Agricultural investments and land acquisitions in Mali: Context, trends and case studies

December 2012
IIED (Moussa Djire, with Amadou Keita and Alfousseyni Diawara)

Discusses agricultural investments in Mali. Analyses national trends in investment flows and patterns; assesses the adequacy of the legal and institutional framework regulating land and investment; and examines two examples of more inclusive investments. Findings provide ground for concern as to the preparedness of national frameworks to ensure that investment pursues sustainable development goals. Also provide insights on the potential and challenges of making more inclusive investment models work in practice. Includes national context, trends in private agricultural investment and large-scale land acquisitions, and case studies of investment models.