Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Tuesday, 12/Jun/2018
  Legend - Scientific Program

REG: Registration
OP: Opening
OS: Organized Sessions
PC: Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions
PL: Plenary Sessions
PO: Poster Sessions
99-99: Parallel Sessions

Legend - Young Scholars Events & Social Program

HR: World Bank's HR Talent Acquisition Event
PSD: Professional Speed Dating
YSS: Young Scholar Sessions
SE: Social Event
REG: Registration
Location: Front Lobby
OP0: Opening
Location: MC 2-800

Carl Pray, President of ICABR and Professor at Rutgers University
Patrizio Pagano, Executive Director World Bank Board
Giuseppe Novelli, Rector of the University of Rome Tor Vergata

HR: World Bank Group - Career Advices for Young Talents
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Prof. Giuseppe Novelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata

HRD Talent Acquisition Unit of the World Bank will provide a one-hour presentation, led by a recruiter, as an opportunity to introduce the World Bank Group recruitment initiatives together with some concrete ideas and tips on how to successfully connect with the Bank and other international development institutions.

prof. Furio Camillo Rosati: University of Rome Tor Vergata and ICID
prof. Franco Peracchi, Georgetown University and University of Rome Tor Vergata
Dr. Sara Savastano: World Bank, University of Rome Tor Vergata, ICABR and ICID

Presentation: Roberto Amorosino: World Bank, Senior HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition II
PC 01: Pre-conference Workshop NC-1034
Location: Preston Lounge
Chair: Prof. George Frisvold, University of Arizona

Agricultural Productivity Growth in China and the U.S. - A Bilateral Comparison

Sun Ling Wang1, Eldon Ball1, Richard Nehring1, Truong Chau2, Schicong Xu3

1: USDA-ERS; 2: Pennsylvania State University; 3: Ohio State University

The Educational-industrial Complex: The Case of California

David Zilberman1, Gordon Rausser1, Federico Castillo1, Greg Graff2, Ben Gordon1

1: UC Berkeley; 2: Colorado State

Effects of Ethanol Plant Proximity and Crop Prices on Land-use Change in the United States

Yijia Li1, Ruiqing Miao2, Madhu Khanna1

1: University of Illinois; 2: Auburn University

CB 00: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
OS-01: Assessing the Impacts of Policy Change on Agricultural Transformation in Feed the Future Countries
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Prof. Carl Pray, Rutgers University

Evaluating the Impacts of Policy Change on Maize Varietal Development and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Latha Nagarajan1, Anwar Naseem2, Carl Pray2

1: IFDC; 2: Rutgers University

Stunting, Food Security, Markets and Food Policy in Rwanda

Dave Weatherspoon1, Steve Miller1, Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze2, Lorrain Weatherspoon1, James Oehmke3

1: Michigan State University; 2: University of Rwanda; 3: USAID

Difference in Difference Analysis of Senegal River Basin Development Project, 2014 and 2017

Samba Mbaye1, James Oehmke2, Charles Moss3, Anwar Naseem4

1: Gaston Berger University; 2: USAID; 3: University of Florida; 4: Rutgers University

Political Will and Public Will for Climate-smart Agriculture in Senegal

Eric Raile1, Linda Young1, Adam Sarr2, Samba Mbaye3, Amber Raile1, Lena Wooldridge1, Diaminatou Sanogo4, Lori Post5

1: Montana State University; 2: Center for Eco. Monitoring; 3: Gaston Berger University; 4: National Center for Forestry Research; 5: Northwestern University

PC 02: Pre-conference Workshop NC-1034
Location: Preston Lounge
Chair: Dr. Sun Ling Wang, USDA ERS

Drivers of Technical Change, Efficiency, Price- and Scale-Effects in U.S. Agriculture

Alejandro Plastina, Sergio H. Lence

Iowa State University

Growing Climatic Sensitivity of U.S. Agriculture Linked to Technological Change and Regional Specialization

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea1, Erwin Knippenberg1, Robert G. Chambers2

1: Cornell University; 2: University of Maryland

Institutional Design to Eliminate Waste in The Bioeconomy: The Case of Aquaponics

Gal Hochman1, Eithan Hochman2, Nadav Naveh2, David Zilberman3

1: Rutgers University; 2: Hebrew University; 3: UC Berkeley

PSD: Professional Speed Dating
Location: MC 2-800
LB 00
Location: Front Lobby
OS-02: World Day Against Child Labour: Advances on Child Labour Measurement in the Agricultural Sector
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Patrizio Pagano, World Bank Board

Opening Remarks

Kevin Cassidy

ILO Office for the United States

Core Labour Standard and Global Supply Chain: The Case of Child Labour in the Agricultural Sector

Furio Camillo Rosati

UCW, ICID and University of Rome Tor Vergata

Labor Substitution Effects from Remedial Education

Andrew Dillon

Michigan State University

Gaps in Child Labor Statistics: Evidence from Experimental Designs in Rural Ethiopia

Ana Dammert

Carleton University

Child Labour in Cocoa-growing Areas of Côte d'Ivoire. A Community Level Risk Indicator

Lorenzo Guarcello

UCW Programme and ILO

PC 03: Pre-conference Workshop NC-1034
Location: Preston Lounge
Chair: Dr. David Schimmelpfennig, USDA ERS

A Study of Spatial Differentiation in Online Personal Health Realization of Agricultural and Non-agricultural Populations

Peter L. Stenberg


Early-onset Patent Value Flows: Anticipation and Realization

Siwei Cao1, Zhen Lei2, Brian Davern Wright3

1: Beijing Normal University; 2: Pennsylvania State University; 3: UC Berkeley

Economic Evaluation of Agricultural Research and Extension at the State Level: Example from Virginia

George Williamson Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, Zhen Cheng

Virginia Tech University

YSS-01: Ag. Transformation I
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Prof. Maximo Torero, World Bank Board

Net Farm Income, Exchange Rates and Tractor Prices in South African Agriculture: A Cointegration Approach

Colleta Gandidzanwa1, Johann Kirsten2, Ferdinand Meyer1, Frikkie Liebenberg1

1: University of Pretoria; 2: University of Stellenbosch

Ending Hunger: What Would It Cost?

David Laborde1, Carin Smaller2, Tess Lallemant1, Livia Bizikova2


Impacts of Improved Storage Technology on Modern Input Use: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Uganda

Oluwatoba James Omotilewa1, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert1, Gerald Shively1, John Herbert Ainembabazi2

1: Purdue University; 2: AGRA

Understanding the Implications of New Meat and Meat Substitute Technologies on Consumer Decision Making

Amanda Lam, Morgan Murray, Harrison Blum, Kayleigh Torcivia, Yanhong Jin, Carl Pray

Rutgers University

YSS-02: Bioeconomy
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Prof. Stuart James Smyth, University of Saskatchewan

From Grain to Biomass: Analysis of Maize Biomass Use and Its Implication on Food Security and Ethiopian Bioeconomy

Tilahun Woldie Mengistu1, Saurabh Gupta2, Regina Birner1

1: University of Hohenheim; 2: IIM Udaipur

A Blockmodel Approach for Comparing of The Biogas and Algae Complex Networks

Carolina da Silveira Bueno, José Maria Ferreira Jardim da Silveira, Bruna de Souza Moraes, Fabio Kenji Masago


Ex-ante Assessment of GM Maize in El Salvador

Diego Maximiliano Macall, Stuart J. Smyth

University of Saskatchewan

Disruptive Technology, Consumers’ Trust in Scientists and Consumer Attitudes: A Case Study of Genetically Modified Food in China

Haiyan Deng1, Ruifa Hu1, Carl Pray2

1: Beijing Institute of Technology; 2: Rutgers University

YSS-03: Environment
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Prof. Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva

Environmental Efficiency of Smallholder Rubber Production

Anna Mareike Holtkamp, Bernhard Brümmer

Universtiy of Göttingen

SDG Trade-offs of Increasing Consumption of Bioplastics in a Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Neus Escobar, Salwa Haddad, Nicolas Gerber, Jan Börner, Wolfgang Britz

