There is a growing need for better and more timely use of data and evidence to improve the quality of policy making and implementation by African governments that helps to overcome policy constraints and structural blockages to inclusive agricultural transformation.
HAPA will help governments make informed policy choices that reduce the distortionary effects and related costs from implementing incorrect policies and therefore enhance progress towards Inclusive Agricultural Transformation (IAT).
The HAPA investment will help African governments make data-driven policy choices that improve agricultural sector performance and contribute to inclusive agricultural transformation.
There are two main outcomes:
Outcome 1: Improved policy environments for enabling Inclusive Agricultural Transformation (IAT) in participating countries.
Outcome 2: Timely and more responsive processes for improving Inclusive Agricultural Transformation (IAT)-relevant policies in the participating countries.
Under its 2017-2021 strategy, AGRA is supporting the development of an effective enabling and regulatory environment for building agricultural input supply, extension and output marketing systems in 11 target countries. They include Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda. Three additional countries (Ivory Coast, Togo and Zambia) were approved to receive light touch support as and when resources are available. HAPA will work across these 14 AGRA-supported countries.