PlotManagers-MaliMali Food Security Policy Research Program aims to address key evidence and analytical gaps in priority policy areas while simultaneously building up long-term local capacity for policy-relevant research and engagement through collaborative research with local partners.

Local partners:
APCAM : Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d’Agriculture du Mali
IER : Institut d’Économie Rurale
IPR/IFRA : Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliquée
OMA : Observatoire du Marché Agricole
CSA : Commissariat à la Sécurité Alimentaire
CSP/SDR: Cellule de Planification et de Statistiques du Secteur Développement Rural

Previous Funding:
Mali Food Security Policy Analysis and Capacity Building Program (USAID/Mali Buy-In, 2014/15)
Project to Mobilize Food Security Initiatives in Mali - Phase II (Projet de Mobilisation des Initiatives en Matière de Sécurité Alimentaire au Mali) 
Mali Food Security Initiative

Status: Core-funded Activities and Associate Award
Funding dates: Feb 2016–Feb 2021
Name of the project: Mali Food Security Policy Research Program, known in French as “Projet de Recherche sur les Politiques de Sécurité Alimentaire au Mali (PREPOSAM)’’

Components: C1-C2
Themes: Gender and Youth Employment

Project Leaders:
Steven Haggblade - Professor, International Development
Yenizié Koné - Chief of Party and Senior Economist for the MSU Bamako Office
Melinda Smale - Professor, International Development
Véronique Thériault - Assistant Professor, International Development

Mali Food Security Policy Research Program Brochure