Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral and Industrial Project (PASPI)


Type of project: Private
Region: Koulikoro
Investment amount (millions CFA francs): 5 947
Investment amount (Euro): 9 066 100
Investment amount (USD): 10 619 592

Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral and Industrial Project (PASPI) in Sadiouroubougou and Senkoro in the rural commune of Baguinéda-Camp, Koulikoro region.

The agro-pastoral farms of Sadiouroubougou and Senkoro were established in 1983 on two land titles of 35 ha (Sadiouroubougou) and 335 ha (Senkoro). Prior to March 1991, activities on both farms were as follows :

  • Sadiouroubougou : cattle farming (dairy cattle, in particular), sheep, poultry, fodder crops, maize and sorghum
  • Senkoro : market crops (tomatoes, melons, shallots), fruit crops (mangoes, papaya, pineapples), cereal crops (maize). Farm operations were suspended in March 1991 following the coup d'état that had taken place. This resulted in an extended fallow period and the deterioration of agricultural equipment and irrigation networks. The resumption of activities has been underway for a while, with a certain amount of regeneration work and some agricultural activities (2 ha of papaya) as well as dairy cattle farming. In view of the significant potential of both farms for milk (dairy) and meat (abattoir) production, a feasibility study was carried out to increase production and productivity, thus contributing to an increase in the supply of quality milk and meat in Mali and in the countries of the sub-region.


Insufficient supply of local milk: With an estimated herd of 10.623 million cattle, 15.143 million sheep and 21.087 million goats in 2015, Mali is the largest country for livestock farming in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the second largest in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) after Nigeria. Despite this large herd, Mali imported 16.990 billion CFA francs in milk and dairy products in 2011, 16.591 billion in 2012, 19.303 billion in 2013 and 20.747 billion CFA francs in 2014 Low meat prices in Mali: The livestock and meat market does not allow Mali to benefit from the added value of processing. International standards are not respected at abattoirs, especially at the Abattoir Frigorifique de Bamako (AFB). This significantly reduces the quantities of meat exported and forces those involved in the industry to export live cattle.


The Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral and Industrial Project (PASPI) has the overall objective of creating wealth through the processing and marketing of agricultural and livestock products. The specific objectives are as follows :

  1. to promote fruit and vegetable crops, in particular mangoes, tomatoes and melons,
  2. to support the development of cereal crops (rice, maize),
  3. to promote the livestock, meat and milk sectors in the project area through the creation and operation of a modern dairy and abattoir
  4. to develop fish farming and beekeeping,
  5. to create rural jobs for farmers in the project area and farm jobs (specialised workers, machine operators and lorry drivers) and
  6. to organise farmers (working in livestock and other areas) within the framework of their contribution to project activities, in particular as regards the supply of the project with mangoes, tomatoes, milk, cattle, as well as sheep and goats to be fattened up.*



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