FANRPAN Policy brief No. 1: Agricultural recovery, food security and trade policies in southern Africa

Overview of the Policy Dialogue 

FANRPAN hosted a policy dialogue in Gaborone, Botswana from 26-27 March, 2003 to discuss agricultural recovery, food security and trade policies in Southern Africa. The policy dialogue stimulated and informed a regional debate on progressive food security and economic growth for the region. Keynote presentations gave an international perspective on agricultural recovery and long term food policy and highlighted findings from two studies, a short term food study and a trade policy study commissioned by FANRPAN. The invited professionals identified and examined key and immediate policy strategies that need to be addressed to ensure the permanent recovery of the agricultural sector and promotion of regional trade.