Identifying Growth Opportunities in the Southern African Development Community Through Regional Value Chains: The Case of the Animal Feed to Poultry Value Chain

CCRED Working Paper No. 8/2016

WIDER Working Paper 2017/4

26 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2017 Last revised: 3 Mar 2017

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Phumzile Ncube

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Simon Roberts

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Tatenda Zengeni

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Paul Chimuka Samboko

Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute

Date Written: January 1, 2017

Abstract

This paper considers findings of studies analysing the development of a regional animal feed to poultry value chain in southern Africa (Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe). The southern African regional poultry value chain is underdeveloped, although important changes include investments by South Africa-based multinational firms and strong growth in Zambia. Building on this growth requires coherent trade and industrial policies supporting investments across countries and practical measures to reduce barriers to intra-regional trade and transport costs. The potential to develop a regional poultry value chain is substantial, considering that the South African deep-sea trade deficit in poultry is larger in size than the Zambian industry.

Keywords: value chain, southern Africa, poultry, trade policies, industrial policies, case study

JEL Classification: L66, O55, Q13, O25

Suggested Citation

Ncube, Phumzile and Roberts, Simon and Zengeni, Tatenda and Samboko, Paul Chimuka, Identifying Growth Opportunities in the Southern African Development Community Through Regional Value Chains: The Case of the Animal Feed to Poultry Value Chain (January 1, 2017). CCRED Working Paper No. 8/2016, WIDER Working Paper 2017/4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2923064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2923064

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Simon Roberts

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

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South Africa

Tatenda Zengeni

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED) ( email )

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Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Paul Chimuka Samboko

Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute ( email )

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Lusaka
Zambia

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