Session 2.1: Enhancing agricultural policies for structural transformation

Room: Caucus Room 1

Chair:  Dr. Abdul Kamara, AfDB

Paper presenters:  

  • Targeting of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Programme based on Efficiency: Big Pain, Small Gain?

Solomon Asfaw and Andrea Cattaneo, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Giacomo Pallante, Ministry of Envrionment, Alessandro Palma, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Discussant: Obindah Gershon, Covenant University, Nigeria

  • Transaction Arrangement Choices of Smallholder Coffee Growers along Coffee Supply Chains. The Case of South-Western Coffee Growing Areas of Ethiopia

Mebratu Alemu, Belaineh Legesse and Jema Haji, Haramaya University and Moti Jaleta, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Ethiopia

Discussant:  Mark Eghan, AfDB

  • Assessing Government Policy for Targeted Reforms: The Case Of African Agriculture.

Manitra A. Rakotoarisoa, Infinite-Sum Modeling Inc. USA and FOFIFA Madagascar, Madagascar

Discussant: Mebratu Senbeta, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia

“Poor Governance and lack of public accountability have always been among the main causes hindering Africa’s structural transformation.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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