Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria File Download
02/20/2017 By Saweda Liverpool-Tasie and Thomas Reardon On February 20–21, 2017 the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, supported by USAID Nigeria, organized a two-day training on value chain concepts and analysis in Agriculture at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The training brought together over 100 students and young researchers from Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Plateau states. The training focused on the evolution of value chain concepts and current cutting edge approaches to value chain analysis within agriculture. Participants gained insights on how …
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Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria Overview: 1) Concept of the Value Chain (VC), “fish image”, as cluster of VCs with dendritic structure 2) Evolution of research approaches 3) Axes of VC transformation: structure, conduct/behavior, performance presented in structure of VC typology (traditional, transitional, modern) 4) Examples of transformation of VCs: fish (Asia/US), chicken (US) potatoes (India, US), dairy (Brazil), chicken (US) File Download
by Saweda Liverpool-Tasie and Thomas Reardon Conducting research under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is strategically designed to answer questions of relevance to policy makers in a way that sustainably builds the capacity of Nigerian researchers. File Download
As part of the capacity-building component of the project, Michigan State University Professor Thomas Reardon trained Nigerian scholars on value chain analysis within transforming food systems. Reardon is a professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
Climate change and the negative consequences it has on agriculture is already evident in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries. Mean annual rainfall in the Sahel region is declining
With the effects of climate change likely to require the adoption of new varieties of traditional crops
Awa Sanou and Saweda Liverpool-Tasie Addressing the distance problem: Project innovatively leverages on information and communication technology to strengthen research teams and achieve multiple project goals.
The research team on activity 2.4 will take a two-fold approach. The first approach