Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Markets in Africa : GISAMA
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Based in Zambia at COMESA
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US based Students
Jordan Chamberlain, PhD student
Natalie Lenski, PhD student
Andrew Kizito, PhD student
Research and Outreach
Demystifying the Role of Grain Assemblers in the Rural Maize Markets of Eastern and Southern Africa. Nicholas Sitko and T.S. Jayne. IAPRI Working Paper No. 84. June 2014.
What are the Effects of Input Subsidies on Maize Prices? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia. Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Nicole M. Mason, T. S. Jayne, Francis Darko, and Solomon Tembo. IAPRI Working Paper 75. June 2013.
Farmers’ Production and Marketing Response to Rice Price Increases and Fertilizer Subsidies in the Office Du Niger. David Mather and Valerie Kelly. IDWP 129. December 2012.
Cereal Market Dynamics: The Malian Experience from the 1990s to Present. Valerie Kelly, Abdoul Murekezi, Nathalie Me-nsope, Sonja Perakis, and David Mather. IDWP 128. December 2012.
The Rising Class of Emergent Farmers: An Effective Model for Achieving Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa? Nicholas J. Sitko and T.S. Jayne. IAPR Working Paper 69. October 2012.
Smallholder Behavioral Responses to Marketing Board Activities in a Dual Channel Marketing System: The Case of Maize in Zambia. Nicole M. Mason, T.S. Jayne, and Robert J. Myers. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Conference, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 18-24 August, 2012.
What is the Scope for Increased Fertilizer Use in Kenya? Megan Sheahan, Roy Black, and T.S. Jayne. IDWP 125. July 2012.
Impact of Agricultural Market Information Systems Activities on Market Performance in Mozambique. Mozambique Country Report. Andrew M. Kizito, Cynthia Donovan, and John M. Staatz. IDWP 124. July 2012.
Fresh Produce Production and Marketing Systems in East and Southern Africa - A Comparative Assessment. DRAFT. David Tschirley, Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Miltone Ayieko, Jenny Cairns, Valerie Kelly, and Mukwiti Mwiinga. 13 February 2012.
Cassava Commercialization in Mozambique. Cynthia Donovan, Steven Haggblade, Venâncio Alexandre Salegua, Constantino Cuambe, João Mudema, and Alda Tomo. International Development Working Paper No. 120. December 2011.
The Effects of the Food Reserve Agency on Maize Market Prices in Zambia. Nicole M. Mason and Robert J. Myers. FSRP Working Paper No. 60. December 2011.
Zambian Smallholder Behavioral Responses To Food Reserve Agency Activities. Nicole M. Mason, T. S. Jayne, and Robert J. Myers. FSRP Working Paper No. 59. December 2011.
The Impact of State Marketing Board Operations on Smallholder Behavior and Incomes: The Case of Kenya. David Mather and T.S. Jayne. International Development Working Paper #119. November 2011.
Pathways Into and Out Of Poverty: A Study Of Rural Household Wealth Dynamics In Kenya. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, and William J. Burke. WPS 39/2010.
Zambian Farmers’ Access to Maize Markets. Antony Chapoto and T.S. Jayne. FSRP Working Paper No. 57. September 2011.
Unpacking the Meaning of “Market Access.” Jordan Chamberlin and Thomas S. Jayne. Staff Paper 2011-10. July 2011.
The Structure, Conduct, and Performance of Agricultural Market Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Andrew M. Kizito. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, 2011.
Evaluating the Impact on Market Performance of Investments in Market Information Systems: Methodological Challenges. John M. Staatz, Andrew M. Kizito, Michael T. Weber, Niama Nango Dembélé. MSU AFRE Staff Paper no. 2011-08. June 2011.
A Farm Gate-to-Consumer Value Chain Analysis of Kenya’s Maize Marketing System. Lilian Kirimi, Nicholas Sitko, T.S. Jayne, Francis Karin, Milu Muyanga, Megan Sheahan, James Flock, and Gilbert Bor. International Development Working Paper #111. January 2011
Cassava Commercialization in Malawi. Emma Kambewa. MSU International Development Working Paper #109. November 2010.
Pathways into and out of Poverty: A Study of Rural Household Wealth Dynamics in Kenya. (1.b for Kenya, September 2010). Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, and William J. Burke. Pathways from Improved Market Information to Better Market Performance: Implications for the Evaluation of Investments in Agricultural Market Information Systems. (3.c) John M. Staatz, Andrew M. Kizito, Michael T. Weber and Niama Nango Dembélé. Being prepared for submission to
CAHIERS AGRICULTURES Special issue on Market Information Systems. August 2010.
