Mali - Project to support the seed sub-sector

Project Summary

Approval Date 14 Jun 2001
Signature Date 11 Jul 2001
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31161
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 5,390,917.46
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Project to support the seed sub-sector is well within the framework of the revitalized National Seed Plan (PSN) and the new policies aimed at ensuring State divestiture from production and marketing in favour of private sector producers and operators and cooperative structures. Indeed, revitalization of the seed sub-sector today appears to be vital to the Government’s policy in its quest for greater food security and in its struggle to reduce poverty. The project aims at improving the socio-economic and food situation of rural areas by increasing the production of cereals (millet, sorghum, maize, rice, wheat, fonio), vegetable crops (cowpea, groundnut) and other major crops (market gardening, fodder crops, fruit farming, etc), through the regular and constant supply of selected and certified seeds to users. The project should finance the decentralization of mango and citrus fruit tree nurseries so as to promote further extension of the species. In the suitable areas, some individuals could be granted credit to produce the species in nurseries and sell them. The main components of the project are as follows: (a) support for certified seed production; (b) institutional support; (c) attendant measures; and (d) project management.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to reduce poverty while contributing to the country’s food self-sufficiency and security. The project objective is to increase the production and use of certified seeds.


The main beneficiaries of the project are, first and foremost, the 7,300 seed farmers directly involved in seed production, and then nearly 2,500 women in the women's and mixed seed groups (dry farming, rice and market gardening). The structures of the Ministry of Agriculture in charge of the seed sector which are beneficiaries of the project should have their material and human resources strengthened to enable them to play their full role.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Service Semencier National (SSN)


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-AAB-001
Last Update 06 Mar 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Mali