Unlocking Implementation Challenges: Lessons from the Agricultural Sector

First release: August 20, 2020

Lawrence Mapemba, William Chadza & Milu Muyanga

The agricultural sector remains the backbone of the economy in Malawi, contributing significantly to the country’s economic growth, employment, foreign exchange earnings, and household food and nutrition security. The performance of the sector is constrained, however, by a host of factors such as low productivity, limited irrigation and weak links to reliable and stable markets. The Government of Malawi has developed various development policies and programs/projects over the years to resolve these problems, but implementation has remained a major challenge. This study investigates the root causes of implementation challenges and presents concrete proposals to address them.

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Lawrence Mapemba

William Chadza

Milu Muyanga