Valuing women’s involvement in agriculture as full actors: First successful results with the AICCRA
One hundred and twenty women service providers in Mali were trained in the effective use of the RiceAdvice app, a rice production systems in Africa.
Thanks to the project on “Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA),” 120 women service providers in the project intervention area in Mali were trained through local NGOs in the effective use of the RiceAdvice app that provides field-specific management guidelines for rice production systems in Africa. The main aim is to enable the women service providers to reach female farmers, who due to cultural barriers are not able to access such agricultural advice.
As a result of working with these women service providers, nearly 20,440 women and youth farmers (45% of total number of farmers) in the project intervention area in Mali have adopted the technologies recommended by RiceAdvice. This contributed to rice yield increase by 1.0 t/ha on women’s fields against 0.8 t/ha on men’s fields.