Agricultural finance as a precondition for investment in smallholder agriculture in Mali
University of Duisburg-Essen, Inst. for Development and Peace (INEF), Germany
The research project “Ways out of poverty, vulnerability and food insecurity” conducted by the Institute for Development and Peace of Duisburg University with funds from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) aims to develop recommendations for development cooperation regarding how to reach poor, vulnerable and food insecure people and to effectively improve their lives. The research approach is based on identifying good practice projects and assessing their outreach approaches, project activities, lessons learnt and above all their impact with regard to the reduction of food insecurity, vulnerability and poverty. Among the research methods are focus group discussions, PRA methods and intensive interviews with project staff and beneficiaries.
Keywords: Agricultural finance, Mali, social enterprise
Contact Address: Karin Gaesing, University of Duisburg-Essen, Inst. for Development and Peace (INEF), Duisburg, Germany, e-mail: karin.gaesinguni-due.de