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dc.contributor.authorChigume, Solomon M.
dc.contributor.authorShaffer, James D.
dc.coverage.spatialZimbabwe.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-18T10:44:59Z
dc.date.available2016-01-18T10:44:59Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationChigume, S.M. and Shaffwe, J.D. (1998) Grain marketing by communal farmers in Zimbabwe: preliminary results from Mutoko, Mudzi and Buhera districts.In: Mudimu, G.D. and Bernsten, R.H. (eds.) Household and national food security in Southern Africa, pp. 223-239. Harare: DAEE.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7975
dc.descriptionA conference paper on grain marketing by rural farmers in Zimbabwe.en
dc.description.abstractApproximately 60% of Zimbabwe’s total land area and 40% of communal households are in marginal areas in Natural Regions IV and V. Because these areas have poor soil and low and erratic rainfall (averaging 600 mm annually), crop production is a risky undertaking. Since independence in 1980, the government has sought to both increase the incomes of communal farmers and improve household food security in these areas Zimbabwe, 1983) by encouraging farmers to increase their production and marketing of small grains (sorghum and the millets) and oilseeds (groundnut and sunflower). Several specific policies have been instituted to elicit increased production and marketing of small grains.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) Publications/ Michigan State University (MSU)en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.subjectTradeen
dc.titleGrain marketing by communal farmers in Zimbabwe: preliminary results from Mutoko, Mudzi and Buhera districtsen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.typeConference paperen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ)/ Michigan State University (MSU)en


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