The Southern African Poultry Value Chain: Regional Development Versus National Imperatives

CCRED Working Paper No. 2017/7

WIDER Working Paper 2017/97

23 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 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)

Date Written: April 2017

Abstract

This paper highlights the key strategies, both regional and domestic, that have led to the current structure of the poultry value chain in Southern Africa. While large firm strategies in poultry have been found to be regional in nature, and important regional developments in soybean production, processing, and trade have emerged, the regional poultry value chain has remained largely underdeveloped. This underdevelopment is linked to a discord between national and regional policies, with non-trade barriers such as import limits and complete bans on some products playing a key role in some of the countries.

Keywords: industrial policy, poultry, regional integration, regional value chain, Southern Africa, trade policy

JEL Classification: L66, O57, Q13, Q17, F15

Suggested Citation

Ncube, Phumzile and Roberts, Simon and Zengeni, Tatenda, The Southern African Poultry Value Chain: Regional Development Versus National Imperatives (April 2017). CCRED Working Paper No. 2017/7, WIDER Working Paper 2017/97, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2958098 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2958098

Phumzile Ncube (Contact Author)

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Simon Roberts

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

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Tatenda Zengeni

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

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

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