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QUARTERLY UPDATE

 

January 2016

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:

Policy Syntheses

·        The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes at National Level in Malawi, Results From the 2015 Malawi Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes Baseline Survey. NAPAS:Malawi brief. Todd Benson, Flora Nankhuni, Athur Mabiso, and Mywish Maredia. January 2016.

·        Tegemeo Institute for Agricultural Development and Policy. Let it rain: Weather extremes and household welfare in rural Kenya. A. Wineman, J. Ochieng, N. Mason, and L. Kirimi. Policy Brief No. 7. October, 2015.

·       A Quiet Revolution Emerging in the Fish-farming Value Chain in Myanmar: Implications for National Food Security. Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, L. Seng Kham, Ulrike Nischan, Thomas Reardon, Duncan Boughton. Food Security Policy Project Brief #1. November 2015.

·        Linking Rice Farmers to Markets through Improved Coordination: Approaches and Lessons from Mali. Ryan Vroegindewey, John M. Staatz, Veronique Theriault. SRAI 2 Policy Brief. No. 2015-02. November 2015.

·        Changes in Per Capita Food Availability in West Africa: Implications for Agricultural Market Development. Nathalie M. Me-Nsope and John M. Staatz. SRAI 2 Policy Brief No. 2015-01. November 2015.

·        Tegemeo Institute for Agricultural Development and Policy. The effects of Kenya’s ‘smarter’ input subsidy program on crop production, incomes, and poverty. Nicole M. Mason, Ayala Wineman, Lilian Kirimi, and David Mather. Policy Brief No. 11. October, 2015.

Research Reports

·        A Expansão do Feijão Bóer na Agricultura Familiar em Moçambique: Uma História de Sucesso. Tom Walker, Said Silim, Benedito Cunguara, Cynthia Donovan, P. Parthasarathy Rao, Manuel Amane, Moses Siambi.Relatório de Pesquisa 78P. Janeiro de 2016.

·        The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes at National Level in Malawi, Results From the 2015 Malawi Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes Baseline Survey. NAPAS:Malawi working paper. Todd Benson, Flora Nankhuni, Athur Mabiso, and Mywish Maredia. January 2016.

·        Analysis of Beef Value Chain in Zambia: Challenges and Opportunities of Linking Smallholders to Markets. Mary Lubungu, Nicholas J. Sitko, and Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Working Paper 103. December 2015.

·        A Case Study of Lettuce, Kale, Tomato and Onion Gross Margins and Costs of Production Among the Horticultural Producers Supplying Maputo. Jennifer Cairns Smart. December 2015. Nº74E.

·        Forest Resources for Rural Household Food and Nutrition Security: The Case of Eastern Province of Zambia. Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and Asunta Simoloka. Working Paper 102. December 2015.

·        Promoting Agricultural Growth in Myanmar: A Review of Policies and an Assessment of Knowledge Gaps. Than Tun, Adam Kennedy, and Ulrike Nischan. Research Report #5. International Development Working Paper 140. November 2015.

·        Pesticide use in Sub-Saharan Africa: Estimates, Projections, and Implications in the Context of Food System Transformation. Jason Snyder, Jennifer Cairns Smart, Joey Goeb, and David Tschirley. Research Report No. 8E. November, 2015.

·        The Status of Customary Land and the Future of Smallholder Farmers Under the Current Land Administration System in Zambia. Lauren Honig and Brian P. Mulenga. IAPRI Working Paper 101. October 2015.

International Development Working Papers

·        Aquaculture in Transition: Value Chain Transformation, Fish and Food Security in Myanmar. Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, L. Seng Kham, Ulrike Nischan, Thomas Reardon, Duncan Boughton. International Development Working Paper 139. December 2015.

Policy Presentations

·        Launch and workshop for the Aquaculture in transition: Value chain transformation, fish and food security in Myanmar. Sedona Hotel, Yangon. 28 January 2016.

o   Agenda

o   Presentation 01: The status of aquaculture in Myanmar: A review of existing data. Kyan Htoo, Research Associate, CESD. English version. Myanmar version.

o   Presentation 02: The structure and performance of aquaculture value chains in Myanmar. Dr Ben Belton, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University. English version. Myanmar version.

o   Presentation 03: Policy options for inclusive aquaculture growth. Aung Hein, Research Associate, CESD. English version. Myanmar version.

o   Press release. English version. Myanmar version.

o   Aquaculture research paper and policy brief

·        Need to Know Facts about Staples trade in Zambia. Stephen Kabwe, Brian Chisanga and Chance Kabaghe. Food Trade Advisory Forum, 25 January 2016.

·        The Essential Role of Agriculture in Myanmar’s Economic Transition. Duncan Boughton, Aung Hein and Ben Belton. Workshop on Least Developed Country Graduation | Technical Considerations and Policy Options. Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. Nay Pyi Taw, January 20, 2016. Burmese version.

·        Briefing on Zambian Agriculture. Nicholas J Sitko. World Food Programme Executive Director briefing. Lusaka, Zambia. January 14, 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.

·        Agriculture: Engine of Rural Economic Growth in Myanmar. Duncan Boughton, Aung Hein and Ben Belton. Yangon. December 8, 2015.

·        Thom Jayne, learning session with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Front Office, December 8, 2015, Seattle, Washington.

