William J. Burke: Agricultural & Food Policy Consulting
Background literature for Bill's presentation at the 2018 SEEP Annual Conference
October 1-3, Arlington, VA
The primary background papers for my presentation are:
Sitko, N.J., W.J. Burke and T.S. Jayne. 2018. "The Quiet Rise of Large-Scale Trading Firms in East and Southern Africa." Journal of Development Studies 54 (5) 895-914.
Jayne, T.S., J. Chamberlin and R. Benfica. 2018 “Africa’s Unfolding Economic Transformation.” Journal of Development Studies 54 (5) 777-787.
And I’ve drawn on evidence from recent and forthcoming papers, some of which were presented at the 2018 International Conference of Agricultural Economists that you can look at here:
Chamberlin, J. and T.S. Jayne. 2017 "Does Farm Structure Matter? The Effects of Farmland Distribution Patterns on Rural Household Incomes in Tanzania." Michigan State University International Development Working Paper Series, No. 157.
Jayne, T.S., W.J. Burke and N.J. Sitko 2018. “Do Medium-Scale Farms Improve Market Access Conditions for Zambian Smallholders?” Presentation at the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver.
van der Westhuizen, D., T.S. Jayne and F. Meyer. 2018. "Rising Tractor Use in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Tanzania." Presentation at the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver.
I frequently cite the Maize Production Guide published by the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture, which you can access here.
Feel free to check out more research while you're here.