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Policy issues in the small grains sector of Southern Africa


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GASGA - GROUP FOR ASSISTANCE ON SYSTEMS RELATING TO GRAIN AFTER HARVEST
GASGA Executive Seminar Series No. 5

Produced by:

International Development Research Centre
Ottawa, Canada


Contents

Preface
Introduction
Sorghum and millet food systems in southern Africa

The declining importance of sorghum and millet in southern Africa
The structure of coarse grain policy
Structural adjustment and market liberalization
Exploiting the competitive niche for small grains
The current small grains food system
Prospects for the future
Strategies for developing the small grains food system
Bibliography

Summaries of supplementary presentations

Policies for grain
Technology available to small-holder producers
Existing programs related to education in research development and extension in sorghum and millet food systems
Storing the grain
Processing small grains in rural areas
Small grains as industrial raw materials

Discussion points
Recommendations
Participants