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Achieving food security and industrial development in Malawi: Are export restrictions the solution?












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    Assessing the policy environment for cash crops in Malawi: what could hinder the achievement of the National Export Strategy objectives? 2017
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    This paper examines the main issues affecting producers of export crops in Malawi that could compromise the attainment of the National Export Strategy (NES) 2013-2018 targets. The analysis assesses the level of policy support to the major export crops (cotton, groundnuts, sugar, tea and tobacco) for the period 2005-2013, by calculating the Nominal Rate of Protection (NRP), the Nominal Rate of Assistance (NRA) and the Market Development Gap (MDG) indicators for producers and by analysing public e xpenditure targeting the aforementioned commodities. The results show that trade and market policies resulted in disincentives of -15 percent on average for cash crop producers mainly due to poor infrastructure, lack of competition, weak enforcement and/or inefficiency of producer price policies, and limited budgetary support to cash crops value chain development. The analysis offers further evidence to guide the prioritization of policies and investments in view of fully attaining the NES objec tives, including facilitation of farmers’ access to markets, promotion of a more competitive environment for agri-business, and development of a transparent market information system.
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    Maize supply chain in Malawi
    Food loss analysis: causes and solutions
    2018
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    In order to improve global, regional and local knowledge about the underlying reasons for food loss, as well as to assess where critical loss points occur, FAO undertook a series of case studies involving numerous food supply chains in developing countries. Utilizing a defined food loss and waste analysis framework, the Organization and its partners identified nationally-important food products, and commissioned local-level studies of the losses in these chains. This brochure aims at disseminating the findings of the study to be used to develop technically, economically, environmentally and socially feasible solutions to reduce food losses along the maize value chain in Malawi.
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    Case study on the maize value chain in the Republic of Malawi
    Food loss analysis: causes and solutions
    2018
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    In order to improve global, regional and local knowledge about the underlying reasons for food loss, as well as to assess where critical loss points occur, FAO undertook a series of case studies involving numerous food supply chains in developing countries. Utilizing a defined food loss and waste analysis framework, the Organization and its partners identified nationally-important food products, and commissioned local-level studies of the losses in these chains. The findings of the study will be used to develop technically, economically, environmentally and socially feasible solutions to reduce food losses and are published in this report on the maize value chain in Malawi.

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