Land grabbing by foreign investors is a growing problem for the Global South. Rice production in Mali is no exception. To counter this trend, there is a greater push from countries like Mali for food security and food sovereignty. Despite this push, decentralization and a lack of government funds have led Mali to sign multiple agreements with multinational companies. The Malibya Society, a partnership between Mali and Libya, is one of these investors that could jeopardize Mali’s autonomy. This paper will describe the details of the project, the reactions of government officials, peasant organizations, and farmers, and what Malians can do or are doing to combat the problems that put them in this situation.
Agricultural and Resource Economics | Public Policy
Bell, Emily, "The Rice Farmer vs. the Multinational: Mali’s Winding Path Toward Food Sovereignty" (2010). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. Paper 835.