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QUARTERLY UPDATE

 

July 31, 2015

Food Security Group

 

 

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

 

Michigan State University

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

Press Reports

·        Nicole M. Mason. “The scoop on fertilizer subsidies.” Invited ‘AgTalk’ on fertilizer subsidy programs in sub-Saharan Africa, modeled on the ‘TED Talk’ format. International Fund for Agricultural Development. Rome, Italy. Dec. 11, 2014. http://www.ifad.org/events/agtalks/prog_2.pdf. YouTube video: https://youtu.be/oMf7-0TR6xA 

Awards Received by FSG Faculty and Students

·        Thom Jayne was appointed University Foundation Professor in the department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at MSU. (AFRE website article)

·        Assistant Professor Milu Muyanga and Phillip Musyoka were awarded the 2014 Outstanding Publication Prize by the Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development for their article, "Household Incomes and Poverty Dynamics in Rural Kenya: A Panel Data Analysis" (Volume 5, Number 2, 2014).

·        Assistant Professor David Ortega received from the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economiesits Outstanding Paper Award of 2014 for "Agricultural Marketing and Food Safety in China: A Utility Perspective."

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

Policy Presentations

  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

o   The effects of Kenya’s ‘smarter’ input subsidy program on smallholder behavior and economic well-being: Do different quasi-experimental approaches lead to the same conclusions? Nicole M. Mason, Ayala Wineman, Lilian Kirimi, David Mather.

o   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.

o   How Does Gender Affect Sustainable Intensification of Cereal Production in the West African Sahel? Veronique Theriault, Melinda Smale, Hamza Haider.

o   Do crop income shocks widen disparities in smallholder agricultural investments? Panel survey evidence from Zambia. Yoko Kusunose, Solomon Tembo, Nicole M. Mason, Melinda Smale.

  • Rapid Agrifood System Transformation, Globalization, and International Development Preconference of AAEA Meetings. July 25, 2015

o   Agenda

  • DSDG Seminar. Moderator: Duncan Boughton, Michigan State University. IFPRI Washington D.C. May 27, 2015

·        Food Security and Rural Development in Myanmar: Findings from the 2013 Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) Survey. Simon Baker, ICF International.

·        Ongoing MDRI-MSU-IFPRI work in support of a Mon State Rural Development Strategy. Mateusz Filipski, IFPRI.

·        Why is Agricultural Growth Associated with Poverty Reduction in Some Cases But Not in Others? Do Farmland Ownership Patterns Make a Difference? T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Milu Muyanga, Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Rutgers University/USAID Technical Convening on Smallholder Agricultural Transformation. Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, VA. May 7-8, 2015.

·        Sustainable Improvements in Food Security Policy and Policy Systems for Feed The Future focus countries. Duncan Boughton, Xinshen Diao and Mywish Maredia. May 6, 2015.

Professional Publications

·        T. Reardon. 2015. “The hidden middle: the quiet revolution in the midstream of agrifood value chains in developing countries,” Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 31(1): 45-63, doi:10.1093/oxrep/grv011

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy: Burma

Policy Presentations

·        Fish, Rice and Agricultural Land Use in Myanmar: Preliminary findings from the Food Security Policy Project. Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, Seng Kham, Paul Dorosh and Emily Schmidt. May 5, 2015.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy: Malawi

Policy Presentations

·        Designing a responsive agricultural policy: The consultative process for the National Agriculture Policy for Malawi. Flora Janet Nankhuni. Brown Bag Presentation Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University June 17, 2015.

Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa: GISAIA

Outreach and Policy Engagement Activities

  Cross-Cutting

·        2014 National Policy Conference
In collaboration with Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) National organized a National Conference on Emerging Land Issues in Kenyan Agriculture and their implications for Food Policy and Institutional Reforms held on October 30th, 2014 at Boma Inn Hotel, Nairobi. This conference brought together senior central government and county governments’ officials, development partners, non-governmental organization, local universities and research institutes representatives, and other land and agricultural sector stakeholders.

o   Conference Program

o   Conference Report

Policy Engagement Outreach Contributions

  Burkina Faso

·        How Does Gender Affect Sustainable Intensification of Cereal Production in the West African Sahel? Veronique Theriault, Melinda Smale, Hamza Haider. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco. July 27, 2015.

·        Sorghum Productivity in Mali: Past, Present, and Future. Valerie Kelly, Lamissa Diakité, and Bino Teme. International Development Working Paper 138. July 2015.

·        Input Use on Major Cereals as Measured by the Enquête Permanente Agricole (EPA) of Burkina Faso, 2009/10-2011/12. Melinda Smale, Hamza Haider, and Veronique Theriault. Draft May 1, 2015.

·        Demand and supply constraints to improved sorghum technology adoption in Burkina Faso. Preliminary results from the baseline survey. Andrew Dillon and Maria Porter. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 9 March 2015.

Journal Articles

  Nigeria

·        Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O, Adjognon, S and Kuku-Shittu, Y (2015).Productivity effects of sustainable intensification: The case of Urea deep placement for rice production in Niger State, Nigeria. African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics: 10:1.

·        Liverpool-Tasie, LS.O, B. T.Omonona, A. Sanou and W. Ogunleye (2015). Is Increasing Inorganic Fertilizer Use in Sub-Saharan Africa a Profitable Proposition? Evidence from Nigeria. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No 7021.

·        Takeshima, H and Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. (2015). Fertilizer subsidy, political influence and local food prices in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nigeria. Food Policy.

Research Reports

  Tanzania

·        Ex Ante Institutional Assessment of the Proposed Agricultural Credit Subsidy Program of MAFC. David L. Mather, Anna A. Temu, Isaac Minde, Daniel W. Ndyetabula, Betty M. Waized, and David Nyange. March 2015.

BFS-Climate Change

Research Reports

·        Crop and Climate Related Modeling Datasets That Were Used or Generated by Models During the Project, “Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty.” Jennifer Olson, Gopal Alagarswamy and Nathan Moore. DRAFT May 12, 2015.

·        Climate Change and Crop Choice in Kenya. March 25, 2015.

·        Report on Focus Group discussions in Meru, Machakos and Uasin Gishu Counties Addressing the Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems in Kenya. Michigan State University, Ecodym Africa Consultants, KARI and the Rockefeller Foundation.

·        Modeling minimum tillage among smallholders in Eastern Zambia. Ayala Wineman. November 6, 2014.

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

·        Sensitivity of field crops to climate shocks in Zambia. Ayala Wineman and Brian Mulenga. August 18, 2014.

·        Multidimensional Household Food Security Measurement in Rural Zambia. Ayala Wineman. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

·        Climate Change and Crop Choice in Zambia: A Mathematical Programming Approach. Ayala Wineman and Eric Crawford. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

·        Maize production in the future. March 31, 2014.

·        Climate change and crop choice in Zambia; A math programming approach. DRAFT – IN PROGRESS. February 27, 2014.

Presentations

·        End-of-Project Report Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision-­‐Making And Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty. Eric Crawford, Jennifer Olson, and Ayala Wineman. USAID, Washington, D.C. April 23, 2015.

·        Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Farm Households in Kenya. Eric Crawford and Ayala Wineman. USAID/Bureau for Food Security, Washington, D.C. April 23, 2015.

·        Multidimensional food security measurement in rural Zambia. Ayala Wineman. Future of Food Conference, Boston, MA. April 11, 2015.

·        Current and Future Climate Impacts on Crop Productivity and Technology Choice. Jennifer Olson, Gopal Alagarswamy, Jeff Andresen, Joseph Maitima, Nathan Moore. USAID/Bureau for Food Security, Nairobi, Kenya April 9, 2015.

