Monday, October 29, 2018

Members in the News: Fan, Glauber, Torres, Zhang, Pannell, Pardey, Martin, Anderson, Fisher, Vos, Lusk, Laborde, and Irwin

Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute
Feature: Go fish! Minnow 'nutrient bombs' deployed to end malnutrition
By: Reuters - October 18, 2018
By eating tiny fish, packed with fats, vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium and zinc, pregnant women and children can get the nutrients they need to be healthy.
“(With) small fish, you can even eat the bones, which have lots of micronutrients,” said Shenggen Fan, head of the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute. “It’s a perception thing. Somehow we think small fish is waste.”
Read more on: Reuters and Daily Mail

Joseph Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute
US farmers relieved new NAFTA looks a lot like old NAFTA
Written by Joseph Glauber: The Hill - October 12, 2018
On Sep. 30, the United States and Canada — following a bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Mexico — announced that they had reached an accord in their renegotiation of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The new treaty, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), if approved by Congress, will replace NAFTA, an agreement that President Trump had often derided as the “worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere.”
Read more on: The Hill

Ariana Torres, Purdue University
Fewer consumers opting for that weekly box of veggies, so local farmers are struggling to survive
By: Chicago Tribune - October 20, 2018
Farmers should use social media and other online platforms to tell their authentic and compelling stories to consumers, said Ariana Torres, an assistant professor of horticulture at Purdue University.
“The younger generations are relying more on technology to make food purchases,” Torres said. “Farmers have to embrace that.”
Read more on: Chicago Tribune

Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute
Time to act: air pollution is damaging our brains as well as our lungs
Written by Xiaobo Zhang: The Telegraph - October 17, 2018
Air pollution has countless victims—nearly nine out of ten people across the globe breathe polluted air, according to the World Health Organization – and new research from London suggests it even reaches the unborn, moving from a mothers’ lungs to placenta and foetus.
While the toll breathing polluted air exacts on health and physical well-being is well documented and well-known, lesser known is its impact on human intelligence.
Read more on: The Telegraph and Yahoo! News

David Pannell, University of Western Australia
Philip Pardey, University of Minnesota
Will Martin, International Food Policy Research Institute
Jock Anderson, Rutgers University
Brian Fisher, BAEconomics Pty Ltd
AARES YouTube Features: Good Memories
By: YouTube - AARES - May - October 2018
"Good Memories", Interviews with agricultural and resource economists, for the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
Philip Pardey interview: Part one, part two, part three, and part four
Will Martin interview: Part one, part two, part three, and part four
Jock Anderson interview: Part one, part two, part three, and part four
Brain Fisher interview: Part one, part two, part three, and part four
More on: YouTube - AARES

Rob Vos, International Food Policy Research Institute
Rob Vos discusses the global struggle for food on World Food Day
By: YouTube - CGTN America  - October 16, 2018
CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Rob Vos, director of Markets for Trade and Institutions Division at IFPRI, about global hunger, food shortages and insecurity and more on World Food Say.
Listen on: YouTube - CGTN America and EBL News

Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
10 appointed to board that advises colleges on ag research
By: Wallaces Farmer - October 25, 2018
Ten people have been appointed to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.
“These members of the NAREEE Advisory Board help ensure that our work at USDA is facts-based, data-driven, and customer-focused,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “They bring real-world knowledge and expertise that is invaluable to our efforts.”
AAEA Member, Dr. Jayson Lusk, Department Head, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, is one of the ten appointed.
Read more on: Wallaces Farmer
"It's a Really Dramatic Change": A Discussion of the Economics of Food
By: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - October 12, 2018
Raphael Bostic: Well hello, everyone. I want to welcome you to the latest edition of the PA Forum that we have here at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. My name is Raphael Bostic. I'm the president and CEO of the Bank—I guess a guest host for this version. I'm really excited to be here with Jayson LuskOff-site link. Jayson is the distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, and he's come to join us to talk about food, which is something that I know is probably near and dear to many of your hearts, and in fact you can't live without it. So Jayson, it's a pleasure to welcome you here. You've been a professor for a while.
Jayson Lusk: A little while, yes. I guess I finished my PhD in 2000, and had an opportunity to work at several places, but for the last year and a half I've been at Purdue.
Read more on: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

David Laborde, International Food Policy Research Institute
Report shows Nigeria can eradicate poverty with agriculture
By: Nigeria’s The Guardian - October 15, 2018
“Only 10 countries are still categorized by subsistence agriculture, compared with 30 in 1970,” explains David Laborde, Senior Fellow, IFPRI. “Except for countries at war, no country is worse off than they were decades ago. Our report in a clear indication that agricultural transformation fosters economic empowerment for countries and their communities.”
Read more on: Nigeria’s The Guardian and Business Ghana

Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
'Hit from every direction': Tariffs and drought weigh heavily on farmers
By: Neighbor News - October 19, 2018
A prevailing attitude they expressed was that it was a year of hardship and narrowly dodged bullets, with near catastrophe staved off — or at least cushioned — by late-summer rain or federal government bailouts. While some expressed cautious optimism about the future, others warned that with trade disputes ongoing — and targeted squarely at agriculture — farmers remained in a precarious position. “It’s like we’re one inch from the precipice,” said Scott Irwin, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Illinois. “You can hear the big waterfall ahead of us. But we haven’t gone over yet.”
Read more on: Neighbor News

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