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A GUIDE TO MAIZE MARKETING FOR EXTENSION OFFICERS: MARKETING EXTENSION GUIDE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education              
SHEPHERD ANDREW
FAO, ROME, 1999
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English
French
This guide has been designed to be used by extension officers working with small farmers in those African countries that liberalized in the 1990s their maize marketing system. As a result of the move away from marketing by grain boards, extension officers will have to develop new skills. They will need to advise farmers on what crops to grow, on how and where to sell their crops and how to store them. They will also need to answer farmersí questions about prices, about where to store their crops or sell them immediately and how to pay for them. Extension workers can play an important role in ensuring that marketing systems work to the benefit of both farmers and consumers and promote food security. As it covers the basic principles of private sector grain marketing, as well as on-farm crop drying and storage, this guide should also be valuable for extension workers elsewhere in Africa.
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Related links
Marketing Extension Guides
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/index.html
Marketing Extension Guides
http://www.fao.org/ag/ags/resources/en/marketExtension.html



Contact: Andrew W.Shepherd
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Service
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Andrew.Shepherd@fao.org

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