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The Effects of Market Reform on Maize Marketing Margins in South Africa

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  • Traub, Lulama Ndibongo
  • Jayne, Thomas S.

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The Effects of Market Reform on Maize Marketing Margins in South Africa Abstract: This article determines the effect of market reform on the size of maize milling/retail margins in South Africa. Simulations indicate that the deregulation of maize meal prices has caused a 16 to 20% increase in the mean retail price of maize meal since 1997.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security International Development Working Papers with number 54570.

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Date of creation: 2004
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  1. Haggblade, Steven & Nielson, Hunter & Govereh, Jones & Dorosh, Paul A., 2008. "Potential Consequences of Intra-Regional Trade in Short-Term Food Security Crises in Southeastern Africa," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 55376, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  2. World Bank, 2005. "Managing Food Price Risks and Instability in an Environment of Market Liberalization," World Bank Other Operational Studies 8264, The World Bank.
  3. Mutambatsere, Emelly & Christy, Ralph D., 2008. "Market Integration and Efficiency in the Presence of Cross-border Trade Restrictions: Evidence from selected Maize Markets in Southern Africa," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6304, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. van Schoor, Melt, 2005. "General Equilibrium Effects in the South African Maize Market: International Trade Simulations," Working Paper Series 15632, PROVIDE Project.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Traub, Lulama Ndibongo & Jayne, Thomas S., 2006. "Opportunities to Improve Household Food Security Through Promoting Informal Maize Marketing Channels: Experience from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54568, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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