In a context where social crises are hitting several regions of Mali, it is essential to support grassroots civil organizations that are still operational and that are confronted with these difficulties on a daily basis. The Kayes region is at the crossroads between the regions of Mali where clashes between armed groups and community conflicts are ongoing and the Mauritanian border where there is a food crisis. It is therefore important to ensure the continuity of activities in the Kayes region, which can be considered as key to the stability of this western area of Mali.


The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the resilience capacities of pastoral and agro-pastoralist households affected by pastoral crises so that they can sustainably ensure their food security. More specifically, the project will focus on:

  1. Accompanying the appropriation and consolidation of the institutional anchoring of the project’s actions implemented in the BRACED project at the level of local authorities;
  2. Improving the living conditions of the agro-pastoral populations through the securing and provision of services along livestock tracks.


  • To develop in a coherent and sustainable way the sector in the Kayes region thanks to the consolidation of the work already started in BRACED with the SYCOTEN intermunicipality;
  • To map and secure 33 km of tracks which are managed in a joint, inclusive and equitable manner between users and the institutional actors concerned (decentralized authorities, State services);
  • Consolidate the achievements of the BRACED project.


  • 33 km strategic livestock tracks secured with social agreements;
  • Monitoring the activities and facilities set up within the framework of BRACED (329 km of secure tracks, 3 secure grazing areas, 6 boreholes drilled and 1 borehole rehabilitated, 1 developed pond and 2 over-created ponds, 2 livestock feed stores built, 19 veterinary depots).

Project's local partners :

    • ICD

      Initiatives-Consulting-Development (Initiatives-Conseils-Développement, or ICD) is a Malian NGO that has been promoting rural development in Mali since 2001. It works with small farmers (both men and women) and their organisations to: promote access to services for crop and livestock farming and access to the market; improve food security and nutrition; manage natural resources and support pastoralism. It also facilitates cooperation between actors in agricultural sectors.