Flagship 2 – Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation: January – March 2018 updates

FLAGSHIP 2 – ECONOMYWIDE FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AND RURAL TRANSFORMATION: JANUARY – MARCH 2018 UPDATES

  • PIM Flagship 2 collaborators Thomas Jayne and Jordan Chamberlin teamed with Rui Benfica of IFAD as guest editors of the special issue of the Journal of Development Studies on Economic Transformation in Africa (Issue 54, Volume 5, 2018).  This special issue contains nine articles presenting fresh evidence on the region’s unfolding economic transformations, six of them co-authored by members of the PIM research team.
  • Flagship 2 co-leader Thomas Jayne was named one of the five Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Fellows for 2018. AAEA recognizes a small group of professionals each year who have made outstanding continuous contributions to the profession. They are named AAEA Fellows and recognized at the Annual Meeting. This is AAEA's most prestigious honor.
  • Tewodaj Mogues, leader of Flagship 2 cluster on public investments and institutions, was selected an FPI Fellow for 2018. The FPI (Foreign Policy Interrupted) Fellowship provides opportunities for mid- to late-career women academics and professionals involved with international policy to strengthen the impact of their work on policy, through effective media outreach.
  • David Evans and Katrina Kosec discuss in this blog, which builds on their recent paper, how locally-managed conditional cash transfers may increase trust in local governments.

Publications

Journal articles

Diao, Xinshen; Kweka, Josaphat; and McMillan, Margaret S. 2018. Small firms, structural change and labor productivity growth in Africa: Evidence from Tanzania. World Development 105(May 2018): 400-415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.12.016

Diao, Xinshen; Magalhaes, Eduardo; and McMillan, Margaret S. Understanding the role of rural non-farm enterprises in Africa’s economic transformation: Evidence from Tanzania. Journal of Development Studies. Article in press. First published online on February 22, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2018.1430766

Kumar, Anjani; Saroj, Sunil; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; and Takeshima, Hiroyuki. 2018. Does cooperative membership improve household welfare? Evidence from a panel data analysis of smallholder dairy farmers in Bihar, India. Food Policy 75(February 2018): 24-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.01.005

Kyle, Jordan. Local corruption and popular support for fuel subsidy reform in Indonesia. Comparative Political Studies. Article in press. First published online on February 27, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414018758755

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

Mishra, Ashok K.; Kumar, Anjani; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; D'Souzad, Alwin; and Tripathi, Gaurav. 2018. How can organic rice be a boon to smallholders? Evidence from contract farming in India. Food Policy 75(February 2018): 147–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.01.007

Mogues, Tewodaj; and Anson, Richard. How comparable are cross-country data on agricultural public expenditures? Global Food Security. Volume 16, March 2018, Pages 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.09.001

Ragasa, Catherine; and Mazunda, John. 2018. The impact of agricultural extension services in the context of a heavily subsidized input system: The case of Malawi. World Development 105(2018): 25-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.12.004

Ragasa, Catherine; Lambrecht, Isabel; and Kufoalor, Doreen S. 2018. Limitations of contract farming as a pro-poor strategy: The case of maize outgrower schemes in Upper West Ghana. World Development 102 (2018): 30-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.09.008

Reardon, Thomas; Echeverria Ruben G.; Berdegué, Julio A.; Minten, Bart; Liverpool-Tasie, Lenis Saweda; Tschirley, David; and Zilberman, David. Rapid transformation of food systems in developing regions: Highlighting the role of agricultural research & innovations. Agricultural Systems. Article in press. First published online on February 26, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2018.01.022

Vandercasteelen, Joachim; Beyene, Seneshaw Tamru; Minten, Bart; and Swinnen, Johan. Cities and agricultural transformation in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia. World Development. Article in press. First published online on December 16, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.10.032

Vandercasteelen, Joachim; Dereje, Mekdim; Minten, Bart; and Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum. Labour, profitability and gender impacts of adopting row planting in Ethiopia. European Review of Agricultural Economics. Article in press. First published online on February 15, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jby001

Wang, Xu; Xie, Zhuan; Zhang, Xiaobo; and Huang, Yiping. Roads to innovation: Firm-level evidence from People's Republic of China (PRC). China Economic Review. Article in press. First published online on December 21, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2017.12.012

Yu, Qiangyi; van Vliet, Jasper; Verburg, Peter H.; You, Liangzhi; Yang, Peng; and Wu, Wenbin. Harvested area gaps in China between 1981 and 2010: Effects of climatic and land management factors. Environmental Research Letters. Article in press. First published online on February 16, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaafe0

Other papers

Abegaz, Getachew Ahmed; Hassen, Ibrahim Worku; and Minten, Bart. 2018. Consumption of animal-source foods in Ethiopia: Patterns, changes, and determinants. ESSP Working Paper 113. 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/132252

Aberman, Noora-Lisa, ed.; Meerman, Janice, ed.; Benson, Todd, ed. 2018. Agriculture, food security, and nutrition in Malawi: Leveraging the links. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/9780896292864

Amare, Mulubrhan; Mavrotas, George; and Edeh, Hyacinth. 2018. Farmers’ crop choice decisions: Trends and determinants in Nigeria and Uganda. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1716. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132346

Babu, Suresh Chandra; Comstock, Andrew; Baulch, Bob; Gondwe, Anderson; Kazembe, Cynthia; Kalagho, Kenan; Aberman, Noora-Lisa; Fang, Peixun; Mgemezulu, Overtoun Placido; and Benson, Todd. 2018. Assessment of the 2016/17 Food Insecurity Response Programme in Malawi. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1713. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132317

