Mapping Policy Responses to Food Systems Transformation in Malawi

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February 26, 2019 - Author: Moraka N Makhura, Olayinka O Adegbite, , Nic JJ Olivier, Florah Nankuni, Christone J Nyondo &

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.

Key Findings

  • 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).

 

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Tags: agrifood system transformation, c1-c2, c5, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, malawi, policy research and capacity building


Related Topic Areas

Malawi, C5, C1-C2


Authors

Moraka Makhura

Moraka Makhura
Moraka.Makhura@up.ac.za

Elizabeth Mkandawire

Elizabeth Mkandawire
elimka23@gmail.com

Nic Olivier

Nic Olivier
oliviern@mweb.co.za

Christone Nyondo

Christone Nyondo
chrisnyondo@yahoo.co.uk

Sheryl Hendriks

Sheryl Hendriks
Sheryl.Hendriks@up.ac.za

Flora Janet Nankhuni

Flora Janet Nankhuni
nankhuni@msu.edu


For more information visit:

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

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