Agrifood System Transformation
FSG documents the rapid changes underway in agrifood systems, from farm to fork. Key drivers of this transformation are rapid growth in per capita incomes and urbanization. These drivers result in the rapid rise in demand for food through markets (as opposed to own production), and the rising demand for processed and perishable foods (as opposed to grains and staple root crops).
The combination of these forces is creating enormous agribusiness opportunities for local entrepreneurs, which promise to make important contributions to continued growth and to employment. Thus, a special focus of work is on the challenges to promoting the ability of small- and medium-size food processing firms to compete in local and regional markets.
Publications and Presentations
Published on April 16, 2018
T.S. Jayne, Seminar at Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. Lusaka, Zambia, April 16, 2018
Published on April 10, 2018
T.S. Jayne and Holger Kray, Seminar at the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Tanzania Dodoma, Tanzania, April 10, 2018
Published on April 9, 2018
T.S. Jayne and Holger Kray, Seminar at the Agricultural Working Group Meeting, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 9, 2018
Published on March 22, 2018
Ayala Wineman and Thomas Jayne, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, March 22, 2018