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Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies – Lessons Learned Workshop

28- 30 May 2013 ILRI campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On 30 June 2013, the Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) project’s first phase will be completed. A Lessons Learned and Methodology Review Workshop has been organized in order to understand what has worked best in terms of monitoring and analyzing the impacts of policies and investments affecting agriculture and food security in ten countries in Africa.





Background Documents

Workshop Objectives:

  • Extract best practices and lessons learned after 3 years of monitoring the impact of food and agriculture polices and public spending in 10 countries;
  • Provide recommendations based on best practices and case studies to support the implementation of phase II;
  • Discuss the methodological approach, and lessons learned in using it, to refine the methodology for phase II.

Expected Outputs:

  • Lessons learned from the MAFAP project;
  • Inputs and guidance for the design and implementation of phase II:
  • The MAFAP Methodology Document discussed, finalised and endorsed. The document's three volumes include:
    • Price incentives analysis
    • Public expenditure analysis
    • Policy coherence analysis


  • the MAFAP secretariat team;
  • government officials and researchers from ten MAFAP countries; and
  • staff from regional and global partner organisations.

The Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies project (MAFAP) is a FAO initiative supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that seeks to provide African policy makers and their development partners with the best possible information on the impacts of policies and investments affecting agriculture and food security. To do this, MAFAP works with national partners in ten African countries to build capacity and systematically analyze the impacts of food and agricultural policies and public expenditures on market incentives and disincentives faced by producers and other actors in key agricultural value chains.

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