The changing policy environment facing African agriculture

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.

Chigunta, Francis
Herbert, Ross
Johnson, Michael
Mkandawire, Richard
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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