Public expenditure on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: trends, challenges and priorities

While increasing expenditures to 10 percent would help to spur agricultural development, data presented in this report for sub-Saharan Africa indicate that many countries have not yet reached the objective pledged in Maputo. Nevertheless, understanding how public money is spent has much to reveal. For that reason, this report analyses public expenditure and aims to provide guidance on how it can be better used to boost agricultural transformation and in doing so, contribute to alleviating poverty and eradicating hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. Produced by the Monitoring and Analysing of Food and Agriculture Policies Programme (MAFAP)
of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this report takes stock of over a decade of data on food and agriculture expenditure in a subset of sub-Saharan Africa countries.