International Studies & Programs

Publications

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 GCFSI Publications

Annual and Mid-Year Reports

Annual Report (FY 2016) (.PDF)

Mid-year Report (FY 2016) (.PDF)

Annual Report (FY 2015) (.PDF)

Annual Report (FY 2014) (.PDF)

Annual Report (FY 2013) (.PDF)

Supplementary Materials

 

External Publications, by Topic

City and Regional Food Systems

Hamm, M. W. (2015, March 11). U.S. Dietary Guidelines Report – What's the Fuss Over Sustainability? Knowledge for better food systems. (.html)

Hamm, M. W. (2015, March 30). Feeding Cities - with Indoor Vertical Farms? Knowledge for better food systems. (.html)

Hamm, M. W. (2015, May 20). City Region Food Systems – Part I – Conceptualization. Knowledge for better food systems. (.html)

Hamm, M. W. (2015, June 5). City Region Food Systems – Part II – Who Will Farm? Knowledge for better food systems. (.html)

Hamm, M. W. (2015, June 5). City Region Food Systems - Part IIIA – Scale and Production Strategy. Knowledge for better food systems. (.html)

Hamm, M. W. (2015, July 3). City Region Food Systems - Part IIIB - Scale and Production Strategy. Knowledge for better food systems. (.html)

Climate Change and Pressure on Land

Messina, J.P., Peter, B.G., & Snapp, S.S. (2017). Re-evaluating the Malawian Farm Input Subsidy Programme. Nat. Plants 3, 17013.

Lin S., Messina, JP., Snapp, S. (in press) Mapping Marginal Land Distribution in Malawi Through Assessment of Agricultural Land Suitability. Land Degradation and Development.

Magliocca, NM., Vliet, J van., Brown, C., Evans, TP., Houet, T., Messerli, P., Messina, JP., Nicholas, KA., Ornetsmüller, C., Sagebiel, J., Schweizer, V., Verburg, PH., Yu, O. 2015. From meta-studies to modeling: Using synthesis knowledge to build broadly applicable process-based land change models. Environmental Modelling & Software 72:10-20.

Lin, S., DeVisser, MH., Messina. JP. 2015. An agent-based model to simulate tsetse fly distribution and control techniques: A case study in Nguruman, Kenya. Ecological Modelling 314, 80-89; doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.07.015.

Chikowo, R., Zingore, S., Nyamangara, J., Bekunda, M., Messina, J., & Snapp, S. (2015). Approaches to Reinforce Crop Productivity Under Rain-fed Conditions in Sub-humid Environments in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Sustainable Intensification to Advance Food Security and Enhance Climate Resilience in Africa (pp. 235-253). Springer International Publishing.
 
McCann, R. S., Messina, J. P., MacFarlane, D. W., Bayoh, M. N., Vulule, J. M., Gimnig, J. E., & Walker, E. D. (2014). Modeling larval malaria vector habitat locations using landscape features and cumulative precipitation measures. International journal of health geographics, 13(1), 17.
 
Shortridge, AM., Messina, JP., Kravchenko, S., Finley, A. (eds.). 2014. Accuracy 2014 : Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences : July 8-11, 2014, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. ISARA, International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (.html)

 

Decision Support & Informatics

Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., & Herman, M. R. (2015). A review of climate change impacts on water resources in East Africa. Trans. ASABE In Review.
 
Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Herman, M. R., & Messina, J. P. (2016). Multiscale Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in Tanzania. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 05016034.
 
Adhikari, U., & Nejadhashemi, A. P. (2016). Impacts of climate change on water resources in Malawi. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 21(11), 05016026.
 
Adhikari, U., Nejadhashemi, A. P., & Woznicki, S. A. (2015). Climate change and eastern Africa: a review of impact on major crops. Food and Energy Security, 4(2), 110-132.
 
Mutenyo, I., Nejadhashemi, A. P., Woznicki, S. A., & Giri, S. (2015). Evaluation of SWAT performance on a mountainous watershed in tropical Africa. Hydrology: Current Research, (S3), 1.

Gender

Me-Nsope, N., & Larkins, M. (2016). Beyond crop production: Gender relations along the pigeon pea value chain and implications for income and food security in Malawi. Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, 1(3).

