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The Effects of the Food Reserve Agency on Maize Market Prices in Zambia

Nicole Mason and Robert Myers ()

No 120766, Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: This policy synthesis estimates the effects of the Zambia Food Reserve Agency’s (FRA) activities on maize market prices in the country. The FRA, a government parastatal strategic food reserve/maize marketing board, buys maize at a pan-territorial price that typically exceeds wholesale market prices in major maize producing areas. It then exports the maize or sells it domestically at prices determined by tender, at auction, or administratively. In deficit production years, the Agency often imports maize and sells it to select large-scale millers at below-market prices.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Security and Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 7
Date: 2011-12
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Journal Article: The effects of the Food Reserve Agency on maize market prices in Zambia (2013) Downloads
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.120766

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