Flagship 2 – Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation: January – March 2019 updates

FLAGSHIP 2 – ECONOMYWIDE FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL GROWTH AND RURAL TRANSFORMATION: JANUARY – MARCH 2019 UPDATES

Thom Jayne, co-leader of Flagship 2, was appointed special advisor to the president of the African Development Bank. In this part-time position Prof. Jayne will assist the Bank’s efforts to build the African Development Institute and to promote collaborative partnerships with African governments, national African research institutes, and international universities.

 

 

In Nepal, bureaucrats’ local knowledge and motivation make a difference in serving rural farmers. Danielle Resnick and Jordan Kyle share recent research findings on agricultural extension service provision from Nepal in this blog.

Danielle Resnick, who leads PIM work on political economy, attended a Learning Event for DFID Livelihoods Staff, where she presented on political economy issues and participated in discussions to identify high potential impact investment areas and knowledge gaps.

 

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with PIM (coordinated via Flagship 2) and other partners announced a call for concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows in 2019.

 

 

Publications

Journal articles

Bathla, Seema; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; and Kumar, Anjani. Targeting agricultural investments and input subsidies in low-income lagging regions of India. The European Journal of Development Research. Article in press. First published online on February 27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-019-00207-5

Bi, Jieying; Liu, Chengfang; Li, Shaoping; He, Zhenya; Chen, Kevin; Luo, Renfu; Wang, Zimeiyi; Yu, Yanying; and Xu, Haiquan. 2019. Dietary diversity among preschoolers: A cross-sectional study in poor, rural, and ethnic minority areas of Central South China. Nutrients 11(3): 558. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11030558

Breisinger, Clemens; Mukashov, Askar; Raouf, Mariam; and Wiebelt, Manfred. 2019. Energy subsidy reform for growth and equity in Egypt: The approach matters. Energy Policy 129(June 2019): 661-671. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.02.059

Del Prete, Davide; Ghins, Léopold; Magrini, Emiliano; and Pauw, Karl. Land consolidation, specialization and household diets: Evidence from Rwanda. Food Policy. Article in press. First published online on January 6, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.12.007

Evans, David K.; Holtemeyer, Brian; and Kosec, Katrina. 2019. Cash transfers increase trust in local government. World Development 114(February 2019): 138-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.08.020

Fadare, Olusegun; Amare, Mulubrhan; Mavrotas, George; Akerele, Dare; and Ogunniyi, Adebayo. 2019. Mother’s nutrition-related knowledge and child nutrition outcomes: Empirical evidence from Nigeria. PLOS One 14(2): e0212775. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212775

Ghebru, Hosaena and Stein, Holden. 2019. Land rental markets and rural poverty dynamics in Northern Ethiopia: Panel data evidence using survival models. Review of Development Economics 23(1): 131-154.  https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12548 (also F5)

Gottlieb, Jessica; and Kosec, Katrina. 2019. The countervailing effects of competition on public goods provision: When bargaining inefficiencies lead to bad outcomes. American Political Science Review 113(1): 88-107. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055418000667

Kosec, Katrina; and Wantchekon, Leonard. Can information improve rural governance and service delivery? World Development. Article in press. First published online on December 3, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.07.017

Ragasa, Catherine; Aberman, Noora-Lisa; and Alvarez Mingote, Cristina. 2019. Does providing agricultural and nutrition information to both men and women improve household food security? Evidence from Malawi. Global Food Security, Vol. 20, March 2019, Pages 45-59.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2018.12.007

Rashid, Shahidur; Minot, Nicholas; and Lemma, Solomon. Does a “Blue Revolution” help the poor? Evidence from Bangladesh. Agricultural Economics. Article in press. First published online on December 19, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12472

Other publications

Aberman, Noora-Lisa. 2019. Moving beyond maize: The evolution of Malawi's agriculture-nutrition policy dialogue. In Agriculture for improved nutrition: Seizing the momentum. Chapter 18. Fan, Shenggen; Yosef, Sivan; Pandya-Lorch, Rajul (Eds.). Wallingford, UK: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CABI. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133093

Ahmed, Akhter and Ghostlaw, Julie. 2019. Diversifying rice-centric agriculture and diets: The Bangladesh experience. In Agriculture for improved nutrition: Seizing the momentum. Chapter 15. Fan, Shenggen; Yosef, Sivan; Pandya-Lorch, Rajul (Eds.). Wallingford, UK: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CABI. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133088

