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New publication which analyses government agriculture spending in Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Burundi

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Date of publication: 2013-04-30

Associated Organization: www.curtisresearch.org

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security

Regions: Africa

Countries: Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia

Summary:

The five country reports are based on fieldwork, secondary research and interviews in these countries during 2011 and 2012 and were originally commissioned by ActionAid or Christian Aid. They provide a detailed analysis of agriculture budgets and assess how well government spending is focused on smallholder farmers, especially women, the level and quality of government spending, the extent to which governments are prioritising key services to farmers - access to extension, inputs, finance and agricultural research - and the extent to which sustainable agriculture is being promoted. By providing key information and analysis, it is hoped that these reports will be useful for advocacy on increasing the level and quality of agriculture spending, improving the provision of key services, stepping up support for sustainable agriculture and focusing spending and policy on those those who do most of the farming – women.

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