Main partners

In France: Afdi Touraine, Cemagref, AFD

In Morocco: ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture) of Meknès, IAV Hassan II of Rabat, Ated Chefchaouen (Association Talassemtane pour l’Environnement et le Développement), DPA (Provincial Agriculture Office) of Chefchaouen, Bouhsoussen Farm Co-op

In Mali: AOPP (Association des Organisations Professionnelles Paysannes) of Sikasso, CEMK (Coopérative des Exploitations Mécanisées of Koutiala), IER (Institut d’Économie Rurale)

Geographic location

In Morocco: Khénifra (Middle Atlas) and Chefchaouen (Rif) regions In Mali: Sikasso and Koutiala regions


Conducted in partnership by Fert and Afdi Touraine is being implemented simultaneously in two regions of Morocco and two in Mali. It has four focuses: design and construction of a “direct-seed” sower adapted to animal traction and light mechanisation, support for the structuring of groups of producers aimed at dissemination, acquisition of agro-economic references in conservation agriculture, and, finally, evaluation, capitalisation and dissemination of results.

In 2013, funding for the action came to an end in Mali. Then in Morocco in 2016.