University of Bonn

Dynamics in Risk Preferences under Climate Change: A Panel Model Approach Using Data from Rural Bangladeshi Rice Farmers

Taznoore Samina Khanam1,3, Takashi Yamano2, Valerien O. Pede1, Jose M. Yorobe1,3

1: IRRI; 2: ADB; 3: University of the Philippines Los Banos

Do Natural Resource Management Programs Have an Economic Impact? A Meta Regression Analysis

Luis A. De los Santos M.1,2, Boris E. Bravo-Ureta3,4, Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel1, Eva Hasiner1

1: University of Gottingen; 2: IDIAF; 3: University of Connecticut; 4: University of Talca

YSS-04: Value Chain I
Location: MC 6-100
Chair: Daniel Ayalew Ali, World Bank

Lenders and Borrowers’ Collaboration-based Risk Mitigation Credit Market: Factors Influencing Access to Formal Credit in Agricultural Sector in Benin Republic

Vincent Flifli1,2, Peter Bola Okuneye1, Dare Akerele1

1: FUNAAB, Nigeria; 2: Aalborg University, Denmark

Effects of Credit Accessibility on Agricultural Inputs and Innovations for Farmer Professional Cooperatives in China

Hui Qiao1,2, Yanhong Jin2, Man Zhang2, Fengtian Zheng1

1: Renmin University of China; 2: Rutgers University

Profitability of Agroforestry-based Biofuel Value Chains in India

Floris Dalemans, Bart Muys, Miet Maertens

KU Leuven, Belgium

YSS-05: Value Chain II
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Prof. Thomas Reardon, Michigan State University

Rice Firms and Farmers Willingness to Adopt Sustainable Contract Farming Models in Vietnam

Helene Aminatou Ba1, Prakashan Chellattan Veettil2, Matty Demont2

1: PECU; 2: IRRI

Assessing Market Power in the Bangladesh Rice Market

Mohammad Chhiddikur Rahman1, Valerien O. Pede1, Jose M. Yorobe2, Samarendu Mohanty3

1: IRRI; 2: University of the Philippines Los Banos; 3: International Potato Center

Information Demand by Cross-border Traders

Jade Siu2, Lance Hadley1, Julia Lipowiecka1

1: Sauti Africa; 2: University of Birmingham

YSS-06: Value Chain III
Location: MC 4-100
Chair: Prof. Pasquale Pazienza, University of Foggia

Agricultural Value Chains and Rural Development: The Insertion of Brazil in The Soy Chain and Its Overflows on Employment

Larissa Carolina Barboza Alvarez, Grazielle Cardoso da Silva Sanches, Graziela Nunes Correr, Carlos Alberto Suescún Barón


Agricultural Commercialization among Nigerian Small-scale Yam Farmers: The Contribution of Yam Minisett Technology Adoption

Hussain Kobe Ibrahim1, Eric Mungatana2, Jubril Olayinka Animashaun3, Khadjat Busola Amolegbe1, Aduragbemi Modupe Akinremi1

1: University Of Ilorin; 2: University of Pretoria; 3: University of Manchester

Value Chain Analysis of Vegetables Production: Evidence from Ethiopia

Gashaw Girma Kassahun

Bologna University

PC 04: Pre-conference Workshop NC-1034
Location: Preston Lounge
Chair: Prof. Gal Hochman, Rutgers University

Transactional Politics, Economics and Agricultural R&D Funding in the 2018 Farm Bill

Vincent Smith

Montana State University

The Expanding Use of Precision Data in U.S. Corn and Cotton Production

David Schimmelpfennig


Technology and Innovation in World Agriculture: Prospects for 2019 to 2028

Wallace Huffman

Iowa State University

PL HBM: Session in Honor of Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Prof. Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University

Agriculture & Rural Development in a Globalizing World – Synthesis of The Festschrift for Hans Binswanger

Prabhu Pingali

Cornell University

Modern Agricultural Technology Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gershon Feder1, Sara Savastano2

1: Independent Consultant; 2: World Bank

From Land Grabs to Land Development – The Potential for Private Investment in Frontier Agriculture

Derek Byerlee1, Will Masters2, Daniel Robinson2

1: Georgetown University; 2: Tufts University

Structural Transformation and the Uses of IDA – The Contributions of the World Bank Group

Uma Lele, Sambuddha Goswami, Gianluigi Nico

Independent Researcher

SE 01: ICABR Welcome Drink
Location: Atrium
Date: Wednesday, 13/Jun/2018
OP: Opening
Location: Preston Auditorium

Opening Remarks

Carl Pray

Rutgers University

Opening Remarks

Maximo Torero

World Bank Board

Opening Remarks

Patrizio Pagano

World Bank Board

Opening Remarks

Giuseppe Novelli

University of Rome Tor Vergata

PL 01: Successes & Challenges of the Bioeconomy
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Prof. Carl Pray, Rutgers University

Success & Challenges of the Bioeconomy

Joachim von Braun

University of Bonn

Circular Economy and Environmental Sustainability

Aldo Ravazzi Douvan

IT Ministry of Environment

Disruptive Innovation & the Value Chain

David Zilberman

UC Berkeley

How to Meet the Governance Challenges of the Emerging Bioeconomy?

Regina Birner1, Jock R. Anderson2

1: University of Hohenheim; 2: Rutgers Consortium

CB 01: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
PL 02: Disruptive Plenary
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Prof. Joachim von Braun, University of Bonn

Disruptive Revolution of the Value Chain

Thomas Reardon

Michigan State University

Disruptive Information Across the Value Chain: The Power of Kids

Maximo Torero

World Bank Board

Disruptive Regulation of the Value Chain

Jo Swinnen

KU Leuven

LB 01: Lunch Break
Location: Front Lobby
12:35pm PO 01: Poster Session
Location: Front Lobby

Risk Along the Agro-logistics Chains in Paraguay

Maria Florencia Millan Placci, Diego Arias Carballo

World Bank

Branding of Green Tea Leaf: An Innovation for Building Market Competitiveness of Small Tea Growers in North East India

S John Mano Raj

Indian Institute of Plantation Management

Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in the Colombian Amazon - An Economic Evaluation of The Most Frequently Promoted Models

Andrés Camilo Charry, Karen Enciso, Matthias Jäger, Jhon Jairo Hurtado, Stefan Burkart


Planting Seeds for Social Dialogue: An Institutional Work Perspective

Annelien Gansemans1, Céline Louche2, Marijke D'Haese1

1: Ghent University; 2: Audencia Business School

Scaling Social and Environmental Impact Through Inclusive Value Chains and Disruptive Collaboration

Eva Szalkai Csaky, Anna Clark, Silvia Rivera

SMU Hunt Institute

Understanding Vulnerability to Poverty – How do Shocks and Assets Influence Economic Mobility of Rural Households?

Dorothee Buehler1, Wendy Cunningham2

1: Hannover University; 2: World Bank Group

Improved Feed, Fattening and Markets for Small Ruminants in SNNPR, Ethiopia

Casey Lee Harrison

Nuru Internatonal

PO 02: Poster Session
Location: Front Lobby

Can Castor Oil Serve as a High Value Raw Material Export Commodity for Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia?

Tim Kagiso Loos, Marlene Hoppe

University of Hohenheim

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives: Evidence from Nigerian Value Chains

Simla Tokgoz1, Summer Allen1, Fahd Majeed2, Bas Paris3, Adeola Olajide4, Evans Osabuohien5

1: IFPRI; 2: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; 3: Agrefos Consulting Ltd; 4: University of Ibadan; 5: Covenant University

Improving Productivity of Arid and Semi Arid Areas Through Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration in Samburu County

Paul Kiprop Kiprono1, Clement Lenachuru2, Vincent Sudoi3, Ruth Kendagor4

1: Kenya Ag. and Livestock Research Org.; 2: National Lands Commision; 3: University of Eldoret; 4: Moi University

Better Technologies, Bigger Farms, Unhealthier Diets: Does Transition to a Market Economy Mean Entering The Food Risk Treadmill?

