Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, April 25, 2014

Global Food Symposium 2014, Göttingen, Germany

25-26 April 2014. Göttingen, Germany. The GlobalFood Program at the University of Göttingen carries out research along these lines in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and other partners. 

As part of this Program, it organized the Second GlobalFood Symposium. The aim of this Symposium was to discuss new research findings and policy challenges related to the global agri-food system transformation. 

The two-day event will featured plenary sessions with invited speakers, contributed paper sessions, and posters. Speakers include Joachim von Braun (Germany), Julio Berdegue (Chile), Julie Caswell (USA), Jill Hobbs (Canada), Jo Swinnen (Belgium), and Maximo Torero (USA).

Download the Conference Program (Final version) (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Download abstracts of papers presented at the Symposium here (PDF, 1.2 MB)

B1: Economic experiments in agriculture 
  1. Angelino Viceisza (Spelman College, USA): “Cheap talk and coordination: experimental evidence from farmer groups in Senegal” 
  2. Travis Lybbert (University of California-Davis, USA): “Experimental markets for ready‐to‐use supplementary foods (RUSFs) in Burkina Faso: implications for private and public sector involvement in RUSF supply chains” 
  3. Hanna Julia Ihli (University of Göttingen, Germany): “Investment behavior of Ugandan smallholder farmers: an experimental analysis” 
  4. Sebastian Kunte (University of Göttingen, Germany): “Making it personal: breach and private ordering in a contract farming experiment”

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