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To make the URT’s rice sector more completive, MAFAP analysis suggests: • promoting investments at the farm level to help increase yields and efficiency; and • strengthening the rice value chain to increase its efficiency and distribute profits more equitably;
   
Although coffee is the URT’s second most important agricultural export, coffee growers receive prices which are lower than those they could potentially obtain. Lower farmers’ prices mainly relate to a few companies’ dominance of the main auction market in Moshi. [...]
   

Post-Green Revolution food systems and the triple burden of malnutrition

ESA Working Paper No. 13-02
Miguel I. Gómez, Christopher B. Barrett, Terri Raney, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Janice Meerman, André Croppenstedt, Sarah Lowder, Brian Carisma, and Brian Thompson [ 2013 ]
Developing country food systems have changed dramatically since the Green Revolution period. At the same time, malnutrition still represents a challenge and is now understood to encompass the three simultaneous dimensions of undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and over-nutrition manifest in overweight [...]
   

The economics and nutritional impacts of food assistance policies and programs

ESA Working Paper No. 13-04
Erin C. Lentz and Christopher B. Barrett [ 2013 ]
Recent evidence on malnutrition and poverty raise important questions on the role of food assistance policies and programs. In this review article, we examine evidence on the economic and nutritional impacts of international food assistance programs (FAPs) and policies. The [...]
   

Food value chain transformations in developing countries - Selected hypotheses on nutritional implications

ESA Working Paper No. 13-05
Miguel I. Gómez and Katie D. Ricketts [ 2013 ]
We examine how the transformation of food value chains (FVCs) influence the triple malnutrition burden (undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition) in developing countries. We propose a FVC typology (modern, traditional, modern-to-traditional, and traditional-to-modern) that takes into account the participants, the [...]
   

Food system strategies for preventing micronutrient malnutrition

ESA Working Paper No. 13 - 06
Dennis D. Millera and Ross M. Welcha [ 2013 ]
Micronutrients are defined as substances in foods that are essential for human health and are required in small amounts. They include all of the known vitamins and essential trace minerals. Micronutrient malnutrition affects a third to a half of [...]
   
Public expenditure on agriculture and rural development in Burkina Faso has not adequately targeted the main factors which depress producers’ prices of most key commodities: few and inadequate rural roads, a lack of transport capacity and poorly organized transport and [...]
   

Geographic determinants of rice self-sufficiency in Southeast Asia

ESA Working Pater 13-03
David Dawe [ 2013 ]
Rice self-sufficiency is a key objective of most Asian governments, yet attaining that objective has been elusive for several countries over extended periods of time; long-term status as an exporter or importer is relatively constant, and is altered only by [...]
   
This brief provides emerging evidence from the implementation of the Climate-Smart Agriculture project in Zambia. The analysis clearly indicates that better screening of agro-ecological and socio-economic constraints and incentives for adoption of conservation farming are needed in order to achieve [...]
   
Kenyan smallholder tea farmers generally received prices closer to those in international markets. This reflects the country’s liberalized market structure for tea and the lack of distortions resulting from domestic policies. The close alignment between domestic and international prices may also be [...]