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MSU AgEcon Food Security International Updates
September 2006
Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural Economics

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges the Food Security Group website as the source of this information: http://www.aec.msu.edu/agecon/fs2/


  1. FS III & Related Projects Overview

    1. Outreach Contributions

      Strengthening the Linkages Between Policy Research and Policy Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mini-Symposium at the 26th International Conference of Agricultural Economists. IAAE Meetings - Gold Coast, Australia. August 12-18, 2006.

      1. Description and Program
      2. Lessons Learned: Research & Policy in International Development. Steve Wiggins. Overseas Development Institute.
      3. Resolving Policy Trade-offs and Conflicts in Mozambique's Emerging Tobacco Sector: What Can We Learn? Rui Benfica. The World Bank, Maputo-Mozambique.
      4. Recent Policy Reform Experience in the Cotton Sectors of Eastern and Southern Africa. Colin Poulton. Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Wye Campus, UK.
      5. Agricultural Policy in Kenya: Case of Maize Policy. James K. Nyoro. Tegemeo Institute.
      6. The Case of Rationalization and Harmonization of Seed Policies, Laws, Rules and Procedures [ECAPAPA]. Isaac J. Minde. ICRISAT, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
      7. Reflections of a Conflicted Economist: How Can We be Useful to Society? T.S. Jayne. Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University.


  2. Cross-Country Research and Outreach Topic Directories

    1. Agricultural Input Use, Input Market Development and Natural Resource Management

      1. Factors Affecting Small Farmers' Use of Improved Maize Technologies: Evidence from Kenya and Zambia T.S. Jayne, J. Govereh, Z. Xu, J. Ariga, and E. Mghenyi. Presented at Symposium on Seed-Fertilizer Technology, Cereal Productivity and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa: Time for New Thinking? Symposium held at the International Association of Agricultural Economics Tri-Annual Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-18, 2006.
      2. Factors Driving the Growth in Fertilizer Consumption in Kenya, 1990-2005: Can the Momentum be Sustained? J. Ariga, T.S. Jayne, and J. Nyoro. paper presented at the Tegemeo Agricultural Policy Conference, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, May 18, 2006.


    2. Food and Agriculture Output Market Development and Reform

      1. Underappreciated Facts about African Agriculture: Implications for Poverty Reduction and Agricultural Growth Strategies. T.S Jayne, with colleagues from Michigan State University FAO, Rome. September 27, 2006.
      2. Strategic Options for Achieving Growth and Poverty Reduction: The Role of Markets. Thom Jayne, with input from colleagues at MSU. Presentation at the Workshop on "Bridging Knowledge Gaps to Achieve Agricultural Growth and Reduce Poverty and Hunger in Africa through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), June 20-21, Washington, D.C.


    3. Linking Emergency and Development

      1. Markets and Food Aid. Cynthia Donovan. Presentation for the US Dry Bean Council: Mini-Conference on Health and Food Aid. Lansing Michigan. September 14, 2006.


  3. FS III In-Country/Regional Activities and Publication Directories

    1. Mozambique Productivity and Policy

      1. Priority Setting for Public-Sector Agricultural Research in Mozambique with the National Agricultural Survey Data. T. Walker, R. Pitoro, A. Tomo, I. Sitoe, C. Salência, R. Mahanzule, C. Donovan, and F. Mazuze. IIAM-DFDTT Research Paper No. 3E. August, 2006.
      2. Introduction of New Agricultural Technologies and Marketing Strategies in Central Mozambique. Rafael N. Uaiene. IIAM-DFTT Research Report No. 2E. August, 2006.
      3. Economic Impact on Food Security of Varietal Tolerance to Cassava Brown Streak Disease in Coastal Mozambique. S. McSween. T. Walker. V. Salegua. R. Pitoro. IIAM-DFTT Research Report No. 1E. August 2006.
      4. Toward Improved Maize Marketing and Trade Policies to Promote Household Food Security in Central and Southern Mozambique. David Tschirley, Danilo Abdula, and Michael T. Weber. June 2006.


    2. Mali Food Security Initiative

      1. Commercialisation des Céréales et Sécurité Alimentaire au Mali. Marthe Diallo, Kadiatou Dème, Niama Nango Dembélé, Abdramane Traoré and John Staatz. Bamako, avril 2006.

