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Improving Smallholder and Agri-Business Opportunities in Zambia’s Cotton Sector: Key Challenges and Options

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  • Jayne, Thomas S.

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The purpose of this note is to identify underlying causes and characteristics of the current crisis facing the industry and to propose a set of actions for further consideration by industry, government, and analysts. Because of the current crisis, this note focuses on actions that can be taken in the short- and medium-term. The final section also considers strategies to improve the industry's viability over a long-run time frame.

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  • Jayne, Thomas S., 2000. "Improving Smallholder and Agri-Business Opportunities in Zambia’s Cotton Sector: Key Challenges and Options," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 54456, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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    1. Onumah, Gideon & Davis, Junior & Kleih, Ulrich & Proctor, Felicity, 2007. "Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets: Changing agricultural marketing systems and innovative responses by producer organizations," MPRA Paper 25984, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Boughton, Duncan & Tschirley, David L. & de Marrule, Higino Francisco & Osorio, Afonso & Zulu, Ballard, 2002. "Cotton Sector Policies and Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons Behind the Numbers in Mozambique and Zambia," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 55233, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    3. Tschirley, David L. & Zulu, Ballard, 2003. "Zambian Cotton in a Regional Context: Performance under Liberalization and Future Challenges," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 54610, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    4. Christian K.M. Kingombe, 2012. "Regional Analysis of Eastern Province Feeder Road Project - District level estimation of the Poverty Alleviation Effects of Rural Roads Improvements in Zambia’s Eastern Province," IHEID Working Papers 10-2012, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies.
    5. Govereh, Jones & Jayne, Thomas S. & Nijhoff, Jan J. & Shawa, Julius J. & Haantuba, Hyde H. & Belemu, A. & Ngulube, E. & Zulu, Ballard & Banda, A.K., 2002. "Developments in Fertilizer Marketing in Zambia: Commercial Trading, Government Programs and the Smallholder Farmer," Food Security Collaborative Policy Briefs 54604, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    6. World Bank, 2004. "Zambia - Country Economic Memorandum : Policies for Growth and Diversification, Volume 1. Main Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 15666, The World Bank.
    7. Tschirley, David L. & Kabwe, Stephen, 2007. "Cotton in Zambia: 2007 Assessment of its Organization, Performance, Current Policy Initiatives, and Challenges for the Future," Food Security Collaborative Working Papers 54485, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
    8. Crawford, Eric W. & Jayne, Thomas S. & Kelly, Valerie A., 2005. "Alternative Approaches for Promoting Fertilizer Use in Africa, with Particular Reference to the Role of Fertilizer Subsidies," Staff Papers 11557, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

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    Keywords

    food security; food policy; Zambia; cotton; Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries; Q18;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy

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