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Patterns and Trends in Food Staples Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa: Toward the Identification of Priority Investments and Strategies for Developing Markets and Promoting Smallholder Productivity Growth

Thomas Jayne (), Nicole Mason, Robert Myers (), John Ferris (), David Mather, Nicholas Sitko (), Margaret Beaver, Natalie Lenski, Antony Chapoto () and Duncan Boughton ()

No 62148, Food Security International Development Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Abstract: Accurate information on farmer and consumer behavior is the foundation for Identifying public investments and policies that can effectively promote national food security and income growth objectives. This report synthesizes recent findings on smallholder crop marketing behavior and urban consumption patterns in Eastern and Southern Africa, and their implications for public sector investments and policies to promote smallholder incomes and national food security.

Keywords: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; International Development; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 150
Date: 2010-04
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.62148

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