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Regional Trade in Food Staples : Prospects for Stimulating Agricultural Growth and Moderation Food Security Crises in Eastern and Southern Africa

AGGREGATE DEMAND AGRICULTURAL AREAS AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AGRICULTURAL MARKETS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AGRICULTURE BANANA BANANAS BORDER PRICES BRAND CALORIE INTAKE CARBOHYDRATE CASH CROP CASH CROPS CASSAVA CASSAVA HARVESTING CASSAVA PRODUCTION CEREAL CROPS CEREAL PRICES CEREAL PRODUCTION CEREALS COMMERCIAL FARMERS COMMERCIAL FARMS CONSUMER PRICE CROPPED AREA CROPPING CROSS BORDER TRADE CUTTING DEMAND CURVE DEMAND FOR FOOD ECOSYSTEMS EXPENDITURE EXPORT EXPORT MAIZE EXPORT MARKETS FARM FARM HOUSEHOLDS FARM PRODUCTION FARMER FARMERS FARMING FARMS FEED FEEDS FLOOR PRICE FOOD AID FOOD CONSUMPTION FOOD CRISIS FOOD CROPS FOOD IMPORTS FOOD MARKETS FOOD POLICY FOOD PRICES FOOD PRODUCTION FOOD REQUIREMENTS FOOD SAFETY FOOD SECURITY FOOD SECURITY ISSUES FOOD SHORTAGES FOOD STAPLES FOOD SUPPLY FOOD SURPLUS FOOD SURPLUSES FOOD SYSTEM FOODCROPS FSR GRAIN PRICES GRAIN RESERVE GRAIN SUPPLIES HAMMER MILLERS HARVEST SURVEY HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUNGER IMPORT TARIFF IMPORT TARIFFS INDUSTRIAL MILLERS INTERNATIONAL MARKETS LARGE MILLERS LARGE MILLS LEVY LIVESTOCK LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS LOCAL MARKET MAIZE MAIZE DEFICIT MAIZE EXPORTS MAIZE HARVEST MAIZE HARVESTS MAIZE IMPORTS MAIZE MARKET MAIZE MARKETING MAIZE MEAL MAIZE MEAL PRICES MAIZE POLICY MAIZE PRICES MAIZE PRODUCERS MAIZE PRODUCING AREAS MAIZE PRODUCTION MAIZE SUPPLY MAIZE SURPLUS MARKET CONDITIONS MARKET DEMAND MARKET INFORMATION MARKET PRICE MARKET PRICES MARKET SHARE MARKET SHARES MARKET TRADERS MARKET VALUE MARKETING BOARD MARKETING COSTS MARKETING POLICY MARKETING SYSTEM MARKETING SYSTEMS MEAL MEAT MILLERS MILLET MILLING MILLING SECTOR MILLS NATIONAL MAIZE PRODUCTION NATIONAL MAIZE SHORTFALL PARITY PRICE PLANTING POOR HOUSEHOLDS POULTRY PREMIUM PRICE CHANGE PRICE CHANGES PRICE CONTROLS PRICE FLOOR PRICE FLUCTUATIONS PRICE INCREASE PRICE INCREASES PRICE INFLATION PRICE MOVEMENTS PRICE RISK PRICE SUBSIDIES PRICE SUPPORT PRICE VOLATILITY PRODUCE PRODUCER INCENTIVES PRODUCTION INCENTIVES PURCHASING PURCHASING MAIZE REFINED MAIZE MEAL REFINED MEAL REGIONAL DROUGHT REGIONAL MARKETS RETAIL RICE ROOT CROPS RURAL AREAS SALE SALES SEEDS SILOS SMALL PRODUCERS SMALLHOLDER MAIZE PRODUCTION SOIL FERTILITY SOILS SORGHUM STAPLE FOODS STOCKS SUBSTITUTE SUBSTITUTION SUNFLOWER SUPPLIERS SUPPLY ELASTICITY SURPLUS FOOD SWEET POTATOES TARIFF BARRIERS TOBACCO TRADE AGREEMENT TRADE AGREEMENTS TRADE FLOWS TRANSACTION TUBERS URBAN CONSUMERS URBAN MARKETS VOLUME VULNERABLE GROUPS VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS WFP WHEAT WHEAT FUTURES WHITE MAIZE WHITE MAIZE GRAIN WHOLESALE MAIZE WHOLESALE PRICE WHOLESALE PRICES WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME WORLD PRICES
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Washington, DC
Africa
2012-06-12T17:27:37Z | 2012-06-12T17:27:37Z | 2008-12

This report focuses on growing trade in food staples in the Southern and Eastern African region of Africa as one of the largest growth opportunities available to African farmers. This paper examines the impact of regional trade in food staples, both for maintaining farmer incentives in surplus food production zones and for moderating price spikes in deficit areas. The paper begins by identifying the geographic extent of major maize market sheds in Eastern and Southern Africa. It then focuses on the South Eastern Africa market shed, the one centered in Malawi, Northern Mozambique and Zambia. This analysis concentrates on the regions two most important food staples, maize and cassava. Given the volatility of the region's rainfed maize production, this section aims to empirically evaluate the impact of maize production shocks on staple food prices, production incentives, consumption and trade. To do so, the paper develops a spatially disaggregated model o f maize and cassava markets in order to evaluate the impact of supply shocks, with and without cross-border trade.

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