Lioudmila Chatalova

IAMO, Leibniz Inst. of Ag. Development in Transition Economies

African Diaspora Finance: Unlocking Access to Growth Funds for Agriculture and Agribusiness in Africa

Temi Ogunro

African Passport, U.S.

Social Networks, Production of Micronutrient-Rich Foods, and Child Health Outcomes in Burkina Faso

Aissatou Ouedraogo1, Andrew Dillon2, Eugenie Maiga3

1: Tufts University; 2: Michigan State University; 3: University of Koudougou

Can Malawi Increase its Share of the Global Macadamia Market? Opportunities and Threats for the Expansion of Malawi’s Macadamia Industry

Justin Philip du Toit1, Flora J Nankhuni2, Joseph S Kanyamuka3

1: Vuna Agribusiness; 2: Michigan State University; New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support Project (NAPAS:Malawi); 3: New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support Project (NAPAS:Malawi)

PO 03: Poster Session
Location: Front Lobby

Impact of Adoption of Selected Improved Rice Technologies on Intra-household Income Distribution in Ghana: Gender Perspective

Monica Addison, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Robert Aidoo

KNUST, Ghana

Toward a Typology of Property Rights Appropriation Strategies in The Brazilian Seed Sector

Camila Dias de Sá, Maria Sylvia Macchione Saes

University of São Paulo

Beef Cattle Value Chain in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities of Linking Smallholders to Markets

Cecilia Akuchinyere Nwigwe1, Adeola Olorufunso Olajide2, Victor Olusegun Okoruwa2

1: Imo State Polytechnic, Nigeria; 2: University of Ibadan

Impacts of Global Bioeconomic Value-chains in Latin America: the Case of Soybean Production

Nicolas Gerber, Jan Börner

University of Bonn

Livestock Value Chain Development Through Adoption and Commercialization of Subunit Vaccines: Policy Choices and Potential for New Growth

Albert Ifeanyi Ugochukwu, Peter W.B. Phillips, Brian J. Ochieng'

University of Saskatchewan

Group Farming for Empowerment in the Tribal community of South India

Raghu Raman, Sreeni KR

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Analysis of the Value Chains for Root and Tuber Crops in Malawi: the Case of Irish Potato in Malawi

Joseph Kuyamba Dzanja1, Joseph Kanyamuka2, Flora Janet Nankhuni3

1: Lilongwe University; 2: New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support (NAPAS: Malawi); 3: Michigan State University and NAPAS:Malawi

PO 04: Poster Session
Location: Front Lobby

Overview of Marketing of Tomatoes in Baskets in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria: The Implication and Profitability

Michael Adedotun Oke

Michael Adedotun Oke Foundation, Nigeria

Evaluation of Market Smart Subsidy in Tanzania

Kriti Malhotra

Trinity College Dublin

Disadoption: A Case Study of Nerica Rice in Nigeria

Kehinde Akinkunmi Odeniyi, Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson, Chittur S. Srinivasan

University of Reading

The Institutional Constraints to Agricultural Mechanisation in Africa – A Case Study from Ghana

Thomas Lothar Georg Daum, Regina Birner

Universität Hohenheim, Germany

Is There Scope for Commercial Upscaling of The Malawian Groundnut Value Chain? A Systematic Analysis of Production, Processing and Marketing of Groundnuts in Malawi

Christone Jeremiah Nyondo, Flora Janet Nankhuni


Are Urban Consumers in Niger Willing to Pay for Safe and Nutritious Food?

Tebila Nakelse1, Timothy Dalton1, Yaye Hama2

1: Kansas State University; 2: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN)

RENIVA: governance for a network of high quality smallholders planting material

Aldo Vilar Trindade1, Maria Ester Dal-Poz2, Hermínio Sousa Rocha1, Carlos Estevão Leite Cardoso1, Helton Fleck da Silveira1

1: Embrapa; 2: UNICAMP

PO 05: Poster Session
Location: Front Lobby

Climate-Smart Crop Insurance: Theory and Evidence from India

Berber Kramer, Francisco Ceballos


Economic Development and Agri-food System Transformation: A Cambodian Pig Value Chain Case Study

Rithy Thai, Elena Garnevska, Paul Childerhouse

Massey University

The "Hidden Middle" of Dairy Value Chains: An Organizational Economics Analysis of Dairy Processor Strategies in Mali

Ryan Vroegindewey, Veronique Theriault, Kimberly Chung, Robert Richardson

Michigan State University

Bioethanol Fuel Technology Trajectories Using Topological Skeleton Algorithm

Fabio Kenji Masago1, José Maria Ferreira Jardim da Silveira2

1: University of Campinas - UNICAMP, School of Food Engineering, Ph.D. Program in Bioenergy; 2: University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Institute of Economics, Center for Agricultural Economics and Enviromental Research

Rural E-commerce Value Chain Reconfiguration and Poverty Alleviation - Evidence from Four Impoverished Counties in Western China

Haibo Zhu, Jieying Bi, Xuebiao Zhang, Fengying Nie

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Contract farming and agricultural financing - Evidence from the domestic rice value chain in Senegal

Guillaume Florian Soullier, Paule Moustier


PO 06: Poster Session
Location: Front Lobby

Farm Level Impacts of Hybrid Seed Policies in Ethiopia: Policy Analysis Using a Farm-household Simulation Model

Liesbeth Colen1,2, Kamel Louhichi1,3, Sergio Gomez Y Paloma1

1: JRC, European Commission; 2: LICOS - KU Leuven; 3: INRA

Economic Analysis of Small-scale Poultry Production in Kenyan Medium-sized Cities of Kisumu and Thika

Samuel Onyango Omondi

University of Nairobi and Lund university

Breeding Goals Reloaded: The Case of The "Tasteless” Plantain in Ghana

Lilli Scheiterle, Regina Birner

University of Hohenheim

Institutional Dynamics of Green Growth in Water Sector in the Himalayan Region: Policy Challenges and the Reforms Agenda

Ravinder nath Batta

Government of India

The Gene Revolution: Empirical Evidence from Technical Efficiency

Fangbin Qiao

Central University of Finance and Economics

Risk Attitudes and Rural Development: Evidence from Thailand and Vietnam

Sabine Liebenehm1, Lukas Menkhoff2, Hermann Waibel1

1: Leibniz University Hannover; 2: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Innovation in olive groves in Portugal: what can we learn from two surveys?

Pedro Arnaldo Reis1,2, Inocêncio Seita Coelho1, Joaquim Cabral Rolo1, Fernando Oliveira Baptista2

1: INIAV (National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research); 2: ISA (School of Agriculture, Lisbon University)

01-01: The Crop-Livestock-Forestry Network: a Public-Private Partnership Fostering Institutional and Technological Innovation in Brazilian Agriculture
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Dr. Geraldo Martha, Embrapa

Brazil's Crop-Livestock-Forestry Systems Integration: Impacts So Far and Future Opportunities

Mauricio Lopes, Renato Rodrigues


Brazil's Crop-Livestock-Forestry Systems Integration: The Private Sector's Perspective (From Science to Practice)

Alexandre Berndt


Brazil's Crop-Livestock-Forestry Systems Integration: The Role of Public Policies to Fostering Sustainable Intensification Approaches in Agriculture

Odilson da Silva, Luiz Claudio Caruso

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture

Brazil's Crop-Livestock-Forestry Systems Integration: A Farmer's Perspective (From Science to Practice)

Abilio Pacheco


Crop-Livestock-Forestry Systems Integration in Tropical Agriculture: Additional Comments

Ruben Echeverria1, Carl Pray2

1: CIAT; 2: Rutgers University

01-02: "Maximizing Finance for Development” : World Bank Approach to Leverage Private Sector Investment for Development Objectives
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Prof. Julian Alston, UC Davis


Christopher Brett

World Bank


Gene Moses


Interactive Discussion with the Audience

Christopher Brett1, Gene Moses2

1: World Bank; 2: IFC

01-03: New Methods and Disruptive Indicators in Assessing Agricultural and Nutrition Transformation
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Anwar Naseem, Rutgers University

Measuring Agricultural Transformation Using a Composite Index

Anwar Naseem

Rutgers University

The Use of Enabling The Business of Agriculture Indicator in Policy Analysis

Tea Trumbic

World Bank

Rasch Modelling and Its Application to the Country Policy Readiness Scale

James F Oehmke


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

Sera Young

Northwestern University

Development and Use of a Multi-dimensional Index for Nutrition Knowledge Among Mothers and Health Workers in Malawi

Kate Schneider, William A. Masters

Tufts University

Data and Tools to Support Mutual Accountability for Improved Policy Outcomes: ReSAKSS’ Support for the CAADP Agenda

Ousmane Badiane


01-04: Agri-Food Global Value Chains and Policy Implications
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Prof. Pierluigi Montalbano, Sapienza University

Does Trade Policy Impact Food and Agriculture Global Value Chain Participation of Sub-Saharan African Countries?

