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2009

Development of Export-oriented Sesame Production & Processing in Burkina Faso and Mali

Burkina Faso, Mali

Common Fund for Commodities

Titre : Development of Export-oriented Sesame Production & Processing in Burkina Faso and Mali

Code du projet : CFC/FIGOOF/27

Pays bénéficiaire (s) : Burkina Faso, Mali

Approuvé le : 31 December 2009

Submitting ICB  : FAO Intergovernmental Group on Oilseeds, Oils and Fats

Agence d’exécution : Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Présentation
The project has the overall goal to increase income and alleviate poverty of smallholder sesame farmers in Burkina Faso and Mali through improved production and processing of sesame seed and improvement of the position of small producers in the value chain. The main purpose of the project is the sustainable improvement of the profitability of smallholder sesame production leading to an average 50% increase in income per hectare by the participating farmers. The project envisages improved farming practices, introduction of new equipment, training of personnel and increased exports. The position of the producer in the value chain is expected to be improved, and communication and coordination between producers, public and private actors in the sector are actively encouraged.

Impacts
The effective management of the supply chain is being initiated through producer-private sector collaboration, facilitated by the project. Both the quality and the quantity of sesame supply will be improved to better answer the demands of the processors and exporters. The first rainy season of the project has concentrated on training of farmer field school facilitators and implementation of farmer field schools. 2,100 Farmers in Burkina Faso and 1,238 farmers in Mali enrolled in farmer field schools to conduct demonstration experiment of improved technologies. The study on current seed system and sesame collection system were also conducted. A feasibility study for the setting up of three industrial scale processing facilities is considered. This will include a complementary loan facility for three local enterprises. The loan feasibility studies are undertaken with CFC fast track project support and will be completed by December 2012.

Financement : USD 1,271,920

Common Fund for Commodities

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