Publications And Presentations



March 2015

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]


April 2015

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

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]


May 2015

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

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



June 2015

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]


August 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:

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]


October 2015

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; 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]


November 2015

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]


December 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 [ppt]


February 2016

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]


March 2016

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]


April 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; ppt; video]


May 2016

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


June 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]


August 2016

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]


September 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

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"




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:

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

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



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.” Chapter for festschrift in honor of Hans Binswanger-Mkhize, edited by Prabhu Pingali and Gershon Feder (forthcoming, Routledge). [Preprint]

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.” Forthcoming in Agricultural Economics [Preprint]

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

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.

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

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


Working Papers

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"