Bringing Agroforestry to Scale for Improved Livelihoods
Publication Date: 19/02/2019
The BrASIL-CSVIL project is a collaborative project between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and CARE Mali (HARANDE Program) for maximizing synergies. The Goal of the Harande program, meaning ‘food security’ in Fulani, consists of “Sustainable food, nutrition and income security for vulnerable household members in Youwarou, Tenenkou, Bandiagara and Douentza in Mopti region. The collaboration under BrASIL-CSVIL aims at ensuring a better intervention that takes full account of adaptation to climate change, optimal natural resource management and reduction of target communities’ vulnerability to climate change. This partnership puts high emphasis on the bottom up and community led, cascading training of trainers and farmer-to-farmers learning approaches. A key strength of the Harande program is its links with other development actors that maximize synergy and multiply impacts for population groups beyond the targeted communities as well as leveraging efforts funded by USAID by establishing linkages with Feed the Future projects. In order to be more inclusive and innovative in its approach, Harande proposed to work closely with all the USAID projects operating in the Mopti region but also other development actors. Initially, the project was planned to be implemented in 10 villages in Mopti region. However, in 2018, the security issues have been degraded within the region especially in the district of Douenza. Therefore, our activities were focused within 2 villages, Dandoli (new) and Sincarma (old) in the district of Bandiagara. Some activities were done in three other new villages including Koé Doe (Commune of Pignari), Wendéguélé (Commune of Dandoli) and Ourou (Commune of Dourou), all in the Cercle of Bandiagara of Mopti region.
The present report gives an overview of activities conducted in the Fiscal Year of 2018 from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018 under the BrASIL-CSVIL project. [17 pages]