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– The case of the animal feed to poultry value chain
Phumzile Ncube, Simon Roberts, Tatenda Zengeni, Paul C. Samboko - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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...

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– A comparison of findings from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Reena das Nair, Shingie Chisoro-Dube - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Since the early 2000s, there has been rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets in southern Africa. This paper is a synthesis of key findings of studies undertaken in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe on the expansion of supermarkets and the impact this has had on suppliers...

Research Brief pdf
– The animal-feed-to-poultry value chain
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

15-20% of local demand for poultry in South Africa is met by imports Evidence from Zambia suggests that capital investments in the value chain can increase local production Increased demand due to growing urban populations poses critical challenges for local industrialization in...

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Alan R. Roe, Samantha Dodd - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The UNU-WIDER project on extractives for development seeks to examine how poor and middle-income countries can best use their natural resource wealth to promote development. It is well understood that minerals, metals, oil or gas (collectively known as ‘extractives’) have for...

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– National trajectories and regional integration
Judith Fessehaie, Zavareh Rustomjee, Lauralyn Kaziboni - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the linkages between the national systems of innovation of Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and their respective mineral extraction and mineral processing value chains, including input industries. Our analysis reveals four individual national systems of innovation...

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– A comparative analysis of policy frameworks in three Southern African countries
Judith Fessehaie, Zavareh Rustomjee, Lauralyn Kaziboni - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the potential to leverage large-scale mineral extraction in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to foster mineral beneficiation and upstream industries. The evidence suggests that the success or failure of a resource-based industrialization approach is country and sector specific,...

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Phumzile Ncube, Simon Roberts, Tatenda Zengeni - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The animal feed to poultry value chain in the southern African region has seen rapid demand growth owing to increases in urbanization. This growth has been accompanied by the increase in co-ordinated investments by large, predominantly South African, firms across the region. We examine the...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Zambezi basin and South Africa
Yohannes Gebretsadik, Charles Fant, Kenneth Strzepek, Channing Arndt - Applied Energy, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Part of Journal Special Issue Prospects for Renewable Energy in Africa

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– Changing models of retailing and the implications for local supplier capabilities in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Reena das Nair, Shingie Chisoro-Dube - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Over the past two decades, southern African countries have experienced rapid growth in the number and spread of supermarkets. Several factors have been attributed to this growth, including increasing urbanization, increased per capita income, the rise of the middle class, economies of scale and...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Finn Tarp, James S. Juana, Philip Ward - Climatic Change, 2015 - Dordrecht, Netherlands

The articles in this special issue set forth a set of technical contributions that will improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries. They are drawn from the Development Under Climate Change (DUCC) project carried out by UNU-WIDER of which the countries of...

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Edwin Muchapondwa, Samson Mukanjari - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

China’s importance as a major donor outside the traditional Western donors has been increasing and this has helped to bridge the funding gaps in developing countries. At the same time, South-South financial assistance still comes with less conditionality making China’s aid model...

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Kate Bird, Martin Prowse - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper uses five life histories from three locations in Zimbabwe—one peri-urban, one urban and one rural—to provide a window on current processes of impoverishment and adverse coping. Each case and location highlight key aspects of Zimbabwe’s recent economic and political...

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– A Consideration of Evidence from Southern Africa
A.J.E. Charman - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper considers the impact of livelihoods oriented agricultural service provision for smallholder farmers on gender relationships and food security. The paper contents that the democratization and liberalization of agricultural services towards participatory, bottom-up approaches, from the...

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– Evidence from Zimbabwe
Craig Gundersen, Oluyemisi Kuku, Thomas Kelly - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

Using data from a 2004 household-based survey of children, we examine differences between boys and girls in self reports of food insecurity in Zimbabwe. Previous studies have taken only the views of the household head into consideration in categorizing the food insecurity status of the household....

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