Growth and Development in the Sugar to Confectionery Value Chain

78 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2017

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Reena Das Nair

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Maria Nkhonjera

Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED)

Francis Ziba

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR)

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

The member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have placed industrial development at the core of the region’s integrated development agenda. This paper seeks to assess the regional competitiveness and opportunities in the sugar to confectionery value chain in Zambia and South Africa. Agro-processing, specifically in the sugar to confectionery value chain, is an important area in which industrial development can be pursued in both countries. This study aims to develop a shared understanding of the challenges impeding the expansion of downstream industrial activity in the sugar confectionery sector in the two countries, and to identify the potential for firms to upgrade. This research offers concrete proposals that will inform cross country policy initiatives to address these challenges at a regional level.

Keywords: Sugar, Confectionery, Value Chain, South Africa, Zambia

JEL Classification: L10, L66, L81

Suggested Citation

Das Nair, Reena and Nkhonjera, Maria and Ziba, Francis, Growth and Development in the Sugar to Confectionery Value Chain (March 2017). CCRED Working Paper No. 2017/16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3003804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3003804

Reena Das Nair (Contact Author)

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

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Maria Nkhonjera

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

5 Sturdee Ave
Johannesburg, GP, 2196
South Africa

Francis Ziba

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR) ( email )

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Lusaka
Zambia

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