Modernizing Africa’s Fresh Produce Supply Chains without Rapid Supermarket Takeover: Towards a Definition of Research and Investment Priorities. David Tschirley, Miltone Ayieko, Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Joey Goeb, and Wayne Loescher. June 2010. MSU International Development Working Paper #106.
Patterns and Trends in Food Staples Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa: Toward the Identification of Priority Investments and Strategies for Developing Markets and Promoting Smallholder Productivity Growth. (1.a, June 2009). T.S. Jayne, Nicole Mason, Robert Myers, Jake Ferris, David Mather, Nicholas Sitko, Margaret Beaver, Natalie Lenski, Antony Chapoto, and Duncan Boughton. Final version published as MSU International Development Working Paper #104.
Are Staple Foods Becoming More Expensive for Urban Consumers in Eastern and Southern Africa? Trends in Food Prices, Marketing Margins, and Wage Rates in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.Nicole Mason, T.S. Jayne, Cynthia Donovan and Antony Chapoto. Paper presented at the Institute for African Development Conference, “Food and Financial Crises and their Impacts on Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Africa”, May 1-2, Cornell University, New York. Final version published as MSU International Development Working Paper #98.
Communications and Outreach Top
Presentation: Land Access in Kenya: Are The Current Land Polices Fostering Inclusive Agricultural Growth? Milu Muyanga & TS Jayne. Africa Studies Center, Eye on Africa Speaker Series. Michigan State University. October 24, 2013.
Presentation: Land constraints in Africa and their implications for development. Derek Headey, Thom Jayne, and Jordan Chamberlin. University of California, Davis, October 14, 2013.
Presentation: The Ability of Cotton to Drive Food Crop Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa. Veronique Theriault & David Tschirley. AAEA Meeting. August 6, 2013.
Presentations at the joint MSU-IFPRI workshop on Emerging Land Issues in Africa: Implications for Structural Transformation Processes, IFPRI Headquarters, Washington, DC, April 12, 2013.
Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture and their Implications for Rural Development Strategies. Background and Motivation. T. S. Jayne.
Effects of population density on smallholder agricultural production in rural Kenya. Milu Muyanga and T.S. Jayne.
Intensification and Agricultural Mechanization in Ghana: Searching for Proper Supply Models for Mechanized Services. Xinshen Diao, Frances Cossar, Nazaire Houssou, Shashidhara Kolavalli.
Water as a Dimension of Land Use. Implications for Agricultural Intensification in sub-Saharan Africa. P Woodhouse.
Promoting Democracy in Fragile States: Insights from a Field Experiment in Liberia. Cyrus Samii.
Climate Change Research at IFPRI: Focusing on Agriculture, Forestry, and Land Use (AFOLU). Timothy S. Thomas.
Population density, remoteness & farm size: small farms amidst land abundance in Zambia. J. Chamberlin and T. S. Jayne.
How Does Population Density Affect Agricultural Intensification and Household Well-being in Africa? Insights from 5 countries. Rui Benfica, Jordan Chamberlin, Derek Headey, Thom Jayne, Anna Josephson, David Mather, Milu Muyanga, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert.
The Rising Class of Emergent Farmers: An Effective Model for Achieving Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa? Nicholas Sitko and T.S. Jayne.
How Does Population Density Affect Agricultural Productivity? Evidence from Ethiopia. Anna Leigh Josephson, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Raymond J.G.M. Florax, Derek Headey, Mekdim Dereje.
Adaptation to land constraints: Is Africa different? Derek Headey and Thom Jayne.
The Impact of Population Density on African Agriculture and Livelihoods: The Case of Malawi. Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Charles Jumbe, Jordan Chamberlin.
Population Density and Smallholder Land Access, Crop Intensification, and Incomes in Rural Mozambique. David Mather, Rui Benfica, Jordan Chamberlain, and Raul Pitoro.
How big is the pie and who gets a slice? Reassessing the potential for agricultural expansion in sub-Saharan Africa. Jordan Chamberlin, T S Jayne, and Liang You.
Presentation: Smallholder Land Access in Kenya: Are the current land institutions and policies fostering Broad-Based Agricultural Growth? Milu Muyanga and T.S. Jayne. Presented at the World Bank Annual Conference on Land and Poverty 2013. Washington DC. April 8-11, 2013.
