Private sector response to agricultural marketing liberalisation in Zambia

a case study of Eastern Province maize markets by Dennis Chiwele

Publisher: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in Uppsala

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Subjects:

  • Corn industry -- Zambia -- Eastern Province,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Zambia -- Eastern Province,
  • Free trade -- Zambia -- Eastern Province

Edition Notes

StatementDennis Kl Chiwele, Pumulo Muyatwa-Sipula, Henrietta Kalinda.
SeriesResearch report / Nordiska Afrikainstitutet -- no. 107, Research report (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) -- no. 107.
ContributionsMuyatwa, P., Kalinda, H. K. C.
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LC ClassificationsDT1 .N64 no. 107, HD9049.C8 .N64 no. 107
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23959971M
ISBN 109171064362
LC Control Number99165856

private sector-led financing agricultural marketing (produce and input). Agriculture Marketing Strategies With the liberalization of agricultural marketing, government has continued to emphasize the need for the private sector to take the lead role in the development of agricultural marketing .   The Zambian cotton sector went through significant reforms during the s. After a long period of parastatal control, a process of liberalization in cotton production and marketing began in These reforms were expected to benefit agricultural farmers. In Zambia, these are rural, often vulnerable, smallholders. The main policy thrust of the reforms was liberalization of the agricultural sector and promotion of private sector participation in production, marketing, input supply, processing, and credit. Private equity and other investors are active in this sector. Opportunities Agricultural cultivation in Zambia is mostly non-mechanized, and the sector is rain-fed. Opportunities include large-scale farming, farm inputs and equipment supply, agro-processing and commodity trading. The sector .

The liberalisation of agricultural marketing is part of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) introduced in Zimbabwe with the support of the Bretton Woods Institutions in Trade liberalisation in the agricultural sector has mainly involved reduction of the government’s direct involvement in the production, distribution and marketing of. This book analyses the implementation of political and economic liberalisation in Zambia during the first two election periods (). Focussing on the negotiations between government and the key domestic interest groups, as well as the dialogues between the MMD government and the international donor community, the book argues that despite. Zambia has undergone a dramatic transformation of economic policy during the s. The election in of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy government saw the introduction of a series of major economic reforms designed to transform the Zambian economy from a relatively inward looking and state dominated economy to a outward oriented economy based upon private enterprise. A sharp. Zambia’s agricultural sector displays a dual structure, where a few (about ) large sector, private companies have been active in setting up outgrower schemes (OGS) – such as Chief of Agricultural Management, Marketing and Financial Service.

According agricultural investment agricultural lending agricultural marketing system agriculture to agriculture liberalisation Lima Bank Limited literature loans loans to agriculture MAFF MUTTI National Commercial Bank Objectives observed Parkstan percent performance period PORTFOLIO TO AGRICULTURAL prefered Primary Data private sector. The global food price crisis of –8 raised fears about the impacts of higher and more volatile food prices for the poor in Zambia. Like in the past, the implementation of the strategies to deal with the rising food prices, especially for the staple crop maize were delayed due to ineffective response policies, mistrust between government and private sector, protracted discussions, inaction. (Develtere, ). For instance, in agricultural marketing, cooperatives were made the sole agents of State Marketing Boards responsible for processing and marketing export crops like coffee, cotton and pyrethrum. These organizations were mandated by the Boards to buy the produce from the farmers and process it for export. Liberalisation, it was hoped, would create an efficient and responsive private sector marketing system that would stimulate agricultural production. On the contrary, the withdrawal of ADMARC from most areas contributed to widespread food insecurity among smallholder farmers in .

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Private Sector Response to Agricultural Marketing Liberalisation in Zambia A Case Study of Eastern Province Maize Markets Nordiska Afrikainstitutet Uppsala 2 This report was commissioned and produced under the auspices of the Nordic Africa Institute’s programme on.

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Abstract. Private Sector Response to Agricultural Marketing Liberalisation in Zambia: A Case Study of Eastern Province Maize Market Research Report S.: : Chiwele, Dennis K., Muyatwa-Sipula, Pumulo, Kalinda, Henrietta: BooksAuthor: Dennis K.

Chiwele, Pumulo Muyatwa-Sipula, Henrietta Kalinda. numerous challenges for the sector. The private sector is unable to fill the vacuum left by governments disengagement from this sector as part of liberalization policy.

There is poor credit culture and a dependency syndrome on the part of smallholders. • ZNFU needed a partnership with an experienced private sector organization (CHC). Enactment of the Agricultural Marketing Act: In the mixed policy environment, the government co-exists with the private sector as an unfairly large competitor, and this hinders the development of the agricultural sector.

Complete government withdrawal from the market is neither realistic nor desirable. Venkatesh Seshamani, Trade liberalization and its impacts: Zambia case studies.

Zambia, Republic of. First National Development Plan, Office of National Development Planning. Government Printer: Lusaka, July. Zambia, Republic of. Financial Sector National Development Plan, Office of National Development Planning. () Private Sector Response to Agricultural Marketing Liberalization in Zambia: A Case Study of Eastern Province Markets.

Research Report n. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala. Chowdhury, A. () Thematic Summary Report: Monetary Policy. UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Programme on the Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction. Internet. Agricultural marketing in Malawi.

A review of the politics, policy processes, and outcomes surrounding agricultural marketing in Malawi, from the s until today. In particular, the case study focuses on the varying objectives of the key stakeholders with respect to privatisation and liberalisation policies, the effects of these varying.

