Presentations, Publications, Articles and Video Links

Peer reviewed publications, articles, research papers, and policy research briefs.

Peer Reviewed Publications


Socio-Economic Constraints of Adopting New Cowpea Varieties in Three Agro-Ecological Zones in the Senegalese Peanut Basin

Published 2022

Assane Beye, Pape Bilal Diakhate, Omar Diouf, Aliou Faye, Augustine K. Obour, Zachary P. Stewart, Yared Assefa, Doohong Min & Pagadala V. V. Prasad


Is Cowpea a ‘Women’s Crop’ in Mali? Implications for Value Chain Development

Published 2022

Melinda Smale, Veronique Theriault, Andrea Allen & Mamadou Sissoko

The Unintended Consequences of Fertilizer Subsidies on Crop Species Diversity in Mali

Published 2021

Melinda Smale & Veronique Theriault


Articles, Research Papers and Policy Briefs

Analyse Des Changements Intervenus Dans La Politique De Subvention Des Engrais Au Mali En Utilisant Le Modele Kaleidoscope (Analysis of Changes in the Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in Mali Using the Kaleidoscope Model)

Published August 2022

Mamadou Sissoko, Amidou Assima, Melinda Smale, & Yénizié Koné et Bouréma Koné


Beyond Grain: The Potential of Cowpea in Local Markets of Mali

Published on November 17, 2021

Mamadou Sissoko, Veronique Theriault, and Melinda Smale


Le Potentiel de Developpement du Niebe, Au-Dela de Ses Grains, Dans les Marches Locaux du Mali

Published on November 9, 2021

Mamadou Sissoko, Veronique Theriault, and Melinda Smale


Identifying the Gaps and Opportunities for Research in Cowpea Seed Systems in Mali

Published November 2021

Krista Isaacs & Chiaka Diallo


Published on May 18, 2021

Andrea Allen, Jan Fierro and Melinda Smale


Fertilizer Subsidy Effects on Cowpea Areas and Spatial Crop Diversity in Malian Villages

Published May 2021

Amidou Assima, Melinda Smale and Bourema Kone




Published on April 28, 2021

Jan Fierro, John Medendorp and Deepa Thiagarajan


Diverse Crops, Local Markets and Diet Quality of Farming Families in Mali

Published 2021

Melinda Smale & Veronique Theriault


Fertilizer Subsidy and Cowpeas In Mali

Published on December 7, 2020

Melinda Smale


Quantifying the Scope and Scale of Nutritious Cowpea Products in Local Markets of West Africa

Published December 2020

Aliou Diagne, Melinda Smale, Véronique Thériault and Idrissa Wade


Published on January 24, 2020

Jan Fierro


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