Publications and Presentations

 

Presentations

Masters, W.A. (2019), Undernutrition and the dietary transition. University of California Network on Child Health, Poverty and Public Policy, 6 September 2019.

Masters, W.A. (2019), Affordability of nutritious diets in Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia and worldwide. Partners meeting convened by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, 6 August 2019.

At the annual meetings of the International Consortium for Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), Ravello, Italy, June 6-9, 2019

Masters, W.A. (2019), Access to nutritious diets as a policy indicator for agricultural transformation and healthy food systems. ICABR session on Food Systems, 6 June 2019.

Anderson, J.R et al (2019), Can the private sector also do good by doing well in fostering innovative technology for agricultural development?.

 

Publications

Special Issue of Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, vol 9: no 1 (2019)

Franklin, K. and J. Oehmke “Building African Agribusiness through Trust and Accountability” https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-01-2018-0005

Moss, C.B., "Impact analysis of interventions in Feed the Future countries in Africa", https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-09-2018-0128

Moss, C.B. and A. Schmitz, “Distribution of agricultural productivity gains in selected Feed the Future African countries” https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-01-2018-0009

Musafili, I., J.C. Ngabitsinze, F. Niyitanga, D. Weatherspoon, “Farmers’ usage preferences for Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park” https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-01-2018-0004

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem, and C. Pray, “Contribution of policy change on maize varietal development and yields in Kenya” https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-01-2018-0013

Raile, E.D., L.M. Young, A. Sarr, S. Mbaye, A.N.W. Raile, L. Wooldridge, D. Sanogo, L.A. Post “Political will and public will for climate-smart agriculture in Senegal” https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-01-2018-0003

Choudhury, S., D. Headey and W.A. Masters, (2019). “First foods: Diet quality among infants aged 6–23 months in 42 countries.” Food Policy, 88 (101762). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2019.101762

Finaret, A.B. and W.A. Masters, 2019. Beyond calories: The new economics of nutrition. Annual Review of Resource Economics,11:237-239.https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-resource-100518-094053

Schneider, K. and W.A. Masters, 2019. Orange Fanta versus orange fruit: A novel measure of nutrition knowledge in Malawi. Maternal & Child Nutr., 15(1): e12656. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12656

 

 

Presentations

At the annual meetings of the International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) held at the The World Bank, Washington, DC; June 12-15, 2018:

Session Title: Assessing the Impacts of Policy Change on Agricultural Transformation in Feed the Future Countries; Chair: Carl Pray

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem and C. Pray (2018) “Evaluating the Impacts of Policy Change on Maize Varietal Development and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Mbaye, S., J. Oehmke, C. Moss, A. Naseem (2018) “Difference in Difference Analysis of Senegal River Basin Development Project, 2014 and 2017.

Raile, E., L. Young, A. Sarr, S. Mbaye, A. Raile, L. Wooldridge, D. Sanogo, L. Post (2018) “Political Will and Public Will for Climate-smart Agriculture in Senegal”

Weatherspoon, W, S. Miller, J.C. Ngabitsinze, L. Weatherspoon, and J. Oehmke (2018) “Stunting, Food Security, Markets and Food Policy in Rwanda”

Session Title: Disruptive Indicators in Assessing Agricultural and Nutrition Transformation Chair: Anwar Naseem,

Badiane, O (2018) “Data and Tools to Support Mutual Accountability for Improved Policy Outcomes: ReSAKSS Support for the CAADP”

Naseem, A (2018) “Measuring Agricultural Transformation Using a Composite Index”

Oehmnke, J.F. (2018) “Rasch Modelling and Its Application to the Country Policy Readiness Scale”

Schneider, K and W.A. Masters (2018) “Development and Use of a Multi-dimensional Index for Nutrition Knowledge Among Mothers and Health Workers in Malawi”

Trumbic, T (2018) “The Use of Enabling The Business of Agriculture Indicator in Policy Analysis”

Young, S (2018) The Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Scale: A Cross culturally Valid Tool for The Measurement of Household-level Water Insecurity

The following papers were also presented by Consortium members:

Birner, R, and J.R. Anderson (2018) “How to Meet the Governance Challenges of the Emerging Bioeconomy?”

