Regulatory status

  • Mali signed the Cartagena Protocol in April 2001 and ratified it in August 2002.
  • A biosafety law, Loi n°08-042 relative à la sécurité en Biotechnologie was enacted in 2008, with two implementing regulations adopted in 2010 .

R&D status

  • Despite the request from the cotton farmers, no biotech crop has yet been approved in Mali
  • Transgenic mosquito: Mali is involved in the partnership with Target Malaria to conduct confined trials with transgenic mosquitoes as part of the strategy to control the malaria vectors Applications are expected before the end of year 2016.