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  1. Agricultural Subsidies & Input voucher Program Regional Dialogue 31st Aug to 4th September 2009 Maputo David B Kamchacha PhD policy@fanrpan.org www.fanrpan.org

  2. Slow Agriculture Growth

  3. The Malawi Input Voucher Programme

  4. Results

  5. Agriculture Growth

  6. Farmer Case studies

  7. Impact of Inputs Support on Livelihoods

  8. Zambia Fertilizer Support Programme (FSP) • Fertiliser Support since 2002 • Yield increased from 1.1mt to 2.4t/ha (year 2002-8) • Area cultivated: • Fertilizer user- 795, 000 ha • None users 1, 131, 000 ha (2008/09). • National yield average 1.3mt/ha

  9. Percent of Fertilizer Users and Non-Users BY the Source of Fertilizer

  10. Yields mt/ha

  11. Impact of Inputs Support on Livelihood

  12. Mozambique Inputs Trade Fairs

  13. Yield Mt/ha

  14. Continued • Surpluses allowed them to enter crop markets and trade with non-beneficiaries • Able to rent tractors to cultivate bigger areas

  15. Overall Outcome • Vouchers can integrate commercial and non-commercial input distribution systems • Timely access to inputs is key • Yield Increase per hectare • Increased Income • A market-smart form of subsidy • Increase In trade • Increased fertilizer application from 17% in 2005 to 30% of the rural household in 2006

  16. Challenges • Accurate targeting of beneficiaries • Monitoring • Compromise on inputs quality • Late decisions leading to late delivery • Political interference

  17. Common issues • Need for more investment in research and extension • Agro dealer network development • Promotion of new technologies • Investment in grain storage to reduce Post harvest loses • Improve targeting (FVI) • Monitoring framework that facilitate farmer graduation

  18. - FINALLYRight investments done in the right way under the right circumstances can produce the desired results-Southern Africa is not doomed to remain in food deficit- Policy makers can make a difference- Hunger and dependence on food aid can be reducedYes we can