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Allen, A., Howard, J., Kondo, M. A. Jamison, T.S. Jayne, J. Snyder, D. Tschirley, and Kwame Yeboah. 2017.
Youth employment opportunities in African agrifood systems. GREAT Insights Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 16-18. February/March 2017.
Megatrends transforming Tanzania’s agri-food systems: Towards inclusive economic transformation? T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Kwame Yeboah, Ayala Wineman and Lulama Traub. Presentation at Third Annual Agricultural Policy Conference, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2 March, 2017.
Enhancing United States Efforts to Develop Sustainable Agri-Food Systems in Africa. T.S. Jayne, Chance Kabaghe, and Isaac Minde. Presentation at US House Agricultural Committee, Longworth Office Building, Washington, DC February 1, 2017.
Agricultural Input Subsidy Programs in Africa: A Review of Recent Evidence. T.S. Jayne and Nicole Mason. Agricultural Input Distribution and Subsidy Program Conference. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Nairobi, Kenya.1 December 2016.
Strategic thinking in preparation of journal articles. T. S. Jayne. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute seminar, Lusaka, Zambia. 16 November 2016.
Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, Nicholas Sitko, Felix K. Yeboah, LulamaTraub, Chewe Nkonde, Ward Anseeuw, Ayala Wineman. 3rdAnnual Stakeholders Conference, ReNAPRI, Nairobi, Kenya, 10 November 2016.
Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, Nicholas Sitko, Felix K. Yeboah, LulamaTraub, Chewe Nkonde, Ward Anseeuw, Ayala Wineman.
Seminar at Dept. Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi, 7 November 2016.
Agri-Food Systems and Youth Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thom Jayne, John Holtzman, F. Kwame Yeboah, Jock Anderson and James Oehmke. Seminar at USAID/BFS. Washington, DC. November 3, 2016.
Is Small Still Beautiful? The Farm Size-Productivity Relationship Revisited. Milu Muyanga & T.S. Jayne. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, MSU. Brown Bag Seminar. October 25, 2016.
Africa's evolving employment structure: Trends and drivers of change. F. Kwame Yeboah and Thomas S. Jayne. Eye on Africa Seminar Series, African Studies Center, MSU. East Lansing, MI. October 20, 2016.
Africa's Evolving Employment Structure. F. Kwame Yeboah and T.S. Jayne. International Development Working Paper 148. October 2016.
Drivers of Change in African Food Systems and Economic Transformation. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Kwame Yeboah and Nicholas Sitko. Millennium Challenge Corporation, Washington, DC. September 29, 2016. Invited Plenary Session on Evolving Land Dynamics in African Agriculture, Triennial Meetings of the Association of African Agricultural Economists, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Moderator: Thomas Jayne
Africa's evolving employment trends: Implications for youth livelihoods in the agrifood system. F. Kwame Yeboah, Thomas S. Jayne. 5th International Conference of AAEA. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 23‐26, 2016.
Africa's evolving employment structure: Causes and Consequences. F. Kwame Yeboah, Thomas S. Jayne. FAO Technical Workshop. Rome, Italy. September 19‐20, 2016.
Raising Fertilizer Use by Smallholder Farmers. T.S. Jayne.
Keynote Presentation at "Seizing the Moment: Accelerating Fertilizer
Use by Smallholder Farmers" Side Event at
The African Green Revolution Forum.
Nairobi, Kenya. 6 September 2016.
Launch of the 2016 Africa Agricultural Status Report, African Green Revolution Forum, Opening Plenary Session moderated by Thomas Jayne, co-author of the report, 6 September, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa's evolving employment
livelihoods. F. Kwame
Jayne. Annual Meeting of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Boston, MA. August 1, 2016.
Africa’s Evolving Employment Structure: Implications for economic transformation. Kwame Yeboah and T.S. Jayne. Plenary Presentation, International Conference on Applied Bioeconomy Research. June 27, 2016. Ravello, Italy.
Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership and Use: Considering the Policy Implications. T.S. Jayne, Ward Anseeuw, Richard Kachule, Milu Muyanga, Kwame Yeboah, and Nicholas Sitko. Keynote Address, Malawi Land Symposium. Lilongwe, Malawi. April 20, 2016
Toward Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in East and Southern Africa: What Have We Learned? T.S. Jayne. GISAIA Policy Symposium, Ministry of Agriculture. Lilongwe, Malawi. 21 April 2016.
Africa’s evolving employment structure: Trends and implications for economic transformation. Felix K. Yeboah and Thomas S. Jayne. Development Brown Bag Seminar. April 6, 2016.
