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 17, 2020
Sanou, A., Liverpool‐Tasie, L. S., & Kerr, J. M. (2020). Threshold investment and firm viability: Evidence from commercial poultry farms in Nigeria. Agribusiness.
The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Senegal: Results from the 2017-18 Stakeholder Survey
Published on January 10, 2020
Mywish K. Maredia, Kimsey Savadogo, and Mbene Faye, 2020. The Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes in Senegal: Results from the 2017-18 Stakeholder Survey, FSP Policy Brief 113.
Published on January 9, 2020
Mulako Kabisa, Brian P. Mulenga, Hambulo Ngoma, and Mercy Mupeta Kandulu, 2019. The Role of Policy and Institutions in Greening the Charcoal Value Chain in Zambia, FSP Research Paper 167.
Published on January 7, 2020
Megan Bellinger, Milu Muyanga, David Mather, Henry Machina, and Nicole M. Mason, 2019. Land and Opportunity Access: Migration Drivers for Youth and Young Adults in Rural Zambia. FSP Policy Brief 112.
Climate-Smart Agriculture, Cropland Expansion, and Deforestation in Zambia: Linkages, Processes, and Drivers
Published on January 6, 2020
Hambulo Ngoma, Johanne Pelletier, Brian P Mulenga, and Mitelo Subakanya, 2019. Climate-Smart Agriculture, Cropland Expansion, and Deforestation in Zambia: Linkages, Processes, and Drivers, FSP Policy Brief 111.