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Inclusion of Rural Youth in Poultry and Aquaculture Value Chains in Mali

Photo: World Bank


This Missing Middle Initiative (MMI) pilot project works with the Association of Professional Farmers’ Organizations (AOPP) and National Coordination Agency for Farmers’ Organizations in Mali (CNOP) to help sustainably increase targeted rural young people’s incomes and food and nutritional security by facilitating their inclusion in poultry and aquaculture value chains. Project support includes training in technical, organizational, and financial issues in the poultry and fish farming value chains and in agro-ecological farming practices.


AOPP signed a memorandum of understanding with Banque Malienne de Solidarité to manage and house the financing of youth projects. To date, 98 young people had their business plans finalized by consultants and validated by the project committees. Additionally, 68 farmers received training at the Nyéléni agro-ecology training center. The project is expected to have a positive impact on incomes by creating sustainable economic activities for rural youth. 


  • Mali

Focus area

  • Jobs and Income

Supervising entity

  • IFAD


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