Developing the capacities of youth and women to accelerate their economic empowerment is a top priority in 2SCALE partnerships. But how is this being done?
In Mali, namely in Konodimini, the partnership based on the enhancement of the rice sector materializes its actions vis-à-vis young farmers and women parboilers, involved in this value chain.
The Siguida Yelen partnership in Konodimini aims to increase the quality of locally produced rice and bring it within reach of low-income consumers in places such as local Malian markets. It also seeks to involve 7,000 women and youth in the entire production, processing and marketing process. With the intention to move forward to achieve these objectives, two training courses were held. One on good practices in pesticide use for young people and the second one on improved parboiling techniques for women.