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. [ppt]
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.” [ppt]
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, abstract online at http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/1_Supplement/898.22.
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 [ppt]
Technical Convening on Smallholder Agricultural Transformation, May 6-7, 2015, Arlington, VA
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
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.” [ppt]
Pray, C.E. “Political Economy of Genetically Modified (GM) Food Production in China, India & Kenya, and Brazil. [ppt]
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 [ppt]
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:
Oehmke, J “Overview of Current Thought on Agricultural Transformation”
Post, L “Political Will and Policy Interventions in Response to Stunting and Wasting” [ppt]
Naseem, L. Nagarajan, and C. Pray “The Private Sector in Agricultural Input Markets: Do Smallholders Benefit?” [ppt]
Moss, C.B. “Effect of Rural Non-Farm Employment on Rural Household Decisions and Employment Choices.” [ppt]
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
Moss, C.B., J.F. Oehmke and S. Mbaye “Marketing Channels, Wages and Employment: Wula Nafaa in Senegal” [ppt] [pdf]
Moss, C.B., J. F. Oehmke and A. Lyambabaje “Food Security, Subsistence Agriculture, and Working’s Model” [ppt]
Mbaye, S. and J.F Oehmke “Enabling Private Sector Development of Rural Non-Farm Employment” [ppt]
Masters, W.A. “Nutrition Transition and Agricultural Transformation: Evidence from Africa, Asia and the Rest” [ppt]
Masters, W.A. “Aligning agriculture and nutrition: Can understanding our differences help us meet common goals?” [ppt]
Masters W.A. and S. Block, “Agriculture and Nutrition: Theory and Research Questions” [ppt]
Pray, C.E. and L. Nagarajan “Barriers and Enablers of GM Crop Adoption in Africa” [ppt]
Traxler, G “Using DNA Fingerprinting to Estimate the Bias of Farm Survey Identification of The Diffusion of Improved Crop Varieties in Ethiopia” [ppt]
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” [ppt]
Traxler, G “Biotechnology and the Developing Country Agricultural Productivity Frontier: Is the Institutional Structure in Place? [ppt]
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; ppt]
Traxler, G “R&D and Seed Delivery in SSA” Presented at Agricultural Initiatives Forum, Global Good Headquarters, Bellevue Wash, October 21, 2015 [ppt]
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; ppt]
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 [ppt]
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; ppt]
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. [ppt]
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 [ppt]
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
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 [ppt]
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?” [ppt]
Nagarajan, L, A. Naseem and C.E. Pray “Role of Policy Change in Adoption of Improved Varieties in sub-Saharan Africa” [ppt]
Traxler, G. “Institutional Constraints and Options for Expanding the Biotechnology Revolution in Developing Countries” [ppt]
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”
Oehmke, J “Contemporary African Agricultural Transformation” [ppt]
Nagarajan, L, A. Naseem and C.E. Pray “Transformation of agricultural input industries and the contemporary agricultural transformation in Africa.” [ppt]
Weatherspoon, D. and C. Moss “Household Production and Dietary Diversity: Implications for Supply Chain Development” [ppt]
Masters, W “Agricultural Transformation and Human Nutrition in Africa: What Has Changed?” [ppt]
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
At the triennial meetings of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23-26 September 2016,
Nagarajan, L, A. Naseem and C. Pray “The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Maize in Kenya”
Moss, C and A. Schmitz “Distributional effects of agricultural productivity in benefit cost analysis: alternative weighting of benefits and costs"
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. Nutritional Content of Packaged Infant Foods in Developing Countries. Invited seminar, Dept. of Economics, Clark Univ., Worcester MA, 7 Nov. 2016. [ppt]
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.
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
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.”
Publications (Published and Forthcoming)
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. Open access at: http://doi.org/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. Online at http://doi.org/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. Online at http://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-015-0516-z
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 http://doi.org/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
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. Open access at 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
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
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
Moss, C.B, A. Lyambabaje & J.F. Oehmke "An economic evaluation of SPREAD on Rwanda’s rural population", Applied Economics, 49:36, 3634-3644, DOI: 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
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, doi: 10.1108/BFJ-09-2016-0408
Oehmke, J.F. S. Mbaye, C.B. Moss, A. Naseem, K. DiClemente and L. A. Post (2017) "Rural Economic Transformation in the Senegal River Delta"