Female and male plot managers in the Koulikorou region (by Naman Keita)

Mali 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) (see
Mali Food Security Initiative (see

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
Gender and Youth Employment

Project Leaders:
Steven Haggblade - Professor, International Development
Véronique Thériault
- Assistant Professor, International Development
Melinda Smale - Professor, International Development