Fact Sheet –Sahel Regional Program For Strengthening Institutional Research

Capacity On Food Security (PRISAS)

 

 

 

FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA (FSA) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

 

between

 

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

and

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

(In-country time period: January 1990 - November 1992)

 

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1.         Cooperating Institutions:

 

Institut du Sahel (INSAH), Bamako, Mali

A.I.D./Washington - Africa Bureau, Office for Sahel West Africa

Department of Agricultural Economics, MSU

 

2.         Researchers Involved:

 

Dr. A. Tijan Jallow, Directeur General, INSAH (Overall Coordinator)

Dr. Josué Dione, In-country Program Director; Bakary Kanté

Campus Backstop: Drs. John Staatz, Eric Crawford, A. Allan Schmid, Thomas Reardon, and Michael Weber

 

 

3.         Objective of the Research:

 

Strengthen Sahelian institutional capacity to carry out food security policy analysis and extension activities;

 

Diffuse more widely to Sahelian researchers and policy makers the results of recent food security research and policy reforms;

 

Train Sahelian food security researchers in improved research methods;

 

Stimulate new studies on regional food security issues in the Sahel.

 

4.         Research Approach:

 

The work plan established of an office at INSAH in Bamako, and the developed four synthesis research reports along with an inventory and review of existing research on food security in the Sahel.

 

5A.      Outputs: Working Papers

 

Coulibaly, Ousmane N. and Josué Dioné (1990).  "Agricultural Technology transfer in the Sahel: A Baseline Literature Review."  (Provisional Draft).  Research Paper No. RP 90-01/PRISAS, August, 1990.Bamako:  PRISAS, Institut du Sahel.

 

D'Agostino, Victoire C. and John M. Staatz.  "Food Security and Economic Growth in the Sahel:  Summary of the September 1989 Sahel Cereals Workshop."  MSU International Development Working Papers no. 34.  East Lansing:  Michigan State University, Dept. of Agricultural Economics.  November, 1989.  Reprinted in both English and French by CILSS and the Club du Sahel for the CILSS/Club du Sahel Lomé Conference on Regional Trade in West Africa (November, 1989).  French title:  "Sécurité alimentaire et croissance économique au Sahel:  Atelier sur les céréales au Sahel."

 

Dioné, Josué. "Comportement Commercial des Agriculteurs et Commerce Céréalier Régional en Afrique de l'Quest." Document preparé pour le CILSS/Club du Sahel Séminaire sur les Espaces Céréaliers Régionaux en Afrique de l'Quest: Dynamiques Actuelles et Enjeux pour l'Avenir. Lomé, Togo, 6-10 Novembre 1989. East Lansing: Michigan State University, Agricultural Economics Staff Paper 89-93, 1989. Version anglaise: "The Commercial Behavior of Farmers and Regional Cereal Trade in West Africa.

 

Dioné, Josué. "Amelioration de l'utilisation des Donnees au Sahel: Necessite d'un Plan d'action Pour le Renforcement des Capacities Locales d'Analyse et de Diffusion de l'Information sur les Marches" - Document prepare pour le Seminaire du C.I.L.S.S. et du Club du Sahel sur Les Systèmes d'Information sur les Marchés Céréaliéres Bamako, Mali, 23 - 15 Avril 1990.

 

Dioné, Josué. "Libéralisation Interne Et Sécurité Alimentaire" Supplement la lettre de Sologral - Strategies Alimentaires nE 34. Septembre/Octobre 1990.

 

Dioné, Josué (1990a).  "Amélioration de l'Utilisation des Données au Sahel:  Nécessité d'un Plan d'Action pour le Renforcement des Capacités Locales d'Analyse et de Diffusion de l'Information sur les Marchés."  Paper prepared for the Regional Seminar on "Cereals Market Information Systems in the Sahel," sponsored by CILSS and club du Sahel, Bamako, Mali, 23-25 April 1990.  Working Paper No. DT 90-01/PRISAS.

 

Dioné, Josué (1991c).  "Libéralisation des Marchés Céréaliers:  Synthèse des Résultats des Etudes et Implications pour les Politiques Alimentaires et de Développement Agricole au Mali."  Synthesis Paper No. 91-01/PRISAS, June 1991.  Bamako:  PRISAS, Institut du Sahel.

