Mali

The National Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Development Policy

Executive
Policy
Passed in 2005
The agriculture development policy of Mali (PDA) provides the sector with a governance tool serving as a unique reference framework for all sub-sectoral policies and strategies. The PDA takes into account data from national, regional and international contexts in order to meet the legitimate expectations of the rural world and the Malian nation as a whole.The general objective of the PDA is to "contribute to making Mali an emerging country where the agricultural sector is a driving force of the national economy and guaranteeing food sovereignty in a logic of sustainable development." The PDA is based on the promotion of a sustainable, modern and competitive Agriculture based first and foremost on Family Farms (EAF) and Recognized and Secured Professional Agricultural Organizations (OPA) as well as on the development of Agricultural Enterprises (EA).The general objective is divided into 5 specific objectives; 1) ensuring the food security of the population and guaranteeing the food sovereignty of the nation, 2) ensuring the sound management of natural resources and the environment by taking into account climate change, 3) modernizing agricultural production systems and improve the competitiveness of agricultural sectors in a perspective of product valorization, 4) ensuring the development of technological innovations through agricultural research and vocational training, and 5) promoting the status of farmers and build the capacity of all stakeholders and reducing rural poverty.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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