In most of sub-Saharan Africa, maize is a staple food crop. Yet small-scale maize producers face numerous obstacles and are both buyers and sellers of maize. This paper explores some of the reasons why and argues that a major reason maize markets fail is because there is so little trust or cooperation between governments and private traders, both large and small.
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