STAAARS+ Fellows Projects


Cohort 1 Project Proposals:

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Domestic or Imported Rice? An Analysis of Rice Demand in Senegal

STAAARS+ Fellows: Ndeye Fatou Faye, Mouhamed Rassoul Sy, Amy Faye
Institutional Affiliation: Bureau d'Analyses Macro-economiques (BAME)
STAAARS+ Mentors: John McPeak, Seungmin Lee

A Geometric Analysis of Technological Heterogeneity in the Agricultural Sector: Evidence from Maize in Tanzania

STAAARS+ Fellows: Abdoul Karim Nchare, Marcel Astuce Vitouley
Institutional Affiliation: African School of Economics (Benin)
STAAARS+ Mentors: Yanyan Liu, Heidi Kaila

Climate Shocks and Resilience: Evidence from Rural Ethopia

STAAARS+ Fellows: Birhan Sisay, Tesfahun Asmamaw
Institutional Affiliation: 
Institute of Disaster Risk Management & Food Security Studies, Bahir Dar University
STAAARS+ Mentors: Joanna Upton, Sylvia Blom

How Specific Resilience Pillars Mitigate the Impact of Drought on Food Security: Evidence from Uganda

STAAARS+ Fellows: Nathan Sunday, Kahunde Rehema, Atwine Blessing
Institutional Affiliation: Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
STAAARS+ Mentors: Soji Adelaja, Justin Kappiaruparampil


Cohort 2 Project Proposals:

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A home-production based approach to improve nutritional outcomes of children in rural areas

STAAARS+ Fellows:  Debayan Pakrashi, Sounak Thakur, Chitwan Lalji
Institutional Affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
STAAARS+ Mentors:  Carolina Castilla, Andaleeb Rahman

Measuring the Heterogeneous Effects of Input Subsidies on Household Outcomes: Evidence from Malawi

STAAARS+ Fellows:  Christone Nyondo, Maggie Munthali, Zephania Nyirenda
Institutional Affiliation: 
MwAPATA Institute (Malawi)

STAAARS+ Mentors: Brian Dillon, Sergio Puerto

Land Market Responses to Weather Shocks: Evidence from rural Uganda and Kenya

STAAARS+ Fellows:   Rayner Tabetando, Raoul Djomo Choumbou
Institutional Affiliation:  University of Buea, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (Cameroon)
STAAARS+ Mentors:  Catherine Ragasa, Aleksandr Michuda


Cohort 3 Project Proposals:

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Structural Transformation in Rural Ghana: Which Constraints Bind?

STAAARS+ Fellows: Monica Lambon-Quayefio, Emmanuel Adu-Danso, Kwame Adjei-Mantey
Institutional Affiliation: Institutional affiliation: University of Ghana (UG)
STAAARS+ Mentors: Kibrom Abay, Justice Mensah

Linking Agricultural Productivity, Market Performance, and Technology Use among Farmers in Uganda

STAAARS+ Fellows: Dablin Mpuuga, Sawuya Nakijoba, Ambrose Ogwang
Institutional Affiliation: Economic Policy Research Centre (ERPC)
STAAARS+ Mentors: Duncan Boughton, Rui Benfica

Resilience to COVID-19 and Insecurity Shocks: Evidence from Nigeria

STAAARS+ Fellows: Nathaniel Olutegbe, Benjamin Oyelami, Iredele Ogunbayo
Institutional Affiliation: University of Ibadan Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF)
STAAARS+ Mentors: Justin Kappiaruparampil, Martina Ocelli

Market Power in Philippine Agricultural Markets

STAAARS+ Fellows: Gabriel Angelo Domingo, Carlos Loreto Tolentino II, Hadassah May Cordero
Institutional Affiliation: Philippine Competition Committee (PCC)
STAAARS+ Mentors: Arnab Basu, Molly Ingram


Cohort 4 Project Proposals:

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Market Shocks, Seasonality and Welfare Outcomes in Ghana: The Mediating role of Access to Market

STAAARS+ Fellows: Edward Martey, Justina Adwoa-Onumah, Frank Adusah-Poku 
Institutional Affiliation: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, Ghana
STAAARS+ Mentors: Kibrom Abay (IFPRI) and Justice Mensah (World Bank)

Does Diversification and Improved Technology Use Influence Food Security of Smallholder Farming Households: Evidence from Nigeria

STAAARS+ Fellows: Ibukun James Olaoye and Sarah Edore Edewor

Institutional Affiliation: Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research Institute
STAAARS+ Mentors: 
David Stifel (Lafayette College) and Tarana Chauhan (Cornell University)

Gender differences in the adoption of sustainable agricultural intensification practices and their policy implications in Eastern and Southern Africa

STAAARS+ Fellows: Anderson Gondwe, Lemekezani Chilora, Dinah Tuwanje Banda
Institutional Affiliation: MwAPATA
STAAARS+ Mentors: Kristin Davis (IFPRI) and Aleks Michuda (Cornell University)

Credit Access, Input Use, and Food Security: Evidence from Uganda

STAAARS+ Fellows:  Linda Nakato, Umar Kabanda, and Pauline Nakitende
Institutional Affiliation: Economic Policy Research Centre
STAAARS+ Mentors:
 Milu Muyanga (Michigan State University) and Molly Ingram (Cornell University)