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The Impacts of Trade Barriers and Market Interventions on Maize Price Predictability: Evidence from Eastern and Southern Africa. Antony Chapoto and T.S. Jayne. International Development Working Paper 102. Michigan State University. December 2009.
Are Staple Foods Becoming More Expensive for Urban Consumers in Eastern and Southern Africa? Trends in Food Prices, Marketing Margins, and Wage Rates in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. Nicole Mason, T.S. Jayne, Cynthia Donovan, and Antony Chapoto. IDWP 98. June 2009.
Successes and Challenges of Food Market
Reform: Experiences from Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe T.S. Jayne, Mulinge Mukumbu, Munhamo Chisvo, David Tschirley, Michael
T. Weber, Ballard Zulu, Robert Johansson, Paula Santos, and David Soroko.
IDWP 72. 1999.
Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Making Grain Markets Work for Smallholder Farmers and Consumers in Eastern and Southern Africa. Conference sponsored by the CAADP Programme, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); and by the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA). Financial support for this conference is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Guiding Investments in Sustainable Markets in Africa program (GISAMA), jointly implemented by COMESA and Michigan State University. Lusaka Zambia. May 10, 2010.
The Impact of Trade Barriers and Market Interventions on Maize Price Unpredictability: Evidence from Eastern and Southern Africa. A. Chapoto and T. S. Jayne. Third AAMP Regional Workshop and Seminar on: “ Food Prices Variability: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options.” Maputo, Mozambique. January 25-30, 2010.
Briefing on FSRP Regional Trade Activities. Jan Nijhoff. USAID Mission. Lusaka.
Monday, November 9th, 2009
Agricultural Trade Flows in Southern Africa: Do Regional Preferential Trade Agreements make a Difference? G. Tembo and T. S. Jayne. Presented at the XXVII International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Beijing Conference Center, China, 20 August 2009.
Measuring the impacts of trade barriers and market
interventions on maize price instability: Evidence from
Eastern and Southern Africa. A. Chapoto and T. S. Jayne. Presentation at the
Regional Consultation Workshop on: “ The Use and Impact of Trade and Domestic Policy Interventions on Cereal Value
Chain Stakeholders in Eastern and Southern Africa”.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, June 3-4, 2009.
Are staple foods becoming more expensive for urban consumers in eastern and southern Africa? N. Mason, T. Jayne, C. Donovan and A. Chapoto. Presentation at the Symposium on Food and Financial Crises and Their Impacts on the MDGs in Africa. Institute for African Development. Cornell University May 2, 2009
Exploring the Logic Behind Southern Africa’s Food Crises. T.S. Jayne and David Tschirley. Presented at the Symposium on The Food and Financial Crisis and their Impacts on Achievement of the Millennium Development Goads in Africa. Institute for African Development. Cornell University. 2 May 2009
Potential for Intra-Regional Maize Trade in Southern Africa: An Analysis For Zambia at the Sub-National Level. Steven Haggblade, Thomas Jayne, David Tschirley and Steve Longabaugh. Presented by M.T. Weber. Michigan State University – Food Security Group. Presentation at the SADC Southern Africa Regional Conference on Agriculture. Grand Palm Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana, December 8-9, 2008.
Findings from FSRP Research on
Food Staples Markets: Implications
for Investment Priorities to Promote
Regional Trade. Jones Govereh, David Tschirley, and Michael Weber.
Presentation for the ACTESA design team, Lusaka, Zambia, April 18, 2008.
Using the Market During Food Crises: What has been Learned in Southern Africa over the Past Decade? David Tschirley and Thom Jayne. Presented at Vulnerability to and Early Warning for Food Emergencies: Conceptual Issues and Practical Implementation. FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on Food and Agriculture. FAO, Rome. December 6-7, 2007.
WFP’s LRP Operations in Africa.
Assessment and Thoughts on Ways Forward. David Tschirley. Presented at World Food Program, Rome. December 5, 2007.
