PROSEMA (Society for Promotion of Sesame) leads the sesame export market in Mali. It is able to source only 10% of its buyers’ orders and thus seeks to increase both volumes and quality, through a sourcing model based on POs and aggregators. PROSEMA collaborates with the Rural Development Ministry for extension and technical aspects at the production level. The partnership with 2SCALE aims to strengthen networks for sourcing, and to assist PROSEMA in building internal capacity.
Plan and monitor production- and commercialization campaigns
Provide technical assistance to SHFs (including women) to increase productivity and quality
Strengthen linkages among actors and supporters of the value chain, around Bene Yriwali Bulo
This partnership aims to support 40,000 smallholder farmers (24,000 women) to access information and (financial) services through a long-term contract with a leading Malian company in the sesame sector. The target of the lead partner, in terms of volumes, equals 20,000 tons per year of quality sesame, by 2017. Also 150 SMEs will be involved of which 70 will be female-headed.
Cleaned hulled and non-hulled sesame seed export market, through traders in China, India, Japan, Israel, Turkey and Europe.
Direction nationale de l’Agriculture à travers ces Directions régionales de Koulikoro, de Ségou, de Kayes, and de Sikasso, parastatals (Office du Niger, Office Riz Ségou, ONG)