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Boosting Women Shallot Producers’ Incomes (Mali)


Titre : Boosting Women Shallot Producers’ Incomes (Mali)

Région /Pays : Mali

Date : November 2005 – March 2011

In 2005, LWR and YAGTU formed a partnership by increasing women’s incomes through enhanced shallot production and marketing. Key strategies included : • Training on improved production, storage, processing and marketing • Irrigation, storage and processing innovations • Access to improved seed, inputs and warehouse credit • Strengthening organizational capacity and advocacy for women’s access to land.

456 women in 4 villages trained in shallot production, storage, processing and marketing techniques ; 44 members trained in shallot transformation ; 59% of women members trained in marketing ; 31% of members given literacy classes ; 24 seed producers trained in seed multiplication. • 123% expansion of irrigated surface area, boosting volumes of shallot production • 95% of women members accessed plots with recognizable borders • 300% increase in women’s access to and use of seed and production inputs • 209 tons of shallots produced by the four women’s groups over 5 years • Post-harvest losses reduced from approximately 75% to 35% • Increase in sales of bags of shallots from 3kgs to 7 kgs per shallot plot on average • Increase in average individual earnings per growing season from $55 to $300

Financement : $213,271 (Stand with Africa) ; $192,093 (Osprey Foundation) ; $102,125 (LWR) ; over $300,000 (Government of Mali)

Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

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