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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Developing Countries

  1. Ohio State Agricultural Economist: Feeding the World after 2050

    Jan 5, 2015

    By 2050, the world’s population will reach 9 to 9.5 billion, and by the end of the century, the population in Africa is expected to be three times its current level, according to AEDE professor Douglas Southgate. As a result, food insecurity in Africa will be much more severe than in other parts of the world, Southgate said during the Dec. 1 kickoff of the college’s 2014-2015 Agricultural Policy and Outlook series.

  2. Building African Food Security One Student at a Time

    Nov 24, 2014

    Since 2011, 20 graduate students from Tanzania have become Buckeyes through the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI). The project aims to provide long-term food security in the East African nation and is directed on the ground by AEDE professor David Kraybill. Three students in the program: Boniface Massawe, Emmanuel Mgonja, and Privata Chiwondo tell us about their experience. 

  3. Buckeyes Playing Long Game in Tanzanian ‘Feed the Future’ Initiative

    Nov 24, 2014

    Now about halfway through its $25.5 million, six-year grant, Ohio State University’s Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, or iAGRI program, in Tanzania is becoming a prototype for strengthening the capacity of agricultural universities to improve African food security for the long term. David Kraybill, AEDE professor and project director, has worked on-site at Sokoine University of Agriculture since 2011.

  4. AEDE Faculty Expand Their Research Connections in China

    Aug 15, 2013

    This summer many AEDE faculty members travelled abroad for teaching and research collaboration opportunities. One country in particular, the People’s Republic of China, hosted visits from several AEDE faculty members working in the fields of development and regional economics.

  5. David Kraybill to Participate in February 14th USAID #AskAg Twitter Chat on Agricultural Higher Education

    Feb 12, 2013

    AEDE’s Professor David Kraybill, Project Manager of the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) – a USAID Feed the Future project in Tanzania, will participate in a Twitter chat hosted by USAID’s Agrilinks on February 14th from 12:00-1:00pm ET.

  6. Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative Update: Project Cultivates Tanzanian Agricultural Expertise for Future

    Dec 17, 2012

    This article was originally published on the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences website

    Written by Martha Filipic

    December 14, 2012

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tanzania, a country of 42 million nestled on the east coast of Africa, is undergoing a sea change demographically.

  7. Professor Mario Miranda Teaches Workshop on Computational Economic Dynamics at the Central Bank of Costa Rica

    Dec 13, 2012


    AEDE Professor Mario Javier Miranda recently returned from the Central Bank of Costa Rica where he presented a week-long workshop from December 3-7, 2012 focused on computational economic dynamics. Professor Miranda was invited to teach the workshop at the Central Bank by Roger Madrigal, Chief Economist of the Central Bank, who earned his doctorate degree from AEDE in 2004.

  8. The Faces of AEDE: Edith Lazaro, AEDE Master of Science Student in Agricultural Economics

    Nov 5, 2012

    Edith Lazaro, a student in the MS program in Agricultural Economics at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania, recently joined AEDE for a year of study as part of the Department’s participation in the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI). iAGRI is a USAID Feed the Future project in Tanzania, which AEDE Professor Dave Kraybill oversees as the iAGRI Project Manager.  

  9. New Research from Professor Mario Miranda and Katie Farrin Looks at Index Insurance Options for the Developing World

    Oct 18, 2012

    Index insurance, which relies on an observed value of a specified “index” or some other closely related variable that is highly correlated with losses to determine payouts, could significantly help those uninsured against environmental disasters in the developing world by providing an attainable safety net for crop protection.  

  10. Thompson to present at the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Annual Conference in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil on August 19, 2012

    Aug 16, 2012