·        Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Farm Households in Kenya. Eric Crawford and Ayala Wineman. USAID/Bureau for Food Security, Nairobi, Kenya. April 9, 2015.

·        Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty Year 3 -- Latest Results. Eric Crawford, Jennifer Olson and Ayala Wineman. Gopal Alagarswamy, Jeff Andresen, Joseph Maitima, Nathan Moore and Brian Mulenga. USAID-Washington November 17, 2014.

·        Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Farm Households in Zambia and Kenya. Ayala Wineman and Eric Crawford. USAID/Bureau for Food Security, Washington, D.C. November 17, 2014.

·        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.

·        Multidimensional food security measurement in rural Zambia. Ayala Wineman. Agricultural and Applied Economics Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. July 27-29, 2014.

·        Climate change and crop choice in Zambia: A math programming approach. Ayala Wineman and Eric Crawford. July 28, 2014.

·        Overview and current results of studies by IAPRI, MSU, and UNZA on climate change trends and impacts in Zambia. Jennifer Olson, Eric Crawford, Ayala Wineman. Lydia Chabala and Elias Kuntashula. IAPRI, Lusaka, Zambia. April 8, 2014.

·        Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty. Eric Crawford and Jennifer Olson. USAID, Lusaka, Zambia. July 17, 2013.

o   Supplementary Materials

·        USAID Briefing and Planning Meeting. Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making And Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty. Eric Crawford and Jennifer Olson. USAID/Kenya and USAID/East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. July 8, 2013.

·        Progress Report Year 1 Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making And Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty. Eric Crawford and Jennifer Olson. USAID, Washington, D.C. September 19, 2012.

Trip Reports

·        Report on Trip to Zambia Under the Project “Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty.” 1 August 16-24, 2014. Eric Crawford and Jennifer Olson.

·        Report on Trip to Kenya and Zambia Under the Project "Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty." 1 July 7-21, 2013. Eric Crawford and Jennifer Olson.

Administrative Reports

·        Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty. Technical Progress Report for Year 3 October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. Eric Crawford, Jennifer Olson, and Ayala Wineman. March 10, 2015.

·        Implementation Plan for Year 4 (FY 2015)—Draft September 10, 2014. Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty.

·        Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty. Technical Progress Report for Year 2 October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. Eric Crawford, Jennifer Olson, and Ayala Wineman. March 10, 2014.

·        Implementation Plan for Year 3 (FY 2014)—Draft December 11, 2013. Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty.

·        Implementation Plan for Year 2 (FY 2013)—FINAL April 26, 2013. Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty.

·        Implementation Plan for Year 1 (FY 2012). Improved Modeling of Household Food Security Decision Making and Investments Given Climate Change Uncertainty.

Professional Publications

·        List of Academic publications and presentations

Media Coverage

·        Multi-Media Outputs

Mozambique Policy Analysis and Planning Capacity

Flash

·        Adapting Conservation Agriculture to Local Contexts in Mozambique – the Role of Farmers’ Participation and Innovation Networks. Philip Grabowski, John Kerr, Cynthia Donovan and Bordalo Mouzinho. April 2015. No. 72E.

Policy Presentations

·        Diagnóstico Multissectorial Para Guiar Definição de Prioridades No Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (Pronae). Projecto Trilateral Complementar (Moçambique/Brasil/EUA) de Apoio Técnico aos Programas de Nutrição e Segurança Alimentar de Moçambique (PSAL/Projecto Trilateral). Benedito Cunguara, Jenny Cairns Smart, Jaquelino Massingue e Cristina Murphy. Maputo, 19 de Junho, 2015.

·        Agricultura e Nutrição: Tendências na Produção e Retenção de Nutrientes e Analise de Padrões Nutricionais. Jaquelino Massingue, Cynthia Donovan, Rui Benfica. Encontro Nacional da Plataforma da SC-SUN, 16 Junho 2015, Maputo.