Masters, W.A. (2018). “Fortified infant cereals in low-income countries Session on innovation for nutrition and health”

Nagarajan, L. C. Pray and A. Naseem (2018) “The Transformation of India’s Agricultural Input Industries”

Post, L.A. (2018) “Mobilizing Public & Political Will to End Economic Exploitation of Widows in FtF Countries”

At the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, held in Vancouver, BC, July 28-August 2, the following papers were presented by Consortium members:

Birner, R., J. Anderson, A. Naseem, C. Pray (2018) “Promoting the Agricultural Transformation in Africa: How to Create Sufficient Political Will?”

Masters, W.A. (2018), Rural transformation and nutrition transition: Same pathways, different speeds? CGIAR PIM Workshop on Rural Transformation in the 21st Century

Masters, W.A. (2018). Agricultural change and malnutrition. Organized Symposium on Positioning Agriculture for the SDG

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem and C. Pray (2018) “The role of maize varietal development on yields in Kenya”

At the annual meetings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association held in Washington, DC from August 5-7, 2018, the following paper was presented:

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem, C. Pray “Contribution of Policy Change on Maize Varietal Development and Yields in Kenya”

In addition a session titled “Analyzing Multidimensional Change: Rasch Modeling and Related Indicators of International Development” was organized with presentations by Carlo Cafiero, Sera L Young, James Oehmke and Kate Schneider

 

Publications

Birner, R, A. Naseem, J. Anderson, and C. Pray (2018) Fostering Political Will to Drive Agricultural Transformation in AGRA (ed) Africa Agriculture Status Report: Catalyzing Government Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation (Issue 6). Nairobi, Kenya: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).ISSN: 2313-5387

Masters, W.A., Y. Bai, A. Herforth, D. Sarpong, F. Mishili, J. Kinabo, and J.C. Coates (2018), “Measuring the Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa: Price Indexes for Diet Diversity and the Cost of Nutrient Adequacy.” 100(5):1285-1301 American Journal of Agricultural Economics https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aay059

Moss, C, S. Mbaye, A. Naseem, and J. Oehmke (2018) “Did the Plan Senegal Emergent Effect Cropping Decisions in the Senegal River Basin?” Economies 6(3):42 doi:10.3390/economies6030042

 

Presentations

At the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, in San Diego, CA:

Raile, E.D, L.M. Young, J. Bonabana-Wabbi, J. Kirinya, S. Mbaye, L. Wooldridge, A.N.W. Raile, and L.A. Post. “Problem Definition and Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Applying the Political Will and Public Will Approach.”

Raile, A.N.W., E.D. Raile, and L.A. Post. “Analysis and Action: The Political Will and Public Will Framework.”

Raile, E.D., L. M. Young, A. Sarr, S. Mbaye, A.N.W. Raile, L. Wooldridge, and L.A. Post. “Problem-Solution Nexuses and Crowded Agendas: Applying the Political Will and Public Will Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture in Senegal.” Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, in Chicago, IL.

 

Publications

Byerlee, D., W.A. Masters and D.S. Robinson, “From Land Grab to Land Development: The Past and Potential of Private Investment in Frontier Agriculture.” Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by P. Pingali and G. Feder. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-23182-5

Darrouzet-Nardi, A.F. and Masters, W.A. "Nutrition Smoothing: Can Proximity to Towns and Cities Protect Rural Children against Seasonal Variation in Agroclimatic Conditions at Birth?" PLOS ONE, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168759

Mulmi, P., Masters, W.A. et al. (2017). "Household food production is positively associated with dietary diversity and intake of nutrient-dense foods for older preschool children in poorer families: Results from a nationally-representative survey in Nepal.". PLOS ONE, 12(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0186765

Moss, C.B, A. Lyambabaje & J.F. Oehmke"An economic evaluation of SPREAD on Rwanda’s rural population", Applied Economics, 49:36, 3634-3644. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2016.1265076

