Agriculture continues to be a fundamental instrument for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. To achieve economic growth through agriculture there is the need for the:
1. Introduction of more sustainable production systems;
2. Innovative policy initiatives and strong political commitment; and
3. Improvement in local, national and global governance
From 31st August to 4th September 2009, 226 participants from 4 continents and 28 countries assembled in Maputo, Mozambique for the 9th Annual Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) policy dialogue, which addressed the theme of “Agriculture’s True Contribution to the Economic Development of Southern Africa”....