- May 5-6, 2017. IGD Frontier 100 Forum, Durban, South Africa
- May 3-5, 2017. World Economic Forum on Africa, Durban, South Africa
- March 20-24, 2017. Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach
- September 26, 2016. Trade, FDI, and Global Value Chains. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
- September 21-22, 2016. "Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion: Harnessing Innovation for Inclusive Finance,” Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
- February 1 - 10th Biannial U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- November 2 - African Economic Conference - Kinshasa, DRC
- October 19 - New Perspectives for Closing Africa's Infrastructure Gap - Washington, D.C.
- October 9 - World Bank Annual Meetings - Lima, Peru
- July 13 - Financing For Development - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- October 2014 Empowering Africa's Future Event
- 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Information
- June 17 - Engaging African Smallholder Farmers in Public-Private Partnerships
- October 21 - Partnership/AGRA/Syngenta/TechnoServe/New Market Labs Panel Discussion on Opportunities for Accelerating Public-Private Partnerships in Africa: Agriculture, Business Development & Infrastructure
- October 16 - Partnership/AGRA/Syngenta Half-Day Symposium on Developing Strong Public-Private Sector Partnership in African Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition
MSU AFRE Food Security Group: Papers to Inform 2012 US-Africa Forum: "Farming Is A Business"
Michigan State University's Food Security Group is pleased to share with you recent papers and presentation which we hope might help inform deliberations at the forthcoming (June 11-12) 2012 US-Africa Forum on Farming Is A Business: Strengthening Linkages and Skills to Transform Africa's Food System, being presented by The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, the Joaquim Chissano Foundation, and the John A. Kufuor Foundation...
Agriculture, Structural Transformation, Ag Productivity Drivers and Pathways Out of Poverty:
- Defining Agriculture: A Holistic Approach. Presentation by Steven Haggblade at USAID Agriculture Core Course. Hosted by the USAID Bureau for Food Security. Washington DC. December 12-16, 2011.
- What Kind of Agricultural Strategies Lead to Broad-Based Growth: Implications For Country-Led Agricultural Investment Programs. T.S. Jayne and Duncan Boughton. International Development Policy Synthesis Number 86. May 2011.
- A historical perspective: African Perspectives on Progress and Challenges in Agricultural Transformation G. Argwings-Kodhek, T.S. Jayne, and I. Minde. MSU International Policy Syntheses 47. 1999.
- Agribusiness for Africa’s Prosperity. Kandeh K. Yumkella, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); John Staatz, Michigan State University. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Webcast. October 25, 2011.
- The New Generation of African Fertilizer Subsidies: Panacea or Pandora’s Box? Valerie Kelly, Eric Crawford, and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert. MSU International Development Policy Synthesis Number 87. May 2011.
- Disrupting Demand for Commercial Seed: Input Subsidies in Malawi and Zambia. Nicole M. Mason and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert. IAPRI Working Paper No. 63. April 2012.
Value Chain Development:
- Value Chain Investments and Improved Food Security Outcomes: Natural Partners or Arranged Marriage? Duncan Boughton. USAID Value Chain Learning Event. Washington, DC. February 7 – 8 , 2012. (Recording of this presentation)
- Value Chains for Staples Compared to Other Crops: Implications of Key Differences and Comments on Competitiveness. Michael T. Weber, Professor Emeritus. FAO/IFAD Consultation on Rebuilding West Africa Agricultural Production Potential: A Comparison of Commodity Chain Models and the Role of Small Farmers in Staple Crop Value Chains- FAO. Rome. Nov 2011.
Specific Value Chains:
· Modernizing Africa’s Fresh Produce Supply Chains without Rapid Supermarket Takeover. Towards a definition of Research and Investment Priorities. David Tschirley. Presented at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle. August 11, 2010
· Contract Farming in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from cotton on what works and under what conditions. Tschirley, David L., Minde, Isaac, Boughton, Duncan H. ReSAKSS Issue Briefs. March 2009.
· Pathways to Improved Profitability and Sustainability of Cotton Cultivation at Farm Level in Africa: an Approach to Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps. IDWP 112. Valerie Kelly, Duncan Boughton, and Benjamin Magen. February 2011.
· Smallholder Heterogeneity and Maize Market Participation in Southern and Eastern Africa: Implications for Investment Strategies to Increase Marketed Food Staple Supply. David Mather, Duncan Boughton, and T.S. Jayne. International Development Working Paper #113. Michigan State University. October 2011.
· Emerging Insights from Regional Cassava Value Chains. Steven Haggblade. Presentation to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Michigan State University’s Food Security Group: August 10-11, 2010
Improving Performance of Food Markets:
Strengthening Staple Food Markets in Eastern And Southern Africa: Toward An Integrated Approach for CAADP Investment Plans. T.S. Jayne, Antony Chapoto, and Jordan Chamberlin. Policy Syntheses #89. September 2011.
Developing staple food markets to reduce hunger and poverty: Strategies for FTF. T.S. Jayne. Presented at the Food Security III Symposium: Applying a Quarter- Century of Food Security “Lessons Learned” to Implementing the Feed the Future Initiative. USAID Washington D.C. October 4, 2010. As found on USAID's Agrilinks
Evaluating the Impact on Market Performance of Investments in Market Information Systems: Methodological Challenges. John M. Staatz, Andrew M. Kizito, Michael T. Weber, Niama Nango Dembélé. MSU AFRE Staff Paper no. 2011-08. June 2011.
How Can the Poorest Smallholder Farmers Benefit More From Staple Food Markets? Duncan Boughton, David Mather, Nango Dembele, T.S. Jayne and Abdoul Murekezi. Presentation to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Michigan State University’s Food Security Group: August 10-11, 2010
Land Access Issues:
- Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Implications for Food Security and Poverty Reduction Strategies. Presentation at USAID by Dr. Thomas Jayne. Washington, DC. May 31, 2012.
- Land Constraints in Smallholder Agriculture: Toward the Identification of Appropriate Agricultural Commercialization Strategies for Densely Populated Rural Areas. T.S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin. Seminar organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute at the ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. November 4, 2011.
- Integrating the Goals of Productive Land Use and Equitable Rural Development. T.S. Jayne and Munguzwe Hichaambwa. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. Seminar organized by the Indaba Institute, Lusaka, Zambia, December 2, 2011.
Capacity Building Issues:
- Capacity Building for Food Policy Analysis Lessons: Learned from the Food Security Cooperative Agreement. Duncan Boughton and Eric Crawford. Presentation at USAID. Washington, D.C. March 13, 2012. (Recordings of March 13 seminar)
- Capacity Development for Modernizing African Food Systems (MAFS) Summary, April 2012
- Food Security by The Numbers. Observations from the USAID-MSU Food Security Cooperative Agreement FS III. Challenges in Collecting and Using Information To Inform Goals of Poverty Reduction, Food Security, Enhanced Productivity and Income Growth for Small-Scale Farmers. Michael T. Weber. Presented at 2010 USAID Economic Growth Officer’s Conference. Washington DC. June 21-25, 2010.
- Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Food Security Research, Capacity-Building, and Outreach. Food Security Group. Michigan State University. IDWP 101. November 2009.
- Improving Food Security in Africa: Highlights of 25 Years of Research, Capacity-Building, and Outreach. The MSU Food Security Group. MSU International Development Policy Synthesis Number 84. October 2009.