Presentation: Adaptation to land constraints: Is Africa different? Derek Headey and Thom Jayne. Presented at the World Bank Annual Conference on Land and Poverty 2013. Washington DC. April 8-11, 2013.
Presentation: Medium Scale Farmer Growth Trajectories in Africa: Implications for Broad-Based Growth and Poverty Reduction. Milu Muyanga, Nicholas Sitko, T.S. Jayne, Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Future Agricultures Conference on Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa, Roode Vallei Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa, March 18-20, 2013.
Presentation: African Agriculture Toward 2030: Changes in Urbanization and Agricultural Land Dynamics: Implications for CGIAR Research. T.S. Jayne and Gustavo Anriquez. Presentation at ISPC Foresight meeting, Tufts University, Boston January 24, 2013.
Presentation: Integrating Smallholders into Inclusive Markets: Why it’s so hard and so important. T.S. Jayne and colleagues at MSU. USAID Evidence Summit, December 12-13, 2012, The Newseum, Washington, DC.
Presentation: Smallholder Farm Differentiation and Inclusive Markets. T.S. Jayne Food Security Group, MSU and Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. USAID Evidence Summit, December 12-13, 2012, The Newseum, Washington, DC.
Presentation: A Study of Rural Household Wealth Dynamics in Kenya. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, William J. Burke. 2012 African Economic Conference. Kigali, Rwanda. October 30–November 2, 2012.
Presentation: Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Toward the Identification of Effective Rural Development Strategies. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin. Seminar at the Institute of Agricultural Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. October 25, 2012.
Presentation: Emerging Land Constraints in Kenya’s Densely Populated Rural Areas: Implications for food policy and institutional reforms. Milu Muyanga and T.S. Jayne. 28th International Conference of Agricultural Economics. Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. August 18-24, 2012.
Presentation: Are Farmers Under-Utilizing Fertilizer? Evidence from Kenya. Megan Sheahan, Roy Black, T.S. Jayne. International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Conference. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, August 2012.
Presentation: The Impact of State Marketing Board Operations on Smallholder Behavior and Incomes: The Case of Kenya. David Mather and T.S. Jayne. Selected paper presented by Mather at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Conference. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 19 August 2012.
Presentation: Cross-Country Impacts of Inputs Subsidies: Insights on Targeting, Crowding-out & Production from Kenya, Malawi and Zambia. J. Ricker-Gilbert, N.M. Mason, D. Mather, T.S. Jayne. Presentation made by Ricker-Gilbert during a mini-symposium entitled "Input Promotion Programs in Africa: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why?", International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Conference. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. 20 August 2012.
Presentation: Smallholder Behavioral Responses to Marketing Board Activities in a Dual Channel Marketing System: The Case of Maize in Zambia. Nicole M. Mason, T.S. Jayne, and Robert J. Myers. Selected paper presented at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Conference. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 19 August 2012.
Presentation: Smallholder Behavioral Responses to Grain Marketing Board Activities in Dual Channel Marketing Systems: Overcoming Modeling Challenges & Evidence from Zambia & Kenya. Nicole M. Mason, David Mather, and T.S. Jayne. Presentation at the mini-symposium on "The Microeconomic Effects of Grain Marketing Boards on Farm Households in sub-Saharan Africa: Modeling Challenges, Empirical Evidence, and Implications for Research & Policy", International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Conference. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 22 August 2012.
Presentation: A Modernização do Comércio Retalhista e o Investimento Publico-Privado nos Sistemas de Comercialização. Enfoque na horticultura com visão regional. David Tschirley, Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Miltone Ayieko, Val Kelly, e Jenny Cairns. Apresentada no Diálogo sobre promoção de crescimento agrário em Moçambique. Maputo. 21 Julho 2011.
Presentation: Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Toward the Identification of Appropriate Rural Development Strategies. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin. African Studies Center Seminar, Michigan State University, January 19, 2012.
Presentation: Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Toward the Identification of Appropriate Rural Development Strategies. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin. Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, Stanford Center for Food Security and the Environment. Palo Alto, January 12, 2012.
Presentation: Value Chains for Staples Compared to Other Crops: Implications of Key Differences and Comments on Competitiveness. Michael T. Weber, Professor Emeritus. FAO/IFAD Consultation on Rebuilding West Africa Agricultural Production Potential: A Comparison of Commodity Chain Models and The Role of Small Farmers in Staple Crop Value Chains- FAO. Rome. Nov 2011.
Presentation: Land Constraints in Smallholder Agriculture: Toward the Identification of Appropriate Agricultural Commercialization Strategies for Densely Populated Rural Areas. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin. Seminar organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute at the ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. November 4, 2011.
