Policy performance and stakeholders' perspectives on achieving sustainable food production in Namibia
Gideon Mawenge , Christine Wieck
University of Hohenheim, Dept. Agricultural and Food Policy (420a), Germany
In contribution to achieving international sustainable development goals, Namibia adopted the 2030 sustainable development global agenda in the year 2018 and guaranteed comprehensive implementation of the agenda in a national spirit of leaving no one behind. The 2030 global agenda for sustainable development addresses climate change, poverty, and inequality pointing to the call for a Sustainable Food System (SFS). SFS encompasses a set of structures and interconnected activities with significant contributions to the food value chain as a pillar for sustainable development. SFS structures originate with Sustainable Food Production (SFP) activities employed by key players, such as food producers. It is therefore imperative to comprehend the national SFP strategies of a country and its systems, processes, institutions, and agricultural legislation that guides and supports multi-stakeholder governance to achieve SFP targets. Hence the objective of this research paper is to identify Namibia’s main policies that support the implementation of SFP targets. In so doing, the paper will analyse and reveal policy performance to achieve SFP based on national reports and stakeholders’ perspectives.
Keywords: Frame-critical analysis, Namibia, national documents, policy, stakeholders’ perspectives, sustainable food production, sustainable food systems
Contact Address: Gideon Mawenge , University of Hohenheim, Dept. Agricultural and Food Policy (420a), Halfgarten 13, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany, e-mail: gideon.mawengeuni-hohenheim.de