I have been eagerly waiting for this year's ACF / FSRP policy presentation on the Budget. Wonderful assessment as usual - see What is in the 2010 National Budget for Zambian Agriculture? ACF/FSRP in Collaboration with MACO/CSO. Breakfast Budget Review Meeting: Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka -20 Oct, 2010. A couple of extracts from the policy presentation :
The detailed assessment is very much in line with my preliminary thoughts here. Two important areas that are picked up in Slide 7 which will surely hinder agriculture : the increase in the fees payable under the Lands Act might hinder access to land; and the increase in the excise duty payable on the diesel does increase increase the cost of farming.