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A Review of Zambia’s Agricultural Input Subsidy Programs: Targeting, Impacts, and the Way Forward

Nicole Mason, Thomas Jayne () and Rhoda Mukuka

No 162438, Food Security Collaborative Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: Nearly three decades after the initiation of agricultural market reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), subsidies for fertilizer and seed are once again the cornerstone of many SSA governments’ agricultural development and poverty reduction strategies. Zambia is a prime example. In the last decade, the Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has devoted a considerable share of its agricultural budget to input subsidies. Between 2004 and 2011, spending on the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) accounted for an average of 30% of total GRZ agricultural sector spending, and 47% of GRZ agricultural sector Poverty Reduction Programme spending. Through FISP, GRZ provides beneficiary farmers with subsidized fertilizer and hybrid maize seed.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Food Security and Poverty; Political Economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43
Date: 2013-08
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.162438

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