Jean Balié1, Davide Del Prete1,2, Emiliano Magrini1, Pierluigi Montalbano3,5, Silvia Nenci4

1: FAO; 2: IMT Lucca; 3: Sapienza University; 4: University of Roma; 5: University of Sussex

Dynamic Changes and Effects of Agro-food GVCs

Jared Greenville, Kentaro Kawasaki, Marie-Agnés Jouanjean


On the Spillover Effects of Trade Distortions in Agricultural Markets

Davide Del Prete1, Laura Forastiere2, Valerio Leone Sciabolazza3

1: FAO and IMT Lucca; 2: Yale University; 3: University of Florida

01-05: Regulations & Policies
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Rita Ramalho, World Bank

A Comparison of the EU and U.S. Regulatory Frameworks for the Active Substance Registration of Microbial Bio Control Agents

Justus Wesseler, Coen Fredericks

Wageningen University

Temporal and Geographic Variation in Support for Agricultural R&D in Low and Middle Income Countries: Research Funding for Subsistence Crops, Commodity Grains, and Cash Crops from Private, Public, Multilateral and Philanthropic Sources

Travis W Reynolds1,2, C. Leigh Anderson1, Didier Yelognisse Alia1, Pierre E Biscaye1

1: University of Washington; 2: Colby College

Mobilizing Public & Political Will to End Economic Exploitation of Widows in FtF Countries

Lori Ann Post

Northwestern University

01-06: Ag. Growth & Productivity
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Dr. Aparajita Goyal, World Bank

Production Performance in the Hungarian Agriculture and Food Industry

József Fogarasi1,2, Anna Zubor-Nemes2

1: Partium Christian U. in Oradea, Romania; 2: Research Inst. of Agric. Econ., Hungary

Maize Yield and Yield Gain in Leading Producing Countries: How Much has U.S. Developed Germplasm Contributed

John Stephen Smith1, Wallace Huffman1, Alan McCunn2

1: Iowa State University; 2: DowPioneer

Agricultural Productivity and Rural Household Welfare Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical Findings from Nigeria and Uganda

Mulubrhan Amare


01-07: Livestocks & By-products
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Edna Massay Kallon, World Bank

Disruptive Innovations for Climate Smart Livestock Systems

Polly Joanna Ericksen1, Mark van Wijk1, Philip K Thornton2, James Hammond1, Simon Fraval1


The Relationship Between Contractual Arrangements and Unfair Trading Practices in the EU Dairy Farm Sector

Federica Di Marcantonio1, Pavel Ciaian1, Jan Fałkowski2

1: JRC, European Commison; 2: University of Warsaw

An Integrated Agro-industrial Business-model as a Generator of Social Impact for a community of Small-holder Farmers; The Case of Aldeia Nova, Angola

Sandy Oppenheim, Renana Shvartzvald

Vital Capital Fund

01-08: Biofuel
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Prof. David Zilberman, UC Berkeley

Quantifying the Foregone Benefits of Biofuel Production in Malawi: The Challenge Presented by the European Union’s Sustainability Criteria

Franziska Clara Schuenemann1, William A. Kerr2

1: Kiel Inst. for the World Econ.; 2: University of Saskatchewan

Spillover Effect of India’s Ethanol Blending Program

Deepayan Debnath1, Suresh Babu2

1: University of Missouri; 2: IFPRI

US Biofuels Policy and the Pass-through from Crude Oil to Corn Prices

Harriet Mugera, Christopher Gilbert

World Bank

01-09: Value Chain I
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Dr. Travis W Reynolds, Colby College

Improving Trust and Reciprocity in Agricultural Input Markets: A Lab-in-the-field Experiment in Bangladesh

Berber Kramer, Alan De Brauw


When Do Consumers Stand Up for The Environment? Evidence From a Large-scale Social Experiment to Promote Environmentally Friendly Coffee

Ryo Takahashi

Waseda University

Transformation of Supply Chains in Central Asia: Impact on Farm Productivity and Commercialization

Ihtiyor Bobojonov, Thomas Glauben


Traditional Versus Modern Value Dairy Value Chains in India: Evidence on Impact from a National Farmers’ Survey

Anjani Kumar1, Sunil Saroj1, Ashok K Mishra2, Pramod K Joshi1

1: IFPRI; 2: Arizona State University

01-10: Circularity Measurement
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Prof. Pasquale L. Scandizzo, University of Rome Tor Vergata

To Measure is to Manage: The Search for a Recognized Standard to Measure Circularity

Luigi Ruggerone

Intesa Sanpaolo Banking Group

Measuring the Degree of Circularity of Companies: The Experience of a Large European Commercial Bank

Massimiano Tellini

Intesa Sanpaolo

Enel Green Power in North America

Marcus Krembs

Enel Green Power

02-01: Disruptive Innovations in the Food Value Chain: Plant-based Foods and Cellular Agriculture
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Prof. Lou Cooperhouse, Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Plant-based Food and Cellular Agriculture: What is Happening

Lou Cooperhouse

Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Plant-based Food and Cellular Agriculture: Why This is Happening

Bruce Friedrich

The Good Food Institute

Plant-based Food and Cellular Agriculture: How This is Happening

Liz Specht

The Good Food Institute

Case Study: Impossible Foods, Global Leader and Catalyst for Change

Pat Brown

Impossible Foods, Inc

02-02: Disruptive Technology I
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Prof. Thomas Reardon, Michigan State University

Automation in Agriculture: A Disruptive Dream or Reality

David Laborde1, Maximo Torero2

1: IFPRI; 2: World Bank

DNA Fingerprinting and Measuring the Intended and Unintended Adoption of Improved Variety Seed

Ayala Wineman1, Tim Njagi2, Caroline Leigh Anderson1, Travis Reynolds3, Pierre Biscaye1, Priscilla Wainaina2, Milton Ayieko2

1: University of Washington; 2: Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development; 3: Colby College

MahindiMaster: A Virtual Learning Platform to Enable Maize Farmers to Discover Soil-optimized Inputs

Travis J Lybbert1, Emilia Tjernstrom2

1: UC Davis; 2: University of Wisconsin

Why Technology will Disrupt and Transform Africa’s Agriculture Sector—in a Good Way

Simeon Ehui

World Bank

02-03: The Challenge Between Critical Thinking and Emotional Decision Making
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Prof. Stuart James Smyth, University of Saskatchewan

Critical Thinking about Modern Agriculture and the Food Supply

Brandon R. McFadden

University of Florida

Managing Maniacal Moms - Since When Does Being a Mom Make You an Expert on Everything?

Michelle {Shelley} Kay McGuire

Washington State University

The Nefarious Use of FOAI

Stuart James Smyth

University of Saskatchewan

How Not to Do Science Communication - Lessons from The Field

Luther Val Giddings

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Food Is So Abundant That Science Does Not Matter

Mark McGuire

University of Idaho

02-04: Agricultural Inputs I
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Anwar Naseem, Rutgers University

Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Ventures in Indian Agricultural Sector - Trends And Patterns

Rakesh Basant

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

The Transformation of India’s Agricultural Input Industries

Latha Nagarajan1, Carl Pray2, Anwar Naseem2

1: IFDC; 2: Rutgers University

Is Organic Cotton a Disruptive Innovation? Assessing the Sector in Egypt

Lorenza Alexandra Lorenzetti

University of Trento

Analysis of the Impacts of Improved Inputs on Agricultural Productivity and Challenges for Meeting Malabo Declaration Goals and Targets in Southern Africa

Charles Nhemachena1, Charity Ruramai Nhemachena2, Greenwell Matchaya1, Binganidzo Muchara2, Sibusiso Nhlengethwa1

1: Intl. Water Management Inst., South Africa; 2: University of South Africa

02-05: Price Policies
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Prof. Pierluigi Montalbano, Sapienza University

A New Combination for Agribusiness Development or Disruption? Climate Variation, International Cocoa Commodity Price Volatility and Cocoa Output Reaction in Nigeria Agribusiness

Anthony Oko-Isu1, Maria-Stella Etomchi Njoku2, Joseph Chimere Onwumere2, Christiana Ogonna Igberi1, Robert Ugochukwu Onyeneke1, Johnny Onyema Ogunji1

1: Federal University, Nigeria; 2: Michael Okpara U. of Agric., Nigeria

The Role of Price Support Policies in Enhancing Food Security and Farmers’ Income: Empirical Evidence from China

Jiarong Qian1, Zhijun Zhao1, Shoichi Ito2

1: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; 2: Kyushu University

Do Rising Pulpwood Prices and Falling Sawtimber Prices in the Southern United States Spell a New Sustainability Challenge for Transatlantic Wood Pellet Trade?

Puneet Dwivedi

University of Georgia

Spatial Heterogeneity of Price Incentives in The Maize Value Chain: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Pierluigi Montalbano1,2, Marco Letta1, Emiliano Magrini3

1: Sapienza University of Rome, IT; 2: Sussex University, UK; 3: FAO

02-06: Value Chain II
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Dr. Shiva S. Makki, World Bank

Increasing Palm Oil Production in Myanmar: An Analysis of The Economic, Health and Sustainability Implications

Shauna Downs1, Khris Nicholas2, Kay Khine Linn3, Jessica Fanzo4

1: Rutgers School of Public Health; 2: U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 3: Myanmar Survey Research; 4: John Hopkins U.

Analysis of the Value Chains for Root and Tuber Crops in Malawi: The Case of Cassava

Joseph Samuel Kanyamuka1, Joseph Kuyamba Dzanja2, Flora Janet Nankhuni1,3

1: NAPAS:Malawi; 2: LUANAR; 3: Michigan State University

Is The Future of Malawi’s Pigeon Pea Industry at The Mercy of India? An Analysis of Malawi’s Pigeon Pea Value Chain

Flora Janet Nankhuni1, Nathalie Me-Nsope2, Joseph Kanyamuka3, Christone Nyondo3

1: Michigan State University; 2: Food for the Hungry; 3: NAPAS: Malawi

Horticulture Value Chain – Female Farmer Assemblages in Western Honduras

Arie Sanders1,2, Janelle Larson2

1: Zamorano University; 2: Penn State University

02-07: Nutrition & Health I
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Dr. Xavier Gine, World Bank

Rural-urban Transformation an Dietary Change - Evidence from Rural-urban Migrants in Tanzania

Liesbeth Colen1,2, Lara Cockx1, Joachim De Weerdt1,3

1: LICOS, KU Leuven; 2: JRC, Europe Commission; 3: University of Antwerp

Institutional Innovation in the Market for Fortified Infant Cereals: False Claims and Low Quality Call for Global Standards

William A. Masters

Tufts University

Land Consolidation, Specialization, and Household Diets: Evidence from Rwanda

Davide Del Prete1, Leopold Ghins1, Emiliano Magrini1, Karl Pauw2

1: FAO; 2: IFPRI

The Role of Biofortification in Improving Nutrition and Health: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

Ekin Birol


02-08: Seeds Industry
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Prof. David Zilberman, UC Berkeley

Structure of The Swedish Seed Industry

Chrysa Morfi, Konstantinos Karantininis

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Increasing Concentration in Global Seed Markets: Causes, Possible Effects, and Policy Implications

Koen Deconinck


Technical and Value Chain Innovations in The Chinese Seed Industry

William Deng

Dade Changfeng Seeds

Getting an Imported GM Product Approved in China: Policy Background and Interpretation of a Time Trend

Yan Jin, Dusan Drabik, Nico Heerink, Justus Wesseler

Wageningen University

02-09: Genetic Engineer I
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Prof. David Castle, University of Victoria

A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Consumer Perception of Genetically Engineered Technology

Brandon R. McFadden1, Stuart J. Smyth2

1: University of Florida; 2: University of Saskatchewan

The End of the 'GMO?' Genome Editing, Gene Drives and Politics of New Frontiers

Ronald J. Herring

Cornell University

Access and Benefit Sharing in The Age of Digital Biology

Peter Phillips1, Stuart James Smyth1, Jeremy de Beer2

1: University of Saskatchewan; 2: University of Ottawa

Disruptive Technologies in Livestock Production: A Multi-country Assessment of Consumer Perceptions

Albert Boaitey1, Ellen Goddard2

1: University of Wisconsin-River Falls; 2: University of Alberta

02-10: Indicators I
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Sarah Iqbal, World Bank

Agricultural Productivity Indicators and Economic Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gabriella DeConti, Ian Patterson, Chris Spencer

Colby College

Female Autonomy and Nutrition in Tunisian Farm Households

Marco Kruse1, Jutta Werner2, Matin Qaim1

1: University of Goettingen; 2: ICARDA

Food Systems Must Support Good Nutrition: Five Ways to Improve Nutrition Through Agriculture Now

Heather Danton1, Sarah Titus2

1: John Snow Research and Training Institute, Inc; 2: Save the Children Federation, Inc

Measuring Intellectual Property Protection in Agriculture and Its Impact on Agricultural Productivity in Developed and Developing Countries (1961-2017)

Mercedes Campi1, Alessandro Nuvolari2

1: Conicet and U. of Buenos Aires; 2: Inst. of Econ., Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

CB 02: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
PL 03: Agricultural Transformation: Regional Perspectives
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Dr. Klaus Tilmes, World Bank

The Uneven Transformation of Rural Africa: Myths, Facts, and Pressing Needs

Chris Barrett

Cornell University

Drivers of Agricultural Development: How Agriculture of Eastern Europe Evolved After Transition?

Csaba Csaki, Attila Jambor

Corvinus University of Budapest

Agricultural Transformation in Latin America

Ruben G. Echeverría


Agricultural Transformation in Asia

Suresh Babu


Date: Thursday, 14/Jun/2018
PL 04: Biotech, CRISPR and Organic Agriculture
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Prof. David Zilberman, UC Berkeley

Socioeconomic Impacts and Potentials of Genetically Modified Crops in Developing Countries

Matin Qaim

University of Göttingen

Economics of CRISPR

Gregory D. Graff

Colorado State University

The Economics of Biotech in Livestock

Jayson Lusk

Purdue University

Can We Feed the World with Organic Agriculture?

Christian Schader


CB 03: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
03-01: Circular Economy Natural Capital
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Dr. Mike Toman, World Bank

Resource Efficiency and Bioeconomy: Potential and Economic Implications

Paul Ekins


Circular Regulations (CR) for Bioeconomy Development

Lampros Lamprinakis

NIBIO, Norway

Constructing Indicators for Circular Economy with the Social Accounting Matrix

Pasquale L. Scandizzo

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy in Sustainable Development

Aldo Ravazzi

IT Ministry of Environment

03-02: Disruptive Technology II
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Veronica Olazabal, The Rockefeller Foundation

Smartphone Apps as a New Method to Collect Data on Smallholder Farming Systems in the Digital Age: a Case Study from Zambia

Thomas Lothar Georg Daum1, Hannes Buchwald2, Ansgar Gerlicher2, Regina Birner1

1: Universität Hohenheim; 2: Stuttgart Media University

Indigenous Bone Fertilizer for Food Security and Growth

Andrew Martin Simons1, Garrick Blalock2, Bourcard Nesin2

1: Fordham University; 2: Cornell University

Evaluating the Influence of Spanning Knowledge in Two Technological Trajectories: Dna Plant Technology and Bionergy

José Maria F.J. Da Silveira1, Roney Souza2, Marcelo Magalhâes3

1: UNICAMP; 2: Federal University of Mato Grosso; 3: UNESP- Tupa

Real-Time Predictive Analytics from an Innovative, Global, Ag-Meteorology Foundation

John Corbett


03-03: Disruptive Technology for Estimating Agricultural Impacts
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Maria Ruth Jones, World Bank

Water Management in Mozambique

Paul Christian

World Bank DIME

Estimating Impact with Synthetic Counterfactual Variables and Remote Sensing

Peter Richards


Leveraging Geospatial and Remote Sensing Technologies to Evaluate Sustainable Forest Initiatives: Lessons from the Burkina Faso Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Guigonan Serge Adjognon, Alexis Rivera Ballesteros

World Bank DIME

Measuring Yields from Space: A UAV Data Collection Pilot in Rwanda

Maria Ruth Jones, Mrijan Rimal

World Bank DIME

03-04: Africa's Emerging Herbicide Revolution: Causes and Consequences
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Prof. Steven Haggblade, Michigan State University

Africa’s Emerging Herbicide Revolution: Sources of Disruption

Steven Haggblade

Michigan State University

Farm-level Impacts of Rapid Herbicide Adoption

Melinda Smale

Michigan State University

Environmental and Health Implications of Growing Pesticide Use in Africa

Megan Sheahan

Precision Agriculture for Development

Industry Efforts to Combat Counterfeit Herbicides in West Africa

Bama Octave Yao

Croplife Director for West and Central Africa

Regional Regulatory Challenges in West Africa

Amadou Diarra

Michigan State University

Regulatory Challenges in East Africa

Jason Fredrick Sandahl

USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service

03-05: Food Systems in a Changing Global World: New Challenges and New Opportunities
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Dr. Jonathan Yaw Mockshell, CIAT

Drivers and Sustainability of Global Food Systems

Christophe Béné


Food Systems and the Role of Inclusive Market Systems for Delivering Sustainable Diets

Jonathan Mockshell


Low Emissions Food Systems: Beyond Promoting Zero-deforestation Supply Chains

Augusto Carlos Castro


Consumers Attitudes and Its Implications for Livestock-based Innovations: A Multi-country Assessment

Albert Boaitey

University of Wisconsin River Falls

Food Systems: Governance Challenges and Opportunities

Regina Birner

University of Hohenheim

03-06: Gender
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Dr. Benedicte de la Briere, World Bank

Agriculture, Diversification and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries

Fred Mawunyo Dzanku, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Aida Cuthbert Isinika

University of Ghana

Empowerment, Market Integration and Nutritional Outcomes for Women in Rural India

Soumya Gupta, Vidya Vemireddy, Prabhu L Pingali

Cornell University

Incentives for Joint Land Titling: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

Ludovica Cherchi1, Markus Goldstein1, James Habyarimana2, Joao Montalvao1, Michael O'Sullivan1, Chris Udry3

1: World Bank; 2: Georgetown University; 3: Northwestern University

Farm and Family Balance: Experiment on Gender Equity in Sugar Farming in Uganda

Kate Ambler1, Kelly Jones1, Michael O'Sullivan2

1: IFPRI; 2: World Bank

03-07: Increasing Access to Veterinary Vaccines in a World of Antimicrobial Resistance
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Dr. Kurt Aleks Schaefer, University of London

Barriers to Vaccine Access from the Perspective of the Animal Health Industry

Will Rausheck McCauley

Animal Health Institute

Mapping the Global Regulatory Landscape for Veterinary Vaccines

Edna Massay Kallon

World Bank

Pay-for-results Programs to Incentivize Private Sector Engagement in Vaccine Development

Gwynneth Anne Clay


03-08: Bioeconomy
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Prof. Stuart James Smyth, University of Saskatchewan

Innovative Markets from Waste Biomaterials.

Maria Ester Dal-Poz1, Jose Maria da Silveira1, Carolina da Silveira Bueno1, Ferrari Vinicius Eduardo2

1: UNICAMP; 2: Ponthificial University of Campinas

Bio-energy Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies and Rural Development

Gal Hochman, Robert Kopp, Ken Miller

Rutgers University

The Potential of Plantain Residues for Biomass-based Fiber Production - An Assessment of the Current Plantain Value Web in Ghana

Tim Kagiso Loos1, Marlene Hoppe1, Beloved Mensah Dzomeku2

1: University of Hohenheim; 2: CSIR-Crops Research Institute

Time to Dare and Endure: Case Study of Macroalgae Two-stage Supply Chain With Co-products

Ruslana Rachel Palatnik1, Mikhail Freer2, David Zilberman3, Alexander Golberg4, Mark Levin5

1: University of Haifa; 2: KU Leuven; 3: UC Berkeley; 4: Tel Aviv University; 5: Moscow School of Economics

03-09: Innovations for Soil Health in Africa
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Prof. Carl Pray, Rutgers University

Soil-SMaRT – an Innovation in Soil Health for Smallholder Farmers to Attain Food and Nutrition Security in Sub-Sahara Africa

Rob Groot


Providing Accurate Soil and Water and Crop Vegetation Data to African Farmers

Ndubuisi Ekekwe


Role of Soil-plant Spectroscopy in Improving Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa

Mercy Nyambura


SoilCares Soil Testing: A Disruptive New Technology Using Big Data in Agriculture

Peter van Erp

SoilCares Research

03-10: Value Chain III
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Liesbeth Colen, European Commission - JRC

Scope and Importance of Organic Agricultural Commodities Marketing - A Case Study of Organic Large Cardamom Supply Chain in Sikkim State of India

Rangasamy Narayanasamy

Consultant (Agricultural Marketing ) , TAMIL NADU , INDIA

Creating Markets: Intermediaries, Non-staples and Farmer Welfare

Sripad Devalkar1, Sridhar Seshadri1, Bharat Ramaswami2

1: Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; 2: Indian Statistical Institute

Innovations in agri-food system transformation of Asian countries and welfare effects on smallholders

Chandrasekhara Rao N

Institute of Economic Growth

LB 02: Lunch Break - Poster Session
Location: Front Lobby
04-01: Funding for Agriculture
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Carlo Segni, World Bank

Contribution of CGIAR R&D to Global Poverty Reduction

David Laborde, Will Martin, Simla Tokgoz, Rob Vos


From West to East: New Realities in Funding for International Agricultural Research

V. Bruce J. Tolentino


The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Agricultural and Rural Innovation, and Implications for Public Policy and Investments: A Case of India

Uma Lele, Sambuddha Goswami

Independent Researcher, U.S.

