- The capital and main city is Bamako.
- The official language is French
- Area: 478,841 sq mi (approx. 4x the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 15 million in 2009
- Climate: Northern Sahara zone in Mali experiences hot and dry climate whereas the climate of Mali in the subtropical southern part is hot and humid
Fun Fact: The prime meridian marker is located in Gao, Mali, where one can literally stand on the edge of two hemispheres.
MSU and Partners achievements in Mali
Brochure in English
Les réalisations de MSU et ses partenaires au Mali
Pamphlet en français
Main Research Themes
- Agrifood System Transformation
- Input Use and Market Development
- Policy Research and Capacity Building
- Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
- Training and Capacity Building
- Value Chain Analysis
Published on June 25, 2021
The Mali Food Security Policy Research Program has come to an end but leaves behind a lasting legacy of agricultural policy research and capacity development.
Published on October 1, 2020
Malian Farmers face greater difficulty accessing fertilizer during COVID-19
Published on November 15, 2018
A brochure, in English and in French, tells the story: Institution building, policy reforms, scientist and student trainings. Réalisations de MSU et de ses partenaires au Mali.
Published on August 30, 2018
Malian farmers are concerned about being better farmers, and knowing the exact size of the fields they farm is a fundamental change.
FSP West Africa Expertise on Herbicide Policies at the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy
Published on June 11, 2018
This panel explores the impact of the resulting rapid growth in herbicide use.
Publications and Presentations
Published on November 12, 2020
Smale, M., Thériault, V., & Mason, N. M. (2020). Does subsidizing fertilizer contribute to the diet quality of farm women? Evidence from rural Mali. Food Security, 1-18. Published online 2 Sept. 2020.
Pesticide Emergency Use Authorization: An Underutilized Tool for Controlling Invasive Pests in Africa
Published on November 3, 2020
Luis Suguiyama, Steven Haggblade, Joseph E. Huesing, Regina Eddy, Shavonn R. Whiten, and Dan McGrath, 2020. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 124.
RESTITUTION DE L’ENQUETE IER/MSU/2017-18 AUPRES DES MENAGES AGRICOLES SUR L’UTILISATION DES INTRANTS DANS LA ZONE DELTA DU NIGER
Published on October 20, 2020
M. Sissoko, N. Keita, A. Assima et Y. Koné, 2020. RESTITUTION DE L’ENQUETE IER/MSU/2017-18 AUPRES DES MENAGES AGRICOLES SUR L’UTILISATION DES INTRANTS DANS LA ZONE DELTA DU NIGER. FSP Research Paper 181-F.
Published on October 13, 2020
Véronique Thériault, Wayne Jiang, Amadou Diarra, Steven Haggblade, Joseph Edmund, Joseph Ipou Ipou, and Abdramane Traore, 2020. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 180.
Politique et réglementation semencières au Mali : L’accès des petits producteurs aux semences améliorées
Published on August 15, 2020
Melinda Smale, Yenizié Koné, et Bocary Timbo, 2020. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 120-F