 

Dioné, Josué (1989c).  "Policy Dialogue, Market Reform and Food Security in Mali and the Sahel."  In M. Rukini, G. Mudimu and T.S. Jayne, eds., Food Security Policies in the SADCC Region, proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Food Security Research in Southern Africa, 16-18 October 1989, pp. 143-170.  Harare:  UZ/MSU Food Security Research Project, Dept. of Ag. Economics and Extension.

 

Dioné, Josué (1990b).  "Libéralisation des Economies et des Echanges et Sécurité Alimentaire au Sahel."  Invited paper at the International Colloquim on "How to Feed the World?  Food Policies in a Context of Liberalization of Economies and Trade," sponsored by SOLAGRAL, Paris, France, 26-28 June 1990.  Working Paper No. DT 90-02/PRISAS.

Dioné, Josué (1990c).  "Elargissement des Espaces d'Echanges et Stablisation des Marchés Alimentaires au Sahel."  Invited paper at the International Seminar on "The Future of Agriculture in Sahelian Countries," sponsored by the Club du Sahel and CIRAD, Montpellier, France, 12-14 September 1990.  Working Paper No. DT 90-03/PRISAS.

 

Dioné, Josué (1990d).  "Sécurité Alimentaire au Sahel:  Point sur les Etudes et Projet d'Agenda de Recherche."  Research Paper No. DR 90-02/PRISAS, October 1990.  Bamako: PRISAS, Institut du Sahel.

 

Dioné, Josué (1991a).  "Contexte Macroéconomique et Perspectives de Croissance Agricole au Sahel."  Invited paper at the Sahel Regional Agricultural Research Workshop, sponsored by the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR) of the World Bank, Bamako, Mali, 6-11 January, 1991.  Working Paper No. DT 91-01/PRISAS.

 

Dioné, Josué (1991b).  "Socio-Economic Development Challenges in the Sahel:  Implications for Agriculture and Agricultural Research."  Working Paper No. 91-02/PRISAS, April 1991.  Draft Contribution for the INSAH/SPAAR Framework of Action for Revitalizing Agricultural Research in the Sahel.  Bamako: PRISAS, Institut du Sahel.

 

Institut du Sahel (1990a).  "Stratégie et Programmation quiquennale (1990-1994): "Programmes de Recherches sur le Transfert de Technologies et le Secteur Informel."  Revised version of the "Technology transfer" and "Informal Sector" sub-components of the Socio-Economic Research Component of INSAH's Five-Year (1990-1994) Program. INSAH/DRMA/PRISAS - 06/90.

 

Institut du Sahel (1990b).  "Cadre Conceptual d'Intégration du Programme Quinquennal (1990-1994) en Matiére de Socio-Economie." Concept Paper integrating the "Food Security," "Technology Transfer" and "Informal Sector" sub-components of the Socio-Economic Research Component of INSAH's Five-year (1990-1994) Program.

 

Institut du Sahel (1990d).  "Cadre Conceptuel pour la Définition d'un Projet d'Appui de l'USAID au Programme Quinquennal de l'INSAH."  Concept Paper for a USAID Support Project to INSAH's Five-Year (1990-1994)Program.  INSAH/DRMA/PRISAS-11/90.

 

Kanté, Bakary (1990).  "Opération Triangulaire d'Aide Alimentaire au Sahel.  Etude de Case: USA-Mali-Niger: Synthèse Provisoire."  Research Paper No. DR 90-03/PRISAS, December 1990.  Bamako:  PRISAS, Institut du Sahel.

 

Kanté, Bakary (1991).  "Activités Informelles et Sécurité Alimentaire."  Working Paper No. 91-03/PRISAS, July 1991.  Bamako:  PRISAS, Institut du Sahel.

 

PRISAS (1991).  "Regional Workshop on Food Security in the Sahel:  Review of Past Studies and Priorities for Future Policy Research and Dialogue."  Conference Paper No. 91-01/PRISAS, May 1991.  Bamako:  PRISAS, Institut du Sahel.

 

Schmid, A. Allan.  "Legal Foundations of the Market:  Implications for Africa."  French version:  "Fondations Juridique du Marché:  Conséquences pour l'Afrique."  MSU Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 92-82, April, 1992.