The Role of Land Policy in Agricultural Transformation and Inclusive Economic Growth: Implications for Africa. Thomas Jayne, M.Mercedes Stickler, Caleb Stevens, and Sarah Lowery. March 16, 2016.
Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: The Rise of the Emergent Investor Farmer. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Ndibongo Traub, N. Sitko, Milu Muyanga, Felix K. Yeboah, Chewe Nkonde, Ward Anseeuw, A. Chapoto, and Richard Kachule. Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. Washington D.C. March 14–18, 2016. Land Policy Sharing and Coordination Session, Thom Jayne and Emily Weeks (facilitators), Bureau for Food Security Policy Division Partners Meeting, Arlington, VA, December 14-15, 2015.
Thom Jayne, learning session with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Front Office, December 8, 2015, Seattle, Washington.
Emerging Land Issues In Kenyan Agriculture And Their Implications For Food Policy And Institutional Reforms. Milu Muyanga & TS Jayne. Tegemeo National Policy Conference 2015. Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi, Kenya. November 10, 2015. African Economic Conference 2015. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. November 3-4, 2015.
Thom Jayne, panel discussant on a session highlighting role of agricultural policies in affecting youth employment trends in Africa, MasterCard Foundation Young Africa Works Conference, October 29-30, 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.
Towards A Sustainable Soil Fertility Strategy in Ghana. Report submitted to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Government of Ghana. September 2015.
Megatrends and the Future of the Agri‐food System in West Africa. Felix K. Yeboah, T.S. Jayne, Lulama N. Traub, Ferdinand Meyer. BMGF’s Convening for Dryland Farming Systems in W. Africa. Dakar, Senegal. September 28, 2015.
Agricultural Input Subsidy Programs in Africa: An assessment of recent evidence. T.S. Jayne, Nicole Mason, William J. Burke, Joshua Ariga. World Bank Workshop on “Options for Improving Agricultural Public Expenditures in Africa.” Washington, DC. September 22-23, 2015.
Smallholder farmers’ access to seeds and fertilizer in sub-Saharan Africa. J. Ricker-Gilbert and T. S. Jayne. European Commission Workshop on Local Level Food and Nutrition Security and The Role of Subsistence/Smallholder Farms. Seville, Spain. September 9-10, 2015.
Megatrends and the Future of African Economies. Lulama Ndibongo Traub, T.S. Jayne, Felix K. Yeboah, and Ferdinand Meyer. ReSAKSS Annual Conference. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 2, 2015.
How can agricultural development strategies effectively reduce poverty in Africa? T.S. Jayne, Kwame Yeboah, Lulama Traub, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin, Ferdinand Meyer. Ag. Learning Lunch seminar, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Seattle. October 6, 2015. Triennial International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Milan, Italy. August 8-14, 2015.
Plenary Session: Changing Global Farm Structure and Agricultural Land Use
Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: The Rise of the Emergent Investor Farmer. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Traub, N. Sitko, Milu Muyanga, Felix K. Yeboah, Chewe Nkonde, Ward Anseeuw, A. Chapoto, and Richard Kachule. Presentation.
The Evolution of Global Farming Land: Facts and Interpretations. Derek D. Headey.
Institutional Innovation and Policy Support to Facilitate Small-Scale Farming Transformation in China. Jikun Huang and Jiping Ding.
The Evolving Role Of Large And Middle Size Farms in Brazilian Agriculture. Joaquim Bento de Souza, Ferreira Filho, and Carlos Eduardo de Freitas Vian.
Megatrends and the Future of African Food Systems. Lulama N. Traub, Felix K. Yeboah, Ferdinand Meyer, and T. S. Jayne.
Rural Land Rental Markets: Discussant remarks. T.S. Jayne.
Farmland Ownership and Rental Markets in Africa. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Traub, Milu Muyanga, Felix Yeboah, Ferdi Meyer, Ward Anseeuw.
Political Economy Challenges of Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. T.S. Jayne. Organized Symposium on Strengthening Agricultural Governance in an Interconnected World.
Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: Causes and Consequences. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Traub, N. Sitko, Milu Muyanga, Kwame Yeboah, Chewe Nkonde, Ward Anseeuw, A. Chapoto, and Richard Kachule. Paper to be presented at the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2015, San Francisco, CA.
Toward a Holistic and Sustainable Strategy for Raising Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Milu Muyanga & T.S. Jayne. Feed The Future Innovative Lab Partners Meeting. Lilongwe, Malawi. April 21, 2015.
