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
Politique et réglementation semencières au Mali : L’accès des petits producteurs aux semences améliorées
Published on August 15, 2020
Melinda Smale, Yenizié Koné, et Bocary Timbo, 2020. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 120-F
Analysis of the Determinants of Milk Producers' Participation in Output Markets
Published on July 27, 2020
Ryan Vroegindewey, Robert Richardson, and Veronique Theriault, 2020. Analysis of the Determinants of Milk Producers' Participation in Output Markets, FSP Research Paper 178
Commercial Poultry and Pig Farming in Yangon's Peri-Urban Zone
Published on June 4, 2020
Ben Belton, Ame Cho, Ellen Payongayong, Kristi Mahrt, Eric Abaidoo, 2020. Commercial Poultry and Pig Farming in Yangon's Peri-Urban Zone, FSP Research Paper 174.
Maize and Pigeon Pea Production, Profitability, and Tied Credit in Southern Shan State
Published on June 2, 2020
Peixun Fang and Ben Belton, 2020. Maize and Pigeon Pea Production, Profitability, and Tied Credit in Southern Shan State, FSP Research Paper 173.
Effects of the Fertilizer Subsidy Program on Fertilizer Use, Farm Productivity and Crop Sales in Mali
Published on May 31, 2020
Melinda Smale, Amidou Assima, Véronique Thériault, Yénizié Kone, 2020. Effects of the Fertilizer Subsidy Program on Fertilizer Use, Farm Productivity and Crop Sales in Mali, FSP Research Paper 172.
MSU Foundation Professor emeritus
MSU Foundation Professor
Felix Kwame Yeboah