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Selected Publications & Presentations

Ed Mabaya

Books

Mabaya, E., Tihanyi, K., Karaan, M., and Van Rooyen, J., Eds. “Case Studies of South Africa’s Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses”, Stellenbosch: SunMedia, 2011. ISBN 978-1-920338-65-7.

Book Chapters

Mabaya, E. “Business Networks as Innovative Institutions to Support Agro-Industries Development” In: da Silva, C.A., & Mhlanga, N (Eds.). Innovative Policies and Institutions in Support of Agro-Industries Development. Rome, Italy. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011, pp 9-40.

Mabaya Edward, Aleksandra Janjic, Toniqua Hay and Tamara Struk, “Defining De Fynne: A small wholesale nursery” chapter 18 in Mabaya Edward, Tihanyi Krisztina, Mohammad Karaan, and Johan van Rooyen, Eds., Case Studies of South Africa’s Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses, Stellenbosch: SunMedia, 2011. pp 27-51.

Mabaya Edward, Imani Grant, Yin Song, Krisztina Tihanyi, Phuong Tran and Jipei Zhang, “Ezulwini Chocolat: Standing up and standing out” chapter 3 in Mabaya Edward, Tihanyi Krisztina, Mohammad Karaan, and Johan van Rooyen, Eds., Case Studies of South Africa’s Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses, Stellenbosch: SunMedia, 2011. pp 52-69.

Mabaya Edward, Bahirah Adewunmi, Jeff Aziakou, Kristin O’Planick, Krisztina Tihanyi, “M’hudi Wines: A small business with a big vision,” chapter 4 in Mabaya Edward, Tihanyi Krisztina, Mohammad Karaan, and Johan van Rooyen, Eds., Case Studies of South Africa’s Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses, Stellenbosch: SunMedia, 2011. pp 70-93.

Mabaya Edward, Michelle Manket, Seth Mosner, Perla E. Parra and Krisztina Tihanyi, “Intaba Fruit Processing: A matter of jam,” chapter 7 in Mabaya Edward, Tihanyi Krisztina, Mohammad Karaan, and Johan van Rooyen, Eds., Case Studies of South Africa’s Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses, Stellenbosch: SunMedia, 2011. pp 123-136.

Mabaya Edward and Mohammad Kaaran, “Emerging farmers and agribusinesses in South Africa: Common Themes,” chapter 18 in Mabaya Edward, Tihanyi Krisztina, Mohammad Karaan, and Johan van Rooyen, Eds., Case Studies of South Africa’s Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses, Stellenbosch: SunMedia, 2011. pp 297-303.

Christy, R., Mabaya, E., Wilson, N., Mutambatsere, E., Mhlanga, N., “Enabling Environments for Competitive Agro-industries”, Chapter 6 of Agro-industries for Development, Edited by C A da Silva, D Baker, A W Shepherd, S M da Cruz, C Jenane,. CABI, 2009.

Mabaya. E., “Transportation Costs and Spatial Integration of Agricultural Commodity Markets in Africa” Chapter 3 in Grieco, M.S. edited "Africa, Transport and the Millennium Development Goals: Achieving an Internationally Set Agenda," Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009, pp32-43.

Mabaya, E., Christy, R.D., and Tihanyi, K. “Advancing Africa’s Green Revolution Through Private Seed Companies.” Meeting the Challenges to Sustainable Growth and Development in Rural Communities; Proceedings of the 64th Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference. Tuskegee University, 2008.

Mabaya, E., and Christy, R.D., “Markets, Government and Development: Structural Adjustment Programs in a Global Economy” in Christy, R. edited Achieving Sustainable Communities in a Global Economy, World Scientific Publishing, 2004, pp 113-136.

Mabaya, E., and Christy, R.D., “Wholesale Price Movements for Horticultural Produce in Zimbabwe: an Analysis of Tomato Prices in Harare” in Access and Equity Issues in Agriculture and Rural Development, Edited by Baharanyi, N., Zabawa, R., and Hill W.A., Tuskeegee University, 1998, pp 209-225.

Journal Articles

Mabaya, E., Faria, W., Jordan, D., “Markets for Marama Beans in Southern Africa: Linking Sustainable Products with Sustainable Livelihoods”, Development Southern Africa Journal, Volume 28, Issue 4, 2011, pp 447-492.

