May 2018

MSU Food Security Group (FSG) produces quarterly updates. In addition to news from the Group's activity, the Updates list all latest publications and presentations.
FSG Faculty Meets with Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate .
“Agriculture is cool, agriculture is sexy.”
—Dr. Akin Adesina

On May 3, 2018, several FSG faculty members had the great honor to meet with Dr. Adesina.

MSU CANR Dean Hendrick Visits Tanzania
Feed the Future Innovation Lab Food Security Policy project in Tanzania (ASPIRES), hosted a visit from the College's Dean D. Hendrick and the AFRE Department Chairperson, T. Awokuse.

Thomas Jayne will be made an AAEA Fellow, at the AAEA Annual Meeting, August 5–7, 2018.
MSU University Foundation Professor and FSG Faculty T.S. Jayne, is one of the most influential agricultural economists working on African development. He is a widely regarded thought leader, combining incisive scholarship, a commitment to informing mainstream audiences, and a dedication to building programs that integrate scholarship, mentoring, institution building, and policy engagement. 

Youth for Growth, A New Report
by F. K. Yeboah, supported by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs
Youth livelihood in developing economies will largely depend on successful economic transformation of which agriculture is key driver.

“Let Them Eat Carp: Fish Farms Are Helping to Fight Hunger,” Ben Belton, in The Conversation
Fish farms (aquaculture) is helping the poor with food security in SE Asia. Ben Belton, The Conversation, March 2018

FSG Faculty T. Jayne leads
special issue of the Journal
of Development Studies.
With over 30 years of experience studying sub-Saharan Africa agricultural and resource economics, AFRE FSG University Foundation Professor Thomas Jayne and collaborators come together in this special issue of the renowned Journal of Development Studies to provide fresh analysis on Africa’s unfolding economic transformation.

See all the steps of the fish farm activity in Myanmar in 7 vignettes

Washington, DC, August 5–7, 2018

FSG will be an exhibitor along with MSU AFRE Department and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy ( FSP ).

See you there!
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