Presentation: Unpacking the meaning of “market access”: evidence from Kenya & Zambia. Jordan Chamberlin, Thom Jayne, Antony Chapoto. Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa, UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. November 1-3, 2011.
Presentation: The role of maize price risk in technology adoption: Lessons for policies to promote smallholder productivity. Paswel Marenya, T.S. Jayne and Robert Myers. Presented at the 4th African Grain Trade Summit "Accelerating Growth in Grain Trade: Opportunities for Strategic Partnerships and Investment." Kampala, Uganda. 13th-14th October 2011.
Presentation: Emerging Land Constraints in Kenya’s Densely Populated Rural Areas: Implications for Food Policy and Institutional Reform. T.S. Jayne and Milu Muyanga. Presented at the Fifth Annual Michigan State University Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference, October 7-8, 2011.
Presentation: Unpacking the Meaning of "Market Access" in Kenya. Jordan Chamberlin and T.S. Jayne. Presentation by Chamberlin at MSU's Africanist Graduate Student Research Conference, East Lansing. October 8, 2011.
Presentation: Tendances de production et de commercialisation des céréales au Mali: Implications pour les politiques agricoles (Household cereal production and marketing patterns in Mali: Implications for policy). Abdoul Murekezi, Valerie Kelly, Niama Dembelé et Duncan Boughton. Presentation to the Institute of Rural Economy (IER/ECOFIL), Bamako, Mali, July 13, 2011.
Presentation: Zambia's Maize Policy Challenges: Issues and Options for CAADP. T.S. Jayne, William Burke, Arthur Shipekesa, Antony Chapoto, and Nicole Mason. Presentation at the ACF-FSRP-MACO Conference on Managing Maize Bumper Harvests and Food Policy Challenges, Sandy's Creation Lodge, Lusaka, 16 August 2011.
Presentation: Forces Shaping Food Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa. T.S. Jayne. Launch of the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) Annual Baseline, Somerset West, South Africa. 15 August 2011.
Presentation: Managing Food Price Volatility: Discussant Remarks on Peter Timmer Presentation. T.S. Jayne. Presentation at Stanford University, Center for Food Security and the Environment. May 26, 2011
Presentation: Características do Sector Doméstico e Regional Hortícola e Prioridades para a Sua Modernização. David Tschirley, Cynthia Donovan, Fazila Gomes and Jenny Cairns. Apresentado no 1ro Forum de Agro-Negocios em Moçambique. Maputo, 25 de Maio de 2011.
Presentation: Market Information and UNECA: Where’s the Value Added? John Staatz. Keynote Address, UNECA Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on The African Food and Agricultural Market Information Hub (AFAMIH): A Platform for Strengthening Collaboration between Regional Market Information Systems in Africa. Addis Ababa. 9-11 May 2011.
"Smallholder-led Agricultural Commercialization and Poverty Reduction: How to Achieve It?" Policy Symposium: COMESA/ACTESA/MINAGRI. Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. 20-22 April 2011.
Agenda Background Papers
Smallholder-led Agricultural Commercialization: Implications for CAADP Country Investment Plans. T.S. Jayne and Milu Muyanga.
Commercialization of smallholder in AAMP countries: policies and public spending. Shahidur Rashid.
Do Fertilizer Subsidies Crowd Out Organic Manure? Case Of Malawi. Stein Holden and Rodney Lunduka.
Measuring the Impacts of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program. Christopher Chibwana, Monica Fisher, Charles Jumbe and Gerald Shively.
Are There Enduring Benefits of Fertilizer Subsidies on Household Well-Being? Evidence from Malawi. J. Ricker-Gilbert and T.S. Jayne.
Productivity Gains from Improved Smallholder Farm Management. Steven Haggblade.
Climate Change & Food Security in Africa: Vulnerabilities & Potential for Adaptation & Impact Mitigation Through Maize and Wheat Research Systems. Bekele Shiferaw.
Underappreciated Constraints to the Development of Commodity Exchanges in Africa: A Case Study of ZAMACE. Nicholas Sitko and T.S. Jayne.
Dynamic Pathways Into and Out of Poverty: A Case of Small Holder Farmers in Zambia. Diana J Banda, Priscilla Hamukwala, Steve Haggblade and Antony Chapoto.
Kigali Conference on Agribusiness Development in Africa. Ron Kopicki.
