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Developing Public-Private Partnerships for effective access and use of climate information services by farmers and pastoralists in the Great Green Wall intervention zone of Mali

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This report describes a methodological approach for the co-development of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for effective access and use of climate information service by farmers and pastoralists in the Great Green Wall intervention zone of Mali. The implementation started with the characterisation of the strengths and weaknesses of potential public-private partners institutions including the National Agency of the Great Green Wall (ANGMVM), the National Meterological Agency (MALI-METEO), the Mobile phone company (Orange Mali) and the Institute of Rural Economy (IER). Then, a participatory and inclusive discussion was engaged for establishing partnership. The research activity pursues three specific objectives: i) Evaluate existing partnerships and mechanisms for mainstreaming CIS and agro-advisories into the activities conducted by the Great Green Wall National Agency of Mali; ii) Develop Public-Private Partnerships for the sustainable management of climate risks in the zone of the Great Green Wall; iii) Define activities, roles and responsibilities and possible contractual issues for the sharing of costs and benefits between the actors involved in Climate Information Service activities in Mali. We found that in the GGW zone, the main partners evolve individually according to their interest, and there is lack of coordination, indicating a need to setting partnerships for climate information services access and use. The development of PPP business models through this activity allowed participants to get to know better each other but also to engage in a win-win partnership under which each partner will play a key role based on their areas of expertise. Three comprehensive business models were elaborated: Business-to-Business-toClients (BBC) model without revenue sharing, Business-to-client (B2C) model and Business-to-businessto-client (BBC) with the revenue sharing for PPP in the GGW zone in Mali. The validated and consensual model for next steps was the BBC with revenue sharing part as it involved all the partners and provides sufficient room for sustainability. The Business to client model is more flexible and can be run nationwide in Mali.

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Traore B, Bouare Y, Nikoi G, Zougmoré RB. 2021. Developing Public Private Partnerships for effective access and use of climate information service by farmers and pastoralists in the Great Green Wall intervention zone of Mali. CCAFS Working Paper no. 413. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Authors

Traoré, Bouba
Bouaré, Yaya
Nikoi, Gordon
Zougmoré, Robert B