FAIRSAHEL - Mid-term evaluation of CIRAD's FAIR Sahel project on agroecological intensification for the resilience of farms in the Sahel

February 2023
April 2023
Project cost
25 000 €
Role in the project
Evaluation expertise


Burkina Faso Mali Senegal



Main goals

The Fair Sahel project, coordinated by CIRAD, is implemented by a consortium of 13 research and development partners in three countries: Burkina-Faso, Mali and Senegal. It is financed to the tune of 7 million euros by the European Union, 1.5 million by AFD and financed by CIRAD and IRD for 0.5 million euros. It started in January 2020 for 4 years.
The FAIR Sahel project is:

  • A participatory approach to develop solutions that meet the constraints of producers
  • A reflection on the agroecological levers that can be mobilized in the Sahel to optimize the efficiency and adaptation of agricultural production (sustainable soil management, functional plant biodiversity, optimization of agriculture-livestock interactions)
  • A multi-level intervention to cover issues related to agroecology transition at the scale of the plot, communities and territories
  • A project at the interface of research and development to promote the design and distribution of innovative systems

Specific objectives

The objective of our intervention is to assess the level of progress of the activities since the start of the project, the adequacy of the intervention in relation to the theory of change, to identify the critical points and to propose readjustments for improve the achievement of objectives

Related people

Project Manager - Agrarian Systems - Territories - Agro-ecology / Agriculture & Market / Senegal

Pierre Sutter

Graduate Engineer in Agriculture, Specialized in Agroecology of the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISA), he brings his expertise to the methodological support of the teams on the realization of diagnosis at the scale of the territory and the plot to develop the rules for managing natural resources and co-constructing innovative agricultural practices with producers. Based in Dakar serving West & Central Africa.

Country representative in Senegal

Cheikh Ousmane Loum

Graduated from a Master 2 in Territorial Planning - Decentralization and Local Development from the Faculty of Geography of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. He also holds an engineering degree (Master 1) in community development and training from the Higher School of Applied Economics in Dakar. He is an expert in agricultural market analysis and in training and supporting producer organizations

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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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