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Eastern and Southern Africa Grain Trader Survey

Metadata Updated: February 23, 2022

This is a survey of large-scale traders (LSTs) in Eastern and Southern Africa carried out in September and October of 2016. Surveys were conducted in Zambia and Kenya.

In Kenya, LSTs were identified using the membership roster of the East African Grain Council (EAGC). EAGC is a membership organization that lobbies for grain market integration in east Africa. Its membership roster is considered representative of grain market actors in the region. In total, 26 Kenyan firms registered with EAGC list “trader” as their primary business. Of these, trader surveys were carried out with 18, including all the multinational traders involved in domestic grain sourcing in Kenya. The remaining 8 firms were either not available or refused to be interviewed for this study. Thus, while not a full census of LSTs in Kenya, the survey captures data from the majority of large-scale firms involved in grain trading.

In Zambia, LSTs were identified through Grain Traders Association of Zambia (GTAZ), the primary lobbying organization for grain traders in the country. In total interviews were conducted with 24 managing directors or owners of LST firms in Zambia. This included all multinational firms categorized as “large-scale” in the GTAZ membership roster. Because membership in GTAZ is required to access a trading license in Zambia, we consider this membership roster to include all LSTs in Zambia. Again, this is not a census of all domestic LSTs, but we consider the data generally representative of the purposes of descriptive statistics (means) and trends.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 23, 2022

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