Mapping Policy Responses to Food Systems Transformation in MalawiDOWNLOAD
Moraka N Makhura, Olayinka O Adegbite, Elizabeth Mkandawire, Nic JJ Olivier, Flora J Nankhuni, Christone J Nyondo & Sheryl Hendriks, Mapping Policy Responses to Food Systems Transformation in Malawi. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 77. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
- The dominance of traditional food systems may not be able to sustainably address the food and nutrition needs of an increasing Malawian population.
- Due to the multifaceted nature of food systems, not only food and nutrition policies and or agricultural policies influence food systems. Other relevant sectoral policies can also have a significant positive or negative influence on food systems.
- Although some policies may be considered indirectly linked to FSN or may not have FSN as one of its policy goals, they could inadvertently constitute a driving force to transforming the food system.
- Most policies in Malawi addressed food availability but less focus on accessibility and affordability which has implications on achieving FSN.
- Policy coherence and multi-sectoral policy approaches to transforming food systems are crucial in achieving sustainable food systems outcomes (FSN, socioeconomic and environmental outcomes).