Mega-trends and the Future of African Economies. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Traub, Ferdinand Meyer, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, Felix Yeboah.African Studies Center, Michigan State University. April 16, 2015.
Fertilizer Subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Smart Policy or Political Trap? Thom Jayne & Michael Carter. Agricultural Sector Council Seminar/Webinar. Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. March 25, 2015. World Bank Land and Poverty Conference. Washington, DC. March 24, 2015
Review Of The Inverse Farm Size-Efficiency Relationship In Africa: Methodological Issues And Empirical Evidence From Three African Countries. Milu Muyanga, Chewe Nkonde, Godwin Debrah, T.S. Jayne.
Gendered Impacts of Smallholder Land Titling: A plot-level analysis in rural Zambia. Jordan Chamberlin, Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Nicholas Sitko.
Planning in the Dark: What Do We Know about Remaining Available Cropland in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Why Does it Matter? J. Chamberlin, T. S. Jayne, D. Headey , M. Muyanga, C. Nkonde, N. Sitko, A. Chapoto.
Are Land Policies in Africa Consistent with Agricultural Productivity and Poverty Reduction Objectives? T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, and Munguzwe Hichaambwa.
Changing Dynamics Around Land In African Agriculture. Milu Muyanga, TS Jayne & Jordan Chamberlin. African Students Organization, 12th Annual Forum. University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, Illinois. March 14, 2015. William Burke and T.S. Jayne. Invited presentation to Daschle/DuPont Group on
land and urbanization trends in Africa, March 12, 2015, Washington, DC.
Land Tenure and Food Security:Connecting Africa’s Land, Food Security and Employment Policy Challenges. Thom S. Jayne. USAID Land Tenure and Property Rights. Massive Open Online Course.
Land Acquisition In Africa: Threat or Opportunity? Milu Muyanga & T.S. Jayne. African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. January 22, 2015.
Mega-trends and the Future of African Economies. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Traub, Ferdinand Meyer, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, Felix Yeboah. ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report Methodology Workshop. Washington, DC. December 11, 2014. Inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. November 11-14, 2014.
Agricultural Commodity Exchanges and the Development of Grain Markets and Trade in Africa. Nicholas Sitko, T.S. Jayne, Chris Sturgess, Ron Kopicki. 1st Annual Regional Agricultural Outlook Symposium: A 10 Year Outlook. “Anticipating and Responding to the Region’s Policy Challenges in the Decade Ahead”. Lusaka, Zambia. Nov. 5, 2014. 1st Annual Conference of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes in East and Southern Africa. Lusaka, Zambia. November 4-5, 2014.
Africa’s Evolving Food Systems: Drivers of change and the scope for influencing them. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Traub, Ferdinand Meyer, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin, Chance Kabaghe.
Changing Dynamics Around Land In Africa. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, J. Chamberlin, N. Sitko, A. Chapoto, J. Ricker-Gilbert, A.L. Josephson. Seminar at the Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA. October 23, 2014.
Africa’s Evolving Food Systems: Drivers of change and the scope for influencing them. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Traub, Ferdinand Meyer, M. Muyanga and Jordan Chamberlin. IFPRI Policy Seminar, Washington, DC. October 1, 2014.
Africa’s Evolving Food Systems: Drivers of change and the scope for influencing them. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Traub, Ferdinand Meyer, Milu Muyanga and Jordan Chamberlin. USAID/Bureau for Food Security, Washington, DC. September 30, 2014.
Managing Food Price Volatility: A Review of Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. T.S. Jayne and Nicholas Minot. Conference on Food Price Volatility, Food Security and Trade Policy. The World Bank, Washington, DC. September 19, 2014.
Investments to Promote Inclusive Agricultural Growth: Why it’s so hard and so important. T.S. Jayne and colleagues at MSU Seminar at USAID, Washington, DC, September 17, 2014.
Farm Structure, Access to Land, and Strategies for Employment Generation in SSA. T. S. Jayne, J. Chamberlin, N. Sitko, M. Hichaambwa, A. Chapoto, M. Muyanga, and C. Nkonde. PEGNet Conference "Employment strategies in the Developing World - How to create sufficient, productive and decent jobs," Lusaka, Zambia, 19th September 2014. 2nd Annual - Africa Food Security Conference 2014. Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. September 9 & 10, 2014.
