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A comparative political economic analysis of maize sector ,

01-05-2017· In this paper we develop a comparative political economy approach for understanding maize sector policy preferences in eastern and southern Africa Using data from Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, and Mozambique we develop indicative statistics that enable us to compare relative policy orientations in these countries, focusing on output market subsidies, input subsidies, and trade ,...

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The Transmission of World Maize Price to South African ,

1South Africa is a major player in the maize market in the Southern African region Changes in South African prices therefore not only a ect local food prices, but also the countries to which they export Despite this, little evidence has been found on how international prices are transmitted to local pric Previous studies including Minot ....

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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SMALLHOLDER MAIZE FARMERS ,

development According to South African Government (2015) maize is described as the most dominant crop grown, marketed and consumed in South Africa Researches have shown that South Africa’s role in the exportation of maize in relation to other countries of Africa is paramount and with its importance not over emphasized (Beinart, 2018)...

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ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN MAIZE INDUSTRY - SACOTA

South African maize (corn) description 2 PAGE 6 Industrial uses for South African maize 3 PAGE 9 , scale farmers to a mix of saved seed, open-pollinated varieties and hybrids , The maize industry plays a very important role in the economy in Southern Africa...

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Economies of scale and efficiency of small- and medium ,

Prior to 1997, South Africas maize marketing was organised as a single-channel fixed price system that gave privileged rights of entry to buyers and hindered the development of a more decentralized and lower-cost system This system encouraged concentration in maize milling and gave sheltered oligop....

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Economies of scale and efficiency of small- and medium ,

Prior to 1997, South Africas maize marketing was organised as a single-channel fixed price system that gave privileged rights of entry to buyers and hindered the development of a more decentralized and lower-cost system This system encouraged concentration in maize milling and gave sheltered oligop....

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New maize varieties to boost South African production

15-06-2001· In a development that is set to boost the country maize production, South African and international scientists have developed two new maize varieties which can yield up to 50% more than ....

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Profit efficiency of small and medium scale maize milling ,

27-10-2007· South Africa has two main types of small-scale maize milling enterprises: the rural custom or service mills where s in remote rural areas bring their raw maize to be milled for a fee, and the production mills that buy maize grain, mill it into maize meal and then sell to...

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THE ROLE OF THE MAIZE INDUSTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

The role of the maize industry is discussed with reference to employment, foreign exchange earnings, food production, input provision, market segment and contribution to GDP The impact of changes in the maize industry is quantified by means of input-output analysis and dynamic multipliers The impact of the maize industry is insignificant relative to the total economy with regard to ....

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THE ROLE OF THE MAIZE INDUSTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

THE ROLE OF THE MAIZE INDUSTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY J Van Zyl University of Pretoria and Central Economic Advisory Services & H JG Nel University of Pretoria and Central Economic Advisory Services Pages 10-16 Received 01 Dec 1987 Accepted 01 Aug 1987 Published online: 28 May 2010...

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economies of scale of maize in south africa

12-07-2020· The economics of production and market fundamentals, which drive the competition for arable land, create the expectation of a continuous decline in the South African maize production area Besides the economic factors affecting maize production, the granting of mining permits in the Mpumalanga province, coupled with the policy objectives spurring agricultural development in South Africa’s...

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Economies of scale and diversity - The Mail & Guardian

20-07-2012· The economy of Nigeria, which has 158-million people, has been growing at 7% for the past eight years and will soon be the largest in Africa, taking the title from South Africa as early as 2016...

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The Economics of Smallholder Maize Production in Zimbabwe ,

The Economics of Smallholder Maize Production in Zimbabwe: Implications for Food Security by David D Rohrbach II! I I,!, ~, l ~ ~i i, i f', , Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) region , contributed five percent and 8,000 small-scale commercial farmers marketed the...

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The Economics of Smallholder Maize Production in Zimbabwe ,

The Economics of Smallholder Maize Production in Zimbabwe: Implications for Food Security by David D Rohrbach II! I I,!, ~, l ~ ~i i, i f', , Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) region , contributed five percent and 8,000 small-scale commercial farmers marketed the...

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CHAPTER 2 THE MAIZE-TO-MAIZE MEAL VALUE CHAIN

The South African maize industry is also the largest maize industry in Africa by far In 1997, the industry was deregulated and the Maize Board was abolished Since 1997, product prices have been determined under a free market , large-scale maize millers number around 22 and account for 85% of all maize meal produced in the country...

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Southern Africa Regional Seed Sector Assessment January 2016

SOUTH AFRICA , existing market share, and economies of scale in seed production By contrast, large multinational seed companies indicated that regional , (MT) of Open Pollinated Maize Varieties (OPV) and legumes, which is hardly enough to supply domestic demands...