Price Unpredictability, Trade Policy, and the Demand for Food Staples in Eastern and Southern Africa : An Application of the ARCH Model. Antony Chapoto and T.S. Jayne. Workshop on Appropriate Trade Policies for Agricultural Development in a Globalizing World FAO, Rome. 10-11 December 2007.
Regional Trade in Food Staples: Using Trade Policy to Improve Farmer Incentives and Food Security. Jones Govereh. Food Security Research Project, MACO/ACF/MSU. Presentation at the International Conference on Strengthen and Widening markets and Overcoming Supply Side Constraints for African Agriculture. Organized by the International Food and Trade Policy Council and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa. June 3-5,
A Comparison of Maize Price Stability between Countries Supporting and Restricting Regional Trade. Antony Chapoto and T.S. Jayne. 2nd African Grain Trade Summit Nairobi, Kenya, April 18-19, 2007. Crop Marketing and Regional Maize Markets Outreach Sessions at ACF Secretariat - July 7, 2006
Options for Achieving Growth and Poverty Reduction: The Role of Markets.
Thom Jayne, with input from colleagues at MSU. Presentation at the
Workshop on "Bridging Knowledge Gaps to Achieve Agricultural Growth
and Reduce Poverty and Hunger in Africa through the Comprehensive Africa
Development Programme (CAADP), hosted by the International Food Policy
Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the New Partnership
for Africa's Development (NEPAD), June 20-21, Washington, D.C.
Maize in Eastern and Southern
Africa: "Seeds" of Success in Retrospect. T.S. Jayne and
Melinda Smale, presentation at the conference on "Championing Agricultural
Successes for Africa's Future in Support of the Comprehensive Africa
Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), May 15-18, 2006, Somerset
West, South Africa. Materials prepared for the
2005 Regional Multi-Stakeholder Public Policy Dialogue. Theme: Creating
A Conducive Policy Environment For A Food Secure SADC. 4-7 October
SADC Recovery, Food Security And Trade Policies:
Making Markets Work For Smallholders Farmers In SADC
by Chairperson: Mr. S. Pazvakavambwa, Secretary for
Agriculture- Zimbabwe. (
Maize Marketing and Trade Policies To Promote Household
Food Security in Central and Southern Mozambique By
Danilo Abdula, David Tschirley, and Michael Weber.
from the 2002/03 Food Crisis in Southern Africa:
Lessons for the Current Year by Pedro Arlindo,
David Tschirley, Jan Nijhoff, Billy Mwiinga, Michael
T. Weber, and T.S. Jayne. ( ppt)
a Regional Framework for Effective Policy Responses
to the Emerging Food Crisis in Southern Africa by
Anthony Mwanaumo, Hyde Haantuba, Pedro Arlindo, Danilo
Abdula, T.S. Jayne, David Tschirley, Jan Nijhoff,
Michael Weber, Cynthia Donovan, and John Staatz.
( ppt) Opportunities to Improve Household Food Security
Through Promoting Informal Maize Marketing Agents:
Experience From Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
by L. Ndibongo-Traub and T.S. Jayne. (
Notes On Current Topics and Events
Tschirley, David L., T.S. Jayne. 2010. "
Exploring the Logic Behind Southern Africa’s Food Crises." World Development Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 76–87. Dorosh, P., Dradri, S., Steven Haggblade. 2009.
"Regional trade, government policy and food security: Recent evidence from Zambia". Food Policy 34 (2009) 350–366. Byerlee, D., T.S. Jayne, and R. Myers. 2006.
food price risks and instability in a liberalizing market environment:
policy options, Food Policy, Vol. 31 (4): 275-287. Jayne, T.S., B.
Zulu, and J.J. Nijhoff. 2006.
Food Markets in Eastern and Southern
Africa. Food Policy, Vol. 31 (4): 328-341. Jayne, Thomas S.; Stephen Jones; Mulinge Mukumbu and Share Jiriyengwa. 1997. "Maize Marketing and Pricing Policy in Eastern and Southern Africa." In
Africa's Emerging Maize Revolution, edited by Derek Byerlee and Carl K. Eicher. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 213‑243.