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Country Initiatives Details

Canadian Climate Adaptation Facility: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector in Mali

Canada’s Total Contribution: $2,140,000

Targeted Countries: Mali

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The $16.5 million Canadian Climate Adaptation Facility at the United Nations Development Program provided support to enhance adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in the agriculture sector in Mali to assist Mali to make the transition towards climate resilient food security through a variety of measures.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada's contribution supported this project in implementing climate resilient agro-pastoral practices and technologies that reduce climate change risks in the municipalities of Kayes, Maasantola and Mpessoba. The project document is expected to be signed by the end of 2013 and training programs will be rolled out from early 2014.

Rehabilitation of Agricultural Irrigation Infrastructures in the Zone of the Office du Niger

Canada’s Total Contribution: $616,525

Targeted Countries: Mali

Funding Period: 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2013/2014, 2014/2015

Delivery Partner(s):

  • Office du Niger

Description

This project's objective was to develop and rehabilitate the agricultural irrigation infrastructure in the zone of the Office du Niger in order to increase Mali's agricultural production. L'Office du Niger is the organization responsible for promoting the development of Mali's rice production in the Ségou region.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Due to the political situation in Mali, the project was brought to an early close. However, as part of project activities, the Office du Niger was able to put in place a massive gravitation irrigation system capable of serving 960,000 hectares, 85,000 hectares of which have been developed and are being exploited.

Linking Initiatives, Stakeholders and Knowledge for Livelihood Security

Canada’s Total Contribution: $3,118,283

Targeted Countries: Bolivia Ethiopia Ghana Mali

Funding Period: 2012/2013, 2013/2014

Delivery Partner(s):

  • CARE Canada

Description

This project focused on food security and nutrition as well as enterprise and economic development. It aimed to improve livelihood security and resilience of 246,216 vulnerable people, with a special emphasis on women and girls.

This project demonstrates Canada’s dedication to climate change action in developing countries. The program worked with government and local NGO partners using a variety of strategies to improve and augment the productive assets they have available to them in an environmentally sustainable way, in order to reduce their vulnerability and increase their ability to cope with inevitable set-backs and shocks.

Results/Expected Outcomes

This program was a multi-country initiative designed to improve the livelihood security and resilience of vulnerable women, girls, men and boys in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Mali. Each targeted country implemented its own project, based on the program’s outcomes and existing development plans and/or structures in the targeted regions. In Mali, the Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security in Segou (IFONS) capitalized on the already established relations with community health centres. In Ghana, the Promise project responded directly to one of the national development agenda’s strategy, which calls for promoting economic empowerment of women. In Ethiopia, the Abdishe initiative was specifically designed to provide alternative pathways towards graduation from the Government’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP). In Bolivia, Tukuy Yanapana (TY) responded to the identified needs and strategies laid out in CARE Bolivia’s Adaptation to Climate Change and Food Security program. The project is now completed and has achieved or surpassed most of its objectives for food security, nutrition and enterprise development.

Activities in the project’s three African countries emphasized building the capacities and asset-base of smallholder farmers, primarily women farmers, to mitigate climate-change related risks including rainfall variability, increased water scarcity, loss of soil fertility and pests. Through the promotion of climate resilient agriculture techniques and increasing access to productive assets in Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia, a total of 19,565 women and 15,760 men benefited directly from interventions that aimed to increase the resilience of their communities in the face of climate change.

Strengthening Irrigated Agriculture in Mali (REAGIR)

Canada’s Total Contribution: $21,751,146

Targeted Countries: Mali

Funding Period: 2014/2015

Delivery Partner(s):

  • GIZ - German Society for International Cooperation

Description

The Strengthening Irrigated Agriculture in Mali project (REAGIR) aims to sustainably develop irrigated agriculture in Mali to equitably increase food security for women and men through increased agricultural production, mainly in the regions of Mopti and Koulikoro. The resources allocated for the REAGIR project will make it possible to construct and rehabilitate productive infrastructure, such as irrigated fields, micro dams, warehouses and rural roads. The project also involves efforts to coach and train agricultural producers to support increased productivity and the development of knowledge and tools. In addition, project activities aim to protect and improve sustainable development of natural resources, specifically soil and water.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Results achieved to date by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) include a technical and financial component. Results achieved from a technical perspective include training in the areas of fresh market vegetable production techniques, integrated pest management, and hydro-agricultural infrastructure. Financial (infrastructure) relevant outcomes implemented by KfW include building and rehabilitating small irrigated village plots, as well as beginning construction on micro-dams and warehouses. In addition, training was provided on agricultural production techniques, management of hydro-agricultural infrastructure, and organizational assistance to farmers. These results have contributed to the implementation of the National Small-scale Irrigation Program, of which the REAGIR project is a part, as well as all local irrigation initiatives in Mali.
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