- 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 December 8, 2017
With a rapid increase in herbicide use, the West Africa region needs to implement regulations to fight counterfeit products.
Published on August 31, 2017
FSP in Mali compared adoption and intensity of fertilizer use as well as productivity between men and women growers of sorghum within the same households. An AgriLinks post, August 31, 2017
Published on May 9, 2014
John Staatz was named "Officier de L'ordre National du Mali," or Officer of the National Order of Mali, by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Publications and Presentations
Published on December 25, 2021
Assima, A., Smale, M., & Kone, B. (2021). Diverse crops and input subsidies: a village-scale analysis in Mali. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 1–16.
Published on December 5, 2021
Smale, M., & Thériault, V. (2021). Input subsidy effects on crops grown by smallholder farm women: The example of cowpea in Mali. Oxford Development Studies, 1–15.
Les impacts économiques du COVID-19 en Afrique urbaine et rurale: Des résultats inattendus dans cinq pays
Published on September 24, 2021
Les résultats sont présentés suivant deux aspects : 1) les impacts sur le revenu et la pauvreté et 2) les impacts sur la consommation alimentaire et la sécurité alimentaire.
Consumer and retailer preferences for local ingredients in processed foods: Evidence from a stacked choice experiment in an African urban dairy market
Published on August 2, 2021
Vroegindewey, R., Richardson, R. B., Ortega, D. L., & Theriault, V. (2021). Consumer and retailer preferences for local ingredients in processed foods: Evidence from a stacked choice experiment in an African urban dairy market. Food Policy, 102106.
Published on July 1, 2021
Theriault, V., & Smale, M. (2021). The unintended consequences of the fertilizer subsidy program on crop species diversity in Mali. Food Policy, 102, 102121.