Political Economy Conference 2013

<p>Conference papers and other resources from the FAC <a href=”events/policy-processes-conference”>conference on the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa</a></p><p>Pretoria, South Africa<br />March 2013</p>


Latest articles

The 2011 Surplus in Smallholder Maize Production in Zambia: Drivers, Beneficiaries, and Implications
March 10, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
Full title: The 2011 Surplus in Smallholder Maize Production in Zambia: Drivers, Beneficiaries, and Implications for Agricultural and Poverty Reduction Policies Nicole M. Mason, William J. Burke, Arthur Shipekesa, and T. S. Jayne In 2011, Zambia recorded its second consecutive

The Rising Class of Emergent Farmers
March 10, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
Full title: The Rising Class of Emergent Farmers: An Effective Model for Achieving Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa? Nicholas J. Sitko and T.S. Jayne Seemingly contrary to the expectations of those who see little future in smallholder agriculture,

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: The Case of Zambia
March 10, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
by Antony Chapoto The global food price crisis of 2007/08 raised fears about the impacts of higher and more volatile food prices for the poor in Zambia. Like in the past, the implementation of the strategies to deal with the

Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Ethiopia
March 10, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 50Dawit Alemu The increased importance of South-South cooperation in rural and agricultural development, and especially the increased role of BRICS countries, has been debated in relation to international development assistance, specifically in terms of (i) the modalities

Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Zimbabwe
March 10, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 48by Langton Mukwereza This report describes the status of agricultural aid and cooperation programmes by Brazil and China in Zimbabwe from three perspectives: A specification for each programme: the actors (governmental or otherwise) and their roles in

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: An Overview
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (1)
Per Pinstrup?AndersenH. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Cornell University.

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Senegal
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Danielle ResnickResearch Fellow, United Nations University–World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU–WIDER)

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Zambia
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Antony ChapotoResearch Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in South Africa
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Johann F. KirstenProfessor and Head of Dept. Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Malawi
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Blessings ChinsingaAssociate Professor, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Malawi, Malawi Ephraim ChirwaProfessor, Department of Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi