HOW WILL THE PROPOSED CROP MARKETING AUTHORITY AFFECT FOOD MARKET PERFORMANCE IN ZAMBIA? An ex Ante Assessment to Inform Government Deliberation

Abstract

The major crop marketing problems faced by Zambia’s small-scale farmers are perceived by many to be low prices and low production of staples, leading to problems of low real incomes of smallholder households and food shortages perceived to result from inadequacies of the markets for staple crops and agricultural inputs. The CMA is envisioned to help smallholders overcome perceived problems of (1) high costs of marketing, (2) poor access to markets, (3) market concentration leading to exploitative practices by traders, and (4) low prices that result from points 1-3.

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@inproceedings{Nijhoff2003HOWWT, title={HOW WILL THE PROPOSED CROP MARKETING AUTHORITY AFFECT FOOD MARKET PERFORMANCE IN ZAMBIA? An ex Ante Assessment to Inform Government Deliberation}, author={J. J. Nijhoff and Gelson Tembo and James D. Shaffer and Julius Shawa}, year={2003} }