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Cross-cutting aspects


 The programs implemented by MFC Nyetaa integrate activities whose fundamental objective is to strengthen the leadership and economic, social and political positioning of women, youth and other vulnerable groups. The strategy for implementing these activities is to identify and remove socio-cultural, economic, and environmental barriers to their access to livelihoods and to promote the strengthening of their management and negotiation skills.


 In Mali, the exploitation of wood for energy purposes remains the main source of energy for the population, and energy produced from hydrocarbons or hydroelectricity is very limited.

Rural areas have little access to electricity, with a rate of access to modern energy that is 18% according to statistics. Investment and job creation opportunities are very limited. In order to promote sustainable economic development and mitigate migration and rural-urban migration, MFC Nyetaa has made rural electrification an essential component of its programs. The goal is to facilitate access to modern, environmentally friendly, renewable energy services for communities and their businesses at lower cost and for productive use.

Economic development

 The economic development objective of MFC Nyetaa’s various programs focuses on the development of private initiatives and entrepreneurship. To achieve this objective, the intervention strategy is based on the development of economic opportunities and the increase and diversification of income in rural areas. It focuses on improving the performance of commercially oriented agro-sylvo-pastoral value chains in which the beneficiary communities have a comparative advantage.

To support these actions, emphasis is placed on: i) access to markets, ii) access to modern energy services at lower cost, iii) training in entrepreneurship, iv) acquisition of new technologies to improve production capacity and product quality, v) establishment of micro-credit activities to finance income-generating activities, especially for rural women, youth and vulnerable groups.

Centre of excellence

 Since 2010 MFC Nyetaa has undertaken a new strategic orientation based on the concept of Center of Excellence (Hakili Yiriwali So in Bambara language) which aims at mobilizing local resources (human and natural) endogenous to make them factors of participatory, sustainable and inclusive development. This strategic orientation has begun to be translated into concrete action through the creation of the centers of excellence in Garalo, Filamana and Finkolo-Ganadougou, as well as the Center for Rural Innovation and Adaptation Technologies (CIRTA) in Biron.

Goal: These centers aim to promote local dynamics of ‘social and solidarity-based economic development’ based on ‘good environmental governance’ on the one hand, and on the other hand on a process of capacity building for advocacy/lobbying of local partners in MFC Nyetaa’s intervention area.

Vision: The centers of excellence support the provision of space and accompanying services for the renewal of local communities’ perceptions of themselves in their living environment. The centers are places of valorization of local socio-economic potential, places of learning, sharing of experiences and experimentation to support creativity and innovation at the local level. They are sites for capitalizing on the experiences and achievements of local partners, MFC and all other stakeholders in rural areas, and are willing to valorize their knowledge.

Mission: To apply to the spirit and orientations of MFC Nyetaa’s projects and programs, the self-confidence of an individual or the members of a community is indispensable in order to want and know how to recognize and sustainably value the natural potential available in order to live usefully and with dignity in respect of the well-being of present and future generations.


 In its 17 years of existence, MFC has carried out many projects, different in size and type. It has also been a great learning process for us, and the people we work with. The lessons learned from these different projects and programs have been capitalized in reports, articles, films, radio programs etc. Capitalization is an ongoing process, and our goal is to share the lessons learned and the most interesting discoveries via this web page.