 

5B.      Outputs: Thesis and Related Papers

 

5C.      Journal Articles

 

Delgado, C. and T. Reardon. "Do the poor pay more for cereal: results from Burkina", submitted to Economic Development and Cultural Change, June 1992; requested to revise and resubmit November 1992.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Delgado, C. and T. Reardon. "Cereal Consumer Shifts and Policy Changes in Developing Countries:General Trends and Case Studies from the West African Semi-Arid Tropics", chapter revised in March 1992, published in the 1991 International Sorghum and Millet CRSP Conference Proceedings, INTSORMIL Publication 92-1; Corpus Christi, Texas, May 1992. (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Haddad, L. and T. Reardon. "Gender Bias in the Allocation of Resources Within Households in Burkina Faso: A Disaggregated Outlay Equivalent Analysis", Journal of Development Studies, January 1993.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Hopkins, J. and T. Reardon,  "Potential welfare impacts of trade regime changes on rural households in Niger: A Focus on cross-border trade", presented at the IFPRI/ISRA conference on "Regional integration of agricultural markets in West Africa: Issues for the Sahelian countries", Senegal, Dec. 2-4, 1992.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Reardon, T. "Cereal Imports in West Africa and the Potential Impacts of Sahelian Regional Protection", World Development, January 1993.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Reardon, T., C. Delgado, T. Thiombiano. Substitution of Imported for Traditional Cereals in Household Food Consumption in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. submitted to IFPRI June 1992; requested in November 1992 to revise and resubmit.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Reardon, T. and M. Mercado Peters. "Self-financing of rural household cash expenditures in Burkina Faso: The case of net cereal buyers", in Benoit-Cattin, Cuevas, and Griffon (eds.), Finance and Development in West Africa, proceedings of an international conference sponsored by CIRAD, Ohio State University, and University of Ouagadougou, held in Ouagadougou, October 21-25, 1991, revised March 1992; forthcoming as CIRAD publication, Montpellier, France.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Reardon, T., A. Fall, V. Kelly, C. Delgado, P. Matlon, O. Badiane, "Is income diversification 'agriculture-led' in the WASAT? Survey evidence and development strategy implications", presented at the International Conference on African Economic Issues", sponsored by the West African Economic Association and the Economic Association of East and Southern Africa, and the World Bank, in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 11-16 October 1992.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Reardon, T., J. Hopkins, and V. Kelly, "Structural adjustment impacts on real incomes and demandpatterns or urban and rural households in the Sahel", presented at the 29th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economics, 'Food and Agricultural Policies Under Structural Adjustment', Sept. 21-25, 1992, Hohenheim, Germany.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Reardon, T., V. Kelly, B. Diagana, and A. Fall,  "Potential welfare impacts of trade regime changes on households in Senegal: Focus on Devaluation", presented at the IFPRI/ISRA conference on "Regional integration of agricultural markets in West Africa: Issues for the Sahelian countries", Senegal, Dec. 2-4, 1992.  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

 

5D.      Outputs: Seminars/Conferences

 

Assisted USAID/Africa Bureau and Sahel West Africa Office in organizing and implementing in 1988 and 1989 an annual food security and Sahel cereals workshop in Washington, DC. Drafted and published workshop reports for timely distribution at African and donor policy workshops in the USA and in Lome, West Africa.

 

Prepared estensive documentation of market information, research and policy difussion work with OPAM/Mali for the Seminaire du CILSS/Club du Sahel sur les Setémes d'information.

 

Poverty and Social Policy Division, Africa Technical Department, World Bank (Invited presentation, May 1992: Income diversification in the West African Semi-Arid Tropics).  (Represents collaborative work with IFPRI).

 

Center for Advanced Studies in International Development (CASID), Michigan State University, 1st Special Seminar, Oct. 29, "Income diversification in the West African Semi-Arid Tropics (WASAT): Policy and Development Strategy Implications"

 

Mali: Institut du Sahel/CILSS (Seminar presentation, March 1992: Effects on rural economies of high transaction costs)

 

England: Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, England (Invited presentation: July 1992: Income diversification in the West African Semi-Arid Tropics)

 

Germany: University of Hohenheim (Seminar presentations on structural adjustment impacts in Sahel: see paper titles above), 29th Seminar of European Association of Agricultural Economics

 

Mali: Institut du Sahel/CILSS (Seminar presentation, November 1992: Role and determinants of income diversification in the Sahel: illustration from Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire: WAEA/ESAEA (Seminar presentation, October 1992: Is income diversification 'agriculture-led' in the WASAT? Survey evidence and development strategy implications"