Presentations at the IFPRI Policy Seminar, "Boserup and Beyond, Mounting Land Pressures & Development Strategies in Africa," held September 4, 2014, at the IFPRI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Opening Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI. Speakers: Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; Thomas Jayne, Professor, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, and Michigan State University | Milu Muyanga, Assistant Professor, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University. More information at
Opening Remarks Derek Headey:
Presentation Milu Muyanga:
Presentation T.S. Jayne:
Africa’s Changing Farm Structure and the Employment Challenge. T.S. Jayne, J. Chamberlin, D. Headey, A. Chapoto, M. Muyanga, N. Sitko.
How Does Rising Rural Population Density Affect Smallholder Agriculture? Evidence from Ethiopia, Kenya & Malawi. Milu Muyanga, J. Ricker-Gilbert, D. Headey, A. L. Josephson, T.S. Jayne.
Producing more with less? IFRPI Blog Sept. 11, 2014.
Agricultural Commodity Exchanges and The Development Of Grain Markets And Trade In Africa: A Review Of Recent Experience. T.S. Jayne, Chris Sturgess, Ron Kopicki and Nicholas Sitko. August 2014.
Africa’s Food Security Challenges: Emerging Megatrends. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Traub, Ferdinand Meyer. MSU - Ford Foundation meeting. June 30, 2014.
David vs. Goliath: The Revolution In Africa's Farm Structure. Lulama Traub, F.H. Meyer, T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, J. Chamberlin, W. Anseeuw and Antoine Ducastel. IFAMA Agribusiness and Food World Forum. Cape Town, South Africa. June 17, 2014.
Toward a Holistic Program for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa. T.S. Jayne. USAID/Bureau for Food Security. Washington, DC. June 9, 2014.
Guiding Investment in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa (GISAIA). J. Ricker-Gilbert. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Seattle, WA. May 29, 2014. International Food Policy Research Institute Seminar at FAO Headquarters. Rome, Italy. May 12, 2014.
Changing Dynamics Around Land in African Agriculture. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne & Jordan Chamberlin. Grow Africa Investment Forum. Abuja, Nigeria. May 6, 2014. World Bank Land and Poverty Conference. Washington, DC. March 26, 2014.
How do fertilizer subsidy programs affect total fertilizer use in sub-Saharan Africa? Crowding out, diversion, & benefit/cost assessments. Nicole M. Mason on behalf of co‐authors T.S. Jayne, David Mather, and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert. Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) conference on Economic Development in Africa. St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Oxford, UK. March 24, 2014
Changing Farm Structure and demographics in east/Southern Africa: implications for farmland investment. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Ndibongo Traub, and Ferdi Meyer. Joint Agribusiness Department of Agriculture Forum for Africa (JADAFA). Pretoria, South Africa. 14 March, 2014.
Land constraints in Africa and their implications for development. Derek Headey, Thom Jayne, and Jordan Chamberlin. University of California, Davis, October 14, 2013.
Population Density, Land, and Future Trajectories of Structural Transformation in Africa. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, Derek Headey. Simon Brand Memorial Lecture. Agricultural Economists Association of South Africa Annual Meetings. Bela Bela, South Africa. 1 Oct 2013. 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. Hammamet, Tunisia. September 22-25, 2013
Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI). Emílio Tostão.
Comparative Cost of Maize Production Study in East and Southern Africa. T.S. Jayne, Tracy Davis, Richard Kachule, Adam Akyoo, Raphael Gitau.
Way Forward: Towards An African Agricultural Outlook Understanding Regional Markets and Prices. Lulama Ndibongo Traub.
What are the effects of input subsidy programs on maize prices? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia. Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Nicole M. Mason, Francis A. Darko, and Solomon Tembo.
Population Density, Land, and Future Trajectories of Structural Transformation in Africa. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, Derek Headey.
Land Access in Kenya: Are the Current Land Institutions and Policies Fostering Inclusive Agricultural Growth? Milu Muyanga & TS Jayne.
Potential for Cropland Expansion in Africa: Estimates under Alternative Assumptions. Jordan Chamberlin, T. S. Jayne, Derek Headey. Invited International Track Symposium of the Agricultural and Applied Economists Association (AAEA) annual meetings, Washington DC, August 4-6, organized by T.S. Jayne and Derek Byerlee.
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meetings. Washington, DC. August 4-6, 2013.
What Will It Take To Transform African Agriculture 2013-2030? David Atwood, Thom Jayne, and Jerome Wolgin. MPEP Seminar Series: Exploring Frontiers in Inclusive Market Development. June 20, 2013.