Badiane, Ousmane; Collins, Julia; Makombe, Tsitsi; Ulimwengu, John M.; Breisinger, Clemens; Khouri, Nadim; Mahfouz, Fatma; Akramov, Kamiljon T.; Ilyasov, Jarilkasin; Tsvetnov, Evgeny; Park, Allen; Kumar, Anjani; Rana, Abdul Wajid; Davies, Stephen; Ahmed, Akhter; Joshi, Pramod Kumar; Chen, Kevin Z.; Timmer, Peter; Dawe, David; Wang, Zimeiyi; Díaz-Bonilla, Eugenio; and Piñeiro, Valeria. 2019. Regional developments. In 2019 Global Food Policy Report. Chapter 10, Pp. 86-117. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/9780896293502_10

Baulch, Bob; Benson, Todd; Erman, Alvina; Lifeyo, Yanjanani; and Mkweta, Priscilla. 2019. Malawi's challenging employment landscape. MaSSP Working Paper 27. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133058

Baulch, Bob; Gross, Adam; Nkhoma, Justice Chimgonda; and Mtemwa, Chikumbutso. 2019. Commodity exchanges and warehouse receipts in Malawi: Current status and their implications for the development of structured markets. MaSSP Policy Note 33. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133159

Breisinger, Clemens; Raouf, Mariam; Thurlow, James; and Wiebelt, Manfred. 2019. Beyond the business case for agricultural value chain development: An economywide approach applied to Egypt. MENA RP Working Paper 18. Washington, DC and Cairo, Egypt: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133192

Chen, Kevin Z. and Wang, Zimeiyi. 2019. Agriculture and nutrition in China. In Agriculture for improved nutrition: Seizing the momentum. Chapter 19. Fan, Shenggen; Yosef, Sivan; Pandya-Lorch, Rajul (Eds.). Wallingford, UK: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CABI. http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133091

Fofana, Ismaël; Omolo, Miriam W. O.; Goundan, Anatole; Magne Domgho, Léa Vicky; Collins, Julia; and Marti, Estefania. 2019. NAIP toolkit for Malabo domestication: Economic modeling of agricultural growth and investment strategy, case study of Kenya. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1813. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133151

Hoque, Mohammad Mainul; and Hoffmann, Vivian. 2019. Safety and quality of food (rice and wheat) distributed through Public Food Distribution System (PFDS) in Bangladesh: Results from laboratory tests for selected contaminants. IFPRP Working Paper 4. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133123

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 2019. Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) 2019. Program Brochure.  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/133056

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 2019. IFPRI key facts series: Inequality. Washington, DC.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133075

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 2019. IFPRI monthly maize market report, February 2019. MaSSP Monthly Maize Market Report. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133168

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 2019. IFPRI monthly maize market report, January 2019. MaSSP Monthly Maize Market Report. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133177

Kabir, Razin; Yunus, Mohammad; Hossain, Tofazzal; and Rashid, Shahidur. 2019. Public food grain storage facilities in Bangladesh: An assessment of functionality, repair needs, and alternative usage. IFPRP Working Paper 2. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133106

Parvathi, Priyanka; Amare, Mulubrhan; Nguyen, Trung Thanh; and Barrett, Christopher B. 2019. Signalling change: Micro insights on the pathways to agricultural transformation. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1803. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/133072

Schmidt, Emily; Gilbert, Rachel; Holtemeyer, Brian; Rosenbach, Gracie; and Benson, Todd. 2019. Papua New Guinea survey report: Rural household survey on food systems. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1801. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133067

Schmidt, Emily; Gilbert, Rachel; Holtemeyer, Brian; Rosenbach, Gracie; and Benson, Todd. 2019. Synopsis: Papua New Guinea household survey on food systems (2018): Initial findings. Papua New Guinea Project Note 1. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15738coll2/id/133071

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

Takeshima, Hiroyuki; and Joshi, Pramod Kumar. 2019. Protected agriculture, precision agriculture, and vertical farming: Brief reviews of issues in the literature focusing on the developing region in Asia. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1814. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133152

Yunus, Mohammad; Rashid, Shahidur; and Chowdhury, Sulin. 2019. Per capita rice consumption in Bangladesh: Available estimates and IFPRI’s validation survey results. IFPRP Working Paper 3. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/133124