Agricultural change under structural adjustment and other shocks in Zambia

Agricultural change under structural adjustment and other shocks in Zambia

The agricultural sectors of many economies in Sub-Saharan Africa have been profoundly affected by policy changes comprising part of the wider process of structural adjustment. Government controls on exchange rates, interest rates, farm inputs and crop output prices have been liberalized. Restrictions on private sector trade in agricultural goods and services have been lifted, and a growing number of public agro-service providers have been privatised or disbanded. The comprensiveness of the reforms in Zambia since the change of government in 1991 provides an interesting case-study. [author]

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