Me-Nsope, N., & Larkins, M. (2016). Empowering Women for Food and Income Security: The Case of Pigeon Pea in Malawi. Gendered Perspectives on International Development: Working Papers, (308), 0_1.

Food Safety and Consumer Demand Analysis

Ortega, D. L., Wang, H. H., Wu, L., & Hong, S. J. (2015). Retail channel and consumer demand for food quality in China. China Economic Review, 36, 359-366.

Ortega, D.L., David Tschirley, 2015 (forthcoming) “Demand for Food Safety in Emerging and Developing Countries: A Research Agenda.” Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies.

Information and Communication Technology for Development

Wyche, S., & Steinfield, C. (2016). Why don't farmers use cell phones to access market prices? technology affordances and barriers to market information services adoption in rural Kenya. Information Technology for Development, 22(2), 320-333.
 
Wyche, S., Steinfield, C., Cai, T., Simiyu, N., & Othieno, M. E. (2016, June). Reflecting on video: exploring the efficacy of video for teaching device literacy in rural Kenya. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (p. 8). ACM.
 
Steinfield, C., Wyche, S., Cai, T., & Chiwasa, H. (2015, May). The mobile divide revisited: mobile phone use by smallholder farmers in Malawi. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (p. 8). ACM.
 
Wyche, S. P., Densmore, M., & Geyer, B. S. (2015, May). Real mobiles: Kenyan and Zambian smallholder farmers' current attitudes towards mobile phones. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (p. 9). ACM.
 
Cai, T., Chiwasa, H., Steinfield, C., & Wyche, S. (2015, May). Participatory video for nutrition training for farmers in Malawi: an analysis of knowledge gain and adoption. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (p. 29). ACM.
 
Ninsiima, D. (2015, May). Buuza Omulimisa (ask the extension officer): text messaging for low literate farming communities in rural Uganda. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (p. 54). ACM.
 
 

Rapid Urbanization and Transformation of Food Systems

Tschirley, D. L., Snyder, J., Dolislager, M., Reardon, T., Haggblade, S., Goeb, J., ... & Meyer, F. (2015). Africa's unfolding diet transformation: implications for agrifood system employment. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, 5(2), 102-136.

Tschirley, D., Reardon, T., Dolislager, M., & Snyder, J. (2015). The rise of a middle class in East and Southern Africa: Implications for food system transformation. Journal of International Development, 27(5), 628-646.
 
Reardon, T. (2015). The hidden middle: the quiet revolution in the midstream of agrifood value chains in developing countries. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 31(1), 45-63.
 
Reardon, T., Tschirley, D., Minten, B., Haggblade, S., Liverpool-Tasie, S., Dolislager, M., ... & Ijumba, C. (2015, September). Transformation of African Agrifood Systems in the New Era of Rapid Urbanization and the Emergence of a Middle Class. In Chapter in the Proceedings Volume of the ReSAKSS Annual Conference “Beyond a Middle Income Africa,” Trends and Outlook Report Conference Held in Addis Ababa, September (pp. 1-3).

Sustainable Intensification

Messina, J.P. Suepa, T., Snapp, S., Olson, J.M., Nejadhashemi, A.P., Murray, S., Moore, N., Frake, A.N., Fan, P., and U. Adhikari. 2017. Food system resilience and sustainability in Cambodia. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 8:3 Note 4 (accepted pending revisions)

Smith, A., Snapp, S., Dimes, J., Gwenambira, C., & Chikowo, R. (2016). Doubled-up legume rotations improve soil fertility and maintain productivity under variable conditions in maize-based cropping systems in Malawi. Agricultural Systems, 145, 139-149.

Petersen, B. and S.S. Snapp. 2015. What is sustainable intensification: Views from experts. Land Use Policy 46:1-10  doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.02.002.

Fisher, M. and S.S. Snapp. 2014. Can adoption of modern maize help smallholder farmers manage drought risk? Evidence from southern Malawi. Experimental Agriculture, 50:533-548.
 
Rogé, P., S.S. Snapp, M.K. Kakwera, L. Mungai, I. Jambo and B. Peter. Opportunities for perennial food crops in Malawi: A review. Agronomy and Sustainable Development, In press.