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2017 International Section Track Sessions

  • Agricultural Input Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Rapid agri-food system transformation in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from processed food inventories in Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Mozambique, and Tanzania (Joint with Africa)
  • Food prices, market access and malnutrition in rural Africa (Joint with FSN)
  • rends in preferential trade agreements in Latin America (Joint with LAS)
  • 25 Years of Transition in Europe and Central Asia: A Diversity of Experience and Prospects (Joint with Senior)
  • Using Climate Shocks to Estimate Early Human Capital Formation in Developing Countries (Joint with Econometrics)
  • Does size matter? Revisiting the inverse farm size-productivity hypothesis in sub-Saharan Africa (Joint with Africa)
  • Value Chain Organization and Implications for Agricultural Producers in Developing Countries (Joint with IBES)
  • Plants, patents, and politics: Changing global landscapes in the crop sciences industry and genetic resources policy (Joint with Senior)
  • Leveraging big data for studying resilience to weather variability, sub-national poverty and nutritional deprivation in sub-Saharan Africa (Joint with Africa)
  • Agricultural Extension in SSA: An overview of new approaches (Joint with Africa)

2016 Track Sessions

  • Frontiers of Agricultural Transformation: What has changed? (Joint with Africa)
  • The Russian Food Import Ban and the Eurasian Economic Union: Analysis of Trade Impacts
  • Under the influence of others: Jealousy, risk-sharing, and learning (Joint with IBES)
  • Food and Nutrition Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (Joint with COSBAE)
  • Malthus vs. Ricardo Redux: How Much Food and Farmland in 2050? (Joint with IATRC)
  • U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present and Future
  • Gender and Generation: Intrahousehold Perspectives on Technology Adoption in the West Africa Sahel
  • Are poor soils a blessing or a curse? Estimating the relationships among soil quality, agricultural productivity, and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (Joint with Africa)
  • Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR: Lessons Learned (Joint with Senior)

2015 Track Sessions

  • Agriculture in Africa: Telling Facts from Myths (Joint with China)
  • Emerging Development Issues in Rural China: Land titling, agricultural subsidy, non-farm employment and food safety (Joint with China)
  • Economics of Food Losses and Waste: What are the right questions? (Joint with AEM)
  • Reexamining Agricultural Commercialization in the Developing World: The Cash versus Food Production Tradeoff (Joint with IAAE)
  • Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa:  New Research Evidence and Implications for Policy (Invited Paper Session - Joint with COSBAE)
  • Soil Tests & Smallholder Farmers: How potent a productive input is soil fertility information?
  • Making Agricultural Research Matter to Women Farmers (Joint with CWAE)
  • Food Security in an Imperfect World: Method, Causes and Remedies (Joint with ARA)
  • Ebola: Predicting it, Addressing it, and Food Security Impacts
  • The Role of the Developing and Emerging Countries in Shaping the Future of the Global Trade System (Joint with Senior Section)

2015 International Section & IATRC Speaker Series and Banquet
David Lobell, Stanford University
"Rethinking Climate Adaptation"

David Lobell is an Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow at the Woods and Freeman Spogli Institutes, and Deputy Director of Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment. His research focuses on identifying opportunities to raise crop yields in major agricultural regions, and uses a combination of big datasets, statistics, and model simulations. He has been recognized with a Macarthur Fellowship in 2013, a McMaster Fellowship from CSIRO in 2014, and the Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2010. He also served as lead author for the food chapter and core writing team member for the Summary for Policymakers in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Lobell received a PhD in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford in 2005, and a Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2000.


2014 Track Sessions

  • Hunger and Hope: Progress in Reducing Poverty and Fostering Food Security in the Developing World (Joint with Senior)
  • Applications of Hierarchical Regression Models in Development Economics (Joint with Econometrics)
  • Food Quality and Trade (Joint with FAMPS)
  • Frontier Topics in International Agricultural Development
  • Developments in China's Agriculture (Joint with IAAE)
  • Raising Productivity in African Agriculture: Issues and Implications for Development Strategy (Joint with COSBAE)
  • Towards a more Effective Global Architecture for Food and Agriculture
  • International trade and the global land use and environmental consequences of agricultural productivity changes (Joint with IAAE)
  • A New Transdisciplinary Approach to Regional Integrated Assessment of Climate Impact and Adaptation in Africa and South Asia

Past Track Sessions