This report presents the findings and conclusions from a desk study on the impacts of agricultural liberalisation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is presented in 3 main parts:
Part I summarises the broad issues identified in the inception report, which developed a conceptual framework to identify the main policy challenges facing agricultural development in SSA and provided a historical review of the way that different policies have responded to changing perceptions of and emphasis on these challenges. A new section discussing political economy considerations of state and market coordination is included.
Part II presents the findings of country and commodity (maize, rice, cotton, tobacco, groundnuts, cocoa, coffee and tea) case studies.
Part III draws together conclusions regarding the outcomes of agricultural liberalisation in SSA and policy approaches that are appropriate for different challenges facing agriculture in SSA today.
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Agricultural Liberalisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Final report prepared for EC-PREP