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Mali is a landlocked country in the heart of the Sahel and it is one of the more food secure countries in the sub-region. Since 1992, the government adopted policies inspired by economic liberalization and political decentralization that have fostered the economic growth of the country. Agriculture accounts for 37% of the national GDP, about 68% of the population is rural and 79% of the active population works in agriculture.

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LAND-at-scale Tender Announcement: Mali

22 March 2021

LAND-at-scale is a land governance support programme for developing countries. A large part of the world’s population depends on having secure access to land for their incomes. LAND-at-scale aims to contribute to fair and sustainable tenure security, access to land and natural resources for all. …

Q&A: How a new law in Mali is securing villagers' rights to land

14 August 2017

A recently passed agricultural land law gives rural communities in Mali new rights to their traditional lands. Camilla Toulmin finds out more from an expert. On a recent visit to Mali, senior fellow Camilla Toulmin interviewed Professor Moussa Djire, rector of the University of Bamako Sciences P…

In drought-stricken Mali, women manoeuvre for land - and a future

30 May 2017

Malian men control access to land and decide which parts women are allowed to farm - that's a problem for women as erratic weather increases competition for land and harvests BOGOSSONI, Mali, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anthio Mounkoro has been farming land in Bogossoni for as long as she…



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Facing the double burden of climate change and conflict

4 August 2020

From Mali to Iraq, people in conflict zones are proving especially vulnerable to climate extremes An estimated 100,000 people died and livestock were decimated when a long drought hit West Africa in the 1970s. Isa, a 61-year-old community leader from northern Mali, recalled: “At that time, we only…

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Webinar: Land, Investment and Migration

Land, Investment and Migration: A Portrait of Village Life in Mali

Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020 Time:  2.30-3.45pm (GMT+1) Where: Online, using Zoom Registration: via this link.   The effects of the climate crisis, new technologies, and land grabs have altered the livelihoods and prospects of villagers living in Central Mali. Join us for an…