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 December 17, 2018
Ben Belton, David Mather, 2018. Pulse & Oilseed Traders in Central Myanmar: Value Chain Structure and Conduct. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 121. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on December 16, 2018
Medium-scale farmers are a growing population in Africa, and Thom Jayne and Milu Muyanga explain why that's good news in this article for the Conversation.
Published on December 4, 2018
T. S. Jayne, M. Muyanga, F.K. Yeboah, A. Aromolaran, A. Chapoto, T. Shonhe, F. Dzanku, N. Mdoe and A. Wineman, APRA Annual Research Review and Planning Workshop University of Ghana, December 4, 2018
Published on November 28, 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah, T.S. Jayne, Keynote Presentation at the 5th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 28, 2018
Published on November 23, 2018
Milu Muyanga, T. S. Jayne, Kwame Yeboah, Ayala Wineman, Antony Chapoto, Divan Vanderwesthuisen, Presentation at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Kenya Nairobi, November 23, 2018