Domestic and Regional Staple Food Market Development and Policy [2004 - 2005]

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Project end date: November 30, 2005

This project had two components:

  1. Strengthening Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa through Trade Liberalization and Regional Integration funded by the World Bank, Contract No. 7144132
  2. Maize Marketing and Trade Policies to Promote Household Food Security in Southern Africa: A Research and Outreach Project.  FANRPAN and MSU, funded by Rockefeller Foundation collaborated with individuals in the Ministries of Agriculture in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa to:
  • Assess the organization, behavior and performance of the formal and informal maize marketing systems in these countries, and the interrelationships between these two systems;
  • Identify changes in policies, institutions, and public investments that can reduce the costs and risks of maize marketing within the region, with particular emphasis on how to make markets work better for the poor; and
  • Liaise with senior policy makers in national consultative forums as well as regional policy forums regarding the implications of the study ’s findings for improving national and regional food security.

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  1. Strengthening Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa through Trade Liberalization and Regional Integration
  2. Maize Marketing and Trade Policies to Promote Household Food Security in Southern Africa