Project description

The research for securing the main steps in the process was based on an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the key stakeholders. In this context, security through the establishment of a third-party holding system accessible to suppliers was the subject of a special feasibility analysis.
The result of the study was a document outlining general and specific objectives, expected results, intervention logic, planned activities, resources to be mobilised, which was to be presented to the national contractor and to the French Development Agency at the end of the mission.

Project goals

The main objective of this study was to carry out an in-depth analysis of the different levels of ‘non strategic’ input supply process constraints in the cotton sector in Mali and to develop a project or activity document to secure the input supply and distribution system.

The specific goals of this project were:

  • Using the results of the 5 regional workshops, identify and analyse the different levels and types of constraints, a coherent strategic understanding and priorities and solutions ;
  • Consult the main actors involved in the issue of inputs, to validate a strategic vision and determine the content of an action plan;
  • Propose a project document presenting the solutions for each level and type of constraints in a coherent strategy.

Services provided

CA 17 International provided the following experts:

  • International expert, team leader, Development Economist (1.3 M-M);
  • International expert, rural development specialist (0.4 M-M);
  • National expert, Cotton and inputs specialist (1 M-M).

Project page

  • Continent


  • Country


  • Sector of activity


  • Time period

    December 2006 to February 2007

  • Men - months

    2,7 M-M

  • Customer

    AGETIER (Rural Infrastructure and Equipment Works Implementation Agency)

  • Donors

    French Agency for Development

  • Budget

    0 à 500 000€