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Zambia's 2005 Maize Import and Marketing Experiences: Lessons and Implications

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  • Mwanaumo, Anthony
  • Jayne, Thomas S.
  • Zulu, Ballard
  • Shawa, Julius J.
  • Mbozi, Green
  • Haggblade, Steven
  • Nyembe, Misheck

Abstract

This paper shows how government actions can affect the performance of the maize marketing system and influence the severity of food crises. Examples from the 2005/06 marketing season are used to illustrate how Zambia’s food security situation can be improved through closer consultation, transparency and predictability between government and the private sector. The paper also identifies longer-run options for strengthening the ability of local and regional markets to ensure household and national food security in the face of maize production instability.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs with number 54615.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ags:midcpb:54615

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Keywords: food security; food policy; Zambia; maize; Crop Production/Industries; Q18;

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  1. Haggblade, Steven & Tschirley, David L., 2007. "Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement in Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 54487, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  2. Tschirley, David L. & Abdula, Danilo Carimo, 2007. "Toward Improved Marketing and Trade Policies to Promote Household Food Security in Central and Southern Mozambique: 2007 Update," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 56068, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  3. Tschirley, David L. & Jayne, Thomas S., 2008. "Food Crises and Food Markets: Implications for Emergency Response in Southern Africa," Food Security International Development Policy Syntheses 54508, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  4. Chapoto, Antony & Haggblade, Steven & Shawa, Julius J. & Jayne, Thomas S. & Weber, Michael T., 2008. "Marketing Policy Options for Consumer Price Mitigation Actions in the 2008/09 Maize Marketing Season in Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 54638, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  5. Chapoto, Antony & Haggblade, Steven & Hichaambwa, Munguzwe & Kabwe, Stephen & Longabaugh, Steven & Sitko, Nicholas J. & Tschirley, David L., 2012. "Agricultural Transformation in Zambia: Alternative Institutional Models for Accelerating Agricultural Productivity Growth, and Commercialization," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 132339, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  6. Robinson, Peter & Govereh, Jones & Ndlela, Daniel, 2007. "Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Zambia," Agricultural Distortions Working Paper 48516, World Bank.
  7. Govereh, Jones & Haggblade, Steven & Nielson, Hunter & Tschirley, David L., 2008. "Maize Market Sheds in Eastern and Southern Africa. Report 1," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 55374, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  8. Elodie Maître D'Hôtel & Tristan Le Cotty & Thomas Jayne, 2012. "Is a public regulation of food price volatility feasible in Africa? An arch approach in Kenya," Post-Print hal-00801361, HAL.
  9. Dorosh, Paul A. & Dradri, Simon & Haggblade, Steven, 2009. "Regional trade, government policy and food security: Recent evidence from Zambia," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 350-366, August.
  10. Govereh, Jones & Jayne, Thomas S. & Chapoto, Antony, 2008. "Assessment of Alternative Maize Trade and Market Policy Interventions in Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 54492, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  11. Abbink, Klaus & Jayne, Thomas S. & Moller, Lars C., 2007. "The Benefits of a Rules-Based Maize Marketing Policy: Results of an Experimental Study of Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 54636, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  12. World Bank, 2008. "Regional Trade in Food Staples : Prospects for Stimulating Agricultural Growth and Moderation Food Security Crises in Eastern and Southern Africa," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7829, The World Bank.

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