absence of land conflicts, water management, technology compatible with local skills, integration of local economic systems, etc.) are met.
In addition, the OSIs participated in capacity building workshops on the tools developed by the PS Types 1&3, co-construction of irrigation solutions of types 1&3, training of PARIIS actors on concepts, processes and tools for knowledge management, capitalization of good practices and irrigation solutions.
Sub-project in the works stage
PARIIS Mali has launched the development of five (05) sub-projects of the first generation for an area of 480 ha. These are the sub-projects for the development of the lowlands of Tiètiguila (40 ha) in the commune of Koulikoro, which have been technically accepted, Zabantoukoro (88 ha) in the commune of Sirakorolla, Dioïla (60 ha) in the commune of Kaladougou, Séguéla (60 ha) commune of Massigui - Kissakoro commune of Benkadi (212 ha) with the construction of a storage and conservation warehouse for shallots. The rehabilitation sub-projects planned for 2022 are estimated at 261 ha.
Sub-projects at the stage of recruiting companies for the works
Companies have been recruited to carry out the development work on the second generation sub-projects with a total area of 973 ha. These include (a) recruitment of firms to carry out hydro-agricultural development work on 390 ha of lowlands in the Dioïla circle (Tiessoula, Tiengola, and Senou, Tingole, Missango) in 5 lots(c) recruitment of firms for the hydro-agricultural development of 292 hectares of lowlands in the Dioïla circle (Dantia and Gouana) in 2 lots; (d) recruitment of firms for the hydro-agricultural development of seven (07) market gardening areas in 2 lots. However, due to the Bank's suspension of disbursements and the sensitivity of lowland development activities to the rainy season, the actual start-up of these works will have to take place in November 2022.
Sub-projects at the study stage:
Also, the recruitment of a consultant in charge of the feasibility studies APS, APD, DAO and the control of the works of five (5) sub-projects ofThe recruitment of a consultant in charge of the APS, APD, DAO feasibility studies and supervision of works of five (5) sub-projects for the development of lowlands with a total projected area of 540 ha in the circles of Dioïla (Togo, Konfon, Kaban, Woh) and Koulikoro (Mafeya) is underway. The terms of reference have been drawn up and sent to the World Bank for the execution of the APS, APD/DAO feasibility studies, the control and supervision of the works of six projects.The terms of reference have been drawn up and sent to the World Bank for the execution of APS, APD/DAO feasibility studies, and the control and supervision of work on six (06) Village Irrigated Perimeters (VIPs) in the Ségou and Barouéli circles for a projected area of 1000 ha.
Design and implementation of Type 2 irrigation solutions
Based on the analysis of existing documentation, PARIIS Mali has developed a manual for the selection and implementation of Type 2 sub-projects that has been validated at the national level.
The process of selecting Type 2 sub-projects for funding has resulted in the selection of 85 sub-projects, 53 of which are in the circles of Koulikoro and Dioïla and 32 in the circles of Barouéli and Ségou. The financing agreements have been signed for 53 type 2 SPs for which the physical achievements should be received by the end of 2022. To reach the final target on Type 2, it was planned to make a final call for sub-projects that would also be financed in part by Spanish co-financing.
Consideration of environmental and social aspects in the design and implementation of the sub-projects
The achievements are related to :
- the environmental and social screening of 65 hydro-agricultural development sub-projects;
- the realization of Environmental and Social Impact Studies (ESIA);
- the establishment of 30 Complaint Management Committees;
- the development of a gender strategy with an operational action plan;
- The mobilization of an NGO to fight against gender-based violence in the framework of the implementation of project activities;
- the implementation of environmental and social safeguards on the development sites.
Preparation of an investment portfolio for new irrigation projects
PARIIS Mali has commissioned studies (APS, APD and DAO) for the conversion of controlled submersion basins into total control (type 4) of 4,650 ha (1,770 ha of Soké II and 2,880 ha of Dioro I). The reports of the studies on the conversion of 4,650 ha from partial to total control in the Office Riz Ségou zone are available and steps are being taken to organize a round table to seek financing for the development of the 4,650 ha.
In the same vein, a consultant has been recruited to carry out feasibility studies for the APS, APD and development of 5,820 ha in the Office du Niger zone for the development of commercial irrigated agriculture and the installation of developers.
Component C: Knowledge Management and Coordination
Knowledge management and communication activities focused on the operationalization of the two multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) and the national knowledge sharing group (KSG) set up by PARIIS Mali through through the development, validation and implementation of action plans as well as the start of the process of description and documentation of two types of irrigation solutions for Mali.
Implementation and piloting of the water resources and irrigation information system
PARIIS Mali participated in a training workshop on SIREI and knowledge management tools organized by PARIIS/CILSS in DAKAR. The workshop aimed at facilitating the handling of the SIREI Geoportal as well as of the different Knowledge Management tools developed by the URCP in order to contribute to their operationalization.
Knowledge Management Activities
PARIIS Mali has developed an Operational Manual for the implementation of the Type 2 solution.
The PMU and the PARIIS Mali implementation actors were trained on the following topics by the PARIIS CILSS Coordination Unit
- concepts, processes and tools for knowledge management, capitalization of good practices and co-construction of irrigation solutions in Bamako
- Tools developed by the Strategic Partner Types 1&3 (quality review guide for APS/APD studies, quality review guide for DAOs, SP Financing Agreement, SP Financing Agreement monitoring tools, methodological note for linking POs with FIs);
- The tools, frameworks and documentation plans for the IS selected by the URCP in Fana from March 29 to April 1, 2022.
The LDCs, as part of the implementation of their 2022 action plan, organized two quarterly workshops whose objectives were the presentation and validation of the 2022 action plan, the modalities of execution of the activities of the plan and the implementation of the plan.The objectives of these workshops were to present and validate the 2022 action plan, the execution modalities of the plan's activities, the review of activities carried out in the framework of the implementation of agreements signed with the EAS, OSI and OPDL, and the validation of the LDCs' 2021 annual reports.
In the framework of the Action Research, PARIIS Mali is in advanced negotiation with the Institute of Rural Economy (IER) for :
- The elaboration of a technical-economic reference frame for the realization and the development of Small Maraichers Perimeters (PMP) in the framework of PARIIS Mali;
- Conducting studies and operational research in the field of vegetable crops;
- Training of producers, implementing partners and PARIIS Mali staff on the best agricultural techniques and technologies developed by the research (market gardening techniques, including soil amendments, improved seeds, cultivation techniques, etc.)(market gardening techniques, including soil amendments, improved seeds, irrigation and water saving techniques, crop protection, storage, conservation, processing and marketing techniques for vegetable products, etc.).).
Communication and Monitoring - Evaluation on PARIIS Mali
Within the framework of communication, all the activities carried out by the project and the different expressions of interest for the realization of studies and works were published on the PARIIS Mali website www.pariis-mali.org and in the national daily newspaper L'ESSOR.
PARIIS Mali has also elaborated and disseminated two newsletters "PARIIS KIBARU N°1 and 2" on the activities carried out by the project.
The monitoring and evaluation activities were dependent on the pace of execution of the project activities. They were translated into :
- Updating the computerized online management tool;
- the collection of data on the progress of sub-projects that are in the implementation circuit;
- updating the monitoring and evaluation manual from the MTR.