Flagship 2 – Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation: April – June 2019 updates

FLAGSHIP 2 – ECONOMYWIDE FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AND RURAL TRANSFORMATION: APRIL – JUNE 2019 UPDATES

A May 22 seminar organized by IFPRI and PIM explored the results of the recently released assessment of how IFPRI's presence in developing countries helps to integrate research evidence into national food policies.


In this blog published by the International Growth Centre (IGC), Danielle Resnick, leader of PIM Cluster 2.3 "Political Economy and Policy Processes" discusses urban informality, tax compliance, and accountability in Zambia.


Papua New Guinea is home to approximately 7 million people, and is struggling to ensure adequate nutrition for its citizens. One of the country’s largest challenges is a lack of data to inform food security and nutrition indicators. In this blog, Emily Schmidt writes about her work to address this challenge.


Growing interest in stimulating transformation throughout the agri-food system in Africa implies a more complex role for the region’s governments. PIM Webinar "Power, politics, and governance in the food system: Applications to Africa" recorded on May 8 with Danielle Resnick draws on case studies from Ghana, Nigeria, and Zambia to show how electoral incentives, overlapping ministerial mandates, and relations between central and local authorities structure the ability of governments to fulfill these roles in the food system.


 

Publications

Journal articles

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

Diao, Xinshen; Magalhaes, Eduardo; and Silver, Jed. 2019. Cities and rural transformation: A spatial analysis of rural livelihoods in Ghana. World Development 121 (September 2019): 141-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.05.001

Filipski, Mateusz J.; Jin, Ling; Zhang, Xiaobo; and Chen, Kevin Z. Living like there's no tomorrow: The psychological effects of an earthquake on savings and spending behavior. European Economic Review. Article in press. First published online on April 16, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2019.04.004

Maystadt, Jean-Francois; Hirvonen, Kalle; Mabiso, Athur; and Vandercasteelen, Joachim. Impacts of hosting forced migrants in poor countries. Annual Review of Resource Economics. Article in press. First published online on May 21, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-resource-090518-095629

Resnick, Danielle; Sivasubramanian, B., Idiong, I.C. et al. The Enabling Environment for Informal Food Traders in Nigeria’s Secondary Cities. Urban Forum (2019).  First published online on June 11, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-019-09371-7

Takeshima, Hiroyuki. 2019. Geography of plant breeding systems, agroclimatic similarity, and agricultural productivity: Evidence from Nigeria. Agricultural Economics 50(1): 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12466

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

Young, William J.; Anwar, Arif; Bhatti, Tousif; Borgomeo, Edoardo; Davies, Stephen; et al. 2019. Pakistan: Getting more from water. Water Papers. Washington, DC: World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31160

Other publications

Andam, Kwaw S.; Ragasa, Catherine; Asante, Seth; and Amewu, Sena. 2019. Can local products compete against imports in West Africa? Supply-and demand-side perspectives on chicken, rice, and tilapia in Accra, Ghana. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1821. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133201

Babu, Suresh Chandra. 2019. Nutrition sensitive food system: Policy analysis and investment framework for Myanmar. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1840. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133269

Baulch, Bob; Benson, Todd; Erman, Alvina; Lifeyo, Yanjanan; Mkweta, Priscilla. 2019. Malawi’s challenging employment landscape: Any signs of structural transformation? Synopsis. MaSSP Policy Note 34. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133259

Comstock, Andrew; and Dorosh, Paul A. 2019. Drivers of the Bangladesh fish economy: Projections of future fish supply and demand. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1835. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133251

Dorosh, Paul; Win, Myat Thida; and Van Asselt, Joanna. 2019. Production shocks, exports and market prices: An analysis of the rice sector in Myanmar. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1830. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133220

El-Enbaby, Hoda; Ecker, Olivier; Figueroa, Jose Luis; Leroy, Jef L.; and Breisinger, Clemens. 2019. Characteristics of smallholder farm households in Upper Egypt: Implications for nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions. MENA RP Working Paper 20. Washington, DC and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133262

El-Enbaby, Hoda; Ecker, Olivier; Figueroa, Jose Luis; Leroy, Jef L.; and Breisinger, Clemens. 2019. Leveraging agricultural interventions for improving nutrition in Egypt. MENA Policy Note 1. Washington, DC and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/p15738coll2.133272

IFPRI. 2019. Poverty in Malawi, 2016–2017. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/

Islam, Abu Hayat Md. Saiful; Roy, Devesh; Kumar, Anjani; Tripathi, Gaurav; and Joshi, Pramod Kumar. 2019. Dairy contract farming in Bangladesh: Implications for welfare and food safety. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1833. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133227

Karachiwalla, Naureen; and Palloni, Giordano. 2019. Human capital and structural transformation: Quasi-experimental evidence from Indonesia. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1836. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133254

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

Morley, Samuel; Kennedy, Adam; Pradesha, Angga; and Hadiwidjaja, Gracia. 2019. The role of agriculture in the structural transformation of Indonesia. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1838. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133263

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

Schmidt, Emily; Namusoke, Hanifa; Temple, Victor J.; Codling, Karen; Rudert, Christiane; Holtemeyer, Brian; and Benson, Todd. 2019. Access to iodized salt in four areas of rural Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Project Note 3. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/133302

Takeshima, Hiroyuki; and Joshi, Pramod Kumar. 2019. Overview of the agricultural modernization in Southeast Asia. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1819. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133195