of broadly based agricultural growth, but they accord a high priority to maize, roots, and smallholder export crops. Finally, it is crucial that the Government of Zambia increase both the level and
effi ciency of its spending in the agricultural sector. The latter includes reforming public institutions, particularly those with any agriculture-related functions, to improve the provision and delivery of agricultural public goods and services. Our analysis indicates that total public spending on agriculture would have to grow by at least 20 percent per year to achieve and sustain 6 percent agricultural growth. Thus, the government would need to allocate at least one-fi fth of its total budget to agriculture. Without this heightened level of commitment to agriculture, Zambia will further entrench its historical performance of achieving economic growth with- out reducing poverty.