Flagship 3 – Inclusive Value Chains and Efficient Trade: July – September 2018 updates

Berber Kramer and Patrick Ward presented their research on risk-management for smallholders in the PIM Webinar Helping smallholder farmers manage risks: Innovations to improve agricultural insurance on September 19, 2018. Recording, podcast, and slides are available here.

Berber Kramer received the T.W. Shultz Prize for Best Contributed Paper for her paper, co-authored with Francisco Ceballos, on climate smart insurance in India during the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) held in Vancouver, Canada, July 28 - August 2, 2018.

Publications

Journal articles

Bernard, Tanguy; Hidrobo, Melissa; Le Port, Agnès; and Rawat, Rahul. Nutrition-based incentives in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Article in press. First published online on June 27, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aay036

Geng, Xin; Janssens, Wendy; Kramer, Berber; and van der List, Marijn. 2018. Health insurance, a friend in need? Impacts of formal insurance and crowding out of informal insurance. World Development 111(November 2018): 196-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.07.004

Kuma,Tadesse; Dereje, Mekdim; Hirvonen, Kalle; and Minten, Bart. Cash crops and food security: Evidence from Ethiopian smallholder coffee producers. Journal of Development Studies. Article in press. First published online on January 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2018.1425396

Landmann, Dirk Hauke and Cadilhon, Jean-Joseph. 2018. The role of trust and networks in developing Nicaraguan farmers’ agribusiness capacities. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 119(1): 65-78. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2018010454150

Mottaleb, Khondoker Abdul; and Rahut, Dil Bahadur. Cereal consumption and marketing responses by rural smallholders under rising cereal prices. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. Article in press. First published online in 2018. https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-09-2017-0088

Ward, Patrick S.; and Makhija, Simrin. 2018. New modalities for managing drought risk in rainfed agriculture: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Odisha, India. World Development 107 (July 2018): 163-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.03.002

Wyckhuys, K. A. G.; Zhang, Wei; Prager, S. D.; Kramer, D.B.; Delaquis, E.; Gonzales, C.E.; and van der Werf, W. 2018. Biological control of an invasive pest eases pressures on global commodity markets. Environmental Research Letters. 13(9): 094005. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aad8f0

Book

Minten, Bart, ed.; Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum, ed.; and Brown, Petra, ed. 2018. The economics of teff: Exploring Ethiopia’s biggest cash crop. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/9780896292833

Other publications

Akman, Sait; Brandi, Clara; Dadush, Uri; Draper, Peter; Freytag, Andreas; Kautz, Miriam; Rashish, Peter; Schwarzer, Johannes; and Vos, Rob. 2018. Mitigating the adjustment costs of international trade. Economics Discussion Papers No. 2018-49. Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2018-49

Bachewe, Fantu Nisrane; Minten, Bart; Tadesse, Fanaye; and Taffesse, Alemayehu Seyoum. 2018. The evolving livestock sector in Ethiopia: Growth by heads, not by productivity. ESSP Working Paper 122. 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/132771

Hatzenbuehler, Patrick L.; Mavrotas, George; Maikasuwa, Mohammed Abubakar; Aliyu, Abdulrahaman; and Bashir, Amina. 2018. Grain storage and marketplace characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria. NSSP Working Paper 54. Washington, DC.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132817

Hernandez, Manuel A.; Paz, Flor; Adeoti, Adetola I.; Adong, Annet; Jumbe, Charles B.L.; Lagat, Kiplimo Araap; and Kaiyatsa, Stevier. 2018. Overview of the fertilizer supply chain and market structure in Africa: A cross-country assessment. Project Note. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132811

Majeed, Fahd; Tokgoz, Simla; Allen, Summer L.; and Paris, Bas. 2018. Measuring distortions along Tanzanian agricultural value chains. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1748. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132786

Mann, Michael; Warner, James M.; and Malik, Arun S. 2018. Predicting high-magnitude, low-frequency crop losses using machine learning: An application to cereal crops in Ethiopia. ESSP Working Paper 120. 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/132765

Metivier, Jeanne and Bouët, Antoine. 2018. Is smuggling welfare-improving? Evidence from avocados in Costa Rica. IFPRI Discussion Paper 1737. Washington, DC.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132754

Ragasa, Catherine; Andam, Kwaw S.; Kufoalor, Doreen S.; and Amewu, Sena. 2018. A blue revolution in sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from Ghana’s tilapia value chain. GSSP Working Paper 49. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/132732

Tamru, Seneshaw; and Minten, Bart. 2018. Investing in wet mills and washed coffee in Ethiopia: Benefits and constraints. ESSP Working Paper 121. 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/132772