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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) 2019

ADAPTATION AND VALORIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE (AVENIR)

Irrigation Agriculture

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Research program : Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Titre : ADAPTATION AND VALORIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE (AVENIR)

Pays : Sénégal
Lieu (x) : Sedhiou and Tambacounda

Date  : 2019 -2024

Descriptif
The Adaptation and Valorization of Entrepreneurship in Irrigated Agriculture (AVENIR) aims at improving the socio-economic well-being and resilience of farming households in the regions of Sedhiou and Tambacounda, via climate-adapted irrigation and agricultural practices, with an emphasis on women and young people. This will be accomplished by increasing the profitability of agri-businesses in climate-adapted value chains (agroforestry, horticulture, rice).

The project also focuses on improving access to inputs and climate-smart technologies, efficient and affordable irrigation techniques ; and fostering multi-stakeholder platforms for sustainable and equitable management of water resources.

Activités
The AVENIR project will support greater integration of women and young people from farming households for increased productivity within selected climate-change adapted value chains with strong market potential. The project will also promote market opportunities that increase the value addition of agricultural products and seek public-private partnerships and ongoing monitoring and research on successful techniques and technologies that will both strengthen and ensure the sustainability of project interventions.

Benéficiaires : The five-year project will directly benefit up to 10,000 beneficiaries (70% women) from farming households and indirectly benefit an estimated 35,000 individuals.

Partenaires  : The Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) : Lead implementing institution The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT : Key technical Partner Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA) Center for Behaviour Change and Communication (CBCC)

Financement : Global Affairs Canada funds the project with co-funding from MEDA and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT.

Présentation : CGIAR-CCAFS

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