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The Southern African region experienced the worst drought in more than a century in the 2015/16 production season, which had a severe impact on staple maize markets. Public and private sector response varied across the region and the level of accuracy on information with respect to crop estimates and the anticipated impact on stock levels, trade flow and prices became critical. To this end, the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) has in recent years developed a multi-faceted approach to policy research that includes farm-level, sector-level and value chain analysis within a Strategic Foresighting frame-work. This initiative is supported by the capacity building and training in partial equilibrium modelling under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP).

Keywords: southern and eastern Africa ; drought ; maize ; climate change

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Food Security and Poverty

International Development

Issue Date: May 05 2017

Publication Type: Report

Language: English

Total Pages: 5

Series Statement: FSP Policy Research Brief 38

Record appears in: Michigan State University > Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security (FSP) > FSP Policy Briefs





Author: Meyer, Ferdi ; Davids, Tracy ; Mpenda, Zena ; Popat, Meizal ; Vilanculos, Orcidia ; Chisanga, Brian ; Gitau, Raphael

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/260429?ln=en



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