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Zambia - Agricultural sector strategy : issues and options (English)

The Government's stated long-term objectives in agriculture include equitable distribution of income and employment, food security, increased production of import-replacing commodities in which Zambia has domestic comparative advantage, and diversification to broaden the export base of the economy. In pursuit, Government's past strategies have emphasized public interventions and controls for marketing and processing of major commodities. For this purpose, 20 parastatals have been established to service agriculture. As other Bank studies have revealed, however, budgetary allocations to the sector have been inadequate and inappropriate. A large proportion has been spent on least cost-effective Government production schemes, rather than on programs for providing support services to farmers. The Government intends, under the adjustment program, to improve allocative and institutional efficiency in the sector and to enable more active participation of the private sector.


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    Zambia - Agricultural sector strategy : issues and options

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Zambia - Agricultural sector strategy : issues and options (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.