Are Financing Policies Sensitive to Food Systems Transformation in Malawi?DOWNLOAD FILE
Moraka N Makhura, Olayinka O Adegbite , Elizabeth Mkandawire, Nic Olivier, Flora Nankhuni, Christone Nyondo & Sheryl Hendriks, Are Financing Policies Sensitive to Food Systems Transformation in Malawi? Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 78. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
- Financing systems polices are crucial in Malawi’s development agenda which have serious implications on the accomplishment or failure to achieve policy goals.
- Though finance constitute an important component of food systems, finance policies in Malawi are less sensitive to food systems policies
compared to the high level sensitiveness of food systems polices to financing systems and funding mechanisms.
- While most policies in Malawi identified stakeholders and roles, very few indicated the funding mechanisms to achieve policy targets,
incorporated a budget plan, share of funds to be provided by stakeholders nor identified the investment gap.
- The potentials of MSPs in financing food systems to achieve important outcomes such as FNS are yet to be fully tapped in Malawi.