Integrating environmental considerations in the agricultural policy process : evidence from Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Babu, Suresh Chandra
dc.contributor.author Mavrotas, George
dc.contributor.author Prasai, Nilam
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-27T06:04:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.description.abstract Policy processes that design, develop, and implement sectoral policies often leave environmental considerations to a central environmental authority. As a result, the environmental implications and consequences of policies and programs, even when they are explicitly recognized as a part of their mandate, are often ignored at the time of implementation. In this paper, we show how the role of individual, organizational, and system level factors in enhancing the ability of policy actors is crucial in better integration of environmental considerations in policy processes. Using data collected in Nigeria, we develop empirical evidence on such factors so that the sectoral policy process can be improved for environmental outcomes. The results indicate that explicit identification of environmental challenges, better collaboration and communication between research and policymaking, and a combination of the expertise of young analysts with the experience of senior policymakers can improve explicit consideration and follow-up of environmental issues in sectoral policy process. The lessons from this paper are also applicable to the environmental considerations of the current policy roadmap for the promotion of the agricultural sector in Nigeria, the Agriculture Promotion Policy (APP), and to other developing countries attempting implementation of such sectoral policies. en_ZA
dc.description.department Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2019-01-12
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.elsevier.com/locate/envdev en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Suresh Chandra Babu, George Mavrotas and Nilam Prasai, Integrating Environmental Considerations in the Agricultural Policy Process: Evidence from Nigeria, Environmental Development, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2018.01.001. NYP. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2211-4645
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.envdev.2018.01.001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64089
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Environmental Development. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. A definitive version was subsequently published in Environmental Development, vol. x, no. y. pp.z-zz, 2018. doi : 10.1016/j.envdev.2018.01.001. en_ZA
dc.subject Policy process en_ZA
dc.subject Environmental policy integration en_ZA
dc.subject Environmental considerations en_ZA
dc.subject Environmental analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Sectoral policies en_ZA
dc.subject Developing countries en_ZA
dc.subject Nigeria en_ZA
dc.title Integrating environmental considerations in the agricultural policy process : evidence from Nigeria en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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