Informal cross-border food trade

FEWS NET has released its latest report on informal cross border food trade among selected countries in southern Africa. This study covers observed monthly trends, as well as current marketing year cumulative informal trade flows in maize, rice and beans at selected border points in the DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. According to the report, informal cross-border trade usually peaks due to increased demand especially for maize; however, the 2010 overall volumes of traded maize, rice and beans declined. Read more here.

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