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MSU AFRE Food Security
International Updates


April 30, 2012

Food Security Group

Department of Agricultural, Food, Resource Economics

Michigan State University



Since our last quarterly update, these items have been added to our web site:

International Development Working Papers

Awards Received by FSG Faculty and Students

  • Milu Muyanga was the first prize winner of the Global Development Network’s 2007 medal on research in the thematic area of Household Exposure to Risk and Effects on Poverty.
  • Megan Sheahan won Best M.S. Thesis of 2011 for “Analysis of Fertilizer Profitability and Use in Kenya” (thesis supervisor and major prof: T. Jayne).

Cross-Cutting Outreach Contributions

Input Use, Input Market Development and Natural Resource Management

Land Constraints and Their Implications for Agricultural Development Strategies in Africa

Mali Food Security Initiative:  Phase II

Research Reports

Mozambique Productivity and Policy

Project Overview

  • Annual Narrative Reports : 2010/11
  • Cumulative Project Output Reports: 2010/11

Policy Presentations

Research Reports

Professional Publications


  • Benson, Todd, B. Cunguara, and Tewodaj Mogues. 2012. The supply of inorganic fertilizers to smallholder farmers in Mozambique: Evidence for fertilizer policy development. A research report produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with the support of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
  • Cunguara, B., J. Hanlon. 2012. Whose wealth is it anyway? Mozambique’s outstanding economic growth with worsening rural poverty. Development and Change. 2012, 43(3).
  • Cunguara, B. 2012. An exposition of development failures in Mozambique. Review of African Political Economy. 39(131):161-70.




  • Cunguara, B., and K. Moder. 2011. Is agricultural extension helping the poor? Evidence from rural Mozambique. Journal of African Economies, 20(4): 562-595.
  • Tschirley, David, Colin Poulton and Patrick Labaste, eds. 2009. "Organization and Performance of Cotton Sectors in Africa: Learning from Reform Experience". Agriculture and Rural Development Research Report. World Bank. Washington, D.C.
  • Tschirley, David, Miltone Ayieko, Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Joey Goeb, and Wayne Loescher. 2009. "Modernizing Africa's Fresh Produce Supply Chains without Rapid Supermarket Takeover: Towards a Definition of Research and Investment Priorities". Proceedings of the conference "Towards priority actions for market development for African farmers", International Livestock Research Institute and AGRA, Nairobi. May 15-17, 2009


Research Reports

Policy Syntheses

Annual Project Report

  • Food Security Research Project III – Zambia.  Annual Report, 2010/2011. (October 2010 to September 2011).

Policy Presentations

Professional Publications

Media Coverage

Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Markets in Africa  (GISAMA)

Communications and Outreach