The Food Security Group at Michigan State University believes that good food and nutrition policy, informed by solid empirical evidence that is generated jointly with local partners, can transform economies and lives in low income countries.
MSUAFRE assistant professor David Ortega has been awarded the Emerging Scholar Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), an award honoring high-performing early-career professionals in the profession.
In a video for the World Food Program, Prof. T. Reardon explains "food systems" as a collection of value chains, like a tree diagram structure.... Farmers need trucks to transport their maize....
Relatively ‘hidden’ from mainstream debate are the middle segments (processing, logistics, wholesale) of agrifood value chains in developing countries—and yet this ‘midstream’ forms 30–40 per cent of the value added and costs in food value chains.
AFRE and Food Security Group faculty members supplied their expertise to an eighth grade class in California.
D. Tschirley was asked by IFAD, a UN-affiliated organization based in Rome, to serve as Lead External Author for its Rural Development Report 2019
Banner photo: Women processing food in Dakar, Senegal