Instructions to fill out the worksheet:
Step 2
a and 2b should be completed directly on a blank copy of the worksheet.
Using 
steps 2c and 2d
 of the above instructions, the following maps were
constructed:
LUAPULA
NORTHERN
LUAPULA
NORTHERN
LUAPULA
NORTHERN
EASTERN
NORTH WESTERN COPPERBELT
EASTERN
NORTH WESTERN COPPERBELT
EASTERN
CENTRAL
COPPERBELT
CENTRAL
NORTH WESTERN
CENTRAL
LUSAKA
WESTERN
LUSAKA
WESTERN
LUSAKA
SOUTHERN
WESTERN
SOUTHERN
SOUTHERN
       Most important                        Second most important                 Third most important
          staple food                                      staple food                                    staple food
         flows: Maize                                 flows:  Cassava                       flows: Sorghum/Millet
The final step in the process of identifying the national marketing patterns is to
summarize the information gathered during this process.  The questions in
 step
2e
 should be written out, and then discussed with  major traders and millers in a
country and discuss the structure and performance of the marketing of specific
commodities.
In the example from Zambia, there are some important aspects of the national marketing
pattern for the country's main staple food that are noteworthy for price analysis.  First, the
marketing of maize, the most important marketed agricultural commodity, has the most
dynamic marketing pattern.  The other staple crops are only marketed locally (within
province). Lusaka and  Copperbelt both have large urban populations are both major
maize consuming areas.
An additional area that needs examination is the seasonality of the marketing of agricultural
products.  Showing similar maps, as presented above, for each quarter (3 months) of the
year could do this.  This would highlight marketing patterns at different times of the year.
3.2.4 External trade patterns
Understanding trade patterns with other countries is also important in price  analysis.  The
main issue to understand is the flow of the major commodities into the country (imports)
and out of the country (exports).  This flow influences the level of supply (and therefore the
16
<





New Page 1








Home : About Us : Network : Services : Support : FAQ : Control Panel : Order Online : Sitemap : Contact : Terms Of Service

 

Our web partners:  Jsp Web Hosting  Unlimited Web Hosting  Cheapest Web Hosting  Java Web Hosting  Web Templates  Best Web Templates  Web Design Templates  Interland Web Hosting  Cheap Web Hosting  Filemaker Web Hosting  Tomcat Web Hosting  Quality Web Hosting  Best Web Hosting  Mac Web Hosting

 
 

Virtualwebstudio. Business web hosting division of Vision Web Hosting Inc. All rights reserved

Cheap Web Hosting Package