Pay-for-Results Projects to Incentivize Private Sector Engagement in Agriculture

Rodrigo Ortiz


04-02: Sustainable Development: SITES-ICID Session
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Patrizio Pagano, World Bank Board

Wealth, Human Capital and General Equilibria

Pasquale L. Scandizzo

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Turning Migration into an Opportunity for Sustainable Development

Furio Camillo Rosati

UCW, ICID and University of Rome Tor Vergata


Paolo Verme

World Bank

World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work

Federica Saliola

World Bank

04-03: Disruptive Data for Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Helene Aminatou BA, UPEC (University Paris-Est Créteil)

What are The Nutritional Effects of Climatic and Weather Shocks? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Beliyou Haile, Carlo Azzarri, Liangzhi You, Derek Headey


Behavioral Constraints to The Adoption of Nutrition-sensitive Food Production Systems

Patrick S. Ward, Muzna Alvi, Simrin Makhija, David J. Spielman


Re-assessing Africa’s Health and Nutritional Outcomes Through The Lens of Its Diverse Farming Systems

Beliyou Haile, Carlo Azzarri, Derek Headey


Livestock Ownership and Child Nutrition in Uganda: Evidence From a Panel Survey

Carlo Azzarri1, Marco Tiberti2, Alberto Zezza2

1: IFPRI; 2: World Bank

04-04: Indicators II
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Dr. Andrea Barone, World Bank

Bioeconomy Patterns Across the EU

Tévécia Ronzon

JRC, European Commission

Characterizing The Spatial Context for Rural Development Policy and Value Chain Creation

Susan Elizabeth Offutt, Giulia Conchedda


A Multi-criteria Scoring Methodology for The Diagnosis of Agricultural Innovation Systems

Christian Grovermann1, Christian Schader1, Karin Nichterlein2

1: FiBL; 2: FAO

04-05: Genetic Engineer II
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Dr. Jose Falck-Zepeda, IFPRI

Barriers to Precision Plant Breeding: Results of Expert Survey

Rim Lassoued, Stuart J. Smyth, Peter W.B. Phillips, Hayley Hesseln, Albert Ifeanyi Ugochukwu

University of Saskatchewan

Unveiling Farmer Health Impacts of Bt Expression in Cotton Crop of Pakistan

Shahzad Kouser1, David Spielman2

1: COMSATS Inst. of Info. Technology, Pakistan; 2: IFPRI

Agricultural Biotechnology Innovations in Africa: Status of Commercialized Products and Impacts on Rural Development

Martin Jemo1,2, Faouzi Bekkaoui2, Abdallah Oukarroum2, Limamoulaye Cisse1, Ahmed Lebrihi2

1: OCP-Africa; 2: UM6P, Morocco

Innovations for Africa: An Ex Ante Economic Assessment of GM Cowpea, Cassava, Maize and Rice

Remidius Ruhinduka1, Fred Dzanku2, Patricia Zambrano3, Ulrike Wood-Sichra3, Paul Boadu4, Gerald Lesseri1, Jose Falck-Zepeda3, Judy Chambers3

1: University of Dar es Salaam; 2: Universiy of Ghana; 3: IFPRI; 4: CSIR-STEPRI, Ghana

04-06: Disruptive Technological and Institutional Innovations in Seed Industry Value Chains in Africa
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Dr. Augustine Langyintuo, IFC

Policy Changes That Encourage and Constrain Seed Industries in SSA

Augustine Langyintuo


Syngenta’s Response to The New Opportunities to Develop Their Field Crop and Vegetable Businesses in Africa

Angus Kelly


A Small Firm’s Perspective on The Innovations and Challenges of Building Seed Supply Chains in Africa

John MacRobert1, Tineyi Chakanyuka1, Peter S. Setimela2

1: Mukushi Seeds; 2: CGIAR


Latha Nagarajan


04-07: Nutrition & Health II
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Prof. Carl Pray, Rutgers University

Can Agriculture Programs Promoting Nutrient-Dense Vegetables Combat Micro-nutrient Deficiencies in Children in Kenya and Zambia

Dan Hoffman

Rutgers University

Levereging Technology Innovation for Sustainable Growth

Vito Amendolara


Seasonality in The Cost of Nutritious Diets Across Tanzania

Yan Bai, Elena Naumova, William A. Masters

Tufts University

04-08: Food System Change through Partnerships with Private African Companies
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Addis Teshome Moges, Internation Fertilizer Development Center

Partnering for Inclusive Growth. Lessons and Insights From 2SCALE

Addis Teshome Moges


BoP Markets As a Driver for Inclusive Value Chain and Business Development: The Partnership with Guts-Agro in Ethiopia

Engidu Legesse Yesuneh


The Model Farm in The Developing Countries

Filippo Lodola

Rota Guido Srl, Italy

Towards Sustainable and Resilient Livelihoods in Egypt: MARSADEV and NEMO Projects Joint Efforts for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

Roula Khadra

CIHEAM - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari

04-09: Agricultural Inputs II
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Dr. Koen Deconinck, OECD

Estimating and Attributing Benefits from Wheat Varietal Innovations in South African Agriculture

Charity Ruramai Nhemachena1, Johann F. Kirsten2, Frikkie G. Liebenberg1

1: University of South Africa; 2: Stellenbosch University

Pesticide Residues in Vegetables: A Case Study of Lemons Market in Pakistan

Abedullah Anjum1, Shahzad Kouser2

1: Pakistan Inst. of Dev. Economics; 2: COMSATS Inst. of Info. Technology, Islamabad

Welfare Impacts of Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Breeding: Implications from Institutional Arrangements in Sweden.

Chrysa Morfi, Konstantinos Karantininis

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

04-10: Value Chain IV
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Dr. Shiva S. Makki, World Bank

Revisiting Food Safety Issues in International Trade

Laurian June Unnevehr1, Mateo Ambrosio3, Steven Jaffee2

1: University of Illinois; 2: World Bank; 3: University of Cordoba

Measuring Distortions Along Tanzanian Agricultural Value Chains

Fahd Majeed1, Summer Allen2, Simla Tokgoz2, Bas Paris3

1: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; 2: IFPRI; 3: AGREFOS Consulting, Ltd

Mexican Fresh Tomatoes: Agribusiness Value Chain Contributions to The U.S. Economy

George Frisvold, Dari Duval, Ashley Kerna Bickel

University of Arizona

Opportunities to Enhance The Competitiveness of Malawi’s Tea Industry: Evidence From an Analysis of The Tea Value Chain

Justin Philip du Toit1, Flora J Nankhuni2,3, Joseph S Kanyamuka3

1: Vuna Agribusiness; 2: Michigan State University; 3: NAPAS:Malawi

PL 05: Disruptive Innovation in Data
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Dr. Kevin O'Neil, The Rockefeller Foundation
Moderator: Dr. Haishan Fu, World Bank

Data Driven Innovation in Agricultural Supply Chains: Linking Farms to Markets

Phil Pardey

University of Minnesota

CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture: Beyond the Census of Things

Brian King


Innovate or Perish! Redefining Agricultural Surveys in the New Global Data Landscape

Gero Carletto

World Bank

Global Supply Chain Risk

Jeff Haas

Thomson Reuters

CB 04: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
ICABR Annual General Meeting
Location: MC 13-121
SE 02: Conference Dinner
Location: Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Date: Friday, 15/Jun/2018
PL 06: Disruptive Biology
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Prof. Pasquale L. Scandizzo, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Programmable Genome Engineering Using CRISPR Technology

Samuel H. Sternberg

Columbia University

Application of Genomics and CRISPR in African Agriculture

Jason Clay


Ethical Issues and Medical Concerns of CRISPR-Cas9

Giuseppe Novelli

University of Rome Tor Vergata

The Future of Biological Research in Africa and Its Application through the BioInnovate Africa Program

Julius Ecuru

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology

CB 05: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
05-01: Understanding Productivity Growth in Developing Country Agriculture
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Dr. William Maloney, World Bank

Sources of Growth in Agriculture

Keith Fuglie


Farm Size and Agricultural Productivity

Nicholas Edward Rada


Constraints to Agricultural Technology Adoption

Leah Marie Bridle

CEGA - UC Berkeley

Private Sector Innovation for Agriculture

Carl Pray

Rutgers University

Marketing Chains and Agricultural Productivity

Jo Swinnen

KU Leuven

05-02: The Bioeconomy Strategy
Location: MC 13-121
Chair: Prof. Pasquale L. Scandizzo, University of Rome Tor Vergata

A Circular Approach to Bioeconomy

Giulia Gregori


Bioeconomy in Europe and in Italy and the Italian Bioeconomy Strategy

Fabio Fava

University of Bologna

Monitoring the BioEconomy: A Sustainable Data and Modelling Framework for The Bioeconomy

