Changes in Stakeholder Perceptions of the Quality of Institutional Architecture and Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Zambia

DOWNLOAD FILE

January 5, 2020 - Author: , , Nicole M. Mason, and Antony Chapoto

Hambulo Ngoma, Mywish Maredia, Nicole M. Mason, Milu Muyanga and Antony Chapoto, 2020. Changes in Stakeholder Perceptions of the Quality of Institutional Architecture and Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Zambia, FSP Research Brief 110, East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Key Findings

  • Despite sustained efforts by successive Zambia governments to implement policies that assure food and nutrition security, questions remain around policy coherence and consistency in the agricultural sector.
  • This brief reports on the perceived changes in the quality and design of agriculture and food security policy processes, and on the quality of the institutional architecture supporting these processes in Zambia.
  • Stakeholders in Zambia seem to perceive that policy analyses from research institutes is objective. This is important for evidence-based policy making.
  • Stakeholders are also more satisfied than at baseline with the quality and content of, participation in policy design and implementation in policy processes, and the level of dialogue between government and other stakeholders.
  • Stakeholders are also more satisfied than at baseline with the quality and content of, participation in policy design and implementation in policy processes, and the level of dialogue between government and other stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder perceptions of the overall quality of agricultural and food security policies marginally declined by 0.27 points (on a scale of 0 to 3) between 2017 and 2019. This seems to suggest that stakeholders somewhat perceive a less satisfactory quality of dialogue, coordination, cooperation, and partnership between stakeholders in the agricultural sector and government for advancing policy reforms on agriculture and food security issues in Zambia.
  • Stakeholder perceptions of the quality of the institutional architecture of agriculture and food policy processes in Zambia barely changed, declining just by 0.05 points on a scale of 0 to 3) between 2017 and 2019.
  • These findings suggest that, among other things, there is scope for the agricultural and food security policy processes in Zambia to be more inclusive, engage more with stakeholders, and more effectively utilize the available empirical evidence to inform policy design.
  • The perceived objectivity of current policy analyses in Zambia should strengthen the use of evidence to inform policy processes in the country

DOWNLOAD FILE

Tags: agrifood system transformation, c1-c2, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, impact assessment, policy research and capacity building, zambia


Related Topic Areas

Zambia, C1-C2


Authors

Hambulo Ngoma

Hambulo Ngoma
ngomaha1@msu.edu

Mywish Maredia

Mywish Maredia
517-353-6602
maredia@msu.edu

Nicole Mason-Wardell

Nicole Mason-Wardell
517-432-4446
masonn@msu.edu

Milu Muyanga

Milu Muyanga
muyangam@msu.edu


For more information visit:

Food Security Group
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy

Accessibility Questions:

For questions about accessibility and/or if you need additional accommodations for a specific document, please send an email to ANR Communications & Marketing at anrcommunications@anr.msu.edu.

Michigan State University Michigan State University Close Menu button Menu and Search button Open Close