New special issue of ‘Development Policy Review’

DPR-cover-webA new open access issue of the journal Development Policy Review: ‘The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa’, has been published.

Agricultural development is often seen as a technical issue, but Future Agricultures work has highlighted the politics and policy processes that enable change, or prevent it. Edited by Colin Poulton, the volume includes an overview of the effects of democratisation, along with studies from Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

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Published in September 2014, this special issue includes articles by researchers who have worked with the Future Agricultures theme on Policy Processes: Colin Poulton, Blessings Chinsinga, Karuti Kanyinga, David Booth, Frederick Golooba-Mutebi and Kassahun Berhanu.

It is launched at our event on the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa in London on 24 September.

List of articles in the special issues

Democratisation and the Political Incentives for Agricultural Policy in Africa
Colin Poulton

Beyond Technocratic Debates: The Significance and Transience of Political Incentives in the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP)
Blessings Chinsinga and Colin Poulton

The Politics of Revitalising Agriculture in Kenya
Colin Poulton and Karuti Kanyinga

Policy for Agriculture and Horticulture in Rwanda: A Different Political Economy?
David Booth and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi

The Political Economy of Agricultural Extension Policy in Ethiopia: Economic Growth and Political Control
Kassahun Berhanu and Colin Poulton

Further reading

Conference: Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa (March 2013) – materials & video

Political Economy: framework and key questions