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Title: Note 1: Some Internet browsers open this PowerPoint presentation so that you must depress the F 5 ke

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  • Mali Agriculture Incubator CenterThe Marriage
  • Post-Graduate Education andan Agribusiness
    Incubator System

  • What is our
  • underlying philosophy?
  • How are we
  • vertically
  • integrated?
  • Bottom-up
  • Community based / village-based
  • Value farmer knowledge, knowledge of place,
    traditional ecological knowledge.
  • Social action group created.
  • Holistic, participatory
  • Health, education, agriculture not separate
    functions, part of each other.
  • Local community empowered.
  • Farmer-driven.
  • Village chief and elders first level of
  • Village womens association major role.
  • Vertical integration with local school system.
  • Coordinated with national ag research
    organization and host country university

Gap Diagram
  • What do we know that works in these specific
  • To what do we need to pay attention?

4-Way Matrix
  • US / European business models
  • Electronics
  • Not physical, face-to-face communication
  • Not including the chief and elders in process
  • Written reports and record keeping

Gap Diagram
  • Who are the actors with the Center?
  • IER, lInstitut dEconomie Rurale, Mali national
    agricultural research organization
  • IPR/IFRA, lInstitut Polytechnique Rurale et
    Institut Formation Recherches Appliquee, Mali
    national agricultural university
  • US universities
  • Tribal college (Montana)

Actors and Incubators
Montana externs
  • At time of design (2004)
  • At time of Launching (2007)
  • Now, at time of Hatching (2009)

  • IER, National Agricultural Research Organization
    of Mali
  • IPR/IFRA, National Agricultural University
  • ENI, National Engineering University
  • US Universities and Tribal College
  • Faculty
  • Students

  • Select 7 trainees
  • Begin English/graduate program
  • Obtain basic training in holistic / participatory
    / Farmer First process
  • Complete graduate program, village-based M.S.
  • Launch Incubator Center / individual,
    village-based incubators

  • Mutualistic collaboration farmers, the Mali
    Incubator Center, US university faculty/students
  • Six incubators are in various stages of
    development and progressing toward hatching
  • Mutualistic collaboration US / Malian Schools of
    Engineering - faculty/students, the Mali
    Agricultural Business Entrepreneurial Incubator

Actors and Incubators
  • Certified Disease-Free Seed Potato Incubator
  • Sustainable Cooling System Incubator
  • Longterm Cowpea Storage Incubator
  • Malaria Handicrafts Incubator

Malaria Handicrafts
Seed Potato
  • Borko Seed potatoes
  • Sustainable cooler
  • 2,000 farmers in seed potato production
  • 5 Cool storage providers
  • 20 providing transportation assistance
  • 200,000 farmers in table potatoes
  • Faculty / students
  • Metalsmiths
  • Cool storage providers

  • 1,000 in Sanambele
  • 5 entrepreneurs
  • 23 women in Sanambele
  • 1,000 potential persons receive benefit in
  • Eventually 12 neighboring villages can receive
    benefit, ca. 12,000 persons.

  • costs
  • Total number farmers /others benefitting
  • 202,000 X 6 1,212,000 Farmers/ Villagers or
    2.20 per farmer/villager
  • 200 new Malian university graduates
  • 35 non-village entrepreneurs
  • Training Center members Training 400,000
    (USAID-HED) 99,000 (Montana State Univ.)
  • Launching University programs/Incubators
  • 250,000 300,000 462,000
  • All of these funds were officially matched 11
  • Additional match has been documented.
  • Hatching, Self-Sufficiency proposal

  • Benefits to Incubators
  • Benefits to U.S. Universities
  • No cost expertise
  • Training
  • Lifetime collaborators
  • Support for the Quiet Revolution in International
  • Awards (campus-wide and national) to faculty and
    students at all partner universities and tribal

Mutualistic diagram
Montana Externs
UST externs
Discovery-based flow chart
  • Kenya, Khesara District, Bozeman Engineers
    without Borders
  • Pakistan schools for village girls and boys
  • Bangledesh Grameen Bank and other countries
    village-based, women-based microfinance systems

  • Lessons learned
  • What would we do differently next time?

  • Revenues coming in
  • Benefits to local businesses
  • Integration of research and development
  • How would we scale up?

  • Local ideas
  • Local issues
  • Local volunteers/entrepreneurs
  • Think holistically
  • Foreigners exit fast