Node Institution

Agricultural Consultative Forum Zambia (ACF)

The FANRPAN Node in Zambia is hosted by the Agricultural Consultative Forum (ACF). ACF’s history dates back to 1998 when it was called the  Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (ASIP) Consultative Forum.  Its role was to introduce institutional reforms at national and district agricultural committee (DAC) levels as part of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) aimed at disengaging the public sector’s direct involvement in the provision of services and bring about accelerated economic growth.  In the year 2000, the ASIP Consultative Forum was transformed into the Agricultural Consultative Forum Project in order for it to discuss long-term agricultural development issues as opposed to the short-term agenda of the ASIP under the SAP.  The Project was to pioneer stakeholder participation in agricultural policy formulation as well as reform the sector through public-private partnerships, among other approaches.

It is an association of 37 member institutions comprising eight government ministries and agencies, the Parliamentary Committee on Lands and Agriculture, 14 agri-business organizations, three agro-based NGO forum members, four farmer organizations, four private-public partnership organizations and three donors.  An additional, eight new members are expected to be admitted at the AGM in early July.

Agricultural Consultative Forum Zambia (ACF)
Address:Private Bag 16, Woodlands 
City:Lusaka
Phone:+260 211 260767
Fax:+260 211 263083

For more information visit the FARNPAN country node page: http://www.fanrpan.org/countries/zambia