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Table 2—Subtheme 2.2: Project list 2010 Focus region/ country

Marketing of high-value commodities in Indonesia

Bhutan Agricultural and Food Policy Research and Capacity Strengthening Project*

Linking smallholders in Bihar to emerging value chains

Successful Smallholders Pig Producers in an Adjusting Vietnam Market

Rural Service Hubs: Business Catalysts for Rural Competitiveness and Inclusiveness

Food Price Transmission African Agricultural Marketing Project

Assessment of Ethiopian Agriculture (the market diagnostics)

How to Relax Liquidity Constraints in Micro- Insurance Demand? Piloting a Innovative Design in an Insurance Product in China

Varietal Diversification and the Adoption of Modern Varieties

Investigating the roles of social networks in the adoption of modern varieties

Farmers‘ varietal diversification and adoption of improved varieties, and consumers‘ preferences for cassava in Nigeria

Impact of SMS-market news on Indian farmers Subtheme 2.2 Influence and Impact

The Bhutan Agricultural and Food Policy Research and Capacity Strengthening Project contributed to the development of a new national food security action plan. In addition, the analysis and results of the project are being used by the World Bank review of the agricultural sector and its investment plans for the agricultural sector of Bhutan.

The analysis done under the Successful Smallholders Pig Producers in an Adjusting Vietnam Market project demonstrated that under a wide range of assumptions, the large-scale commercial sector would not be able to supply more than a small share of overall pork demand in Vietnam for at least 10-20 years. This has contributed to a debate about the wisdom of government plans to focus its attention on supporting the modern sector.

The Rural Services Hub project in India has, together with the companies that were studied, identified increased investments by the firms (leverage funds) of about 3 million dollars to improve agricultural value chains.

The EC-funded Cereal Availability Study (now closed) and the Gates-funded Assessment of Ethiopian Agriculture have led to the creation of a new entity called the Agricultural Transformation Agency. The new agency will be charged with the analysis of food production, food prices, and income diversification, institutionalizing some of the analysis carried out under these two projects. The primary aim of the Agency will be to promote agricultural sector transformation by supporting existing structures of government, private sector and other non-governmental partners to address systemic bottlenecks in the system and deliver on a priority national agenda to achieve growth and food security. The governments of Ethiopia and its development partners have asked IFPRI to provide technical assistance to the Agency, which will involve long term engagement of researchers from three research division of the institute

In the summer of 2010, the WFP contacted subtheme 2.2 to carry out an exploratory assessment of the potential establishment of a strategic grain reserve (SGR) system in Southern Sudan. Based on the project‘s findings, which estimated that an SGR would result in an annual savings on food procurement of US$10 million and would contribute to market development and improvement in the

2010 Internal Program Review-Markets, Trade and Institutions Division Page 14 Indonesia Bhutan India Vietnam India Sub-Saharan Africa

COMESA Countries and Tanzania


Partnership on market access and climate change Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, & Vietnam


India, Bangladesh, Rwanda

India Nigeria India

September 2010– December 2012

July 2009 - December 2011 January 2010 – June 2011 June 2010-July 2012

January 2009 – December 2010

Duration July 2008 – July 2011 April 2006 – June 2010 Sept 2008 -May 2011 June 2007 – June 2010 Oct 2008 – June 2011 July 2008-June 2010 Dec 2008 – Dec 2011 Nov 2009 – Dec 2010

Lead researcher(s) Nicholas Minot

Ashok Gulati/ Nicholas Minot

Bart Minten

Nicholas Minot/ Marites Tiongco

Ashok Gulati, Bart Minten and Thomas Reardon

Nicholas Minot

Nicholas Minot/ Shahidur Rashid

Shahidur Rashid

Maximo Torero/Mark Rosegrant

Ruth Hill and Yanyan Liu Ekin Birol,

Devesh Roy and Marites Tiongco

Devesh Roy

Ekin Birol, and Devesh Roy

Bart Minten

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