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Thomas Jayne

Thomas Jayne

University Foundation Professor, Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

Dr. Jayne’s career has been devoted to working with African colleagues to respond to the region’s major agricultural policy challenges. Dr. Jayne is University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He is also Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership, a university-wide initiative at MSU to promote long-term partnerships with African research and capacity building organisations. Dr. Jayne is also a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He has mentored dozens of young African professionals and played a major role in building MSU’s partnerships with African agricultural policy research institutes, serving as co-director of several grants from USAID, DFID and the Gates Foundation focusing on building sustainable research capacity in Africa. Over the past decade, he has received six distinguished research excellence awards from various professional and academic organisations, including the 2009 Outstanding Article Award in Agricultural Economics. He has published extensively on the subject of subsidies in Africa.

Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Why this is good news

Dec 17, 2018 10:54 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are getting smaller and smaller. Today, over 80% of farms in...

Why the US has a lot to gain from investing in Africa’s agri-food systems

Feb 01, 2017 15:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The USs incoming administration has an historic opportunity to extend Americas global leadership by promoting the economic transformations underway in Africa. An effective US strategy would be based on the fact that...

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Politics

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