Mali - Pilot Programme for an Integrative Adaptation Strategy
As of: July 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.
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
- A analytical study on the needs of women's groups in processing equipment, market gardening and microcredit was finalized
- Establishment of Famer Field Schools in 30 villages. 600 to 900 producers will be supervised during the crop year 2017 on adapted cropping techniques and improved seed varieties
- In 2019 the agricultural inputs were distributed as part of the Producer Field Schools (CEP).
- 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.
- At the end of June 2019 the work for five market gardening perimeters in the Sikasso region (out of the nine projects in progress since the end of 2018) were finalized. About 500 women started the exploitation of these perimeters with seasonal crops while waiting the market gardening season.
- 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 in the project intervention areas in Sikasso region.