Policy Paper: Public Expenditure and Agricultural Policy

This paper examines the following:• Zimbabwe’s agricultural spending against alternative spending strategies known to help achieve pro-poor growth;• Examine the extent to which current spending approaches to agriculture engage the majority of the rural smallholder farmers;• Assess the country’s progress towards CAADP targets, Africa's policy framework for agricultural transformation Pubic Exenditure and Agricultural Policy:Policy Issues, … Continue reading Policy Paper: Public Expenditure and Agricultural Policy

Policy Brief on Smallholder Productivity and Subsidies – Policy Issues, Opportunities and Recommendations for Zimbabwe

The majority of smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe cultivate very small plots, with 40-52 percent cultivating less than 1 hectare (Ha) and 70-75 percent cultivating less than 2Ha. This means any agricultural and food security strategy that does not recognize this structure will likely be ineffective to achieve inclusive and broad-based poverty reduction and agricultural growth. … Continue reading Policy Brief on Smallholder Productivity and Subsidies – Policy Issues, Opportunities and Recommendations for Zimbabwe