Lesotho scores 3.7/10 and is not on track in implementing the Malabo Declaration on Agriculture transformation in Africa.

Highlights of the 5 key areas of strong performance of the country

for the quality of multisectorial and multistakeholder coordination.
for evidence-based policies, supportive institutions and corresponding
human resources.
increase of the value of intra-Africa trade of agricultural commodities
and services.
for inclusive institutionalized mechanisms for mutual accountability and peer review.
of fertilizer consumption per hectare of arable land lower than the recommended 50 kg/ha.

Highlights of the 5 key areas that require the country's attention

of public agriculture expenditure as a share of total public expenditure.
increase of the size of irrigated areas, from its value of the year 2000.
annual growth of the agriculture value added (agricultural GDP).
of youth engaged in new job
opportunities in agriculture value chains.
response to spending needs on social protection for vulnerable social groups, from the government budget.
  • Lesotho should increase public agriculture expenditure as share of total public expenditure in line with the Malabo Declaration commitments, and stem the decline in the area of irrigated land.
  • The country should do more to integrate the youth and women in agricultural value chains.
  • The country should strengthen agriculture data collection and management systems (monitoring and evaluation) to ensure that missing indicators are reported in the next round of the Biennial Review.


Overall country score: 3.41

2017 Country Scorecard for implementing Malabo Declaration

Malabo Commitments Areas (T) Commitments Categories (C)
No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress
1Re-committing to CAADP Process4.443.33On Track
1Completing National CAADP Process1.433.33Not on Track
2Establishing CAADP based Cooperation, Partnership & Alliance4.833.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support7.063.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture3.36.67Not on Track
1Public Expenditure in Agriculture6.6010.00Not on Track
2Enhancing access to finance0.003.33Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20252.383.71Not on Track
1Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies4.625.53Not on Track
2Doubling agricultural Productivity0.001.00Not on Track
3Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss0.001.00Not on Track
4Strengthening Social Protection4.3210.00Not on Track
5Improving Food security and Nutrition2.981.00On Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 20250.052.06Not on Track
1Sustaining Agricultural GDP for Poverty Reduction0.003.25Not on Track
2Establishing Inclusive PPPs for commodity value chains0.001.00Not on Track
3Creating job for Youth in agricultural value chains0.191.00Not on Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities5.191On Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services10.001.00On Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions0.381.00Not on Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability3.346Not on Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks0.002.00Not on Track
2Investment in resilience building6.6710.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results7.524.78On Track
1Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E5.561.00On Track
2Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability7.503.33On Track
3Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.5010.00Not on Track