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Agricultural Consultative Forum


The Vision of the ACF is to see an efficient and prosperous agricultural sector that contributes to national food security and income.

Mission statement
  • To promote in a non-partisan manner
  • private-public sector consultation and
  • participation in the development and implementation of agricultural sector policies
Strategic objectives
  • To facilitate continuous consultation among key stakeholders in the agricultural sector
  • To provide informed advice in the formulation, updating, designing and operationalisation of agricultural policies and programmes
  • To provide a channel for information gathering, analysis, networking and sharing among stakeholders.
  • To provide an independent perspective and feedback on the performance of the agricultural components of Zambia's Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme
FANRPAN stakeholders
  • Government
  • National Assembly Committee on Lands and Agriculture
  • Agri-Business
  • Agro-based NGO Forum
  • Farmer Organisations
  • Private Sector
  • Donors and development partners
FANRPAN Node Steering Committee
Chair, Agricultural Services Delivery Mrs Miriam Nkunika
Farming Community, Vice Chairperson Mr Zyambo Songowayo
Agricultural Services Delivery, Director Dr Stephen Muliokela
Agricultural Services Delivery, Director Mr Paul Kapotwe
Policy Regulation and Services, Director Mr Julius J Shawa
ACF Secretariat Dr. Hyde Haantuba
FANRPAN country node contact
Mr Joseph Mbinji
Tel: +260 211 258156 / 258157
Name of hosting institution: Agricultural Consultative Forum
Categorization of node hosting: NGO/CSO
Position: Executive Director
Qualifications: BSc Natural Resources; MSc International Development and Management; Master of Business Administration (MBA candidate)
Professional Interests: Management of development programes in agriculture, food security, natural resources management, water. Policy research and analysis and advocacy.
Why I enjoy hosting the FANRPAN Node: Provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences among countries. Provides an opportunity to channel policy agriculture at national level to regional platforms.
Institutional priorities related to FANRPAN work:
  1. Policy consultations, dialogue, analysis and advocacy on agriculture and natural resources
  2. Engagement in CAADP process
  3. Engagement in climate smart agriculture
  4. Knowledge management
Physical Address: Plot No. 8857, Alick Nkhata road, Longacres, Lusaka, Zambia
Postal Address: P/Bag 16, Woodlands, Lusaka, Zambia

Ministry of Agriculture

Related projectsAfrica-wide Civil Society Climate Change Initiative for Policy Dialogues (ACCID)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Climate Change Tripartite Programme

Competence Platform on Energy, Crop & Agro-forestry Systems and Semi-arid Ecosystems Africa (COMPETE)

Development of The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Regional Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact

Economic Research and Agricultural Policy Harmonisation (Strengthening Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy Advocacy and Harmonisation in Southern Africa)

From Policy to Practice: Advocating for aligned Climate Smart Agriculture initiatives in Africa

Harmonised Seed Security Project (HaSSP)

Stemming Aflatoxin pre- and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC) in Malawi and Zambia to improve food and nutrition security in the smallholder farming families.

Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Most Vulnerable

Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) support to FANRPAN

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