Aside from that there are wheel within wheels turning here. All farmland was sequestered by their government for use as sugar plantations - the sugar to be used almost solely for the production of ethanol. Mali itself need ethanol about as much as a snake needs a bowtie - its all for export to the west.
A side issue with the loss of private farmland is mandatory stripping the land of all trees. Generally speaking the sole occupation of Malian women is/was the production of shea butter.
So - piss off more or less the entire population and who do they turn too.