Zimbabwe scores 3.2/10 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.
for evidence based policies, supportive institutions and corresponding human resources.
of farmers having access to agriculture advisory services.
response to spending needs on social protection for vulnerable social
groups, from the government budget.
of wasting among children brought down

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 the population is undernourished.
prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old.
  • Zimbabwe 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 increase areas under irrigation.
  • The country should 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: 3.19

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 Process9.243.33On Track
1Completing National CAADP Process10.003.33On Track
2Establishing CAADP based Cooperation, Partnership & Alliance7.733.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support10.003.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture2.396.67Not on Track
1Public Expenditure in Agriculture4.7810.00Not on Track
2Enhancing access to finance0.003.33Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20253.313.71Not on Track
1Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies4.285.53Not on Track
2Doubling agricultural Productivity0.571.00Not on Track
3Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss0.001.00Not on Track
4Strengthening Social Protection10.0010.00On Track
5Improving Food security and Nutrition1.711.00On Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 202502.06Not 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 chains0.001.00Not on Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities0.941Not on Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services0.001.00Not on Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions1.881.00On Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability3.366Not on Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks0.052.00Not on Track
2Investment in resilience building6.6710.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results3.144.78Not on Track
1Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E0.001.00Not on Track
2Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability0.003.33Not on Track
3Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.4110.00Not on Track