Flagship 2 – Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation: April – June 2018 updates

FLAGSHIP 2 – ECONOMYWIDE FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AND RURAL TRANSFORMATION: APRIL – JUNE 2018 UPDATES

Dr. Xinshen Diao, Deputy Division Director of IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division and co-leader of PIM’s Flagship 2: Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation, won the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics. Xinshen has also received the University of Minnesota’s 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. Both awards recognize her outstanding achievements and scholarly work.

Publications

Journal articles

Abebe, Girum; McMillan, Margaret S.; and Serafinelli, Michel. 2018. Foreign direct investment and knowledge diffusion in poor locations: Evidence from Ethiopia. NBER Working Paper No. 24461. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.3386/w24461

Amare, Mulubrhan; Benson, Todd; Fadare, Olusegun; and Oyeyemi, Motunrayo. Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Quantitative evidence from the Nigeria demographic and health surveys. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. Article in press. First published on April 11, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572118768568 

Aragie, Emerta; Pauw, Karl; and Pernechele, Valentina. 2018. Achieving food security and industrial development in Malawi: Are export restrictions the solution? World Development 108 (August 2018): 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.03.020

Kankwamba, Henry; Kadzamira, Mariam; and Pauw, Karl. How diversified is cropping in Malawi? Patterns, determinants and policy implications. Food Security 10(2): 323-338. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-018-0771-x

Mogues, Tewodaj; and Caceres, Leonardo. 2018. Unpacking the ‘black box’ of public expenditure data in Africa: Quantification of agricultural spending using Mozambique’s budget reports. Data Science Journal 17:9. http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2018-009

Niu, Chiyu; and Ragasa, Catherine. 2018. Selective attention and information loss in the lab-to-farm knowledge chain: The case of Malawian agricultural extension programs. Agricultural Systems 165(September 2018): 147-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2018.06.003

Resnick, Danielle; Haggblade, Steven; Babu, Suresh; Hendriks, Sheryl L.; and Mather, David. 2018. The kaleidoscope model of policy change: Applications to food security policy in Zambia. World Development 109(September 2018): 101-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.04.004

Shah, Syed A.: Hoag, Dana L. K.; and Davies, Stephen. 2016. Household preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for freshwater quality improvement in Pakistan’s Swat River Valley. Environment, Development and Sustainability 18(4): 1081-1093. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-015-9687-1

Takeshima, Hiroyuki; Houssou, Nazaire; and Diao, Xinshen. Effects of tractor ownership on returns-to-scale in agriculture: Evidence from maize in Ghana. Food Policy. Article in press. First published online on April 16, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.04.001

Takeshima, H. 2018. Mechanize or exit farming? Multiple‐treatment‐effects model and external validity of adoption impacts of mechanization among Nepalese smallholders. Review of Development Economics. Article in press. First published online on June 14, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12407

Vandercasteelen, Joachim; Beyene, Seneshaw Tambru; Minten, Bart; and Swinnen, Johan. 2018. Big cities, small towns, and poor farmers: Evidence from Ethiopia. World Development 106(June 2018): 393-406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.03.006

Other papers

Aberman, Noora-Lisa; Billings, Lucy; Hidrobo, Melissa; Verstraeten, Roosmarijn; Salm, Leah; and van den Bold, Mara. 2018. Building evidence for policy and program action for nutrition in Ghana. PHND Project Note. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132558

Ambler, Kate; de Brauw, Alan; and Godlonton, Susan. 2018. Agriculture support services in Malawi: Direct effects, complementarities, and time dynamics. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1725. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132564

Ayeduvor, Selorm. 2018. Assessing quality attributes that drive preference and consumption of local rice in Ghana. GSSP Working Paper 48. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132286

Baulch, Bob; Gondwe, Anderson; and Chafuwa, Chiyembekezo. 2018. Impacts of the 2016/17 food insecurity response program on maize prices in Malawi. MaSSP Working Paper 22. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132362 (Synopsis here)