Traxler, G. "Institutional Constraints and Options for Expanding the Biotechnology Revolution in Developing Countries" Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by P. Pingali and G. Feder. Routledge.ISBN-13: 978-1138231825;ISBN-10: 1138231827

Weatherspoon, D. M. Steele-Adjognon, F. Niyitanga, J.P. Dushimumuremyi, A. Naseem, J. Oehmke,"Food expenditure patterns, preferences, policy, and access of Rwandan households",British Food Journal, Vol. 119 Issue: 6, pp.1202-1215.https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-09-2016-0408

 

 

Presentations

Biroscak, B.J, P. Agarwal, L. Post “Interrelationship between Food Security, Climate Change and Gendered Violence: A Dynamic Hypothesis.” Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 23-25, 2016.

Masters, W.A. Structural change in agriculture, food and nutrition. Expert consultation on trade and nutrition, FAO, Rome, 15-16 November 2016.

Masters, W.A. Measuring the cost of nutritious diets: Results from Ghana & Tanzania. Expert consultation on trade & nutrition, FAO, Rome, 15-16 November 2016.

Masters, W.A. “From Food Quantity to Diet Quality: "How the Race Against Malthus is Changing” Tufts University Research Day on Global Food Security, 25 April 2016. (Event info)

Masters, W.A. “The Big Picture for Global Hunger: Transitions in Agriculture, Public Policy, and Nutrition” Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Workshop on the Sustainability of the World's Food and Farming Systems, 18 February 2016. (Event info)

Masters, W.A.Nutritional Content of Packaged Infant Foods in Developing Countries. Invited seminar, Dept. of Economics, Clark Univ., Worcester MA, 7 Nov. 2016.

Naseem, A., J.F. Oehmke, and J. Anderson “Measuring Agricultural and Structural Transformation” Presented at the FAO’s Rural Transformation Conference, Rome, Italy, September 19-20.

Raile, E., L. M. Young, A. N. W. Raile, L. Wooldridge, S. Mbaye, and L. A. Post. “Competing Frames and Interests: Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Senegal River Valley.” Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 9, 2016.

Raile, E. L. M. Young, S. Mbaye, J. Bonabana-Wabbi, J. Kirinya, L. Wooldridge, A.N.W. Raile, and L.A Post. “Problem Definition and Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Applying the Political Will and Public Will Approach.” Winter meetings of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, in Scottsdale, AZ.

At the triennial meetings of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23-26 September 2016,

Moss, C and A. Schmitz “Distributional effects of agricultural productivity in benefit cost analysis: alternative weighting of benefits and costs"

Nagarajan, L, A. Naseem and C. Pray “The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Maize in Kenya”

At the annual meetings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Boston, August 1-2, 2016, the Consortium organized a symposium titled “Frontiers of Agricultural Transformation”,

Masters, W “Agricultural Transformation and Human Nutrition in Africa: What Has Changed?”

Nagarajan, L, A. Naseem and C.E. Pray

Oehmke, J “Contemporary African Agricultural Transformation”.

Weatherspoon, D. and C. Moss “Household Production and Dietary Diversity: Implications for Supply Chain Development” “Transformation of agricultural input industries and the contemporary agricultural transformation in Africa.”

Weatherspoon, D. M. Steele, J. Oehmke and L. Weatherspoon "Rural Household Food Preferences, Dietary Diversity and Supply Chain Development".Presented at the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association, June 19, 2016. Aarhus. Denmark.

At the annual meetings of the International Consortium for Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), Ravello, Italy, June 17-19, 2016,

Anderson, J, J.F. Oehmke, R. Birner and A. Naseem “African Agricultural Transformation in the 21st Century: What Should It Look Like - and How Can it be Achieved?”

