Integrated Initiatives for Economic Growth in Mali (IICEM)

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Abt Associates (USAID)


Capacity Building
Curriculum Development

Project Overview

The IICEM project focused on improving product quality and raising production levels to satisfy market demand, thereby boosting incomes and access to food security and enabling Malians to emerge from poverty. Making Cents worked with local partners to increase the productivity and revenue of women agricultural processors, who play a significant role in Malian agricultural value chains. Using our proven TOT methodology, we built the capacity of local partners to deliver training on our Microenterprise Fundamentals Curriculum™ and Agriculture Enterprise Curriculum™, which were adapted to the local context. As a result, women are now better able to manage their enterprises, maximize the use of existent markets, and identify new opportunities on a regional level.