        National Conference on Food Security: May 15-18, 2006.
      2. Opening speech by Mme. Lansry Nana Yaya Haïdara, Food Security Commissioner of Mali.
      3. PROMISAM presentation on cereals marketing and food security in Mali
      4. Conference Conclusions & Recommendations
      5. Rapport de Mission Promisam: Appui a la synthèse des plans de sécurité alimentaire pour les actions concernant les intrant agricole, formation en nutrition et banques de céréales by Valerie Kelly, Bamako Avril 2006
      6. Project Progress Report: April-June 2006

        Reports on Training of Trainers : Région de Kayes
      7. Rapport de la mission de formation Kéniéba, 6 au 8 juillet 2006
      8. Rapport de la mission de formation Yélimané, 10 au 12 juillet 2006
      9. Rapport de la mission de formation Kayes, 9 au 11 juin 2006

        Reports on Training of Trainers : Région de Mopti
      10. Rapport de la mission de formation Djenné, 10-11 août 2006
      11. Rapport de la mission de formation Mopti, 14-15 août 2006

        Development of Local Food Security Plans
      12. Région de Sikasso
      13. Région de Tombouctou


    3. Zambia

      1. Maize Price Projections for Zambia's 2006/07 Marketing Season. Steven Haggblade. Number 15. June 2006.
      2. Trends in Breakfast Meal and Maize Marketing Margins in Zambia. Antony Chapoto and T.S Jayne. Policy Synthesis Number 14. August 2006.
      3. Potential Impact Of The Kwacha Appreciation On Zambia Agriculture. John Fynn and Steven Haggblade. Policy Synthesis Number 13. August 2006.
      4. Potential Impact of the Kwacha Appreciation and Proposed Tax Provisions of the 2006 Budget Act on Zambian Agriculture. John Fynn, Steven Haggblade. Working Paper No. 16. Food Security Research Project. Lusaka, Zambia. July 2006.
      5. Security of Widows' Access to Land in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Panel Survey Evidence from Zambia. Antony Chapoto, T.S. Jayne and N. Mason. Brown Bag, African Studies Center. Michigan State University. September 21, 2006.
      6. Maize Yield Response to Fertilizer and Profitability of Fertilizer Use Among Small-Scale Maize Producers in Zambia, Zhiying Xu and T.S. Jayne. Contributed paper, International Association of Agricultural Economics Tri-Annual Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-18, 2006.

        Understanding Zambia's Domestic Fresh Produce Value Chains. Munguzwe Hichaambwa and David Tschirley. Presented at the first domestic horticultural sector stakeholder meeting on 8 August 2006, Lusaka.
      7. Background and Context.
      8. Main Patterns in Assembly, Wholesaling and Retailing in Lusaka and Ndola.
      9. Preliminary Thoughts on Key Issues.
      10. Maize in Eastern and Southern Africa: "Seeds" of Success in Retrospect.
      11. The Impact of Aids-Related Prime-Age Mortality on Rural Farm Households: Panel Survey Evidence From Zambia. 2006

        Post Harvest Surveys (PHS) for Small and Medium-Sized Holdings (Synthetic Questionnaire)
      12. 2003/2004
      13. 2002/2003

        Living Conditions Monitoring Surveys (LCMS)
      14. 1998 - Main Questionnaire
      15. 1996 - Household Questionnaire, Individual Questionnaire, Child Questionnaire


  4. Related In-Country/Regional Projects and Publications Directories

    1. Kenya

      1. Can The Market Deliver? Lessons From Kenya's Rising Use Of Fertilizer Following Liberalization. Joshua Ariga and T.S. Jayne. July 2006. KePB 6.
      2. Food Pricing Policy and Rural Poverty: Insight from Maize in Kenya. Elliot Mghenyi, T.S. Jayne and R. Myers. Contributed paper, International Association of Agricultural Economics Tri-Annual Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-18, 2006.
      3. Effects of Marketing and Trade Policies on Maize Prices in Kenya. T.S. Jayne, R. Myers, and J. Nyoro. Contributed paper, International Association of Agricultural Economics Tri-Annual Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-18, 2006.
      4. Strategic Options for Achieving Growth and Poverty Reduction: The Role of Markets. Thom Jayne, with input from colleagues at MSU. Presentation at the Workshop on "Bridging Knowledge Gaps to Achieve Agricultural Growth and Reduce Poverty and Hunger in Africa through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), June 20-21, Washington, D.C


    2. Maize Marketing & Trade in Southern Africa

      1. The Effects of Market Reform on Maize Marketing Margins in South Africa: An Empirical Study. Lulama Traub and T.S. Jayne. Contributed paper, International Association of Agricultural Economics Tri-Annual Meetings, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-18, 2006.


  5. MSU Campus-Based Activities and Publication Directories

    1. International Development Working Papers

      1. The Many Paths of Cotton Sector Reform in Eastern and Southern Africa: Lessons from a Decade of Experience by David Tschirley, Colin Poulton, and Duncan Boughton. 2006.
      2. Emergency Needs Assessments and the Impact of Food Aid on Local Markets by Cynthia Donovan, Megan McGlinchy, John Staatz, and David Tschirley. 2006.
      3. Smallholder Farming Under Increasingly Difficult Circumstances: Policy and Public Investment Priorities for Africa by T.S. Jayne, D. Mather, and E. Mghenyi. 2006.
      4. Opportunities to Improve Household Food Security Through Promoting Informal Maize Marketing Channels: Experience from Eastern Cape Province, South Africa by Lulama Ndibongo Traub and T.S. Jayne. 2006.

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