·        Diagnóstico Multissectorial Para Guiar Definição de Prioridades No Programa Nacional de Alimentação Escolar (Pronae). Projecto Trilateral Complementar (Moçambique/Brasil/EUA) Reunião do Conselho Técnico. Benedito Cunguara, Jenny Cairns, Jaquelino Massingue. Maputo. 6 de Maio de 2015.

Zambia

Policy Syntheses

·        Is Smallholder Horticulture the Unfunded Rural Poverty Reduction Option in Zambia? Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Stephen Kabwe, and Jordan Chamberlin. No. 72. July, 2015.

·        Is FISP Reducing Poverty among Smallholder Farm Households in Zambia? Nicole M. Mason and Solomon T. Tembo. No. 71. May, 2015.

Zambia Food Security Policy Presentations

·        Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Indaba, Government Complex, Lusaka. March 18, 2015.

o   Status of Smallholder Crop Diversification in Zambia. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka.

o   The Farmer Input Subsidy Programme. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka.

o   Overview of the 2014/15 Marketing Experiences. Antony Chapoto.

Zambia FSRP Research Reports

·        Is Smallholder Horticulture the Unfunded Poverty Reduction Option in Zambia? A Comparative Assessment of Welfare Effects of Participation in Horticultural and Maize Markets. Munguzwe Hichaambwa, Jordan Chamberlin, and Stephen Kabwe. Working Paper 96. March 2015.

·        Does Customary Land Tenure System Encourage Local Forestry Management in Zambia? A Focus on Wood Fuel. Brian P. Mulenga, Chewe Nkonde, and Hambulo Ngoma. Working Paper No. 95. May 2015.

Strengthening Regional Agricultural Integration in West Africa - Phase 2
(SRAI 2)

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

·        Rice Market Dynamics in West Africa: Implications for Linking Smallholders to Growing Markets. Boubacar Diallo, John Staatz, Ramziath Adjao, Nathalie Me-Nsope, Ryan Vroegindewey, Veronique Theriault. Regional FSAD Workshop on the West Africa Rice Program, Saint-Louis, Senegal.10-12 December 2014.

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

Publications and Reports

·        Examining Economic Coordination Models in Malian Agricultural Value Chains. Ryan Vroegindewey. PRESAO Report 2014-2. December, 2014.

Presentations                      

·        Ryan Vroegindewey, Véronique Thériault, and John Staatz. 2015. A Framework for Analyzing Coordination in African Agricultural Value Chains: Evidence from Cereal Markets in Mali. Selected Poster presented at the 2015 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28.

·        Ryan Vroegindewey, Véronique Thériault, and John Staatz. 2015. A Framework for Analyzing Coordination In African Agricultural Value Chains. Presentation, 2015 International Food and Agribusiness Association (IFAMA) Symposium, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN, June 14-17.

Cross-cutting analyses

 

Publications and Reports

·        Regional Dimensions of South Africa’s CAADP Process: Lessons from West Africa. Steven Haggblade, John Staatz, Duncan Boughton, Boubacar Diallo, Ferdinand Meyer, Isaac Joseph Minde, Lulama Ndibongo Traub, David Tschirley. 2015. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Volume 10 Number 1 pages 32-50.

 

International Development Working Papers

·        Sorghum Productivity in Mali: Past, Present, and Future. Valerie Kelly, Lamissa Diakité, and Bino Teme. International Development Working Paper 138. July 2015.

Professional Publications

·        Burke, William, Robert Myers, and T.S. Jayne. 2015. A triple-hurdle model of production and market participation in Kenya’s dairy market. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(4): 1227–1246.

New Links From Partner Organizations

·        Africa south of the Sahara. Food Security Portal  Facilitated by IFPRI.

·        ReNAPRI.  Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes.

·        Tropical Soybean Information Portal, Soybean Innovation Lab, University of Illinois