Flagship 1 – Technological Innovation and Sustainable Intensification: April – June 2019 updates

FLAGSHIP 1 – TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION: APRIL – JUNE 2019 UPDATES

Several PIM colleagues participated in the kick-off meeting of the Seed Systems Development of the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership program on 15 – 17 May 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The kick-off meeting is the start of a collaboration between consortia; with NWO-WOTRO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research); and with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). The focus of this collaboration is on impact, and how to realize (structural) involvement of farmers and other agri-food actors as well as the back flowing of results into society, in particular policy and practice.


Keith Wiebe attended CGIAR meetings to discuss the Climate Change Special Initiative and to foster collaboration between CGIAR and French research institutes in Montpellier from 8-11 April 2019. He also participated in a meeting on Smallholder Farmer Adaptation to Climate Change at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 22-24 April, 2019. In May, Keith participated in the Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) workshop on Next Generation Food Shock Modeling.


From 12-16 April 2019, David Spielman and Gashaw Abate participated in an inception workshop for the “FARMSTACK: Strengthening Agricultural Advisory Services in Ethiopia through Digital Platforms”, a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID.


Cluster 1.2 colleagues participated in the DLEC Community of Practice meeting on March 20 in Kampala, Uganda. See more in the blog by Kristin Davis and Karin Lion "The research-practitioner divide: Why we are still optimistic"


Publications

Journal articles

Abay, Kibrom A.; Abate, Gashaw T.; Barrett, Christopher B.; and Bernard, Tanguy. 2019. Correlated non-classical measurement errors, ‘second best’ policy inference, and the inverse size-productivity relationship in agriculture. Journal of Development Economics 139 (June 2019): 171-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2019.03.008

Agus, Fahmuddin; Andrade, José F.; Cenacchi, Nicola; Wiebe, Keith D.; Grassini, Patricio; et al. 2019. Yield gaps in intensive rice-maize cropping sequences in the humid tropics of Indonesia. Field Crops Research 237 (May 2019): 12-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2019.04.006

Arndt, Channing; Arent, Doug; Hartley, Faaiqa; Merven, Bruno; and Mondal, Md. Hossain Alam. Faster than you think: Renewable energy and developing countries. Annual Review of Resource Economics. Article in press. First published online on June 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-resource-100518-093759

Balana, Bedru B.; Sanfo, Safietou; Barbier, Bruno; Williams, Timothy O.; and Kolavalli, Shashidhara. 2019. Assessment of flood recession agriculture for food security in Northern Ghana: An optimization modelling approach. Agricultural Systems 173 (July 2019): 536-543. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.03.021

Hatzenbuehler, Patrick L.; Abbot, Philip C.; and Abdoulaye, Tahirou. Growing condition variations and grain prices in Niger and Nigeria. European Review of Agricultural Economics. Article in press. First published online on June 18, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbz028

Komarek, Adam M.; Kwon, Hoyoung; Haile, Beliyou; Thierfelder, Christian; Mutenje, Munyaradzi J.; and Azzarri, Carlo. 2019. From plot to scale: Ex-ante assessment of conservation agriculture in Zambia. Agricultural Systems 173 (July 2019): 504-518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.04.001

Mason-D'Croz, Daniel; Sulser, Timothy B.; Wiebe, Keith; Rosegrant, Mark W.; Lowder, Sarah K.; Nin-Pratt, Alejandro; Willenbockel, Dirk; Robinson, Sherman; Zhu, Tingju; Cenacchi, Nicola; Dunston, Shahnila; and Robertson, Richard D. 2019. Agricultural investments and hunger in Africa modeling potential contributions to SDG2 – Zero Hunger. World Development 116 (April 2019): 38-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.12.006

Mann, Michael L.; Warner, James M.; and Malik, Arun S. Predicting high-magnitude, low-frequency crop losses using machine learning: An application to cereal crops in Ethiopia. Climatic Change. Article in press. First published online on April 23, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-019-02432-7

Stehfest, Elke; van Zeist, Willem-Jan; Valin, Hugo; Havlik, Petr; Popp, Alexander; Mason-D’Croz, Daniel; Wiebe, Keith D.; et al. 2019. Key determinants of global land-use projections. Nature Communications 10: 2166. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09945-w

