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Proximity to African Agricultural Markets, Down to the Last Kilometer

Publication Date: October, 2016

We use rasterized data on travel time to markets of varying size to characterize the spatial proximity to markets for agricultural producers in sub‐Saharan Africa.

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The Landscape of Farming: An Exploration of Spatial Bio-Economic Characterization Approaches

Publication Date: November, 2015

This dissertation consists of three inter-related but standalone papers focused on the theme of measuring the spatial, bio-economic attributes of production agriculture.

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Agricultural R&D, Food Prices, Poverty and Malnutrition Redux

Publication Date: January, 2014

Beginning in the early 1970s, Per Pinstrup-Andersen conducted pioneering work into the links between agricultural research and development (R&D) and its consequences for nutrition and health outcomes of the poor. In this paper we revisit those links in the context of two twenty-first century conundrums.

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Accessing International Markets: Ports and Portsheds

Publication Date: January, 2014

More than 300 million Africans, about 30 percent of the total population, live more than one day away from the nearest port.

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Accessing Local Markets: Marketsheds

Publication Date: January, 2014

Across Africa buying and selling connects people. For a small-scale farmer, this trade takes place primarily within a limited geographic area based on access to market centers of a given size.

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Agriculture in the Global Economy

Publication Date: January, 2014

In this article, we first discuss how the high-income countries like the United States represent a declining share of global agricultural output while middle-income countries like China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia represent a rising share. We then look at the differing patterns of agricultural inputs across countries and the divergent productivity paths taken by their agricultural sectors.

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Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development: Revealing Agriculture's Place in Africa

Publication Date: January, 2014

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development presents a broad range of geospatial data that relate to strategic agriculture policy, investment, and planning issues.

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Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

Authors use crop and impact models to examine which current and potential agricultural technologies offer solutions to fight hunger.

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Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

This study compares the effects that different technologies have on crop yields and resource use, particularly arable area, water, and nutrients.

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Influences of Agricultural Technology on the Size and Importance of Food Price Variability

Publication Date: January, 2014

This paper explores different dimensions of the role of agricultural technology in contributing to or mitigating the consequences of variability in agricultural production, both in the past and looking forward.

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