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Is the Government of Zambia’s Subsidy to Maize Millers Benefiting Consumers?

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  • Kuteya, Auckland N.
  • Jayne, Thomas S.

All governments require accurate information on how the economy functions in order to formulate and implement sound agricultural policies. Policies to ensure food security are no different. Efforts to keep food prices at tolerable levels require information about the competitiveness of the wholesaling, milling, and retailing stages of the food value chain. The main objective for this paper is to better inform policy discussions about the effects of alternative maize pricing and marketing policies on national food security and agricultural development.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security Collaborative Working Papers with number 140905.

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Date of creation: Sep 2012
Handle: RePEc:ags:midcwp:140905
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  1. Nkonde, Chewe & Mason, Nicole M. & Sitko, Nicholas J. & Jayne, Thomas S., 2011. "Who Gained and Who Lost from Zambia's 2010 Maize Marketing Policies?," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 99610, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  2. Kuteya, Auckland N. & Jayne, Thomas S., 2011. "Trends in Maize Grain, Roller and Breakfast Meal Prices In Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 116908, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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