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[PDF] The South African Maize Milling Industry: Can Small ,

Abstract This paper investigates the competitiveness of small and medium-scale maize milling enterprises in South Africa from estimates of a translog stochastic cost frontier model Results suggest that small and medium-scale maize mills in South Africa are cost-inefficient, operating at 59 percent and 30 percent higher cost than the best practice respectively...

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THE ROLE OF THE MAIZE INDUSTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

THE ROLE OF THE MAIZE INDUSTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY J Van Zyl University of Pretoria and Central Economic Advisory Services & H JG Nel University of Pretoria and Central Economic Advisory Services Pages 10-16 Received 01 Dec 1987 Accepted 01 Aug 1987 Published online: 28 May 2010...

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The Transmission of World Maize Price to South African ,

1South Africa is a major player in the maize market in the Southern African region Changes in South African prices therefore not only a ect local food prices, but also the countries to which they export Despite this, little evidence has been found on how international prices are transmitted to local pric Previous studies including Minot ....

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economies of scale of maize in south africa

Home / economies of scale of maize in south africa Opportunities and challenges for poultry production in sub ,, While most poultry in Africa's developing countries is still kept by smallholders, a strong and internationally linked poultry industry is evolving by utilizing economies of scale and technology from developed countries like South AfricaMaize Production in the North West Province ....

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Smallholder Grain Storage in Sub-Saharan Africa

economy of scale drives the unit costs down A metal silo with 072 ton capacity costs $216/ton, while a 18 ton capacity silo costs $171/ton Unfortunately, small-scale farmers are often unable to access the capital necessary to invest even in the smallest metal silos, let alone to seize economy of scale with the larger scale silos...

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THE ROLE OF THE MAIZE INDUSTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

The role of the maize industry is discussed with reference to employment, foreign exchange earnings, food production, input provision, market segment and contribution to GDP The impact of changes in the maize industry is quantified by means of input-output analysis and dynamic multipliers The impact of the maize industry is insignificant relative to the total economy with regard to ....

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economies of scale of maize in south africa

technical efficiency in maize production by small-scale farmers in ga-mothiba, limpopo province, south africa by baloyi rebecca tshilambilu bagric admin honours (agricultural economics) a full dissertation submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of agricultural management in agricultural economics...

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Maize Production - arcagricza

Approximately 8,0 million tons of maize grain are produced in South Africa annually on approximately 3,1 million ha of land Half of the production consists of white maize, for human food consumption Maize needs 450 to 600 mm of water per season, which is mainly acquired from the soil moisture reserv About 15,0 kg of grain are produced for...

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Detection of Transgenes in Local Maize Varieties of Small ,

31-12-2014· Small-scale subsistence farmers in South Africa have been introduced to genetically modified (GM) crops for more than a decade Little is known about i) the extent of transgene introgression into locally recycled seed, ii) what short and long-term ecological and socioeconomic impacts such mixing of seeds might have, iii) how the farmers perceive GM crops, and iv) to what degree approval ....

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Support for smallholder farmers in South Africa ,

South Africa: Challenges of scale and strategy Michael Aliber a & Ruth Hall a a Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), School of Government, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa Version of record first published: 10 Sep 2012...

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A comparative political economic analysis of maize sector ,

01-05-2017· In this paper we develop a comparative political economy approach for understanding maize sector policy preferences in eastern and southern Africa Using data from Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, and Mozambique we develop indicative statistics that enable us to compare relative policy orientations in these countries, focusing on output market subsidies, input subsidies, and trade ,...

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Profit efficiency of small- and medium-scale maize milling ,

12-08-2009· Despite the reported large margins between producer prices for maize and retail prices for maize meal and the fact that maize meal is a staple food for most of the South African population, there have been only limited investments in small- and medium-scale maize milling in South Africa since the deregulation of the maize markets...

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economies of scale of maize in south africa

Home / economies of scale of maize in south africa Opportunities and challenges for poultry production in sub ,, While most poultry in Africa's developing countries is still kept by smallholders, a strong and internationally linked poultry industry is evolving by utilizing economies of scale and technology from developed countries like South AfricaMaize Production in the North West Province ....

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Genetically modified maize in South Africa

GM Maize in South Africa In 1997, South Africa’s young democracy agreed to a technology that the rest of the world was extremely cautious about – genetically modified crops The first GM maize was planted in 1998 – this was Monsanto’s insect resistant maize, called MON810 or “Yieldgard”...

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