·        Tegemeo Conference 2015: Transforming Smallholder Agriculture in Kenya. Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Nairobi. November 10, 2015.

o   Effects of climate variability and change on agricultural production and household welfare in Kenya. Justus Ochieng, Ayala Wineman, Lilian Kirimi, Mary Mathenge, and Nicole Mason.

o    Effects of National Accelerated Agricultural Inputs Access Program (NAAIAP) on Smallholder Production and Incomes. Nicole Mason, Ayala Wineman, Lilian Kirimi and David Mather. on Smallholder Production and Incomes. Nicole Mason, Ayala Wineman, Lilian Kirimi and David Mather.

·        Transforming Smallholder Agriculture in the Face of Rising Land Scarcity and Low Productivity. T.S. Jayne, Kwame Yeboah, Lulama Traub, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin, Ferdinand Meyer. Keynote Address, Tegemeo Institute Agricultural Policy Conference, Nairobi. November 10, 2015.

·        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

o   Is Small Still Beautiful? Review Of The Inverse Farm Size-Efficiency Relationship In Africa. Milu Muyanga, Chewe Nkonde, Godwin Debrah, T.S. Jayne.

o   Africa’s Changing Farmland Ownership: Causes and Consequences. Milu Muyanga.

·        Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM)and Policy: Are there gaps in policy that make farmers’ failure to take up ISFM? Stephen Kabwe. Soil Integrated Management Forum. Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka. 30 October 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.

·        Impact of Urbanization on West African Food Systems. John Staatz. Presentation to the OECD/Sahel and West Africa Week Forum 2015. Milan, October 26, 2015.

o   PowerPoint Presentation

o   Summary

·        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. August 12, 2015.

Professional Publications

·        T.S. Jayne and Lulama TraubMegatrends Transforming Africa’s Food Systems, Foreign Affairs, special edition on African Farmers in the Digital Age:  How Digital Solutions Can Enable Rural Development, February 2016.

·        Minten, B., T. Reardon, S. Das Gupta, D. Hu, K.A.S. Murshid. 2016. "Wastage in Food Value Chains in Developing Countries: Evidence from the Potato Sector in Asia." Chap. 15 in Food Security in a Food Abundant World: An Individual Country Perspective, A. Schmitz, P.L. Kennedy, and T.G Schmitz, eds. Emerald Publishing: pages 225-238.

·        Jayne, T.S. D. Mather, N.M. Mason, J. Ricker-Gilbert and E.W. Crawford 2015. Rejoinder to the comment by Andrew Dorward and Ephraim Chirwa on Jayne, T. S., D. Mather, N. Mason, and J. Ricker-Gilbert. 2013. How do fertilizer subsidy program affect total fertilizer use in sub-Saharan Africa? Crowding out, diversion, and benefit/cost assessments. Agricultural Economics 46(6):745-755.

·        Adjognon, S., S. Liverpool-Tasie, and T. Reardon. Forthcoming (2016). Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Farm Input Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa. Chapter in book, Christiaensen, L. and L. Demery, eds., 2016, Agriculture In Africa - Telling Facts from Myths, World Bank: Washington D.C

·        Minde I, S. Terblanche, B. Bashaasha, I.C. Madakadze, J. Snyder, and A. Mugisha (2015). Challenges for agricultural education and training (AET) institutions in preparing growing student populations for productive careers in the agri-food system. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies 5(2):137 – 169.

·        Kaneene, J.B., S. Haggblade, and D.L. Tschirley (2015). Special issue introduction: Sub-Saharan Africa’s agri-food system in transition. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies 5(2):94 – 101

·        Haggblade, S., A. Chapoto, A. Drame-Yayé, S.L. Hendriks, S. Kabwe, I. Minde, J. Mugisha, and S. Terblanche (2015). Motivating and preparing African youth for successful careers in agribusiness: Insights from agricultural role models. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies 5(2):170 – 189.

·        Kabasa, J.D., J. Kirsten, and I. Minde (2015). Implications of changing agri-food system structure for agricultural education and training in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies 5(2):190 – 199.

·        Tschirley, David, Thomas Reardon, Michael Dolislager e Jason Snyder. O Surgimento da Classe Média na África Oriental E Austral: Implicações Para a Transformação do Sistema Alimentar. Publicado em Journal of International Development, Vol. 27, #5 (2015).

·        A ser publicado em Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Setembro de 2015. A Transformação Emergente da Dieta Alimentar Africana: Implicações para o Emprego no Sistema Agro-Alimentar. Tschirley, D., J. Snyder, M. Dolislager, T. Reardon, S. Haggblade, J. Goeb, L. Traub, F. Ejobi, F. Meyer.

 

Press Reports and Success Stories

·        Report highlights Myanmar’s aquaculture potential. Myanmar Times. Friday, 29 January 2016.

·        Dr. Nango Dembele (adjunct MSU faculty and former FSG in-country coordinator) has been named the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries in Mali.

·        Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Agriculture. Moses Hategeka. The African Executive. 02 - 09 December 2015.

·        Development of National Fertiliser Policy on Track. Agri-ENews, A Monthly e. Newsletter of the Ministry of Agriculture. Volume 7. October 2015.

·        Techniques agricoles améliorées. Augmenter le taux d’adoption. Maria Porter, Melinda Smale et Andrew Dillon. Economiste du Faso. 02 Novembre 2015.