Eldis, 4 January 2007.
“Reforming Maize Markets and Regional Food Security”, is a policy brief that encourages greater civil society involvement in debates around national grain (particularly maize) policies and regional food insecurity in Southern African Development Community countries.
The brief argues that local evidence on the impact of national maize price and market policies can help to inform this complex issue and to address long term strategies for the region. It also concludes that more CSOs need to become involved in the process of assembling evidence on the impact of domestic market reforms, of changes in donor policies on food aid, and on developments in both formal and informal regional trade.
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