Project Details

Disseminating learning agenda on resilient-smart technologies to improve the adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers in the Mopti region

Duration: 11/Apr/2014 - 30/Nov/2015

Locations: West and Central Africa / Mali

Project contact: Dr Birhanu Zemadim Birhanu (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-USA

CGIAR Research Program: Dryland Systems

This project is part of a wide USAID program titled “USAID-Mali Accelerated Economic Growth Add-On” initiated by the USAID Mali mission. Its primary objective is the development of innovative solutions to set the stage for long-term impact, which includes participatory planning and implementation of integrated adaptive practices; production and dissemination of high quality climate information; accelerating climate change adaptation process through identifying social and cultural barriers to adoption and identifying critical issues of marginalized population, women and youth. Its secondary objective is the development of a learning agenda that includes tackling weak capacity of local partners to implement the action research and mechanisms to upscale proven successful options; establishing mechanisms for communication with farmers; diagnosing opportunities and constraints; and developing tools and approaches to empower climate change adaptation actors to define priority investment needs.

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