Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → Projets de recherche pour le Développement → 1995 → Investigations on the impact of grain market liberalisation on the small-scale producer

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D) 1995

Investigations on the impact of grain market liberalisation on the small-scale producer

Grain Market Liberalisation

UKAID Department for International Development (R4D)

Titre : Investigations on the impact of grain market liberalisation on the small-scale producer

Pays : Zambie

Projet de recherche pour le Développement : R6345

DFID Programme : Crop Post Harvest

Organismes de mise en œuvre
Lead Institutes : Natural Resources Institute (NRI)
Managing Institutes : Natural Resources International Limited (NRIL)

Durée : Start Date : 01-04-1995 End Date : 31-03-1996

Objectif  : The aim of the project is to monitor the post-harvest technical problems encountered by emergent commercial farmers and to determine how these might be overcome.

Descriptif
The process of market liberalisation in sub-Saharan Africa has brought about major changes. The role of governments and cooperatives as purchasers and storers of grain has declined. Producers face uncertainty as grain prices are decontrolled and guaranteed markets dissolved. Responsibility for the storage of grain has also changed with more grain remaining for longer on the farm, although some traders have begun to invest in speculative storage. Established patterns of commercial grain trading and storage have existed for many years in the very liberalised market economies (Ghana). In many other countries, particularly those in Southern Africa, the concept of private grain trading replacing government subsidized activities is relatively new and therefore not well estblished.

Total Cost to DFID : £14,430

Présentation : UKAID

Page publiée le 1er novembre 2015, mise à jour le 23 octobre 2017