Contrasting Experiences in Cassava Commercialization in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Maureen Chitundu, Cynthia Donovan, Steven Haggblade, Emma Kambewa, Josina Machel, Venancio Salegua.
Can Horticulture Pull African Smallholder Farmers Out of Poverty? Insights from Kenya, Mozambique, and Zambia. David Tschirley, Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Miltone Ayieko, Val Kelly, and Jenny Cairns.
Experience De Capad Dans La Commercialisation Du Riz. (French)
Experiences of Successful Smallholder Coffee Producers in Uganda. David Muwonge.
Policies and Investments in Support of Smallholder Commercialization: The Case of Kenya. Mr Muia.
Policies and Investments in Support of Smallholder Commercialization: The Case of Malawi. Christine Mtambo.
Policies and Investments in Support of Smallholder Commercialization: The Case of Rwanda. Francois Nsenguyumva
Contract farming in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges. Nicholas Minot.
Farmers' Access to Markets and Services: Preliminary Findings. Antony Chapoto, Jordan Chamberlin, and T.S. Jayne.
How Does Output Price Risk Affect Smallholder Input Use Decisions? The Case of Kenya and Zambia. Gelson Tembo, Paswel Marenya, T.S. Jayne and Robert Myers.
Impact of Maize and Legume Production Technologies on Food Security and Poverty in Africa. Menale Kassie, Bekele Shiferaw, Solomon Asfaw, and Mulubrhan Amare.
Policy Impact Evaluation: A Quick Overview. Gelson Tembo.
"Successful Smallholder Commercialization: How do you do it?" Training Workshop: COMESA/ACTESA/MINAGRI. Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. 18 -19 April 2011.
Presentation: Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Markets in Africa (GISAMA): A Brief Overview. Duncan Boughton, Abdoul Murekezi, Valerie Kelly,
Nango Dembele and Thomas Jayne. Presentation for a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation convening on strengthening farmer organizations.
Bamako, Mali. 20-21 March 2011.
Presentation: Government Involvement in African Food Markets: Toward Defining Constructive and Politically Feasible Roles. T.S. Jayne, Cris Muyunda, Antony Chapoto. DFID London. 21 October 2010
Presentation: Government Involvement in African Food Markets: Toward Defining Constructive and Politically Feasible Roles. T.S. Jayne, Cris Muyunda, Antony Chapoto. DFID Retreat. East Kilbride, Scotland. 18 October 2010
Presentation: Measuring Price Transmission in Maize Grain Markets: The case of South Africa and Mozambique. Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Robert J. Myers, T.S. Jayne and Ferdinand Meyer. Presentation prepared for the 2010 AAAE/AEASA Conference September 19 – 23, Grand Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. Awarded 1st Place among Contributed Papers.
Conference: African Agricultural Markets Programme Policy Symposium and Training Seminar. Organized by the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) and the World Bank. Focus on price risk management and the development of structured trading mechanisms. Lilongwe, Malawi. September 6-10, 2010.
Grantee visit to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Michigan State University’s Food Security Group: August 10-11, 2010
Presentation: Pathways into and out of Poverty: A Study of Determinants of Rural Household Wealth Dynamics in Kenya. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, and William J. Burke. Paper presented at the Conference on Understanding African Poverty over the Longue Durée, co-organized by Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the International Institute for the Advanced Study of Cultures, Institutions and Economic Enterprise, Accra, Ghana. July 15-17, 2010.
Conference: ACF/FSRP Horticultural Markets Development Workshop. Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia. 2 July 2010.
Conference: Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Making Grain Markets Work for Smallholder Farmers and Consumers in Eastern and Southern Africa. Sponsored by the CAADP Programme, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); and by the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA). Financial support for this conference is provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Guiding Investments in Sustainable Markets in Africa program (GISAMA), jointly implemented by COMESA and Michigan State University. Lusaka Zambia. May 10, 2010.
Presentation: Pathways by Which Improved Information Can Affect Market Performance: Implications for Evaluation of MIS Impacts. John Staatz. Workshop on Agricultural Market Information Systems in Africa: Renewal & Impact Montpellier, France, 29-31 March 2010.
Grantee visit to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Michigan State University's Food Security Group: August 26-27, 2009.
Toward the Identification of Priority Investments and Strategies for Developing Food Markets and Smallholder Agriculture. T. Jayne, N. Mason, N. Sitko, D. Mather, N. Lenski, R. Myers, J. Ferris, A. Chapoto, D. Boughton. GISAMA Report 1.A presented at BMGF Seattle, August 26-27, 2009
Presentation: Guiding Investments in
Sustainable Agricultural Markets
in Africa (GISAMA). Jan Nijhoff. Presentation made at ACTESA Work Plan Meeting.
