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dc.contributor.authorKingsbury, David
dc.contributor.authorStackhouse, Lee Ann
dc.contributor.authorRusike, Joseph
dc.coverage.spatialSouthern Africaen_GB
dc.descriptionAn on-going food security research program conducted by the University of Zimbabwe and Michigan State University under a Food Security in Africa Cooperative Agreement.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the nine member states of SADCC have increasingly voiced an interest in expanded intra-regional trade as one strategy towards increased food security within the region. The fact that six of the nine countries are landlocked, transport costs are high, and dependence on trade with external countries (including South Africa) is viewed as precarious, have contributed to a sense of urgency which resulted in the funding of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for the establishment of a regional food security scheme based on local reserves. However, levels of intra-regional trade have historically been low. The proportion of intra-SADCC trade in overall trade is only 4-5% (Chr.. Michelsen, 1985). For food grains such as maize, much intra-regional trade has been in the form of donor-supported food aid (although percentages of commercial versus aid imports have never been comprehensively quantified). In an effort to contribute to the knowledge base on SADCC agricultural marketing and trade, the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension of the University of Zimbabwe, in collaboration with Michigan State University, initiated a research project, in mid-1987 -to explore constraints to and potentials for expanded trade in the SADCC region 1.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThe United States Agency for International Development, with contributions from the Regional Office’for Southern Africa, the Africa Bureau, and the Science and Technology Bureau.en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper AEE Series;3/88
dc.titleCereals Trade Patterns in the SADCC Regionen_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabween_GB

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