Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2004
DTIS update 2015
WTO accession 1995

With the support of the EIF, Mali has embedded trade and sectoral strategies into its current Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy. Providing targeted support in key sectors has been essential for strengthening the institutional and technical capacities of producers and exporters to play a more active role in the commercialization of their products. Specific sessions have been held with a strong emphasis on quality standards and women’s economic development.

MOU 09/08/10
Budget 1'499'378
End date 31/03/18

The aim of the project is to support the development of agricultural value chains (shea almond, gum arabic, mango and livestock). Private sector capacities are strengthened through training, support for the improvement of quality of goods and equipment acquisition. These activities are carried out in partnership with industry associations.


  • The EIF supports the UTRAFRUY fruit processing unit, which produced 5659 pots of mango jam (220 grams each) and 1517 pots of mango compote in 2015.
    • UTRAFRUY participated in the Milan 2015 Expo and the Dakar International Fair.
    • Its promotional sales of mango jam at these fairs totaled approximately US$3,778.
    • UTRAFRUY also received the ISLO 22000 certification (food safety management) and 16 women from the cooperative were trained on quality hygiene.
    • Equipment was provided to actors in the mango value chain, including 200 spray bottles, 1,500 pulverisers and 1,000 productive suits.
    • 200 actors involved in the mango value chain were trained on good agricultural practices and phytosanitary treatment techniques for mango orchards.
    • Support to the mango value chain contributed to the increase of both fresh and processed mango exports, which totaled to approximately US$22 million in 2015.
    • 116 women were trained in techniques to improve the quality of shea almonds in the region of Ségou.
    • Provided 3 weight cranes, rented a storage area for livestock feed and developed a study on the livestock value chain to support actors in this sector.
MOU 03/09/13
Budget 4'369'153
End date 30/09/18

The project is working to reduce poverty by increasing the revenue of producers, collectors and exporters. The project is centered in six regions, including some of the most vulnerable provinces of Mali. It is also part of regional efforts to create a “Great Green Wall of Africa” with the goal of halting the advance of the Sahara desert. This is significant for Mali because over 60% of Mali’s total surface area is already either arid or semi-arid.


  • 177 gum arabic cooperatives have now been established at the local level, and 19 unions of gum arabic cooperatives have been established at the district level.
  • 13 sites for gum arabic production have been identified, with geophysical studies having been carried out in 8 of the sites.
  • 3 tons of Senegalese acacia seed have been acquired, which is enough to plant 10,000 hectares.
  • 82 representatives from gum arabic producers, NGO partners and the forestry sector were trained in 10 workshops. They will now be responsible for training in the 13 districts covered by the project.
  • A forestry expert developed a training guide, modules and guidelines for training participants covering gum arabic producing techniques.
  • The participation of the National Implementation Unit resulted in the announcement of the creation of three Centers for Trade and Integrated Development, which will receive financial support from the KIP International School.

Greg Marineau

Mohamed Sidibe
Coordinateur national UNMOCIR Ministère du Commerce Bamako

Issoufi Halassi Maiga
Chargé du Suivi des Projets et de renforcement des capacités commerciales UNMOCIR Ministère du Commerce Bamako

Djibril Sidibe
Chargé de Politique commerciale UNMOCIR Ministère du Commerce Bamako

Bocar Niels Bossen
Donor Facilitator, Embassy of Denmark, Counsellor Private Sector

Keita Modibo
EIF Focal Point