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dc.contributor.authorStanning, J.L.
dc.identifier.citationStanning, J.L. (1988) Policy implications of household grain marketing and storage decisions in Zimbabwe. In: Rukuni, M. and Bernsten, R.H. (eds.) Southern Africa: food security policy options. Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa. 1-5 November, 1987, pp. 329-361. Harare: University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research Project.en
dc.descriptionA position paper on agricultural development policy aimed at uplifting the rural farmer in Zimbabwe.en
dc.description.abstractThe emergence of the communal area farmer as an important provider of marketed surplus (Stanning, 1985; Rohrbach, 1986) has had a broad impact on the grain-marketing system at the national, regional, and household level. First, the shift in supply towards communal producers has made it more difficult for the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to forecast intake. For example, in 1984-85, maize was imported at higher landed cost than the local selling price, because of a forecast shortfall. As it turned out, stocks would have been sufficient as intake was around 50% greater than predicted. While output in both commercial and communal areas exceeded early projection; communal projection was particularly low, relative to actual supply. National forecasts have improved in the last two seasons, but better informed estimates of on-farm retentions, including local sales, are crucial in developing a good forecasting model.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research supporting the preparation of the proceedings papers was financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau of Science and Technology.en
dc.publisherDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Extension; UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Projecten
dc.subjectDevelopment Policyen
dc.subjectRural Developmenten
dc.titlePolicy implications of household grain marketing and storage decisions in Zimbabween
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dc.typeConference paperen
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ), Department of Agricultural Economics & Extention (DAEE)en

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