Flagship 2 – Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation: October-December 2017 updates

Colleagues working with PIM participated in the Annual Eurasian Food Security Conference that took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on October 3-5. The event was organized by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Presentations are available here.

Hiroyuki Takeshima, Shahidur Rashid, Xiaobo Zhang, and Xinshen Diao presented several mechanization case studies and served as facilitators at the international conference South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization (October 31 - November 1, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) organized by IFPRI, CIMMYT, and the Ethiopian Agricultural Mechanization Forum with the support from European Union, USAID Feed the Future, the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), and GIZ. Read more about the conference and find presentations and proceedings here.

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) project, a collaborative venture between the African Development Bank (AFDB), the CGIAR Research Program on Policies Institutions and Markets (PIM), Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), World Bank, and Cornell University, held a workshop at the African Development Bank Headquarters in Abidjan on December 11-12. Last year’s PIM-supported fellows, Fidèle Dedehouanou and Didier Alia presented their STAARS work at the workshop, and this year’s three PIM-supported STAARS fellows—Chiye Chafuwa, Ruth Magreta, and Wondi Tesfaye—participated in the poster session.

Selected publications

Abay, Kibrewossen; Hirvonen, Kalle; and Minten, Bart. 2017. Farm size, food security, and welfare: Descriptive evidence from the Ethiopian highlands. ESSP Working Paper 111. Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131442

Abay, Kibrom A.; Berhane, Guush; Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum; Abay, Kibrewossen; and Koru, Bethlehem. Estimating input complementarities with unobserved heterogeneity: Evidence from Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Article in Press. First published online on September 21, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1111/1477-9552.12244

Abay, Kibrom A.; Blalock, Garrick; and Berhane, Guush. 2017. Locus of control and technology adoption in developing country agriculture: Evidence from Ethiopia. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 143(November 2017): 98-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.09.012

Abay, Kibrom A.; Kahsay, Goytom A.; and Berhane, Guush. Social networks and factor markets: Panel data evidence from Ethiopia. The Journal of Development Studies. Article in Press. First published online on February 16, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2017.1288224

Amare, Mulubrhan; Arndt, Channing; Abay, Kibrom A.; and Benson, Todd. 2017. Urbanization and child nutritional outcomes. NSSP Working Paper 49. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131467

Amare, Mulubrhan; Benson, Todd; Fadare, Olusegun; and Oyeyemi, Motunrayo. 2017. Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Quantitative evidence from the Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys. NSSP Working Paper 44. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131436 (Synopsis here)

Andam, Kwaw S.; Arndt, Channing; and Hartley, Faaiqa. 2017. Eggs before chickens? Assessing Africa’s livestock revolution with an example from Ghana. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1687. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/131557

Benson, Todd; Amare, Mulubrhan; Oyeyemi, Motunrayo; and Fadare, Olusegun. 2017. Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Qualitative evidence from Kebbi and Bauchi states. NSSP Working Paper 44. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131440 (Synopsis here)

Chamberlin, Jordan; and Jayne, Thomas S. 2017. Farmland concentration and income productivity growth: Evidence from Tanzania. MSU International Development Working Paper 157. http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/papers/idwp157.pdf

de Brauw, Alan; Mueller, Valerie; and Woldehanna, Tassew. Does internal migration improve overall well-being in Ethiopia? Journal of African Economies. Article in press. First published online on December 5, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejx026

Diao, Xinshen; McMillan, Margaret S.; and Wangwe, Samuel. Agricultural labour productivity and industrialisation: Lessons for Africa. Journal of African Economies. Article in press. First published online on December 1, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejx034

Ghebru, Hosaena; and Girmachew, Fikirte. 2017. Synopsis: Scrutinizing the status quo: Rural transformation and land tenure security in Nigeria. NSSP Policy Note 45. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131465

Hatzenbuehler, Patrick L.; and Mavrotas, George. 2017. How macroeconomic factors may influence agricultural program sustainability: Evidence from Cross River state, Nigeria. NSSP Working Paper 50. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131526  (Synopsis here)

Hatzenbuehler, Patrick L.; and Mavrotas, George. 2017. Macroeconomic factor influence on agricultural program sustainability in Kaduna state, Nigeria. NSSP Working Paper 48. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131441 (Synopsis here)

Hirvonen, Kalle. 2017. Improvements in living conditions in Ethiopia between 2000 and 2016: Evidence from Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data. ESSP II Research Note 69. Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131445

Hirvonen, Kalle; Bossuyt, Anne; and Pigois, Remy. 2017. Complementarities between social protection and health sector policies: Evidence from the Productive Safety Net Program in Ethiopia. Washington, D.C. and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131446

Kolavalli, Shashidhara; and Vigneri, Marcella. 2017. The cocoa coast: The board-managed cocoa sector in Ghana: Synopsis. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI): https://doi.org/10.2499/9780896292703

Kyle, Jordan; Resnick, Danielle; and Karkee, Madhab. 2017. Improving the equity and effectiveness of Nepal’s fertilizer subsidy program. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1685. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/131527

Lambrecht, Isabel; and Ragasa, Catherine. 2018. Do development projects crowd-out private sector activities? Evidence from contract farming participation in Northern Ghana. Food Policy 74(January 2018): 9-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.11.001

Lifeyo, Yanjanani. 2017. Market participation of smallholder common bean producers in Malawi. MaSSP Working Paper 21. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131556

Margolies, Amy; Aberman, Noora-Lisa; and Gelli, Aulo. 2017. Traditional leadership and social support in Southern Malawi. MaSSP Policy Note 30. Washington, D.C: International Food Policy Research Institue (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131469

Minten, Bart; Dereje, Mekdim; Engida, Ermias; and Tamru, Seneshaw. 2018. Tracking the quality premium of certified coffee: Evidence from Ethiopia. World Development 101(2018): 119-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.08.010

Mogues, Tewodaj; and Anson, Richard. How comparable are cross-country data on agricultural public expenditures? Global Food Security. Article in Press. First published online on September 22, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.09.001

Resnick, Danielle; and Okumo, Austen. 2017. Subnational variation in policy implementation: the case of Nigerian land governance reform. NSSP Working Paper 46. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131439 (Synopsis here)

Takeshima, Hiroyuki; and Edeh, Hyacinth. 2017. Constraints for small-scale private irrigation systems in the North Central zone of Nigeria: Insights from a typology analysis and a case study. NSSP Working Paper 47. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/131437 (Synopsis here)

Van Campenhout, Bjorn; Bizimungu, Emmanuel; Smart, Jennifer; and Kabunga, Nassul S. 2017. Impact pathways of a participatory local governance initiative in Uganda: A qualitative exploration. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1688. Washington, D.C. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/131558

Worku, Ibrahim Hassen; Dereje, Mekdim; Minten, Bart; and Hirvonen, Kalle. 2017. Diet transformation in Africa: The case of Ethiopia. Agricultural Economics 48(S1): 73-86. https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12387