publication . Preprint . 2011

Analysis of Effectiveness of Modern Information and Communication Technologies on Maize Marketing Efficiency in Lilongwe and Dedza Districts and Selected Markets of Malawi

Tione, Sarah Ephridah;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jul 2011
Government of Malawi has been promoting initiatives like Malawi Agriculture Commodity Exchange (MACE) that aim at reducing information asymmetry among market players especially smallholder farmers. Using co-integration error correction models, the study assessed effectiveness of modern ICT based market interventions on improving maize marketing efficiency in Malawi. Considering that efficient markets are integrated markets when price difference is only a factor of transaction costs, TAR models assessed price transmission speed in pre – ICT and post – ICT periods. Using logit model, the study further identified socioeconomic factors influencing use of modern ICTs...
free text keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy, Farm Management, International Development,

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