Van Campenhout, Bjorn. The role of information in agricultural technology adoption: Experimental evidence from rice farmers in Uganda. Economic Development and Cultural Change. Article in press. First published online on April 04, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1086/703868

Yin, Fang; Sun, Zhanli; You, Liangzhi; and Müller, Daniel. 2019. Increasing concentration of major crops in China from 1980 to 2011. Journal of Land Use Science 13(5): 480-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2019.1567838

Other publications

Abate, Gashaw T.; Bernard, Tanguy; Makhija, Simrin; and Spielman, David J. 2019. Accelerating technical change through video-mediated agricultural extension: Evidence from Ethiopia. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1851. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133323

Beintema, Nienke; Chipunza, Percy; and Gao, Lang. 2019. Zimbabwe: Agricultural R&D Indicators Factsheet. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133265

Beintema, Nienke; Ramnauth, Raj. 2019. Mauritius: Agricultural R&D Indicators Factsheet. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute. Washington, D.C. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133264

Bernard, Tanguy; Makhija, Simrin; Spielman, David J.; and Abate, Gashaw T. 2019. The (marginal) cost of technology adoption: A cost-effectiveness analysis of Digital Green’s video-mediated agricultural extension approach in Ethiopia. Project Note. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133250

Gianella, Cecilia; Chavez-Tafur, Jorge; and Thomas, Timothy S. 2019. Climate change, agriculture, and adaptation options for Peru. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1828. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133213

Kumar, Anjani; Singh, A. K.; Saroj, Sunil; Madhavan M., Misha; and Joshi, Pramod Kumar. 2019. The impact of India’s farm science centers (Krishi Vigyan Kendras) on farm households’ economic welfare: Evidence from a national farmers survey. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1832. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133226

Msangi, Siwa. 2019. Managing urban and agricultural water demands in Northern China: The case of Luancheng county, Hebei province. In Applied methods for agriculture and natural resource management, eds. Siwa Msangi and Duncan MacEwan. Pp. 115-126. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13487-7_7

Msangi, Siwa; Were, Kennedy; Musana, Bernard; Mudiope, Joseph; Dusengemungu, Leonidas; Tanui, Lucas; Muhutu, Jean-Claude; Ayaga, George; Kajiru, Geophrey; and Korutaro, Birungi. 2019. Enhancing productivity and market access for key staples in the EAC region: An economic analysis of biophysical and market potential. In Applied methods for agriculture and natural resource management, eds. Siwa Msangi and Duncan MacEwan. Pp. 213-260. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13487-7_12

Ragasa, Catherine. 2019. Modeling the effectiveness of the lead farmer approach in agricultural extension service provision: Nationally representative panel data analysis in Malawi. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1848. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133285

Rodriguez, Jorge; Thomas, Timothy S.; Cenacchi, Nicola; and Rios, Ana R. 2019. Climate change, agriculture, and adaptation options for Nicaragua. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1829. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133214

Sain, Gustavo; Thomas, Timothy S.; and Cenacchi, Nicola. 2019. Climate change, agriculture, and adaptation options for Costa Rica. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1825. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133209

Salazar, Mauricio; Thomas, Timothy S.; Dunston, Shahnila; and Nazareth, Vijay. 2019. Climate change impacts in El Salvador’s economy: The agriculture sector. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1826. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133211

Sanders, Arie; Thomas, Timothy S.; Rios, Ana R.; and Dunston, Shahnila. 2019. Climate change, agriculture, and adaptation options for Honduras. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1827. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133215

Varshney, Deepak; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; and Dubey, Shantanu Kumar. 2019. Direct and spillover effects of agricultural advisory services: Evidence from the farm science centre in Uttar Pradesh, India. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1850. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133316

Wiebe, Keith D.; Sulser, Timothy; Pacheco, Pablo; De Pinto, Alessandro; Mason d'Croz, Daniel; Dermawan, Ahmad; Thomas, Timothy S.; Li, Man; Robinson, Sherman; and Dunston, Shahnila. 2019. The palm oil dilemma: Policy tensions among higher productivity, rising demand, and deforestation. IFPRI Policy Brief. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/9780896296879

Zambrano, Patricia; Paul, Namita; Chambers, Judith A.; Falck-Zepeda, José Benjamin; and Hanson, Hillary. 2019. bEcon 4 Africa: An overview of the literature on the economic assessment of GE crops in the continent, 1996-2016. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1841. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133275