Climate Risks in Food for Peace Geographies: Mali
This profile provides an overview of climate risks to key sectors that impact food security in Mali: agriculture, sensitive ecosystems, and human health. The document describes historical trends and projected changes in climate by mid-century, livelihood zones in FFP geographies, and climate risks to the key food security-related sectors within the FFP geographies.
Mali faces persistent food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly in the Mopti, Tombouktou, Gao, and Segou regions, which are FFP geographies. Severe poverty, conflict, interannual variability in rainfall, and frequent and intense drought drive this food insecurity. Changes in climate—including rising temperatures, reduced rainy season rainfall, increasingly unpredictable rainfall patterns, and more frequent and intense drought and extreme rainfall—are already occurring and are projected to intensify and continue to harm agricultural livelihoods, sensitive ecosystems, and human health.