Nagarajan, L, A. Naseem and C.E. Pray “Role of Policy Change in Adoption of Improved Varieties in sub-Saharan Africa”

Traxler, G. “Institutional Constraints and Options for Expanding the Biotechnology Revolution in Developing Countries”

Biroscak, B.J, P. Agarwal, L. Post Interrelationship between Gendered Violence, Climate Change, and Food Security: A Dynamic Hypothesis 13th Global Conference, Domestic Abuse and Violence, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from Thursday 5th May to Saturday 7th May 2016,

Weatherspoon, D.D, M. Steele, J. Oehmke and L. Weatherspoon "Prices, Expenditures and Dietary Diversity of Rwandan Households" presented at the University of Rwanda, Kigali, May 20th;

Weatherspoon, D.D., M. Steele, J-P. Dushimumuremyi and J. Oehmke "Food Exenditure Patters, Preferences, Policy and Access of Rwandan Households" presented at the World Food Programme, Kigali, May 19, 2016.

 

Publications

Masters, W.A., 2016. The Economic Causes of Malnutrition. Chapter 2.2 in K. Kraemer et al., eds. Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century (pp. 92-104). Karger Publishers.

Masters, W.A., A. Hall, E. Martinez, P. Shi, G. Singh, P. Webb & D. Mozaffarian, “The nutrition transition and agricultural transformation: A Preston Curve approach.” Agricultural Economics 47: 97–114.doi:10.1111/agec.12303

Moss, C.B, S. Mbaye, and J.F. Oehmke “Information Measures of Wages and Employment: Application to Senegal”. Applied Mathematics 7 (3): 177-182. doi: 10.4236/am.2016.73017

Moss, C.B. , J.F. Oehmke, and A. Lyambabaje (2016), Food Security, Subsistence Agriculture, and Working’s Model, in Andrew Schmitz , P. Lynn Kennedy , Troy G. Schmitz (ed.) "Food Security in a Food Abundant World (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume 16). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.19 - 32. doi:10.1108/S1574-871520150000016013

Moss, C.B., J.F. Oehmke, A. Lyambabaje and A. Schmitz, (2016) “Distribution of Budget Shares for Food: An Application of Quantile Regression to Food Security” Econometrics, 4(2):22. doi:10.3390/econometrics4020022

Mulmi, P., Block, S.A., Shively, G.E. and Masters, W.A., 2016. “Climatic conditions and child height: Sex-specific vulnerability and the protective effects of sanitation and food markets in Nepal.” Economics & Human Biology, 23: 63-75.doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2016.07.002

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem and C. E. Pray“The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Maize in Kenya” AgBioforum 19(2): 198-214.

 

 

Presentations

Conference program

Conference report: Naseem, A., Pray, C. E., & Oehmke, J. F. (2015). Technical convening on smallholder agricultural transformation, Arlington, VA, USA, May 7–8, 2015. Food Security, 7(6), 1337-1340

Darrouzet-Nardi, A. and W.A. Masters, “Does Market Access Protect Children against Poor Health Conditions at Birth?” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Society for Nutrition.

Masters, W.A. “New metrics for the evaluation of SDG2”, presentation at the "Technical Seminar on Evaluation and Sustainable Development Goal 2”, jointly organized by the evaluation offices of CGIAR, FAO, IFAD and WFP in Rome, Italy, November 17-18, 2015. (Event info)

Masters, W.A. “Emerging Trends in the Global Pattern of Malnutrition,” BIFAD side event at the World Food Prize ceremonies, October 14, 2015.(Event info)

Masters, W.A. “Nutrition Transition and Agricultural Transformation in the 21st Century”, joint seminar of the Departments of Nutrition Sciences and of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 28, 2015. (Event info)

Post, L and J. Oehmke “Witches, Widows & Weddings - A Political & Public Will Framework to Address Human Rights Violations.” Presented at the United Nations – UN Human Rights Council - Session 29 – Panel June 23 2015 UN Palais des Nations – Geneva, Switzerland

Pray, C.E and S. Ledermann. “Genetically Engineered Crops and Certified Organic Agriculture for Improving Nutrition Security in Africa and South Asia.” 2nd International Hidden Hunger Congress. Universität Hohenheim. Stuttgart, Germany. March 5th 2015.

