Mali

Introduction:

Mali is a landlocked country in the Sahel with a population of about 18 million people (2016 estimates). About 60% of the area is classified as dryland and desert. Agriculture makes up about 45 percent of Malian GDP, but its influence goes far beyond that level; the majority of the population is employed in agriculture. Although the GDP per capita has grown in the last ten years, Mali continues to be a poor country that depends heavily on cotton and gold exports. These two products generate more than half of the revenue. The most important agricultural products are rice, maize, millet and sorghum, groundnuts, and animal products. Rice, maize, millet and sorghum also account for a large share of the calories consumed, but the national diet is lacking in micronutrient rich foods. A consequence of this imbalance are the high child stunting and micronutrient deficiency rates in Mali. Meanwhile, overweight and obesity rates in adults are also increasing.

Read the full country dossier here, and read the country innovation study on the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investments in Mali here.

Mali on eAtlas

Publications

Global Innovation Index 2017 Report Now Available

Change in crop management strategies could double the maize yield in Africa

PARI Annual Report 2016

The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases

2017

The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases is a GIS-based mapping tool designed to help policy analysts and policymakers access and use high quality and highly disaggregated data on agricultural, socio-economic, and bio-physical indicators to guide agricultural policy and investment decisions.

Country Innovation Studies

2016 | Prepared by the PARI national partners and FARA

The Innovation Studies for the 12 African PARI countries provide an overview of the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investment in the respective country. Read more Country Innovation Studies

On the use of agricultural system models for exploring technological innovations across scales in Africa: A critical review

2016 | R.P. Rötter | F.L. Sehomi | J.G. Höhn | J.K. Niemi | M. van den Berg

Published as: ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 23, Center for Development Research, Bonn.

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PARI Annual Report 2015

PARI Policy Brief No. 1: Strategic Directions for Development Collaboration for Food Security and Agricultural Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tapping Potentials of Innovation for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Growth – an Africa-wide Perspective

2015 | C. Husmann | J. von Braun | O. Badiane | Y. Akinbamijo | O.A. Fatunbi | D. Virchow

A study for the special initiative  “One World, No Hunger” of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Report on Potentials and Cooperation Opportunities in African Countries

2015 | J. von Braun et al.

Summary of a report on potentials and possibilities for German collaboration in agriculture in the 12 PARI countries.

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Potentials and Possibilities for German Collaboration in Agriculture – 12 Country Dossiers

Regional trade and volatility in staple food markets in Africa