Working Paper

FAC Working Paper 46

Climate Change and Agricultural Policy Processes in Malawi

Published on 1 August 2012

This paper explores climate change – agriculture debates in Malawi in view of the increasing interest and funding pledges for the agricultural sector in a changing climate.

While there is increasing evidence of how climate change may affect Malawian agricultural systems, and a growing body of literature on possible response strategies, less is known about how priorities are made, by whom and with what outcomes. This matters because climate-related funding can be a major factor for how the agricultural sector develops, in Malawi as in other countries across Africa.

This paper is the first of its kind to analyse policy discussions on climate change and agriculture in the country. The primary focus is the national level, but some of the implications of national debates at sub-national levels, and the questions they raise, are also discussed..

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Chinsinga, Blessings et al (2012) Climate Change and Agricultural Policy Processes in Malawi, FAC Working Paper 46, Brighton: Future Agricultures Consortium


Lars Otto Naess

Resource Politics and Environmental Change Cluster Lead

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Chisinga, B. and Naess, L.O.


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