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MSU AFRE Food Security
International Updates

 

QUARTERLY UPDATE

 

October 31, 2014

Food Security Group

 

 

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

 

Michigan State University

 

2014_10_31_Quarterly report

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

Press Reports and Success Stories

·        Fare-Talk, University of Guelph Podcast Series.  Dr. Brady Deaton's interview with Thom Jayne on "Africa, Land and Economic Development." August 28, 2014.

·        Weber links AFRE website to past and present. MSU AFRE website. September 26, 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.

·        Will the real Africa please stand up? Thomas Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Ndibongo Traub. Devex. 31 July 2014.

FSG Outreach Contributions

·        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.

·        2nd Annual - Africa Food Security Conference 2014. Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. September 9 & 10, 2014.

o   Emerging Land Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa Agriculture. Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin.

o   Bad land management and lack of investment holding back agriculture. NTV Kenya. September 9, 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 http://www.ifpri.org/event/boserup-and-beyond

o   Shenggen Fan: Opening Remarks

o   Derek Headey: Presentation

o   Milu Muyanga: Presentation

o   T.S. Jayne: Presentation

o   Q&A

o   Africa’s Changing Farm Structure and the Employment Challenge.  T.S. Jayne, J. Chamberlin, D. Headey, A. Chapoto, M. Muyanga, N. Sitko.

o   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.

o   Producing more with less? IFRPI Blog Sept. 11, 2014.

Awards Received by FSG Faculty and Students

·        Jordan Chamberlin and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert (2011 AFRE PhD grad)  received a “best contributed paper” award for their paper “Land rental market development in Malawi: an empirical analysis of trends, drivers, participants and impacts”, presented at the 2014 Inaugural Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) Research Symposium, held from October 8th-10th in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Symposium was organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP)

Project Overview

·        Resource Guide. Feed The Future Innovation Labs.

·        Snapshot: Feed The Future Innovation Labs. September 2014.

·        Feed The Future Innovation Labs Map, September 2014.

Policy Presentations

·       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

·        Africa’s Changing Farm Structure and the Employment Challenge.  T.S. Jayne, J. Chamberlin, D. Headey, A. Chapoto, M. Muyanga, N. Sitko. IFPRI Headquarters, Washington, DC, September 4, 2014.

·        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. Food Seminar at IFPRI, Washington DC. September 4, 2014.

·        Rapid Transformation of Agrifood Value Chains in Asia. Thomas Reardon. Speech at the International Conference of the Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economics. Bogor. 28 August 2014.

·        Anticipating the Look of Africa’s Agricultural Value Chains to 2025. T.S. Jayne, Lulama Traub, Ferdinand Meyer. USAID Topics in Advanced Agriculture Course. Michigan State University. July 31, 2014.

BFS-Climate Change Associate Award

Presentations

·        Presentations at IAPRI, Lusaka, Zambia. August 19, 2014.

o  Latest results on Climate Change and Variability Impacts on Crop Productivity in Zambia. Jennifer Olson, Gopal Alagarswamy, Jeff Andresen, Nathan Moore.

o  Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Farm Households in Zambia. Ayala Wineman, Eric Crawford., Brian Mulenga.

·        Presentations at Chrismar Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia. April 10, 2014.

o   Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Farm Households in Zambia. Ayala Wineman and Eric Crawford.

o   Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Household Decisions, and Implications for Adaptation. Jennifer Olson, Eric Crawford, Ayala Wineman, Brian Mulenga, Lydia Chabala and Elias Kuntashula.

·        Addressing the Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems in East Africa. Jennifer Olson, Gopal Alagarswamy, Jeff Andresen, Eric Crawford, Joseph Maima, Amos Majule, Nathan Moore, William Om-Nape, Pius Yanda. March 14, 2014.

Cambodia Impact Evaluation and Strengthening Local Capacity to
Monitor and Evaluate Food Security Programs

Feed-the-Future

Impact Evaluation and Indicators Monitoring

·        Feed-The-Future Cambodia Zone of Influence Baseline Report. October 15, 2014.

·        USAID | Harvest Baseline Study Report. (Final Report). CDRI Impact Evaluation Team. Theng Vuthy, Keo Socheat, Khiev Pirom, Chhim Chhun, and Phon Dary. July 2013

Mozambique Policy Analysis and Planning Capacity

Research Reports

·        Regional Inequality and Polarization in the Context of Concurrent Extreme Weather and Economic Shocks. Julie A. Silva, Corene J. Matyas, Benedito Cunguara. Research Paper 77E. September 2014.

·        Estudo da cadeia de valor de carvão vegetal no sul de Moçambique. Rosalina Chavana. Relatório Preliminar de Pesquisa No. 10P. Agosto 2014.

Policy Presentations

·        Pigeonpea in Mozambique: An Emerging Success Story of Crop Expansion in Small-holder Agriculture. Tom Walker, Manuel Amane, Moses Siambi, Cynthia Donovan, Benedito Cunguara, and P. Parthasarathy Rao. IIAM Seminar, Maputo, September 19, 2014.

