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- Ephraim Nkonya, Jawoo Koo, Edward Kato, and Zhe Guo

The sub-Saharan Africa region recorded the fastest conversion of forest land to agriculture in the past 20 years. The region also has the widest yield gap and together with Latin America and Caribbean has the largest unused arable land. However,...

- Eduardo Maruyama, Laurian J. Unnevehr, and Jiarui Wang

We use data from 52 countries on child stunting, poverty, determinants of food security, environmental health, and quality of maternal and child care to carry out a cluster analysis of country typologies. The purpose is to identify where...

- Thomas Woldu, Girum Abebe, Indra Lamoot, and Bart Minten

We study food retail in Addis Ababa, one of the biggest cities in Africa. Based on a primary survey of food retail outlets selling cereals, fruits and vegetables, and processed foods, we note high variation in quality and prices in the city and...

- A. Banerji, Shyamal Chowdhury, Hugo De Groote, J.V. Meenakshi, Joyce Haleegoah, and Manfred Ewool

In this paper we assess (a) consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for a recently developed variety of maize that is high in provitamin A in the context of a public health intervention and (b) the performance of three elicitation mechanisms in...

- Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru, Ermias Engida, and Tadesse Kuma

Urbanization is quickly increasing in Africa, raising important questions on how food value chains to cities function and what the implications of urban growth are for the local food trade and farm sector. We study the rural–urban value...

- Aurélie Harou, Yanyan Liu, Christopher B. Barrett, and Liangzhi You

Despite the rise of targeted input subsidy programs in Africa over the last decade, several questions remain as to whether low and variable soil fertility, frequent drought, and high fertilizer prices render fertilizer unprofitable for large...

- Abdulai Jalloh (ed.), Gerald C. Nelson (ed.), Timothy S. Thomas (ed.), Robert Zougmoré (ed.), Harold Roy-Macauley (ed.)

The first of three books in IFPRI’s climate change in Africa series, West African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 11 of the countries that make up West Africa...

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Dr. Winford Masanjala is a citizen of Malawi. He has been an AGRODEP member since April, 2012. At present, Winford is Director of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of finance. In this position, he is a chief economic policy advisor...