Zambia scores 3.6/10 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 CAADP Process Completion.
increase of supplied quality agriculture inputs to the total inputs requirements for agriculture commodities.
increase of the size of irrigated areas, from its value of the year 2000.
35 out of 100
as trade facilitation Index (TFI).
for inclusive institutionalized mechanisms for mutual accountability
and peer review.

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

of public agriculture expenditure as a share of total public expenditure.
annual growth of the agriculture value added (agricultural GDP).
of the population is undernourished.
prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old.
of men and women engaged in agriculture having access to financial services.
  • Zambia should increase public expenditure in agriculture to meet the CAADP Malabo target of 10%, enhance access to agriculture inputs and technologies (such as investments in irrigation for smallholder farmers), and to agricultural financial services by men and women engaged in agriculture.
  • The country should seriously invest in nutrition interventions to reduce undernourishment and the prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old.
  • The country should put in place policies that would facilitate and promote intra-regional African trade in agricultural commodities and services.


Overall country score: 3.33

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 Process7.193.33On Track
1Completing National CAADP Process8.573.33On Track
2Establishing CAADP based Cooperation, Partnership & Alliance5.043.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support7.953.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture6.086.67Not on Track
1Public Expenditure in Agriculture9.4210.00Not on Track
2Enhancing access to finance2.743.33Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20252.323.71Not on Track
1Doubling agricultural Productivity0.271.00Not on Track
2Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss0.001.00Not on Track
3Strengthening Social Protection5.5810.00Not on Track
4Improving Food security and Nutrition0.021.00Not on Track
5Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies5.745.53On Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 20250.182.06Not on Track
1Sustaining Agricultural GDP for Poverty Reduction0.723.25Not on Track
2Establishing Inclusive PPPs for commodity value chains0.001.00Not on Track
3Creating job for Youth in agricultural value chains0.001.00Not on Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities0.881Not on Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services0.001.00Not on Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions1.761.00On Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability3.436Not on Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks0.142.00Not on Track
2Investment in resilience building6.7110.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results5.114.78On Track
1Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E0.001.00Not on Track
2Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability5.563.33On Track
3Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.7710.00Not on Track