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ZAMBIA FERTILIZER ASSESSMENT
4.3 A Breakdown of International and Domestic Fertilizer Distribution Costs ........... ........ 22. 4.4 The ... 6.1.1 Inadequate Port, Rail and Road Infrastructure: High Port and Transport Costs .. 29. 6.1.2 Farm-Level ..... purchased between 36 and 86 percent of all marketed maize in Zambia between 2004 and 2010, which was then ...
AGRIBUSINESS INDICATORS: Zambia
This report was prepared by Samjhana Thapa of the Risk Management and Markets Practice Group of the Agriculture and Environment Services (AES) Department and John Keyser, Consultant, under the overall guidance of Grahame Dixie, Senior Agribusiness Specialist, AES. John Keyser wrote the initial draft. Under the ...
What are the Effects of Input Subsidies on Maize Prices? Evidence
The effects of fertilizer subsidies on equilibrium retail maize prices in Malawi and Zambia are estimated via ..... Information on district-level subsidized fertilizer distribution comes from the Logistics Unit annual reports. ... be poorly integrated mainly due to high transport costs and government activities in the maize market.
Dar es Salaam to Lusaka: Fertiliser transportation in Tanzania and
The agricultural sector forms an integral part of the economy of countries in the SADC region, contributing between 4% and 27% to GDP in different member states and accounting for about. 13% of overall export earnings.1 A key input cost in agricultural value chains is fertiliser. For example, in South Africa (SA), fertiliser ...
Republic of Zambia Diagnostics Trade Integration Study
The World Bank Group. THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA. DIAGNOSTIC TRADE INTEGRATION. STUDY (DTIS). Main Report. Draft prepared for the Enhanced Integrated Framework. Last Revision 10 June 2014 ...
Study of competition in the road freight sector in the SADC region
case study of fertilizer transport & trading in Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi. 31 July 2014. Thando Vilakazi, Phumzile ... Market structure and arrangements in fertilizer distribution in Malawi, Tanzania and. Zambia . .... It is important to understand road freight as an integral part of logistics services covering transport operators ...
Regulation and rivalry in transport and fertilizer supply in Malawi
Fertilizer is a key input for commercial agriculture. However, there is generally low fertilizer usage in. Sub-Saharan Africa (Africa Fertilizer Organization, 2012: 5) and hardly any production of fertilizer in countries in Southern and East Africa, aside from South Africa. Studies have emphasised the importance of transport costs ...
Fertilizer Supply and Costs in Africa
Jun 21, 2007 ... Component Costs Of The African Fertilizer Chain . .... logistics .are .key .elements .to .performance .in . the .marketplace . .Successful .firms ..... 3. Chemico. 4. golden Stork Cigogne distributor. 35 registered distributors/retailers in the 10 regions. Retailer. 300 retailers in the 10 regions of ghana. Farmer. 95% ...
Zambia. Zambia. Main objectives. Provide basic protection and assistance and search for durable solutions for refugees from. Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (DRC), Burundi .... 1,400 households borrowed fertilizer, maize seed and ploughs ... Transport/Logistics: Centralized fuel procurement by UNHCR ...
Regulatory barriers to trade undermine Africa's potential in regional
duction and distribution of food staples could reduce the gap between consumer and producer prices by reducing ... to seeds and fertilizers; (b) factors that lead to high transport costs in Africa; (c) dangers of cross- ing borders ... tal to increasing productivity towards its potential; and use of improved hybrid maize in Ethiopia.
Developments in Fertilizer Marketing in Zambia
Sep 11, 2001 ... government fertilizer and credit distribution are indispensable for promoting smallholder agricultural .... government should determine where the highest payoffs from increased road and transport investments ..... 2.2 Trends in Fertilizer Use and Maize Production by Smallholder Farmers, Zambia,. 1997/98 ...
Current Issues and Empirical Evidence from Malawi, Zambia, and
Oct 15, 2008 ... approaches in Malawi, Zambia, and Kenya, involving both subsidized distribution and development .... distribution of subsidized fertilizer rather than to work with farmers to improve crop cultivation practices. ... funded imports leading to large increases in the local market price of maize (Tschirley and Jayne,.
Disrupting Demand for Commercial Seed: Input Subsidies in Malawi
Zambia. Third, our results indicate that subsidies for improved maize seed do in fact crowd out commercial seed purchases by smallholders in Malawi and ... Depoliticizing the distribution of subsidized seed and fertilizer may be one potential way to ..... (2011) and Malawi Logistics Unit Reports for primary logistical data.
Doing Business in Zambia A unique flavour
Transport. 32. - Telecommunications. 34. Stock exchange. 37. 4. General business regulations. 39. Company registration. 39. ZDA Investment license. 42. Exchange ..... Industry. Services. Zambia: GDP contribution by sector. Zambia's top five crops by production (MT '000). Crop. 2009 /. 2010. 2010 /. 2011. % change. Maize.
Grain Traders Association of Zambia
Mar 6, 2010 ... Regional players. 4. Services offered by GTAZ members. • Procurement. • Selling . • Storage. • Fumigation. • Logistics. • Commodity Brokering ... Maize. • Soya beans. • Wheat. • Beans. • Groundnuts. • Sunflower. • Rice. • Sorghum. • Cowpeas. • Soya/Cotton cake. Non Grain. • Fertilizers. • Seeds.
INPUT VOUCHER STUDY ZAMBIA
Government input distribution by FSP is done through a tendering procedure where the government invites tender bids from fertilizer and seed companies for deliveries to designated destinations. Under the FSP, four bags of Compound D ( basal dose), four bags of urea (for top dressing) plus 20 kg of hybrid maize seed for ...
Fertilizer subsidies in sub-Saharan Africa
Jul 4, 2012 ... Zambia), or universal, as in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana). The new generation of ... and distribution of subsidized fertilizers should enhance and not inhibit input market ...... distance and transport costs: it is 4.4 times more expensive in Mombasa, Kenya (a port), 5.5 times more.
Rail Services from A Customer's & Railway Operator Perspective
Nov 13, 2014 ... Figure 6.2 Alternative freight distribution concepts. 51. Figure 6.3 ... The efficiency of transport logistics is a critical platform for supply chain integration, ..... Maize. Bulk rail/road. 2,000,000 import. 50/50. Zambia/South. Africa. Sulphur. Bulk rail. 12,000 import. 50/50. Durban sulphuric acid tankcars rail/road.
National Foods Depots Country Wide
Oct 31, 2014 ... specialised logistic staff who have experience in Vessel Charter, Port Clearance, Road. Haulage, Rail and Customs Clearance. ... Corn Soya Blend. • Cooking Oil. • Fertilizer. Intergrain has dealt with the following entities: • The Commercial sector (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi etc.).
ZAMBIA Food Security Outlook October 2015 to March 2016
demand for Zambian maize prompting the millers to increase maize meal prices significantly in October. ... fertilizer, it is yet not clear if Government subsidy is to cover that increment. •. Relief food distribution to vulnerable households has started and will be ongoing until March 2016 and use of vouchers has been introduced ...