Raile, E L. M. Young, A. Raile, J. Bonabana-Wabbi, J. Kirinya, and L.A. Post “Political and Public Will for the Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices in Uganda”. Presented at the 2015 IATRC Annual Meeting "Trade and Societal Well-Being" December 13-15, 2015 Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Raile, E. “Political and Public Will for Agricultural Transformation & Innovation”. Public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, April 10, 2015, Bozeman, MT.

Technical Convening on Smallholder Agricultural Transformation, May 6-7, 2015, Arlington, VA.

Traxler, G “R&D and Seed Delivery in SSA” Presented at Agricultural Initiatives Forum, Global Good Headquarters, Bellevue Wash, October 21, 2015.

At the annual meetings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, San Francisco, July 27-28, 2015, the Consortium organized symposium on agricultural transformation, and the followoing presetnations were made:

Moss, C.B. “Effect of Rural Non-Farm Employment on Rural Household Decisions and Employment Choices.”

Naseem, L. Nagarajan, and C. Pray “The Private Sector in Agricultural Input Markets:

Oehmke, J “Overview of Current Thought on Agricultural Transformation”

Post, L “Political Will and Policy Interventions in Response to Stunting and Wasting”

Do Smallholders Benefit?”

At the triennial meeting of the International Association of Agricultural Economists held in Milan, Italy from August 8 to August 14, 2015, the following presentations were made:

Masters, W.A.“Nutrition Transition and Agricultural Transformation: Evidence from Africa, Asia and the Rest”.

Masters, W.A.“Aligning agriculture and nutrition: Can understanding our differences help us meet common goals?”

Masters W.A. and S. Block,“Agriculture and Nutrition: Theory and Research Questions”.

Mbaye, S. and J.F Oehmke “Enabling Private Sector Development of Rural Non-Farm Employment”

Moss, C.B., J.F. Oehmke and S. Mbaye “Marketing Channels, Wages and Employment: Wula Nafaa in Senegal”.

Moss, C.B., J. F. Oehmke and A. Lyambabaje “Food Security, Subsistence Agriculture, and Working’s Model”

Pray, C.E. and L. Nagarajan “Barriers and Enablers of GM Crop Adoption in Africa”

Traxler, G “Using DNA Fingerprinting to Estimate the Bias of Farm Survey Identification of The Diffusion of Improved Crop Varieties in Ethiopia”.

At the Festschrift for Hans Binswanger-Mkhize: Agriculture & Rural Development in a Transforming World, University of Milan, Italy, August 7, 2015:

Byerlee, D, W.A. Masters and D. Robinson, “Land Development: A Forgotten Role for Private Investment in Frontier Agriculture”.

Traxler, G “Biotechnology and the Developing Country Agricultural Productivity Frontier: Is the Institutional Structure in Place?

At the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 10, 2015, New York:

Post, L “Gender Advocacy Opportunities and Challenges for Both Political Will and Public Will”.

Raile, A. “Developing Applications for Political Will and Public Will”.

At the annual meetings of the International Consortium for Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), Ravello, Italy, June 17-19, 2015:

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem and C. Pray “Surplus Distribution from GM Maize Adoption in Kenya: A Disaggregated Ex-Ante Analysis.”

Pray, C.E. “Political Economy of Genetically Modified (GM) Food Production in China, India & Kenya, and Brazil.

 

Publications

Darrouzet-Nardi, A.F. and Masters, W.A. (2015) Urbanization, market development and malnutrition in farm households: evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys, 1986–2011. Food Security, 7(3), 521-533.doi:10.1007/s12571-015-0470-9

Masters, W.A., Colaiezzi, B., Dennison, K., Hill, J., Jordan-Bell, E., Kablan, A., Thurber, M., Weatherspoon, L.J. and Oehmke, J., 2015. Agricultural policy for improved nutrition in Africa and Asia: evidence to guide the US Government’s investments in food security.Food Security, 7(3), pp.747-750.doi:10.1007/s12571-015-0444-y

Naseem, A., Pray, C. E., & Oehmke, J. F. (2015). Technical convening on smallholder agricultural transformation, Arlington, VA, USA, May 7–8, 2015.Food Security, 7(6), 1337-1340.doi:10.1007/s12571-015-0516-z