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)
It's happening, and offers many investment opportunities. A seminar by Jayne & Kray, Ministry of Agriculture, Gvt of Tanzania, April 10, 2018
A Report by Felix Kwame Yeboah, Principal Author (FSP C4a), sponsored by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs
FSP C4a (Upstream Global Research Policy) leader T. Jayne, and collaborators, are guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Development Studies.
T.S. Jayne and Holger Kray, Seminar at the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Tanzania, Dodoma, Tanzania, April 10, 2018
T.S. Jayne and Holger Kray, Seminar at the Agricultural Working Group Meeting, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 9, 2018
Research Paper 97, Udita Sanga, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie. March 2018
FSP project(s) associated with: C4a
FSP project(s) associated with: C4a, Nigeria