Patterns and Trends in Food Staples Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa: Toward the Identification of Priority Investments and Strategies for Developing Markets and Promoting Smallholder Productivity Growth

April 1, 2010 - Author: T.S. Jayne, Nicole Mason, , Jake Ferris, , , , Natalie Lenski, Antony Chapoto, and

IDWP 104. T.S. Jayne, Nicole Mason, Robert Myers, Jake Ferris, David Mather, Nicholas Sitko, Margaret Beaver, Natalie Lenski, Antony Chapoto, and Duncan Boughton. 2010.Patterns and Trends in Food Staples Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa: Toward the Identification of Priority Investments and Strategies for Developing Markets and Promoting Smallholder Productivity Growth

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
Accurate information on farmer and consumer behavior is the foundation for identifying
public investments and policies that can effectively promote national food security and
income growth objectives. This report synthesizes recent findings on smallholder crop
marketing behavior and urban consumption patterns in Eastern and Southern Africa, and their
implications for public sector investments and policies to promote smallholder incomes and
national food security.

Tags: cross-country, idwp


Related Topic Areas

Cross-country


Authors

Thomas Jayne

Thomas Jayne
517-432-9802
jayne@msu.edu

Nicole Mason-Wardell

Nicole Mason-Wardell
517-432-4446
masonn@msu.edu

Robert Myers

Robert Myers
517-432-3649
myersr@msu.edu

John N. Ferris

John N. Ferris
517 337-2955
jakemax33@comcast.net

David Mather

David Mather
517-449-9694
matherda@msu.edu

Nicholas Sitko

Nicholas Sitko
743 790-5822
sitkoni1@msu.edu

Margaret Beaver

Margaret Beaver
beaverm@msu.edu

Duncan Boughton

Duncan Boughton
517-432-6659
boughton@msu.edu


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Food Security Group

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