Justus Wesseler

Wageningen University

The EU Strategy On Plastic In Agriculture: Reflections From A Local Perspective

Pasquale Pazienza, Caterina De Lucia

University of Foggia

05-03: Climate Change and Resilience
Location: MC 2-800
Chair: Prof. David Zilberman, UC Berkeley

I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again! Measuring Household Resilience to Climatic Shocks

Federica Alfani1, Andrew Dabalen2, Peter Fisker3, Vasco Molini2

1: FAO; 2: World Bank; 3: University of Copenhagen

Smallholder Farmers, Climatic Shocks and the Development of Non-Farm Enterprise

Salvatore Di Falco1, Giacomo De Giorgi1, Tesfamichael Wossen2

1: University of Geneva; 2: IITA CGIAR

Climate Resilience in Rural Zambia: Evaluating Farmers’ Response to El Niño-Induced Drought

Federica Alfani1, Aslihan Arslan2, Nancy McCarthy3, Romina Cavatassi2, Nicholas Sitko1

1: FAO; 2: IFAD; 3: Lead Anallytics

05-04: Are Chinese Policies Encouraging Innovation for Food and Agriculture?
Location: MC 10-100
Chair: Prof. Carl Pray, Rutgers University

Changing Industrial Policy From “Made in China” to “Innovated in China”

Xiaobo Zhang

Peking University, IFPRI

Passing the Food and Agricultural R&D Buck? The US and China

Jikun Huang1, Philip Pardey2, Yuan Chai2

1: Peking University; 2: University of Minnesota

Did Public R&D Investments and Innovation Policies Increase R&D, Innovation and Productivity of Agribusiness Firms?

Yanhong Jin1, Tongpeng Deng1, Carl Pray1, Yaiyan Deng2

1: Rutgers University; 2: Beijing Institute of Technology

Technological Relatedness of Industries, Regional Innovations, and Rural Economic Growth in China

Chaoran Hu1, Yi Zhou1, Tom Reardon2

1: Sichuan University; 2: Michigan State University

05-05: Value Chain VI
Location: MC 9-100
Chair: Dr. Jose Falck-Zepeda, IFPRI

Options for Reducing Poverty in Remote Areas of Northern Ghana: Can Maize Contract Farming Schemes Help?

Catherine Ragasa


Smallholder Global Value Chain Participation: The Role of Aggregation

Eva Szalkai Csaky

Southern Methodist University

Warehouse Receipt Financing for Smallholders in Developing Countries: Short on Logic, Long on Imagination

Mario Javier Miranda1, Francis M. Mulangu2, Francis H. Kemeze3

1: Ohio State University; 2: Millennium Challenge Corp.; 3: Intel. Food Policy Research Inst., Ghana

The Feasibility of PBI: Smartphone Pictures for Affordable Crop Insurance

Francisco Ceballos1, Berber Kramer1, Miguel Robles2

1: IFPRI; 2: World Bank

05-06: Country Perspectives on Gene Editing Regulation
Location: MC 8-100
Chair: Prof. Stuart James Smyth, University of Saskatchewan

Regulation of Gene Edited Plants: Select Case Studies from South America and South Asia

Andrew Roberts

ILSI Research Foundation

The Status of Gene Editing in the EU

Justus Wesseler1, Fan-Li Chou2

1: Wageningen University; 2: USDA

The Status of Gene Editing Regulation in Canada

Stuart James Smyth

University of Saskatchewan

Leveraging Socioeconomic Considerations Under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to Impede the Benefits of Genome Editing Tools in Developing Countries

Eric Scott Sachs

Beyond Science Solutions, LLC

05-07: Agricultural Transformation
Location: MC 7-100
Chair: Dr. Travis W Reynolds, Colby College

Agricultural Transformation in Low and Middle Income Countries: Successes, Failures and Lessons for The Future

Fousseini Traore1, David Laborde1, Antoine Bouet1, Tess Lallement1, Carin Smaller2, Kieran McDougal2


Can Agricultural Investments be Increased by Off-farm Employment? A Micro-perspective on Agricultural Transformation in Southeast Asia

Priyanka Parvathi1,2, Trung Thanh Nguyen1, Ulrike Grote1, Hermann Waibel1

1: Leibniz University Hannover, Germany; 2: IFPRI

What African Farmers Can Learn from Rural Smallholders in Southeast Asia? Micro Insights on The Pathways to Agricultural Transformation

Priyanka Parvathi1,3, Mulubrhan Amare2, Trung Thanh Nguyen1, Christopher B. Barrett3

1: Leibniz University Hannover, Germany; 2: IFPRI; 3: Cornell University

A Household-level Perspective on Agricultural Transformation: Evidence from Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania

Travis W Reynolds1, C. Leigh Anderson2, Stanley Wood3, Pierre Biscaye2

1: Colby College; 2: University of Washington; 3: Gates Foundation

05-08: Disruptive Methods for Technology Assessment: Ex-ante, Ex-post, and Spatial Approaches
Location: MC 5-100
Chair: Dr. Carlo Azzarri, IFPRI

Productivity and Economic Effects of Conservation Agriculture: Evidence from Zambia

Adam M. Komarek1, Ho-Young Kwon1, Beliyou Haile1, Christian Thierfelder2, Munyaradzi J. Mutenje2, Carlo Azzarri1


Plant Different, Eat Different? Insights from Participatory Agricultural Research

Beliyou Haile1, Carlo Azzarri1, Cleo Roberts2, John Ulimwengu1, Josee Randriamamonjy1

1: IFPRI; 2: University of Southern California

The Evolution of Markets for Laser Land Leveling Services in India

Kajal Gulati1, Travis Lybbert1, David J Spielman2

1: UC Davis; 2: IFPRI

Time to Sow: Validating the Adoption of Cropping Practices with Spatiotemporal Analysis

Zhe Guo, Simrin Makhija, Jawoo Koo, David J Spielman


05-09: Gene Drive: Science and Impact
Location: MC C1-100
Chair: Prof. Justus Wesseler, Wageningen University

Gene Drive Risks and Potential Engineering Solutions

John Min

Harvard University

Gene Drive Technologies for The Control of Invasive Rodents

John Godwin

North Carolina State University

Conservation Gene Drives: Acknowledging The Risks and Fulfilling the Promise

Thomas Henry Maloney

Revive & Restore

Controlling Infectious Diseases by Using Gene Drive

Stephanie James


05-10: Towards a Clinical Ecosystem Model of Sustainable Development
Location: MC C1-200
Chair: Daniel Shai Goldman, Locus Analytics | Syntax LLC

The Value of Convenient Energy

Jessica O. Matthews

Uncharted Power

A New Vision for Economic Data

Rory Riggs

Royalty Pharma AG

Mobile Coverage and Food Security

Leonard Wantchekon

Princeton, African School of Economics

Scaling Energy Access in Africa

Katherine Deaton Steel


Towards a New Era in Agricultural Traits

Keith Walker

Cibus | Fordun Advisors

Analytics for the Bioeconomy

Daniel Shai Goldman

Locus Analytics | Syntax LLC

How Innovation Will Impact Health Systems of the Future

Charles William Dalton


LB 03: Lunch Break - Book Launch
Location: Preston Lounge
Chair: Dr. Simeon Djankov, World Bank

Book Launch: Scott Rozelle, Stanford University, “The Other China”

Scott Rozelle

Stanford University

PL 07: The Future of Agriculture Transformation: Beyond the 2018
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Dr. Simeon Ehui, World Bank

Technological Innovations & Innovations' Adoption

Alain De Janvry

UC Berkeley

Beyond The WDR 2008

Luc Christiaensen

World Bank

Agriculture Under a Disruptive Environment

Maximo Torero

World Bank Board

CB 06: Coffee Break
Location: Front Lobby
PL 08: Closing: Lessons Learned & Future Policy Challenges
Location: Preston Auditorium
Chair: Dr. Shanta Devarajan, World Bank


Simeon Ehui

World Bank


Paul Winters



Shenggen Fan



Sergio Pimenta



Louise Fox



Carl Pray

Rutgers University


David Zilberman

UC Berkeley

ICABR - WB Dinner (by invitation only)

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