|Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS)||2004|
Mali has embedded trade and sectoral strategies into its current Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy, with the support of EIF.
Targeted work with key sectors has been essential in strengthening the institutional and technical capacities of producers and exporters to play a more active role in the commercialization of Mali's products.
EIF is working to support the development of agricultural value chains like shea almond, gum arabic, mango and livestock. Private sector capacities are strengthened through trainings and support for the improvement of quality of goods and equipment acquisition.
- The EIF supports the UTRAFRUY fruit processing unit, which produced 5659 pots of mango jam (220 grams each) and 1517 pots of mango compote in 2015.
- Promotional sales of mango jam at fairs totaled approximately US$3,778.
- UTRAFRUY received ISLO 22000 certification (food safety management) and 16 women from the cooperative were trained on quality hygiene.
- Equipment was provided to actors in the mango value chain, including 200 spray bottles, 1,500 pulverisers and 1,000 productive suits.
- 200 actors involved in the mango value chain were trained on good agricultural practices and phytosanitary treatment techniques for mango orchards.
- Support to the mango value chain contributed to the increase of both fresh and processed mango exports, which totaled to approximately US$22 million in 2015.
- 116 women were trained in techniques to improve the quality of shea almonds in the region of Ségou.
Enhancing trade – Gum arabic
EIF is working to reduce poverty by increasing the revenue of producers, collectors and exporters. Work is centered in six regions, including some of the most vulnerable provinces of Mali. EIF support is part of regional efforts to create a “Great Green Wall of Africa” with the goal of halting the advance of the Sahara. This is significant for the country as over 60% of it's total surface area is already either arid or semi-arid.
- 177 gum arabic cooperatives have now been established at the local level, and 19 unions of gum arabic cooperatives have been established at the district level.
- 13 sites for gum arabic production have been identified, with geophysical studies having been carried out in 8 of the sites.
- 3 tons of Senegalese acacia seed have been acquired, which is enough to plant 10,000 hectares.
- 82 representatives from gum arabic producers, NGO partners and the forestry sector were trained in 10 workshops. They will now be responsible for training in the 13 districts covered by the project.
- A forestry expert developed a training guide, modules and guidelines for training participants covering gum arabic producing techniques.
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