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Hybrid Seed, Income, and Inequality among Smallholder Maize Farmers in Zambia

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  • Smale, Melinda
  • Mason, Nicole M.

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The successful development and diffusion of improved maize seed in Zambia is a major achievement in African agriculture. Since independence in 1964, and most notably from the 1970s, the commitment of the Government of Zambia (GoZ) to ensuring food security through the involvement of smallholder farmers was an important aspect of this process. Most recently, the commitment of the GoZ has entailed the re-introduction of input subsidies.

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  • Smale, Melinda & Mason, Nicole M., 2013. "Hybrid Seed, Income, and Inequality among Smallholder Maize Farmers in Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 146929, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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