Berhane, Guush; Ragasa, Catherine; Abate, Gashaw T.; and Assefa, Thomas Woldu. 2018. The state of agricultural extension services in Ethiopia and their contribution to agricultural productivity. ESSP Working Paper 118. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132563

Chilemba, Joanna and Ragasa, Catherine. 2018. The impact of a farmer business school program on incomes of smallholder farmers: Insights from central Malawi. MaSSP Working Paper 23. Washington, DC and Lilongwe, Malawi: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132679

Diao, Xinshen; Agandin, John; Fang, Peixun; Justice, Scott E.; Kufoalor, Doreen S.; and Takeshima, Hiroyuki. 2018. Agricultural mechanization in Ghana: Insights from a recent field study. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1729. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132709

Figueroa, Jose Luis; Mahmoud, Mai; and El-Enbaby, Hoda. 2018. The role of agriculture and agro-processing for development in Tunisia. MENA RP Working Paper 9. Washington, DC and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132555

Gebru, Mestawet; Remans, Roseline; Brouwer, Inge; Baye, Kaleab; Melesse, Mequanint Biset; Covic, Namukolo; Habtamu, Fekadu; Abay, Alem Hadera; Hailu, Tesfaye; Hirvonen, Kalle; Kassaye, Tarik; Kennedy, Gina; Lachat, Carl; Lemma, Ferew; McDermott, John; Minten, Bart; Moges, Tibebu; Reta, Fidaku; Tadesse, Eneye; Taye, Tamene; Truebswasser, Ursula; and Vandenberg, Marrit. 2018. Food systems for healthier diets in Ethiopia: Toward a research agenda. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1720. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132417

Gottlieb, Jessica; and Kosec, Katrina. 2018. The countervailing effects of competition on public goods provision: When bargaining inefficiencies lead to bad outcomes. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1722. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132557

Hatzenbuehler, Patrick L.; Mavrotas, George; Maikasuwa, Mohammed Abubakar; and Aliyu, Abdulrahaman. 2018. Grain price seasonality in Kebbi state, Nigeria. NSSP Working Paper 51. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132722

Kyle, Jordan; and Resnick, Danielle. 2018. Nepal’s 2072 Federal Constitution: What are the implications for governance of the agricultural sector? ReSAKSS Asia Policy Note 18. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/

Minten, Bart; Dereje, Mekdim; Bachewe, Fantu Nisrane; and Tamru, Seneshaw. 2018. Evolving food systems in Ethiopia: Past, present and future. ESSP Working Paper 117. Washington, DC 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/132552

Ragasa, Catherine; Mingote, Cristina Alvarez; and McNamara, Paul. 2018. Is there a role for agricultural committees and stakeholder panels in improving information and accountability in extension service provision: Evidence from Malawi. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1726. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132561

Sen, Binayak; Dorosh, Paul; Ahmed, Mansur; and Van Asselt, Joanna. 2018. Drivers, trends, and consequences of changing household employment patterns in rural Bangladesh. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1733. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132720

Takeshima, Hiroyuki; Liu, Yanyan. 2018. The role of plant-breeding R&D in tractor adoptions among smallholders in Asia: Insights from Nepal Terai. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1719. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132416

Takeshima, Hiroyuki; Liu, Yanyan; Cuong, Nguyen Van; and Masias, Ian. 2018. Evolution of agricultural mechanization in Vietnam: Insights from a literature review and multiple rounds of a farm household survey. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1724. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132559

Tinarwo, Joseph; Babu, Suresh Chandra; and Iyappan, Karunya. 2018. Improving food system resilience through better governance: Lessons from multistakeholder partnerships in Zimbabwe. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1734. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132721

Turab, Ali; Tahir, Saman; and Zaidi, Shujaat. 2018. Nutrition history in Pakistan. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Aga Khan University (AKU). http://cdm15738.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132714

Van Asselt, Joanna; Masias, Ian; and Kolavalli, Shashidhara. 2018. Competitiveness of the Ghanaian vegetable sector: Findings from a farmer survey. GSSP Working Paper 47. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132365