Ibrahim Coulibaly

Last update: 8 December 2016

Chair CNOP, vicechair, Réseau des organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs Agricoles de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ROPPA)



Ibrahim Coulibaly is A farmer, 48 years old, married and father of five children, Ibrahima Coulibaly works in the field of agricultural production (cereals, tree crops, livestock, market gardening, beekeeping). Active in autonomous farmers’ organizations since the advent of democracy in Mali in March 1991, leader of the autonomous farmers’ movement from the very beginning, he has held office in farmers’ organizations at all levels (local, regional, national, sub-regional and international through the Network of Farmers' and Agricultural Producers' Organisations of West Africa [ROPPA] and Via Campesina). Mr Coulibaly is currently President of the CNOP (National Coordination of Farmers’ Organizations of Mali), the national platform grouping the main federations of farmers’ organizations in the country. The CNOP is closely involved in agricultural policy issues and, under his direction, has overseen the formulation of Mali’s first agricultural policy through a framework law on agriculture which recognizes the principle of food sovereignty and the central role of family farming, the main form of production in Mali and the West Africa sub-region. Under his leadership, the CNOP steered the organization of Nyéléni 2007, the first World Forum on Food Sovereignty which was held in Selingué, in Mali. Mr Coulibali is also managing the Nyéléni Agro-Ecology Training Centre.

Last update: 8 December 2016

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