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The Cost of Maize Production by Smallholder Farmers in Zambia

William Burke (), Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Dingiswayo Banda and Thomas Jayne ()

No 148682, Food Security Collaborative Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: Many agricultural policy discussions in Zambia revolve around the cost of producing maize. Despite the importance of having accurate estimates of production costs, smallholders’ cost of maize production in Zambia remain poorly understood. Various estimates are provided by interested parties, but these are rarely based on representative farm surveys that take into account the variations in agro-ecological conditions, input intensities, and rainfall, which can profoundly affect maize production costs.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38
Date: 2011-03
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.148682

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