EPAR Technical Report #46
Thu, 09/03/2009
Julie Wroblewski
Joelle Cook
Jessica Henson Cragley
Robert Plotnick

This literature review provides information on the dynamics of the maize market and maize prices in Zambia. We address four key topics: average production costs and breakeven prices for maize farmers in Zambia, main drivers of volatility of maize production volumes, key factors driving the differences between Zambian and global maize prices, and policies that may have contributed to increased farmer productivity. 

Type of Research: 
Literature Review
Research Topic Category: 
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods
Agricultural Productivity, Yield, & Constraints
Market & Value Chain Analysis
Smallholder Farmers
Geographic focus: 
Southern Africa Region and Selected Countries

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