C4a. Upstream Global Research Policy
Engagement in Global Research-Policy Debates
C4 work addresses the entire agrifood system, including “upstream” policy issues that affect on-farm production and practices (C4a), and “downstream” policy issues that affect players along the value chain, from the farmgate to the plate (C4b).
C4a: Agrifood System Transformation in the Upstream: Land Dynamics, Land Governance, Fertilizer and Soil Fertility, Mechanization and Implications for Rural Employment
The topics addressed in this sub-activity are highly inter‐related. They range from changing farmland ownership and use structure, implications of rising land prices in many areas of Africa, shifts in technologies (e.g., mechanization), fertilizer promotion strategies, sustainable intensification issues, youth employment, and market responses to these changing dynamics.
Photo: Mechanical threshing in Burma (credit: Benjamin Belton)
FSP’s downstream and upstream food system transformation team organized symposium: "Changing food systems and nutrition: Do we have the concepts and data to understand, track, and anticipate the links?"
FSP C4a Thomas Jayne will present "The Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa" at the World Bank Group's webinar, Thursday, Nov. 16.
Thom Jayne and Kwame Yeboah (C4), report on their research about youth in agriculture in Africa, and make recommendations.
Thomas Reardon, Ruben Echeverria, Julio Berdegué, Bart Minten, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, David Tschirley, David Zilberman. 2018. Rapid transformation of Food Systems in Developing Regions: Highlighting the role of agricultural research & innovations. Agricultural Systems, accepted January 2018.
T.S. Jayne, University of Western Cape / PLAAS, Cape Town, South Africa, December 6, 2017
Milu Muyanga, T. S. Jayne, Felix Kwame Yeboah, Antony Chapoto, Nicholas Sitko, 3rd Annual Global Food Security Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, December 3, 2017
FSP project(s) associated with: C4a
FSP project(s) associated with: C4a, Nigeria