Mali - Project for the Economic Empowerment of Women in the Shea Butter Subsector (PAEFFK)

Project Summary

Approval Date 03 Dec 2018
Signature Date 05 Mar 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 5,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Project for the Economic Empowerment of Women in the Shea Butter Subsector (PAEFFK) aims to contribute to the economic empowerment of women in the shea subsector and to increase their incomes. At a cost of about UA 5.6 million, and spanning a period of five years, PAEFFK will support the establishment and formalisation of 400 cooperatives as well as the improvement of the competitiveness of their products, both in terms of quantity and quality. The project will increase the knowledge of the target group of women involved in the production of shea butter. This knowledge will be consolidated and disseminated by the project coordination. The project will also support the various structures involved to enable them to better capitalise on the project’s benefits, particularly in the efficient and sustainable management and operation of the structures set up; the animation of training sessions, study trips and exchange of experiences. The project is structured around three components, namely: 1) professionalisation of rural enterprises specialised in shea-butter processing; 2) increased women’s production in term of quality and quantity; and 3) project management.

Project Objectives

The project goal is to contribute to strengthening economic empowerment through shea butter and stimulate inclusive growth of rural women.


The project’s implementation will make it possible to directly reach 50,000 women from the 400 targeted cooperatives in the project impact areas. The indirect beneficiaries are estimated at over 800,000 people in the production regions (local buyers, wholesalers, distributors, economic operators, retailers, etc.).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-I00-006
Last Update 06 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name TRAORE Minemba

Geographic Location

Country Mali
Coordinates Location Name
13.9 -10.1 Kayes
13.2257 -7.30327 Koulikoro Region
11.31755 -5.66654 Sikasso
13.65956 -6.15029 Segou