Yenizié Koné

Yenizié Koné

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Chief of Party and Senior Economist for the MSU Bamako Office

Bamako, Mali


Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Université de Bamako, Bamako, Mali
MS., in Agricultural Economics, Institut Agronomique et Véterinaire Hassan II (IAV), Rabat, Morocco
BS., Institut Agronomique et Véterinaire Hassan II (IAV), Rabat, Morocco

Dr. Yenizié Koné is Chief of Party and Senior Economist for the MSU Bamako Office, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics.

Dr. Koné brings extensive knowledge and experience in agricultural economics research in Mali. He has particular expertise in rural development, decentralized micro-finance system, ex-ante/ex-post impact assessment of policy and technologies effects on farmers’ welfare. His expertise includes applying economic analysis tools like partial equilibrium economic analysis at the farm household level (household model) and econometric models using (Logit, Probit, Tobit, etc.). These tools allow to estimate agricultural risks impact and its incidence on the provision of inputs, production, farm income and consumption of households.

Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Koné has held several positions at the Malian Prime Minister’s Office, including Chief Technical Advisor for the Rural Development, Environment, Sanitation, and Sustainable Development Unit.

Dr. Koné also supervises students in Master’s and PhD programs, and has lectured at the Université du Mali since 2010. He has also taught food systems, food security and post-harvest technologies at the University of Cape Coast, West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use Graduate Research Program, an International PhD Program, in Cape Coast, Ghana (2013). He has published many scientific articles and has contributed to several books, including “Office du Niger un grenier à Riz au Mali (2002).”




“L’Office du Niger un grenier à riz au Mali (2002)” ;

Dembelé I. ;Kong D ;Koné Y (2000) : Fallows and field system in dryland Mali. Nutrient on the move, pp 83-102 ;

Koné Y., et al. (2012): Waves breaking on the Niger River: Mali’s Strategy for Conquering Markets for Cereal, Livestock and for some Emerging Products.



Koné Y: Food security challenge in Africa: fertilizer subsidy efficiency issue in Mali ;

Koné Y et al: Impact of policy mesures after 2007/2008 food crisis on food price volatility in West Africa.



Dembelé U, A M K, Koné Y et al. (2016): Ethnobotanical preferences of local woody species exploited for the production of vegetable oil in the Sikasso circle, Mali, africa focus, V 29, Nr.1, pp. 49-65 ;

Dembélé U, A M L, Koné Y. and al. (2015): Use-value and importance of socio-cultural knowledge on Carapa procera trees in the Sudanian zone in Mali. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine ;

Koné Y., Wampfler B. and Bélières J.F. (2009): Contribution of micro-credit institutions to family farming in the Niger Office area of Mali. Bulletin de l’Association de Géographes

Français (BAGF-Géographies), Vol 2, pp. 258-270 ;

Coulibaly, Y. ;Bélières J. F. ;Koné, Y. (2006): Family farms of the Irrigation System of the Office du Niger: evolution and perspectives. Cahiers Agricultures Vol 15 no. 6 November – December 2006 ;

Koné Y., Koné D., Bagayoko M., Dena, P. S. (2004): Debt, a constraint on access to credit? Case study of family farms in the irrigated zone of the Office du Niger, Mali. Hommes Terres & Eau, Vol. 34, no. 129, pp. 59-64 ;

Koné, Y. ;Choin A. (2000): The flow of agricultural products across frontiers of Mali Le Bulletin des Frontières, no. 2, IER/PSI/INSAH ;

Koné, Y. ;Choin A. (1999): The flow of agricultural products across frontiers of Mali: le Bulletin des Frontières, no. 1, IER/PSI/INSAH ;

Koné.Y. Ahmadi.N., Mariko.D (1996): The potato value-chain in southern Mali: Clearing and Drainage of Lowlands in Mali. Bilan et perspectives nationales intérêt pour la savane Ouest africaine IER/CIRAD/CMDT/CBF, pp.144-154.



Kong Y. ;O. Bouaré (2013): Identification and development of regional economic poles in Mali, CAP- Prime Minister’s Office ;

Koné Y., et al. (2012): The Economics of Oil in Mali, CAP- Prime Minister’s Office ;

Koné Y., O. Bouaré (2012): Two Consequences of the European Financial Crisis on Mali:  Perspective Note No. 2, CAP-Prime Minister’s Office ;

Koné Y., O. Bouaré (2011): Econometric Model for Petroleum importation into Mali Prospective Note No. 1, CAP-Prime Minister’s Office ;

Koné Y. (2009): The credit market as relates to agricultural risk: rice production in the Office du Niger in Mali, Doctoral dissertation ;

Y.Koné, Diouara H., Coulibaly, M., Diagne A., Simtoe F., Sogobossi, M.J. (2008): The Adoption of NERICA Rice Varieties and their Impact on the Rice Production in Mali ;

Koné Y., Wampfler B., Bélières J.F. (2007): Contribution of Microfinance Institutions to Financing of Sustainable Family Agriculture in the Zone of the Office du Niger ;

Koné Y. (2004): Food system Characterization in Office Niger in Mali ;

Koné Y. (2003): Agricultural enterprises indebtedness causes in Office Niger in Mali ;

Koné Y. (2001): Consensual costs of production of paddy in the zone of the Office du Niger ;

Koné Y. (2000): The perception of operators on the management of soil fertility in Mali ;

Koné Y. (1999): Diversification of crops on land in the Office du Niger: Support for irrigated rice production ;

Koné Y. (1999): Consensus costs of production of paddy in the zone of the Office du Niger ;

Koné Y. (1998): Analysis of decentralized financial systems and the Program of income diversification in the non-cotton zone of southern Mali (PDR/San) ;

Koné Y. (1998): Baseline study of the zone of intervention of the Program of Diversification of Revenues in the non-cotton zone of southern Mali (San) ;

Koné Y. (1998): Organization and constraints of the supply systems of fertilizer for rural producers in the CMDT and the Office du Niger zone in Mali ;

Koné Y. et al. (1996): Evaluation of the impact of the devaluation of the FCFA on the competiveness of the potato value-chain in Mali ;

Koné Y. (1996): Study of the potato value-chain in southern Mali ;

Koné Y. (1994): Application of mathematical linear programming to the elaboration of a model of technical-economic management practice for farm operations, Morocco. Master thesis, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics (3rd cycle).


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