Governments in many countries including sub-Saharan African countries have traditionally taken the dominant role in the provision of agricultural extension services because of the important contribution of the agricultural sector to the economy. In Mali, governmental and parastatal extension services are by far the most important agricultural extension and advisory services providers because of the number of field staff members (841), the extent of geographic coverage and the range of technical areas. To lend support to the government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and projects provide temporary or occasional extension and advisory services, alongside the private sector whose contribution to EAS is very limited. For a full report on the pluralistic agricultural extension system in Mali click HERE
COORDINATION NATIONALE DES ORGANISATIONS PAYSANNES DU MALI
La CNOP est constituée d’OP à compétence nationale et/ou régionale adhérente aux statuts et règlement. La mise en place de ce cadre a fait l’objet d’un consensus entre les organisations faîtières du niveau national et régional. La CNOP se veut un cadre largement ouvert à toutes les sensibilités d’OP, c’est pourquoi la charte a été rédigée et amendé progressivement avec un souci de consensus à tous les niveaux.
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, http://www.ma.gov.mlDirection Nationale d’Agriculture, DNA (841 extension staff). Divisions within DNA that have an extension mandate:
The governmental provision of extension and advisory services for crop production, livestock production, forestry, fisheries and rural infrastructure development are spread across different ministries and their separate operational units.
Key governmental units with national extension and advisory services functions include:
There is a network of Centre d’Animateur Rurale (CAR) in all of Mali’s administrative units (the plan is to equip these as training centers for young farmers)
Direction Nationale des Productions et des Industries Animales, DNPIA (app. 445 staff). The DNPIA has the mandate to develop national policy and programs concerning animal production and industries. The DNPIA is organized into four divisions:
Direction Nationale du Genie Rurale;
Direction Nationale des Services Vétérinaires
Direction Nationale des Eaux et Forets
SAFE, Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education, Programs in Mali:
Key educational /research institutions with extension training programs or an extension mandate include:
Additional key governmental entities and parastatal organizations with geographically or technically limited EAS functions include:
Compagnie Malienne pour le Développement des Textiles;
Office du Dévéloppment Rural de Sélingué;
Office de la Haute Vallée du
Office du Niger;
Protection Végétaux, OPV.
Office du Perimeter Irrigue du Baguineda;
Office Riz Ségou.
Several private sector companies provide some extension and advisory services
Source: Brent Simpson, December 2010,
ASTI Agricultural Research and Development investments and capacity in Mali: http://www.asti.cgiar.org/mali