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Policy coherence for agricultural and rural development: Main study

Research report

Written by Steve Wiggins

Research report

Platform Knowledge Piece I considers progress toward greater coherence between agricultural and rural development policies.

The study explores whether mounting interest in food prices, food security, water scarcity, energy and climate change have given rise to a global agenda which makes it more difficult to achieve coherent policies.

This study includes interviews with staff at headquarters of seven leading development agencies, and sixteen policy and programme case reviews from Cambodia, Honduras, Mali and Mozambique. It finds that policy coherence can be achieved, but relies on local capacity building.

Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton, Henri Leturque, Alban Mas Aparisi, Pascal Courbe, Shaughn McArthur