Zambia - Agricultural Marketing and Processing Infrastructure Project (English) Abstract. The project aims at increasing agricultural production in response to recently adopted economic reforms. It will assist Zambia to transform its highly regulated financial sector, and inefficient maize marketing and milling, fertilizer distribution, and.

Agricultural Marketing Development Programme; In line with the liberalization policy, the private sector will drive the development and growth of the agricultural sector along with the civil society and farmer organizations (including small scale, medium and large-scale farmers).

They will offer the necessary incentives for a heightened. IAPRI exists to carry out agricultural policy research and outr each ac vi es, serving the agricultural sector in Zambia to achieve sus tainable pro-poor agricultural developmen t.

The Ins tute. Chiwele, D. K., Muyatwa-Sipula, P. and Kalinda, H. () Private sector response to agricultural marketing liberalisation in Zambia: a case study of the eastern province maize markets.

Draft report, Lusaka. activities agricultural marketing agricultural production agricultural sector agricultural training measures mechanization Ministry monitoring NGOs Overall Objective particular pests Plant play poor potential poverty practices private sector private sector participation processing programmes promote Region Republic of Zambia, Ministry.

It was not until the multiparty election in Octoberwhen the new government seriously embraced liberalization and privatization, that changes began in removing some food and fertilizer subsidies, providing opportunities for private agricultural and other marketing, foreign exchange liberalization, etc.

Zambia also has Bureaus of Change. Private Agricultural Trading in Eastern Province: An Analysis of the Achievements and Emerging Structures, Report for The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, ().

Private Sector Response to Agricultural Marketing Liberalization. Zambia faces a challenge of developing policies that will increase agricultural production, reduce poverty and promote economic growth.

During the past 25 years, Zambia’s agricultural policies have undergone major changes from an extreme state controlled and monopolistic system to the other extreme of market liberalization.

uring the past two decades, most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa undertook extensive economic reforms to reduce the role of the government and increase the role of the market in their economies.

Because of the importance of the agricultural sector in the region, agricultural market reforms occupied a central place in these liberalization efforts.2/5(1). Public and private sector competition: In many countries, liberalisation has allowed for the co-existence of public sector agricultural marketing institutions (i.e.

parastatals and/or government supported co-ops). The public sector institutions may perform a market stabilising function, as say a buyer-of-last-resort, they may be the conduit. programme, reforms of agricultural marketing, privatisation, trade liberalisation and public sector reform.

Given this, it is not implausible that the rise in poverty was caused by one or. Stressing continuity rather than change, the analysis of Zambia's reform processes suggests that the practices of patronage politics associated with authoritarian regimes are compatible with processes of political and economic liberalisation.

Relaterat Private sector response to agricultural marketing liberalisation in Zambia: a case study of. Public sector expansion In the ’s and 70’s, most African states used generous flows of foreign aid and gains from favourable export trade towards establishment of state enterprises that ventured into various private sector activities in industry, trade, finance, farming and property development.

Privatization of Public Enterprises in Zambia: An Evaluation of the Policies, Procedures and Experiences the scope of private sector activity in an economy and the adoption by the public sector of efficiency enhancing such firms or their liquidation as a result of the liberalization of marketing channels immediately returns to the.

Private Sector Response to Agricultural Marketing Liberalisation in Zambia: A Case Study of Eastern Province Maize Markets (Research Report): ISBN () Softcover, Nordic Africa Institute, Agricultural Marketing and Supply Chain Management in Tanzania: A Case Study 1 INTRODUCTION Tanzania’s economy is heavily dependent on agricultural production.

In agriculture accounted for half of the country’s GDP, provided 51 percent of foreign exchange and employed 80 percent of the labour force (Agricultural Marketing Policy ). ASIP Agricultural Sector Investment Programme AZ Agenda for Zambia BoP Balance of Payment BOZ Bank of Zambia public and private institutions visited in Zambia.

Political and Economic Liberalisation in Zambia – Based in Zimbabwe, but also serving Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, the Project was able to draw upon the collective experience of eminent academics, government policy markets, experienced managers in agricultural marketing parastatals and pragmatic entrepreneurs from the private sector.

This study examines the impact on farmers of the radical changes in agricultural policy which have taken place in Zambia during the s.

Drawing on the findings of a number of participatory surveys and beneficiary assessments, and on quantitative survey data where available, the paper highlights farmers ' own perceptions and priorities regarding constraints to production and the quality of.

for revitalising agriculture. There is consensus that the government’s pricing and marketing policies in the agricultural sector during the pre-reforms period failed to provide sufficient incentives for increased output by farmers, and also discouraged private sector-led agricultural development especially in the input and output markets.

Deininger and Olinto use a large panel data set from Zambia to examine factors that could explain the relatively lackluster performance of the country's agricultural sector after liberalization.

Zambia's liberalization significantly opened the economy but failed to alter the structure of production or help realize efficiency gains.4.

How to design a process of collaboration between policymakers, donors, researchers, and the private sector to maximize the probability of achieving improved agricultural policy and performance. Arching over each of these challenges is the need to better understand how to stimulate investment in the food system by the private sector.

The FRA maize floor price announced by the Government does not take into account the costof production by small-scale farmers. This makes the price of a 50 Kg bag in Zambia morelucrative than what is obtaining in the region and, therefore, encouraging commercial farmers,both from Zambia and other countries, to sell maize to FRA.