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The role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. Covering food security, land issues, food prices, gender, extension, the right to food and the role of technology and innovation.

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Input voucher study Zambia: final report
T. Kalinda; M. Simfukwe / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2007
This report is part of a study of experiences with the use of agricultural input vouchers in southern Africa and builds on previous work during 2005-2006. It is being carried out in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The study has ...
Input voucher study In Malawi, Mozambique And Zambia: final synthesis report
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2007
The input voucher study aimed to test the potential benefits of using a voucher system to integrate the commercial and non-commercial agricultural production input distribution channels while also providing targeted support to poor sm...
Quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of drip irrigation kits in alleviating food shortages and its success in Zimbabwe: a case study of Gweru and Bikita districts
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2008
About 23,000 drip kits were distributed in 53 districts of Zimbabwe by 20 NonGovernmental Organizations with the assistance of LEAD Zimbabwe and USAID/OFDA between 2003 and 2006. The program’s objective was to mitigate the food ...
Qualitative assessment of USAID/OFDA small scale irrigation programs: Zambia treadle pumps, 2003--2006
A. Sullivan / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2008
This report was prepared as part of a program commissioned from FANRPAN by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in Pretoria, South Africa to assess a treadle pump irr...
Evaluation of USAID/OFDA small scale irrigation programs in Zimbabwe and Zambia 2003-2006: lessons for future programs
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2008
The United States Agency for International Development’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, Southern Africa Regional Office (USAID/OFDA/SARO) requested the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (F...
Evaluation of USAID/OFDA small scale irrigation (treadle pump) program in ZAMBIA
M. Simfukwe; M. Nawiko; H. Haantuba / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2008
readle pumps are a low-cost technology that has proven effective in increasing small-holder productivity and incomes in Asia, and increasingly in selected parts of Africa. This additional household income provides for a more drought-r...
impopo River Basin Focal Project: Framework and guide to review of policy and institutional literature
D.J. Merrey / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2008
This paper is intended to provide a framework and guide for the review of policy and institutional literature relevant to understanding the issues and opportunities for future development of the Limpopo River Basin. The actual literat...
Strengthening the capacity of women farmers to influence agricultural policy development in Southern Africa women accessing realigned markets (WARM) project
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2009
The WARM project seeks to inform, empower and mobilise women farmers to express their needs through a culturally appropriate medium and engage their communities in developing solutions to their problems. It does this through Theater f...
True contribution of agriculture to economic growth and poverty reduction: Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia Synthesis Report
F.G. Mucavele / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2009
Agriculture continues to be a fundamental instrument for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.  The major objectives of this paper are to: emphasise the economic and...
The true contribution of agriculture to the economic development of Mozambique
F.G. Mucavele / Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network 2009
Almost all the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries place agriculture at the top of priorities. However, it is unclear how financially the priority is considered. The undervalued perception of agriculture is in cont...
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