Posts Tagged ‘Mali’

July 8th, 2009 - 12:02 pm § in Agri-business, Equipment, Irrigation, Land Leases, Mali, Seedrock

Linking Performance and Collective Action—the Case of the Office du Niger Irrigation Scheme in Mali

Increasing irrigation efficiency in irrigation schemes has always been high on the agenda of policy makers. Despite quite some ‘social’ experiments, whereby large portions of management were carried over to the farmer level, results often remained disappointing. This paper explores why this came[...]

July 2nd, 2009 - 10:13 pm § in Seedrock

The caravans of gold made the Mali Empire a celebrated name far beyond West Africa.

The caravan routes met at Niani and other staging posts, and their protection was a major function of the empire. Gold, salt, copper, and kola nuts were central to Mali’s economy. Following the reign of Sunjata, Mali became the world’s largest producer of gold. Along with the movement of materia[...]