The changing policy environment facing African agriculture

The changing policy environment facing African agriculture

Francis Chigunta, Ross Herbert, Michael Johnson, Richard Mkandawire
2020 vision focus brief
2004

According to the authors, "Both national and international economic environments have changed substantially in the past decade and a half. As they look to the future, African policymakers will have to apply the lessons of the past in a very different environment". The brief explains the changes in both the international and national environment: Global consolidation in food retailing; Shifting composition of traded goods; Growing regional demand for staples; Advances in science and technology; Heavy farm subsidies in industrialized countries; and Land pressure.