·        Papel da Ciência e Tecnologia na Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional. Rafael Uaiene e Cláudia Baule. Mesa Redonda, VI Reunião dos Ministros de Ciência e Tecnologia e Ensino Superior da CPLP. 15 de Abril de 2014.

·        A evolução do sector da pecuária em Moçambique (2002-2012). Gerson Machel and Jaquelino Massingue. Seminario sobre estudos tematicos do TIA, Hotel VIP, Maputo. 19 de Dezembro de 2013.

Theses Reprints

·        Turner, Eleanor Catherine. Determinants of Crop Diversification among Mozambican Smallholders: Evidence from Household Panel Data. MS Thesis. 2014.

Professional Publications

·        Ngare, Lucy, Franklin Simtowe, and Jaquelino Massingue. Analysis of Price Volatility and Implications for Price Stabilization Policies in Mozambique. European Journal of Business and Management. Vol.6, No. 22, 2014.

·        Mabiso, A., Cunguara, B., Benfica, R., 2014. Food (In)security and its Drivers: Insights from Trends and Opportunities in Rural Mozambique. Food Security. August 2014.

Zambia

Presentations

·        ECAMA Research Symposium. Lilongwe, Malawi. October 8-10, 2014.

o   Presentation: Rural Land Rental Markets in Southern Africa:
trends, participation and impacts on household welfare in Malawi & Zambia
. Jordan Chamberlin and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert.

o   Paper: What are the Drivers of Rural Land Rental Markets in sub-Saharan Africa, and how do they Impact Household Welfare? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia. Jordan Chamberlin and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert.

·        PEGNet Conference "Employment strategies in the Developing World - How to create sufficient, productive and decent jobs," Lusaka, Zambia, 19th September 2014.

o   Partnerships around food and nutrition security information flows in Zambia. Klaus Droppelmann, Chance Kabaghe, Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and Teunis van Rheenen.

o   Does Late Delivery of Subsidized Fertilizer Affect Smallholder Maize Productivity and Production? Thelma S. Namonje.

o   Nutritional Effects of Agricultural Diversification and Commercialization on Children in Zambia. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka & Christian H. Kuhlgatz.

o   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.

·        COMESA/ACTESA Parliamentary Policy Seminar: Reviewing the Impacts of Import and Export Bans on Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa. Lusaka, Zambia. August 11-12, 2014.

o   Understanding the Effects of Trade Restrictions on Maize Prices. Antony Chapoto and Nicholas Sitko.

o   Food Security & Trade in Food Staples in COMESA Region. Joseph Karugia and Paul Guthiga.

o   Understanding the Effects of Maize Trade Restrictions on the Development of Maize Markets. Nicholas J. Sitko.

o   Analysis of the Effects of Maize Trade Restrictions in the COMESA Region on Food Prices and Market Development. Nicholas J. Sitko, Auckland N. Kuteya and Brian Chisanga.

·        AAEA Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. July 29, 2014.

o   Nutritional Effects of Agricultural Diversification and Commercialization in Children in Zambia. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka & Christian H. Kuhlgatz. Selected Paper

o   Rural Land Rental Markets in Southern Africa: trends, participation and impacts on household welfare in Malawi & Zambia. Jordan Chamberlin and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert.

o   Do input subsidies reduce poverty among smallholder farm households? Evidence from Zambia. Nicole M. Mason and Solomon T. Tembo.

o   Do input subsidies crowd in or crowd out other soil fertility management practices? Evidence from Zambia. Kendra Levine & Nicole M. Mason.

·        Transforming Agriculture Towards A Food And Nutrition Secure Zambia. High-level Meeting Policy Forum on “Revitalizing Agriculture in Zambia Towards the 2014 AU Year of Agriculture-Changing the way we Do Agric in Zambia.” Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka, IAPRI. Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka. June, 2014.

Research Reports

·        Determinants of Adoption of Minimum Tillage by Cotton Farmers in Eastern Zambia. Philip P. Grabowski, John M. Kerr, Steven Haggblade, and Stephen Kabwe. Working Paper 87. October 2014.

·        Climate Trends and Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change in Zambia. Brian P. Mulenga and Ayala Wineman. Working Paper No. 86. September 2014.

·        Analysis of the Sunflower Value Chain in Zambia’s Eastern Province. Mary Lubungu, William J. Burke and Nicholas J. Sitko. Working Paper No. 85. September 2014.

Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa: GISAIA

Outreach and Policy Engagement Activities

·        AAEA Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. July 27-29, 2014.

o   Rural Land Rental Markets in Southern Africa: trends, participation and impacts on household welfare in Malawi & Zambia. Jordan Chamberlin and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert.

o   Profitability of Fertilizer Use in Malawi (preliminary). Francis Addeah Darko, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Gerald Shively, Raymond Florax, Talip Kilic.

o   Whom Should Input Subsidies Target? Evidence From Malawi. J. Ricker-Gilbert, Francis Darko, Gerald Shively, Raymond Florax, Talip Kilic, Thom Jayne, Rodney Lunduka.

