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Assessment of Alternative Maize Trade and Market Policy Interventions in Zambia

Jones Govereh, Thomas Jayne () and Antony Chapoto ()

No 54492, Food Security Collaborative Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: The economic reforms in maize marketing and trade policies implemented during the 1990s have been highly controversial, and there remains a lack of solid empirical investigation on the impacts of these reforms on national food security, price stability and rural income growth. This study aims to provide a detailed evidence-based analysis of the impacts of maize marketing and trade policies on smallholder agricultural production growth, access to food by consumers, and other important national policy objectives. These insights from Zambia can hopefully move forward the continuing debate in the region on how maize marketing and trade policies should be structured in the future.

Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 58
Date: 2008
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.54492

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