Date of this Version
INTSORMIL Quarterly Report July 1, 2008 – September 30, 2008
This report details the recent progress achieved under the Cooperative Agreement # 688-A-00- 007-00043-00. The report covers progress in the Production-Marketing, Food Processing and Décrue Sorghum components and summarizes the Production – Marketing Workshop held August 12-14, 2008, Hotel Plaza, Bamako, Mali and presents a portion of a proposal which was submitted September 23, 2008 in response to an RFA dated August 26, 2008 from the USAID Acquisition and Assistance Office, Bamako, Mali for a modification of Cooperative Agreement #: 688-A-00-07-00043-00.
Mpoko Bokanga, Executive Director of AATF speaking at the African Green Revolution Conference in Oslo aptly expressed the problem of moving agricultural technologies onto African farmers’ fields (see box below). In response to such comments we have designed this project specifically to move sorghum and millet production technologies onto farmers’ fields, link farmers’ organizations to food and feed processors and to commercialize processing technologies so as to enhance markets. To achieve this we improve the supply chain from the farm level to the consumer.