Assessment of Fertilizer Distribution and Opportunities for Developing Fertilizer Blends: Mali

This assessment delves into the fertilizer sector in Mali, focusing on interviews with 50 key stakeholders from both public and private sectors. It examines policy documents, regulatory frameworks, and fertilizer recommendations, particularly for staple crops like maize, millet, sorghum, and cowpea. The study reveals the availability of soil information, fertilizer inventories, distribution networks, and opportunities for developing fertilizer blends. Key findings include the dominance of subsidized fertilizers, limited private market participation, and challenges in supply chain management. The analysis identifies gaps in soil information, formulation optimization, and regulatory enforcement. Recommendations include collaborative research efforts, capacity building, and policy interventions to enhance fertilizer availability and effectiveness.
Fertilizer, Capacity building