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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.

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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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  • Kuteya, Auckland N. & Jayne, Thomas S., 2012. "Is the Government of Zambia’s Subsidy to Maize Millers Benefiting Consumers?," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 140905, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midcwp:140905
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.140905
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    1. Chapoto, Antony & Jayne, Thomas S., 2006. "Trends in Breakfast Meal and Maize Marketing Margins in Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 54618, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    2. 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.
    3. Chapoto, Antony & Jayne, Thomas S., 2009. "Effects of Maize Marketing and Trade Policy on Price Unpredictability in Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 54499, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    4. 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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    2. Chapoto, Antony & Chisanga, Brian & Kuteya, Auckland & Kabwe, Stephen, 2015. "Bumper Harvests a Curse or a Blessing for Zambia: Lessons from the 2014/15 Maize Marketing Season," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 202881, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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