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Dou Touloma


Implementing Partners and Organisations

Alliance Agricole Internationale, CECI, UPA Développement International

Period of Implementation

March 2021 - March 2026

Geographic scope

Africa: Mali


$ 12,064,975
€ 11 490 452


Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)


Agriculture & Fisheries, Climate & Environment, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Monitoring & Evaluation, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


DOU TOULOMA aims to strengthen the socio-economic empowerment and well-being of women farmers in Mali, thus acting on the reduction of poverty for them and their families. The main intervention channels of women's cooperatives and their unions (CFBU) are the cultivation and processing of shallots and onions, cowpea and sesame cultivation, as well as rice processing. The initiative will target women farmers to strengthen their socio-economic power within their families and communities in a context of climate change (CC), by acting on the access, use and control of income and resources, and on their technical and entrepreneurial capacities. The project will also increase the performance of CFBUs in offering products and services (P/S) adapted to the specific needs of women farmers and climate and environmental challenges through the strengthening of the capacities of these CFBUs in terms of women's participation, leadership and representation in decision-making bodies, as well as the provision of products and services (P/S) adapted to the needs of women.

Project Objectives

To increase agentivity of women producers in terms of access, use, management and control of economic and productive resources in their agricultural enterprises in a context of climate change.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Main Indicators

Percentage of households in which women participate in economic decisions of the household and related to income-generating activities
Percentage of women with access to adequate and climate-resilient productive and economic resources
Percentage of women in decision-making bodies of cooperatives and unions
Percentage of women in decision-making bodies of cooperatives and unions who have a good level of satisfaction with their decision-making power
Number of actions implemented by ASPROFER in the defence of the social and economic rights of their members

Impact Measurement

1) SOCODEVI Women's Empowerment Index (WEI)
2) Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 86

Individuals: 13100

Local stakeholders

Small and medium size producers cooperatives, few federations and unions

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security, Gender