Livingstone, May 21-22, 2009.
Conference: Agricultural Markets, organized by the CGIAR system and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), May 13-15,2009. Nairobi, Kenya.
Presentation: Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Successes and Challenges as LRP Moves into its Second Generation. David Tschirley. Panel on “ Opportunities: Local and Regional Procurement”. International Food Aid Conference. Kansas City, MO. Wednesday, 8 April, 2009. Anticipated
Research findings and policy issues derived from the analysis will be disseminated through the following conduits:
Stakeholder discussion fora, generally convened by our collaborating partner organizations in Africa;
working papers and policy briefs, widely disseminated in hard copy;
working papers and policy briefs, posted on MSU and collaborating partner web sites;
feeding stories to journalists for coverage in new service internet and magazine articles.
taking advantage of other organizations’ outreach efforts (e.g., conferences and seminars organized by IFPRI, the World Bank, African Development Bank, CILSS, AGRA, USAID, etc.) to further publicize the key findings from analysis under GISAMA.
Capacity Building Activities Top
MSU will follow its established model of providing intensive in-service training by working directly with local partners in conceiving the work, designing any data collection activities, carrying out analysis, and writing the report. Local contractors are conceived of as work partners with MSU faculty, not simply individuals providing a product to MSU. This is an essential feature of the MSU model that distinguishes our approach to collaborative analysis because it jointly contributes to capacity building. Each of the GISAMA research activities are designed such that MSU faculty work with local collaborators to design the work, jointly conduct field work and data analysis, and work with the contractor on the write-up and outreach. Where relevant, MSU also provides short formal training in aspects of data entry and data analysis using SPSS and Stata software packages. This basic approach – carrying out all stages of the research, from conception, to data collection, to analysis, to report preparation, to outreach – in collaboration with our African partners is our main approach for capacity building.
Status Reports on West African Activity: The contribution of cotton and coarse grain value chains to productivity and poverty reduction: Insights from Mali
A partial equilibrium approach to estimating the potential payoffs of providing improved agricultural market information in the form of price forecasts. Andrew Muganga Kizito and John Staatz. Journal Cahiers Agricultures, Volume 23, issue 4-5, July-August-September-October 2014.
Challenges in measuring the impact of Market Information Systems. John Staatz, Andrew Kizito, Michael Weber, Niama Nango Dembélé. Journal Cahiers Agricultures, Volume 23, issue 4-5, July-August-September-October 2014. Theriault, Veronique and Tschirley, David L.
How Institutions Mediate the Impact of Cash Cropping on Food Crop Intensification: An Application to Cotton in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development, Volume 64, December 2014, pages 298-310. Sitko, N. and T.S. Jayne (2014).
Exploitative Briefcase Businessmen, Parasites, and Other Myths and Legends: Assembly Traders and the Performance of Maize Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa. World Development. February 2014. Volume 54, 56-67. Burke, William J. and T. S. Jayne.
Smallholder land ownership in Kenya: distribution between households and through time. Agricultural Economics (11 June 2013) 1–14. Jin, Songqing and T.S. Jayne 2013.
Land Rental Markets in Kenya: Implications for Efficiency, Equity, Household Income, and Poverty. Land Economics, 89 (2): 246–271. Haggblade, Steven, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Drinah Banda Nyirenda, Johanna Bergman Lodin, Leon Brimer, Martin Chiona, Maureen Chitundu, Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Constantino Cuambe, Michael Dolislager, Cynthia Donovan, Klaus Droppelmann, Magnus Jirström, Emma Kambewa, Patrick Kambewa, Nzola Meso Mahungu, Jonathan Mkumbira, João Mudema, Hunter Nielson, Mishek Nyembe, Venâncio Alexandre Salegua, Alda Tomo, Michael Weber, (2012) "
Cassava commercialization in Southeastern Africa", Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Vol. 2 Iss: 1, pp.4 - 40
Chamberlin, Jordan and T.S. Jayne.
Unpacking the Meaning of ‘Market Access’: Evidence from Rural Kenya. World Development. 2012. Myers, Robert and T.S. Jayne (2012). “
Multiple-Regime Spatial Price Transmission with an Application to Maize Markets in Southern Africa”. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(1): 174–188.
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(Views expressed by the correspondents do not necessarily reflect the views of Michigan State University)