ATPAF Bulletin IV

Making Public Policy Work for Agricultural Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa

In this edition, we explore a number of policy issues that continue to present serious challenges to the grain sector and the entire agriculture and agribusiness sector at large. We revisit the issue of the involvement of Government in agricultural trade, noting that the Governments in the region continue to get involved in numerous interventions in the sector including; controls of trade in agricultural products, export and import restrictions, involvement in the input sector in offering subsidized seed and fertilizers, as well as participating in the output markets buying maize produce for the strategic food reserves.

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