Smallholder Heterogeneity and Maize Market Participation in Southern and Eastern Africa : Implications for Investment Strategies to Increase Marketed Food Staple Supply

@inproceedings{Mather2011SmallholderHA,
  title={Smallholder Heterogeneity and Maize Market Participation in Southern and Eastern Africa : Implications for Investment Strategies to Increase Marketed Food Staple Supply},
  author={David Mather and Duncan H. Boughton and Thomas S. Jayne},
  year={2011}
}
Policymakers in many African countries, and other parts of the world where a significant part of the rural population is poor and food insecure, face a two‐edged dilemma. On the one hand there is a need to increase the quantity of marketed food staple surpluses to feed a growing population, especially rapidly growing urban centers where unrest can be politically destabilizing. Many of these new urban consumers are very poor, arriving from the countryside with few skills and barely subsisting on… CONTINUE READING

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