COVID-19 measures, such as mobility restrictions and social-distancing, create major food system challenges in Mali that affect food security. A study by Wageningen University & Research and partners revealed this deep immediate impact.
This rapid country assessment was set out to synthesise available secondary data in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and prioritise short-term challenges and actions required in Mali.
This work is part of a collaborative effort between the Community of Practice (CoP) on Knowledge in relation to the COVID-19 crisis in low- and middle-income countries - an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) - and related CoPs to support joint Dutch responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The rapid country assessment Mali was written by Nina de Roo (Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation; WCDI), Bertus Wennink (Royal Tropical Institute) and Walter de Boef (WCDI).
The assessment involved representatives of the organisations, who provided secondary data, participated in the expert panel and reviewed draft versions of this document: Adouna Trading Hub (Fatoumata Toure); Institut d'Economie Rurale (Alpha Oumar Kergna; Yara Koreissi Dembele); non-governmental organisation MALIMARK (Aminata Tangara Coulibaly); Live Your Dream Mali (Alfousseni Sidibe); Almamy Traore (consultant); Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Lait/FENALAIT (Adama Dembele); Agri-ProFocus Mali (Oudou Bengaly; Doualat Maïga); ICCO/Woord en Daad (Peter Commandeur; Sebastien Dohou); SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (Thomas Sommerhalter); and 2Scale (Baba Togola; Oumou Camara; Henk van Duijn).