How do Fertilizer Subsidy Programs Affect Total Fertilizer Use?A synthesis of the evidence on “crowding in/out” in sub-Saharan Africa. T.S. Jayne, David Mather, Nicole Mason, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert. Presentation at MSU/IFPRI Policy Workshop on Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Washington DC. April 16-17, 2013.
Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. T.S. Jayne and Shahidur Rashid. IFPRI, Washington DC. April 16, 2013.
Briefing of ReNAPRI and GISAIA. T.S. Jayne. ReNAPRI-GISAIA Inception Meeting in E/SA. Pretoria, South Africa.14-15 March, 2013.
Agri-Food Systems and Youth Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.
T. S. Jayne, John S. Holtzman, Felix Kwame Yeboah, Jock R. Anderson, and James F. Oehmke. IDWP No. 150.
Agricultural Input Subsidy Programs in Africa: An Assessment of Recent Evidence. T.S. Jayne, Nicole M. Mason, William J. Burke, and Joshua Ariga. MSU International Development Working Paper 145. July 2016.
Extension Options for Better Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction: A Selected Review 2012–2015. Kristin Davis, Steven Franzel, and David J. Spielman. MSU International Development Working Paper 143. June 2016.
Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the Multiplier, A Literature Review. Donald Snodgrass. MSU International Development Working Paper 135. October 2014.
Policy Briefs Top
Journal Articles Top
Enhancing U.S. Efforts to Develop Sustainable Agri-Food Systems in Africa. Prof. Thomas Jayne, Hon. Chance Kabaghe, and Prof. Isaac Minde, Farm Journal Foundation Policy Brief, Washington, DC. 2017. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Traub, Nicholas Sitko, Milu Muyanga, Felix K. Yeboah, Ward Anseeuw, Antony Chapoto, Ayala Wineman, Chewe Nkonde and Richard Kachule.
Africa's changing farm size distribution patterns: the rise of medium-scale farms. Agricultural Economics Volume 47, Issue S1, pages 197–214, November 2016.
Africa’s Changing Farm Size Distribution Patterns: The Rise Of Medium-Scale Farms. T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Traub, Nicholas Sitko, Milu Muyanga, Felix K. Yeboah, Ward Anseeuw, Antony Chapoto, Ayala Wineman, Chewe Nkonde, and Richard Kachule. Forthcoming in Agricultural Economics, in press, Vol 47(s), 2016. Foreign Affairs, special edition on African Farmers in the Digital Age: How Digital Solutions Can Enable Rural Development, February 2016.
Megatrends and the Future of African Economies. Lulama Traub, Felix K. Yeboah, Ferdinand Meyer, and Thomas S. Jayne. Chapter 3 in the 2015 ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report, Beyond A Middle Income Africa: Transforming African Economies for Sustained Growth with Rising Employment and Incomes. Edited by Ousmane Badiane and Tsitsi Makombe. ReSAKSS, Addis Ababa. 2014. T.S. Jayne. 2015.
Land Dynamics and Future Trajectories of Structural Transformation in Africa. Simon Brand Keynote Address, Agrekon, 53(3), 1-15. Jayne, T.S., Ferdinand Meyer, and Lulama Ndibongo Traub.
Africa’s Evolving Food Systems Drivers of change and the scope for influencing them. Working Paper October 2014. International Institute for Environment and Development.
Boserup and Beyond: Mounting Land Pressures and Development Strategies in Africa. T.S. Jayne, Derek Headey and Jordan Chamberlin (guest editors). Food Policy, Volume 48, Pages 1-202. October 2014.
T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Derek D. Headey.
Land pressures, the evolution of farming systems, and development strategies in Africa: A synthesis. Pages 1-17. Derek D. Headey, T.S. Jayne.
Adaptation to land constraints: Is Africa different? Pages 18-33. George Christoffel Schoneveld.
The geographic and sectoral patterns of large-scale farmland investments in sub-Saharan Africa. Pages 34-50. Jordan Chamberlin, T.S. Jayne, D. Headey.
Scarcity amidst abundance? Reassessing the potential for cropland expansion in Africa. Pages 51-65. John W. Mellor.
High rural population density Africa – What are the growth requirements and who participates? Pages 66-75. Klaus Deininger, Thea Hilhorst, Vera Songwe.
Identifying and addressing land governance constraints to support intensification and land market operation: Evidence from 10 African countries. Pages 76-87. Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka.
The roles of land tenure reforms and land markets in the context of population growth and land use intensification in Africa. Pages 88-97. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne.
