Resilience of at least 15,000 agropastoral households.

There is a sharp deterioration in the security context in the cross-border provinces and departments of Mali and Burkina-Faso. Agropastoralism characterises more than 80% of households in cross-border territories. However, the lack of investment in the past in the agropastoral sector has increased the difficulties of access to pastoral resources. This, added to the pressures on natural resources, embodies the genesis of many conflicts and their instrumentalisation.

The Action

To respond to these challenges, the project aims to strengthen inter-community and multi-actor dialogue in order to prevent and peacefully resolve dissensions through the establishment of spaces for inclusive and cross-border inter-community dialogue, the holding of informed debates on the issues of the territory or the establishment of a watch of local relays. It will also aim to reduce the cultural and structural obstacles preventing women and young people from participating in a meaningful and equitable way in inter-community and cross-border dialogues.

It also aims to support the resilience of at least 15,000 pastoral and agro-pastoral households by increasing the productivity of their livestock through securing livestock mobility tracks, access to water, supply of livestock feed and strengthening social cohesion.

The project will enable

  • The establishment of spaces for inclusive and cross-border inter-community dialogue, the holding of informed debates on the challenges of the territory or the establishment of local relay watch.
  • The purchase and distribution of 351.65 tonnes of cereals, 16,260 litres of oil benefiting 4,770 vulnerable households.
  • The purchase of 149 tonnes of livestock feed by implementing partners
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  • The construction of a new warehouse in Burkina and 2 equipped warehouses in Mali for the storage of livestock feed.

Key indicators and impacts

  •  Direct and intensive support to at least 15,000 agropastoral households.
  • More than 60 spaces for exchange and dialogue will allow at least 2000 people from different community backgrounds to exchange and build spaces of common interest.

Project's local partners :

    • APAPE-PH (Association for Pastoralism, Agro-Pastoralism, Livestock and Human Promotion)

      APAPE-PH, has experience in supporting vocational training, local development and eco-construction. In addition to its mission to support pastoralism and natural resource management in connection with AFL's activities in this field, it also promotes human development and is particularly concerned with supporting youth in a region plagued by security problems.

    • 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.

    • APESS-Burkina Faso (Association for the Promotion of Livestock in Sahel and in Savane)
      The Association for the Promotion of Livestock in Sahel and in Savane (APESS) works in the field of Rural Development, particularly in the traditional livestock sector. APESS offers its services to stockbreeders and farmers, but also to those responsible for and involved in various rural development projects. APESS is the lead applicant on this project.
    • RECOPA (Communication Network on Pastoralism)
      The Communication Network for Pastoralism has a multi-actor approach and aims to create and stimulate relationships between herders, local rural communities and authorities to address issues relating to pastoralism. The network focuses mainly on aspects that are intangible but nevertheless very important. Those aspects play a key role in the development of pastoralism.