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Mali - Pilot Programme for an Integrative Adaptation Strategy

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

The project aims to increase the resilience to the impacts of climate change. Innovative and integrative climate change adaptation approaches will be applied and capacities will be strenghtened. The project aims to improve the interrelation between national frmaework conditions, local planning as well as implementation of adaptation measures. It supports Mali with the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP). By supporting the Mali Climate Funds finance for adaptation measures will be strengthened. A cross-sectoral dialogue supports the integration of adaptation to climate change in ministerial budgets. Further. the project supports decentralized local authorities with the implementation of adaptation measures. The project is also conducted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Joint project
Programme for the support of the National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Mali

State of implementation/results

  • Workshops to raise awareness on climate change issues in the regions of Kayes and Sikasso.
  • An analytical study on the needs of women's groups in processing equipment, market gardening and microcredit was finalized.
  • Establishment of Famer Field Schools (FFS) in 30 villages. 600 to 900 producers were supervised during the crop year 2017 on adapted cropping techniques and improved seed varieties. The evaluation of the Farmer Field Schools 2019 showed the following results: 39 Producer Field Schools were introduced, benefitting 1,644 participants, including 707 women. This includes (i) 17 FFSs for 1,033 producers including 635 women in Kayes, and (ii) 22 FFFs for 611 producers including 72 women in Sikasso.
  • Training of 368 producers in the Kayes region participating in the FFSs, including 173 women, in sheep fattening and seedling production. Beneficiaries are spread over 12 villages and are supported through the provision of inputs and equipment (fences, wheelbarrows, feeders and waterers etc...) for the introduction of fattening units of 25m2.
  • In 2019 a series of trainings were conducted in Kayes and Sikasso on (1) the production of data using farmers’ raingauges, (2) the dissemination of seasonal forecasts to guide the selection of crop varieties, based on crop cycles and soil types, (3) the agricultural calendar for the conduct of daily activities, (4) the types of climate risks. A first training targeted 43 agents of Mali Météo. The second training targeted 221 producers. Each village was equipped with two farmers’ rain gauges and trained for the production of climate and socio-climatic information (drought- and flood-prone areas, presence of predators such as locusts and caterpillars). The third training with Mali Météo focuses on the dissemination of socio-climatic information, using the equipment provided (i.e. Phone, software, stations), benefitting the 140 observers. 70 observation sites were established by the project (covering about 10 km²) in its areas of intervention with two observers per site.
  • In 2019 management committees for the 8 lowlands developed by the project have been set up. The members of these committees were trained on management tools and the use of door closures for micro-dams.
  • Completion of the work for the nine market gardening perimeters which started at the end of 2018. These market gardening perimeters with seasonal crops are now used by about 1,500 women. Also, seeds and small equipment (watering cans, spades, etc.) was supplied for market gardening to women farmers in the 12 market gardening perimeters introduced as part of the project (about 2,500).
  • Training of 244 women farmers in 3 market gardening perimeters in market gardening techniques. The women in the other perimeters will be trained in 2020.
  • In 2019 the works for the pastoral perimeter of Nioro Tougouné were concluded. A 25ha perimeter was equipped with a borehole with a solar pumping system, a vaccination park, a cattle yard and a shop. This infrastructure directly benefits the entire population of the village (1,139 people in 184 households).
  • Fish ponds are now stocked with fish, benefitting 607 people (326 women), and women management committees were created and trained.
  • Training of 100 beekeepers on honey production and supply of equipment (Kenyan hives and protective suits) in the project intervention areas in Sikasso region.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of the Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development - Mali
  • Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development (AEDD) - Mali
  • Ministry of the Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development - Mali

BMU grant:
4.998.224,11 €

04/2015  till  08/2020



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