Gouverner l'agriculture grâce aux modèles ? Le cas du CAADP au Mozambique

Translated title of the contribution: Governing agriculture through models? The case of CAADP in Mozambique

Nelly Leblond

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The agricultural policies aligned on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) are coproduced with economic models. Models became hegemonic in a context of foreign aid dependency and of elite's socialization through economic modelling. Based on grey literature and observations in Mozambique, we analyze the contribution of modeling to this policy making. While officially promoting the objectives of ownership, efficiency, and evidencebased policies, modeling enables the coexistence of contradicting claims and acts. CAADP and models are an apparatus instrumentalized by political and agroindustrial elites. Their coproduction therefore enables the reproduction of economic and political strategies it claimed to suppress. Our results call for a reappraisal of the multiple appropriations of modeling and of the effects of the agricultural policies promoted.

Translated title of the contributionGoverning agriculture through models? The case of CAADP in Mozambique
Original languageFrench
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Agricultural development
  • Modeling/modelling
  • Sociology of science
  • Territorial development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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