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Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

PEAPA: The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa

Staff member(s)

Timing

PEAPA work commenced January 2011 and is ongoing. CeDEP staff have participated in the activities of Future Agricultures Consortium since 2005.

Collaborators

partners in multiple African countries. Colin co-convenes the PEAPA workstream with Blessings Chinsinga (University of Malawi)

Objectives and scope

Drawing on insights from political economy literature (not necessarily focused specifically on agriculture), the PEAPA project aims to develop, refine and illustrate a political economy framework for understanding the sorts of policies and investments for agricultural development that are “politically feasible” in different African country contexts.

PEAPA Conference:

http://www.future-agricultures.org/events/policy-processes-conference

Publications

  • Poulton C (2012) Democratisation and the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa. Working Paper 043, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.
  • Poulton C and Kanyinga K (2013) The Politics of Revitalising Agriculture in Kenya. Working Paper 059, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.
Publications by other authors
  • Berhanu, K. (2012). The Political Economy of Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia: Economic Growth and Political Control. Working Paper 042, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.
  • Booth, D. and F. Golooba-Mutebi (2012). Policy for Agriculture and Horticulture in Rwanda: A different political economy? FAC Working Paper 038, Future Agricultures Consortium / APPP, London.
  • Chinsinga, B. (2012). The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Malawi: A Case Study of the Fertilizer Subsidy Programme. Working Paper 039, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.
  • Cooksey, B. (2012). Politics, Patronage and Projects: The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Tanzania. Working Paper 040, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.
  • do Rosário D (2012) From Negligence to Populism: An Analysis of Mozambique’s Agricultural Political Economy. Working Paper 040, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.
  • Loada, A. (2012). L’economie Politique du Succes de la Filiere Coton au Burkina Faso: Entre Paradoxes et Incertitudes. Working Paper 041, Future Agricultures Consortium, Brighton.