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 November 16, 2018
A special lecture by T. Reardon for the 26th annual conference of the Agricultural Economics Research Association, India, November 16, 2018 (0:44)
The Occurrence and Co-Occurrence of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Along the Maize Value Chain in Southwest Nigeria
Published on November 12, 2018
Lenis Liverpool-Tasie*, Nikita Saha Turna*, Oluwatoyin Ademola, Adewale Obadina, Felicia Wu, 2018. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 120. East Lansing: Michigan State University
The Intersection of Youth Access to Land, Migration and Employment Opportunities: Evidence from Sub-‐Saharan Africa
Published on November 9, 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah, T. S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin. 2018. Sustainability and Development Conference University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 9-11, 2018
Do Medium and Large Scale Farms Generate Income Spillovers for Rural Households? The Case of Tanzania
Published on November 6, 2018
Jordan Chamberlin and T. S. Jayne, PIM / IFPRI Webinar, November 6, 2018
Published on November 1, 2018
Myat Thida Win, Ben Belton, and Xiaobo Zhang, 2018. Chapter in Myanmar Transformed? People, Places and Politics,edited by Justine Chambers, Gerard McCarthy, Nicholas Farrelly, and Chit Win (Singapore: ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018).