As part of the Improve rural Malian youth employability through tutorial apprenticeship (Imyeta) project, on 19 March last, GRET and the Agrumes et oléagineux du Mali company signed an agreement validating the seasonal employment of 150 young rural Malians in the mango sector in Sikasso.
This contract, which is the result of exchanges betweeen the project and the Sikasso mango sector trade association, will enable the young people selected to benefit from training on picking and packaging techniques for mangoes intended for export and on industrial processing, together with complementary training on hygiene. These actions will be funded under the Imyeta project, thanks to the support of the Norwegian development cooperation agency (Norad). Within Agrumes et oléagineux du Mali, these young recruits will benefit from guaranteed seasonal employment for 4 months a year until they are 40 years old, in strict compliance with the Malian labour code.
Conducted in partnership with national, regional and local institutions, the Imyeta project aims to improve the employability of young rural people in Mali by structuring vocational training and developing agricultural and para-agricultural skills in partnership with local businesses.