Over 80 percent of Mali’s population is engaged in agricultural activities making it a critical sector in the country’s economic growth. In the meantime, farming is still characterized by low productivity, post-harvest crop losses, under-developed markets, and vulnerability to climate change. Malnutrition remains a significant challenge for the growing population.
Transforming the agriculture economy sustainably requires the increase in productivity, the generation and uptake of high yield technologies and access to market and trade.
CORAF’s work in Mali
As a research coordination organization, CORAF works hand-in-hand with the national agricultural research systems of Mali as well as the Regional Centers of Specialization on Rice to devise science and technology solutions to enable agriculture actors to deal with some of these challenges.
To date, CORAF’s Work has contributed to:
- Generating high-performing agricultural innovative technologies;
- Increase in agricultural productivity through the provision of high-yielding varieties;
- Construction and rehabilitation of agricultural research and development infrastructure;
- Improved access to innovations and technologies by producers;
- Increase in incomes of producers;
- Strengthening of the capacity of agricultural research
- Reduction in poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in rural areas
Agriculture Research and Development in Mali
Three entities conduct agricultural research in Mali. These include the Institute of Rural Economy, the Central Veterinary Laboratory, and the Rural Polytechnic Institute of Training and Applied Research Katibougou.
The Institute of Rural Economy is Mali’s principal agricultural research agency, primarily focusing on research agricultural and livestock production, postharvest, food technology, and socioeconomic research.
CORAF works with many different actors in Mali including the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Directorate of Rural Engineering, the Mali Seed Association (ASEMA), Mali’s National Rice Producers’ Platform, the National Seed Service (SSN) Ségou, the National Coordination of Peasant Organizations, Mali’s National Seed Association (PNPR-M), the National Rice Specialization Centre (CNS-Riz), the Office of Niger (ON), the Permanent Assembly of the Chambers of Agriculture of Mali (APCAM), the Permanent Assembly of Chambers (APCM) of Mali, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mali (CCIM).
Success Stories in Mali
TARSPro/CORAF: a Revised Guideline for Greater Impact in 2023
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CORAF Mainstreams CSA Concepts in the Implementation of TARSPro Project
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Administrative and financial capacity building for TARSPro management teams
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CORAF Executive Director Received in Audience by H.E. The Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Agriculture of ECOWAS
On October 26, 2022, CORAF Executive Director, Dr. Abdou Tenkouano, was received...Read More
Technology parks to accelerate scale-up of agricultural technologies and innovations
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Contact CNS Mali
First Name: Dr Minamba
Last Name: BAGAYOKO
Institution: WAAPP Mali
Title: Coordonnateur CNS
Phone: (223) 20 72 61 91
PB/City: BP. 258 – Bamako
Fax: 223 2022 37 75
Contact IER Mali
First Name: Dr Abdoulaye
Last Name: HAMADOUN
Title: Directeur Général
Phone: 223 20 22 01 16
PB/City: BP. 258 – Bamako
Fax: 223 20 22 37 75