Effects of rising rural population density on smallholder agriculture in Kenya. Pages 98-113. Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Charles Jumbe, Jordan Chamberlin.
How does population density influence agricultural intensification and productivity? Evidence from Malawi. Pages 114-128. Derek Headey, Mekdim Dereje, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse.
Land constraints and agricultural intensification in Ethiopia: A village-level analysis of high-potential areas. Pages 129-141. Anna Leigh Josephson, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Raymond J.G.M. Florax.
How does population density influence agricultural intensification and productivity? Evidence from Ethiopia. Pages 142-152. Alejandro Nin-Pratt, Linden McBride.
Agricultural intensification in Ghana: Evaluating the optimist’s case for a Green Revolution. Pages 153-167. Xinshen Diao, Frances Cossar, Nazaire Houssou, Shashidhara Kolavalli.
Mechanization in Ghana: Emerging demand, and the search for alternative supply models. Pages 168-181. Yanyan Liu, Futoshi Yamauchi.
Population density, migration, and the returns to human capital and land: Insights from Indonesia. Pages 182-193. Nicholas J. Sitko, T.S. Jayne.
Structural transformation or elite land capture? The growth of “emergent” farmers in Zambia. Pages 194-202. Jayne, T.S., Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin, and Chance Kabaghe. 2014.
Land Scarcity and African Agriculture: Implications for Food Security and Poverty Reduction Strategies. In The State of the African Farmer, Heifer International. Pages 34-41. Jayne, T.S, A. Chapoto, N. Sitko, C. Nkonde, M. Muyanga, J. Chamberlin. 2014.
Is the Scramble for Land in Africa Foreclosing a Smallholder Agricultural Expansion Strategy? Journal of International Affairs, 67 (2), 35-53. Ricker-Gilbert, J., T.S. Jayne, and G. Shively. 2013.
Addressing the Wicked Problem of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 35(2).
Press Reports Top
(Views expressed by the correspondents do not necessarily reflect the views of Michigan State University)
Thomas Jayne cited in the Economist article, "
High-tech, low impact: Ethiopia’s state-of-the-art commodity exchange", Finance and Economics Section, February 4, 2017 issue.
At last, evidence that African agriculture is powering economic transformation. The Conversation. September 25, 2016. News articles and TV coverage of the Launch of the 2016 Africa Agriculture Status Report, featuring research findings emanating from FSP, GISAIA and ReNAPRI research activities:
Channels Nigeria Television Station, "
African Countries Make Remarkable Agricultural Productivity Growth" Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), "
Africa agriculture status report 2016 launched in Kenya" Rwanda News Agency, "
African countries that embraced agriculture saw food production, GDP and nutrition all improve" East Africa Standard, "
Only 13 African countries are investing enough in agriculture" Alliance for a Green Revolution, "
Countries that Embraced Agriculture Saw Food Production, GDP & Nutrition Improve" Alliance for a Green Revolution, "
New Report Makes a Strong Case for Betting Big on Agriculture in Africa" East Africa Standard, "
One in five Africans are underfed due to climate impact on farming" SINA (China English Language News Agency), "
Rising land prices, soil infertility inhibit Africa's agricultural growth"
Africa Agriculture Status Report 2016. Progress towards Agricultural Transformation in Africa. Released on September 6, 2016 by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Africa’s real land grab. Never mind foreign interlopers. African urbanites are scooping up more land. The Economist. July 23 2016.
Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Agriculture. Moses Hategeka. The African Executive. 02 - 09 December 2015.
WATCH: Future Investments to Address Food Security at Scale. USAID’s Jeanne Downing interview with Thom Jayne. Agrilinks. Dec. 18, 2014.
African governments should fund agricultural research. Moses Hategeka. Africa Review. 10 December 2014.
Harmonizing agriculture, trade policies and research sharing key in Africa’s development. Moses Hategeka. New Vision. 04 December 2014.
Boosting Agriculture Through Collaboration. Moses Hategeka. The African Executive. 03 December 2014
Mziwanda, Regina. Amka na BBC. September 1, 2014.
Making Agriculture Attractive to the Youth. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga and Lulama Traub. SciDev Net, September 4, 2014.
Farming and Africa’s employment challenge. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga and Lulama Ndibongo Traub. Africa Green Media. Aug 21, 2014.
Foreign investors often blamed for Africa land grabs conducted by local ruling elites. Kayode Ogunbunmi. Thomson Reuters Foundation. 27 Mar 2014.
Input Subsidy Programs in Developing Countries. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Playlists. Podomatic. April 18, 2013.