IPR/IFRA, Mali

 

 

Rural Polytechnic Institute for Training and Applied research (IPR/IFRA) was established in 1897. The IPR of Katibougou is one of the oldest training institutions of Rural Development Officers in Mali.

 

Purpose of the SAFE program at Rural Polytechnic Institute for Training and Applied Research (IPR/IFRA) is to contribute towards the agricultural development efforts of Mali through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension required to raise agricultural production and productivity.

 

Since 2012, the SAFE program in Mali focused on the curriculum review and revision along the value chain, both for the regular and distance learning system. The Francophone system of tertiary education has been changed and most universities have adopted the LMD (Licence, Maitrise, Doctorat). SAFE has encouraged the programs in Francophone countries to closely work together, create and sustain synergy. Accordingly, they are doing it well. IPR/IFRA has organized several training sessions on agricultural value chain for graduates who have not had this opportunity during their past studies due lack value chain concept in the previous curricula.

 

Despite of the fact that SAFE has terminated its direct financial assistance to the university, IRP/IFRA is sustaining itself through local resources. The Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and Farmers Permanent Assembly are the main contributors towards the implementation of the Supervised Enterprise Projects (SEPs).

 

Graduates of IPR/IFRA are currently working in various rural development services and agricultural training centers. Some have already been promoted to positions of responsibility.


Graduates have also formed alumni association, and with their counterparts from Burkina Faso, a magazine called The Sahelian Agricultural popularizer whose 1st edition was published.

 

So far, 290 students enrolled at IPR/IFRA, including 42 women. Eighteen (18) students of the 11th batch had graduated in December 2016. Detailed student statistics at IPR/IFRA as of July 2017 is tabulated below.

Intake Year Male Female Total Remarks
1 2002 14 1 15 Graduated in December 2006
2 2003 17 5 22 Graduated in December 2007
3 2004 21 4 25 Graduated in December 2008
4 2005 23 1 24 Graduated in December 2009
5 2006 19 4 23 Graduated in December 2010
6 2007 18 2 20 Graduated in December 2011
7 2008 23 3 26 Graduated in December 2012
8 2009 20 2 22 Graduated in December 2013
9 2010 10 2 12 Graduated in December 2014
10 2011 12 3 15 Graduated in December 2015
11 2012 15 3 18 Graduated in December 2016
12 2013 23 2 25
13 2014 18 5 23
14 2015 15 5 20
  Total 248 42 290

 

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Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

 

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

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Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download