Any opinions or viewpoints offered in the Policy Perspectives series are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of MwAPATA, its donors or its partners.
Khalid Bomba - Founding Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
February 17, 2021
Most sub-Saharan African farmers still struggle to create wealth through farming and agrifood system development. Malawi has devoted considerable effort to promote agricultural transformation initiatives, but productivity growth in agriculture has remained low and most farming households continue to be food insecure and poor. Relying on experiences from leading
Ethiopia’s Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), this Perspective highlights several key lessons that could be useful in Malawi’s pursuit of growth and transformation.
October 5, 2020
As governments continue to support smallholder farmers with affordable farm inputs to improve agricultural productivity, there are growing concerns about the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the programs. In this perspective, I advocate for using agricultural extension
structures in the successful design, implementation, and monitoring of agricultural input support programs. I also advocate for the use of Integrated Soil Fertility Management practices for the efficiency and sustainability of the programs.