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The impact of liberalization measures on production, marketing and imports of maize and rice in West Africa. A comparative study of Ghana and Mali

Adams, Fusheini

Titre : The impact of liberalization measures on production, marketing and imports of maize and rice in West Africa. A comparative study of Ghana and Mali

Auteur : Adams, Fusheini

Université de soutenance : Erasmus Universiteit

Grade : MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 2003

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In the context of the differences that evolved in the two case studies, the main question the paper seeks to answer is : Why was the supply response to the liberalization measures by smallholder cereal producers more positive in Mali, than it was in Ghana ? The possible explanations include differences in the existing agricultural production and marketing structures and institutions in Ghana and Mali, as was the implementation process. Therefore answers to the following sub-questions are peliinent to unravelling why the liberalization measures yielded different outcomes in Ghana and Mali : • How was the production and marketing of cereals organized in Ghana and Mali prior to the reforms, with respect to inputs and credits, the role and contribution of parastatal and private organizations. • How were the various components of the measures, such as the liberalization of input and product markets, prices and imports implemented • How was devaluation implemented and what were the responses from smallholder producers and food traders to the exchange rates changes in Ghana and Mali ?

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