Listening to Farmers: Participatory Assessment of Policy Reform in Zambia's Agriculture Sector (World Bank Technical Paper)
Listening to Farmers: Participatory Assessment of Policy Reform in Zambia's Agriculture Sector (World Bank Technical Paper) by Paul A. Francis
Listening to Farmers: Participatory Assessment of Policy Reform in Zambia's Agriculture Sector (World Bank Technical Paper) Author: Paul A. Francis
Title: Listening to Farmers: Participatory Assessment of Policy Reform in Zambia's Agriculture Sector (World Bank Technical Paper)
ISBN: 0821340298
ISBN13: 978-0821340295
Other Formats: lrf mobi rtf azw
Pages: 52 pages
Publisher: World Bank Publications; First Edition edition (June 19, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Business & Money
Size PDF version: 1588 kb
Size EPUB version: 1698 kb
Subcategory: Industries




Since 1991 radical changes have taken place in the policy and institutional environment of agriculture in Zambia. This study examines the impact such changes have had on farmers. It highlights farmers' perceptions and priorities regarding constraints on production and quality of agricultural services by drawing on the findings of quantitative survey data, participatory surveys, and beneficiary assessments. The paper outlines the coping strategies that farmers have adopted, including changes in farming practices (such as reverting to subsistence crops and traditional cropping systems), more reliance on non-farm sources of income, and modified patterns of exchange and consumption. The book concludes with recommendations for improving the quality and equity of services received by small farmers from the public and private sectors.