Bachewe, Fantu Nisrane; Minten, Bart; Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum; Pauw, Karl; Cameron, Alethia; and Endaylalu, Tirsit Genye. 2018. Farmers’ grain storage and losses in Ethiopia: Measures and associates. ESSP Working Paper 115. 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/132320

Bathla, Seema; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; and Kumar, Anjani. 2017. Revisiting investments and subsidies to accelerate agricultural income and alleviate rural poverty in India. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1701. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132243

Benin Samuel, Ephraim Nkonya, Geresom Okecho, Joseé Randriamamonjy, Edward Kato, Geofrey Lubade, Miriam Kyotalimye. (2018) Micro-econometric and Micro-Macro Linked Models: Impact of the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Program of Uganda—Considering Different Levels of Likely Contamination with the Treatment. In: Henning C., Badiane O., Krampe E. pp 85-95. (eds) Development Policies and Policy Processes in Africa. Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development. Springer, Cham. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319607139

Bhattarai, Madhusudan; Singh, Gajendra; Takeshima, Hiroyuki; and Shekhawat, Ravindra S. 2018. Farm machinery use and agricultural industries in India: Status, evolution, implications and lessons learned. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1715. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132331

Bizimungu, Emmanuel; and Kabunga, Nassul Ssentamu. 2018. A latent class analysis of improved agro-technology use behavior in Uganda: Implications for optimal targeting. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1704. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132258

Evans, David; Holtemeyer, Brian; Kosec, Katrina L. 2018. Cash transfers increase trust in local government. Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8333; Impact Evaluation series. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/655591518448688065/Cash-transfers-increase-trust-in-local-government

Figueroa, Jose Luis; Mahmoud, Mai; and Breisinger, Clemens. 2018. The role of agriculture and agro-processing for development in Jordan. MENA RP Working Paper 5. Washington, D.C. and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132262

Hartley, Faaiqa; and Arndt, Channing. 2018. Identifying priority value chains in Ghana. GSSP Working Paper 46. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132301

Hirvonen, Kalle; Sohnesen, Thomas Pave; and Bundervoet, Tom. 2018. Impact of Ethiopia’s 2015 drought on child undernutrition. ESSP Working Paper 114. 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/132303

Janssens, Charlotte; Van den Broeck, Goedele; Maertens, Miet; and Lambrecht, Isabel. 2018. Mothers’ non-farm entrepreneurship and child secondary education in rural Ghana. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1705. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132260

Miranda, Mario; Mulangu, Francis; Kemeze, Francis H.; and Kolavalli, Shashi L. 2018. Does warehouse receipt financing benefit Ghanaian smallholders? GSSP Policy Note 13. Washington, D.C. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132263

Mishra, Ashkok K.; Kumar, Anjani; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; D’Souza, Alwin; and Tripathi, Gaurav. 2018. Can contract farming in organic basmati rice be a boon to smallholders? Evidence from India. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1712. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132315

Ragasa, Catherine. 2018. Supply of and demand for agricultural extension services in Malawi – A synthesis. Project Note. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132290

Raouf, Mariam; Kassim, Yumna; Kurdi, Sikandra; Mogues, Tewodaj; Mahmoud, Mai; Randriamamonjy, Josée; Thurlow, James; Wiebelt, Manfred; and Breisinger, Clemens. 2018. The (Arab) Agricultural Investment for Development Analyzer (AIDA): An innovative tool for evidence-based planning. MENA RP Working Paper 6. Washington, D.C. and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132267

Resnick, Danielle. 2018. The devolution revolution: Implications for agricultural service delivery in Ghana. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1714. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132318

Siddig, Khalid; Elagra, Samir; Grethe, Harald; and Mubarak, Amel. 2018. A post-separation Social Accounting Matrix for the Sudan. MENA RP Working Paper 8. Washington, D.C. and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132312

Takeshima, Hiroyuki. 2017. The roles of agroclimatic similarity and returns on scale in the demand for mechanization: Insights from northern Nigeria. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1692. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132229

Tan, Chih Ming; Wang, Xiao; and Zhang, Xiaobo. 2018. It’s all in the stars: The Chinese zodiac and the effects of parental investments on offspring’s cognitive and noncognitive skill development. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1708. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132276

Van Asselt, Joanna; DI Battista, Federica; Kolavalli, Shashidhara; and Udry, Christopher R. 2018. Agronomic performance of open pollinated and hybrid maize varieties: Results from on-farm trials in northern Ghana. GSSP Working Paper 44. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132265

Van Asselt, Joanna; DI Battista, Federica; Kolavalli, Shashidhara; Udry, Christopher R.; and Baker, Nate. 2018. Performance and adoption factors for open pollinated and hybrid maize varieties: Evidence from farmers’ fields in northern Ghana. GSSP Working Paper 45. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132286

Younger, Stephen D.; and Osei-Assibey, Eric. 2017. Are Ghana’s Public-Sector employees overpaid? Understanding the public/private wage gap and its effect on the government deficit. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1691. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/132231

Zhong, Funing; Chen, Kevin; and Zhu, Jing. 2018. Agricultural and Rural Policies in China. In Handbook of International Food and Agricultural Policies, eds. William H Meyers and Thomas Johnson. Volume I: Policies for Agricultural Markets and Rural Economic Activity, Chapter 18, Pp. 393-413. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813226463_0018