·        IFPRI/LUANAR National Symposium “Eight Years of FISP – Impact and What Next?” Bingu International Conference Centre. Lilongwe, Malawi. 14 – 15 July 2014.

Policy Engagement Outreach Contributions

·        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.

Professional Publications

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.

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Modernizing African Food Systems (MAFS)

Agricultural Role Models

·        Role Model Directory

·        Featured Profile of the Week

Publications and Presentations

·        Minde, Isaac Joseph etl. al.  2012. Food System Dynamics in Africa: Anticipating and Adapting to Change.  MAFS Working Paper No.1

·        Minnar, Amanda et al. 2013.  Food Science and Technology Curricula in Africa: Meeting Africa’s New Challenges. MAFS Working Paper No.2

·        Turner, Mugisha et al. 2013. An Annotated Bibliography of Agricultural Education and Training Impact Evaluations. MAFS Working Paper No. 3. 

·        Eicher and Haggblade. 2013. The Evolution of Agricultural Education and Training: Global Insights of Relevance for Africa.  MAFS Working Paper No.4

·        Tschirley et al. 2013. Food System Dynamics: Projecting Changes in Food Demand in Eastern and Southern Africa through 2040.  MAFS Working Paper No.5

·        Mugisha and Nkwasibwe.  2014.  Tracer Study of Agricultural Graduates in Uganda.  MAFS Working Paper No. 6.

·        Haggblade et al. 2014.  Improving the Relevance and Effectiveness of Agricultural Education and Training in Africa:  Insights from Agricultural Role Models.  MAFS Working Paper No. 7.

·        Kaneene et al.  2014.  Models for University Engagement with Private and Public Sector Employers.  MAFS Working Paper No. 8.

·        Madakadze et al.  2014.  Technical and Institutional Capacities of AET Institutions in Southern Africa: Are there Lessons for the Rest of Africa?   MAFS Working Paper No. 9.

·        Minde et al.  2014.  Technical and Institutional Capacities of AET Institutions in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Case Study of Three Universities with a Regional Footprint.  MAFS Working Paper No. 10.

·        Scheltema et al.  2014.  Evolving Skill Needs in the Food System of East and Southern Africa:  Results from Agribusiness Company Interviews.  MAFS Working Paper No. 11.

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Strengthening Regional Agricultural Integration in West Africa (SRAI Programme): Phase 2,

·        Project Overview

·        Theme 1: Evolution of food demand in West Africa and its implications for development of agroprocessing

·        Theme 2: Evolution of the Asian rice market and its policy implications for rice development efforts in West Africa

·        Theme 3: Alternative models of value-chain organization that link smallholders more effectively to markets

·        Cross-cutting analyses

Tegemeo Agricultural Policy Research and Analysis (TAPRA) Project, Kenya

Working Papers and Reports

·        Targeting Of Subsidized Fertilizer Under Kenya’s National Accelerated Agricultural Input Access Program (NAAIAP).  Megan Sheahan, John Olwande, Lilian Kirimi, and T.S. Jayne. Tegemeo Institute Of Agricultural Policy And Development. WPS 52/2014.

Input Use, Input Market Development and Natural Resource Management

·        Subsidizing the way to a Green Revolution & less rural poverty in Africa? The effects of Zambia's input subsidy program on smallholder behavior & economic well-being. Nicole M. Mason. Presented during the AFRE Graduate Program Orientation as an example of on-going research in the development economics area. Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), Michigan State University. 25 August 2014.

International Development Working Papers

·        IDWP 134. MSU/FSG Study of the Impact of WFP Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement on Markets, Households, and Food Value Chains. David Tschirley, Robert Myers, and Helder Zavale. September 2014.

Professional Publications

·        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.

·        Tschirley, D., T. Reardon, M. Dolislager, and J. Snyder. 2014. The rise of a middle class in East and Southern Africa: Implications for food system transformation. Helsinki: WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research, www.wider.unu.org ) Working Paper 2014/119.

·        Smale, Melinda, John Olwande. Demand for maize hybrids and hybrid change on smallholder farms in Kenya. Agricultural Economics 45 (2014) 409–420.

·        Sitko, Nicholas J., Jordan Chamberlin, Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Does Smallholder Land Titling Facilitate Agricultural Growth?: An Analysis of the Determinants and Effects of Smallholder Land Titling in Zambia. World Development Volume 64, December 2014, Pages 791–802.

·        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.

·        Andrew Muganga Kizito and John Staatz. “A partial equilibrium approach to estimating the potential payoffs of providing improved agricultural market information in the form of price forecasts.”  Cahiers agricultures, vol. 23, no. 4-5, juillet-octobre 2014.

·        John Staatz, Andrew Kizito, Michael Weber, and Niama Nango Dembele. “Challenges in measuring the impact of Market Information Systems.” Cahiers agricultures, vol. 23, no. 4-5, juillet-octobre 2014.

·        Mabiso, A., Cunguara, B., Benfica, R., 2014. Food (In)security and its Drivers: Insights from Trends and Opportunities in Rural Mozambique. Food Security. August 2014.