Stephens, E.C., Mabaya, E., Cramon–Taubadel, S., and Barrett, C.B., “Spatial Price Adjustment Dynamics With and Without Trade,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2011.

Mabaya, E., Jordan, D., Malope, P., Monkhei, M., and Jackson, J., “Attribute Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Fortified Cereal Foods in Botswana” Agrekon, Volume 49, Issue 4, December 2010.

Mabaya, E., “Commentary on ‘Private Sector Metrics Contributions to Social Change: Customer Satisfaction Meets Agriculture Development’”, IDS Bulletin, Volume 41, Number 6, November 2010.

Mabaya, E., Cramer, L.K., Mahiga, V.K., Pham, H.Q., Simpson, T.M., and Tang, X.C., “Supplying Improved Seed to Farmers in Rural Kenya: The Case of Freshco Kenya Ltd.”, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2009.

Mabaya, E., “Spatial Market Integration Under Discontinuous Trade: An Analysis of Urban Spot Markets for Tomatoes in Zimbabwe”, Economie Rurale (French Agricultural Economics Journal), n°283-284, September-December 2004.

Other publications

Mugoya M., Christy R., Mabaya E. “The Impact of the Market Information Service on Pricing Efficiency and Maize Price Transmission in Uganda.” Working Paper 2007-12, Cornell Univ., Dept. of Applied Eco. and Management, 2007.

Mutambatsere, E., Mabaya, E., and Christy, R.D., “Integration and Equilibrium in the Maize Markets in Southern Africa”, Selected paper at American Agricultural Economics Association 2007 Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 29-August 1, 2007.

Mabaya, E., “Strengthening Africa’s private seed sector to serve smallholder farmers.” Invited editorial for Seedquest, http://www.seedquest.com/forum/m/MabayaEdward/july06.htm, 2006.

Conner, D., and Mabaya, E., “Consumer Preferences for Organic and Fair Trade Chocolate: Implications for Sustainable Agriculture in the Developing World”, Cornell University Staff Paper, SP2006-2, 2006.

Conner, D., Ford, M., Fowler-Decatur, E., Mabaya, E. and Robinson, K., “Ithaca Fine Chocolates - Case Study”, Emerging Markets Program, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853-7801, 2003.

Mabaya, E., (2001), “The Theory and Practice of Market Integration”, Working Paper AEE 3/2001, University of Zimbabwe, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2001.

Guvheya, G., Mabaya, E., and Christy, R.D., “Smallholder Horticultural Markets in Zimbabwe: Margins, Price Transmission, and Spatial Integration”, Cornell University Staff Paper #98-02, 1998.

Selected Seminars and Paper Presentations

Mabaya Edward, Joyce Cacho, Krisztina Tihanyi and Michelle Nwoga, “Next Steps: Rethinking the Future of CSR at Novus International” paper presented at the 2012 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Symposium, Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Shanghai, China, 11-12 June, 2012.

Mabaya Edward and Tihanyi Krisztina, “African Economic Empowerment in South Africa’s Agribusiness Sector: Lessons from Case Studies” seminar presented at the Institute of African Development, Cornell University, March 29, 2012.

Mabaya Edward, “Current state of agribusiness education and training in Africa,” invited presentation at the Strengthening Africa’s Strategic Agricultural Capacity for Impact on Development (SASACID) Inception Meeting, Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 April 2012.

Mabaya Edward, “Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: The Fuss, The Facts and The Future” paper presented at the 69th Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference (PAWC), Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, December 2011.

Mabaya Edward, “Africa’s Evolving Seed Sector: Implications for Land Use,” seminar presented at the Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods in International Development Graduate Research School, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, 21 September, 2011.

Mabaya, E., “Sowing the Seeds of Development in Africa”, Seminar Presentation for Spring 2011 CIIFAD Seminar Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, April 20, 2011.

Mabaya, E., and Tihanyi, K.Z., “So called ‘Emerging Farmers’: The changing profile of South Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness”, Seminar Presentation for Stellenbosch University Food Security Initiative Interdisciplinary Discussion Group, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, August 2, 2010.

Mabaya, E., “Factors Influencing Agriculture and Agribusiness Development in Africa”, paper presented at the 68th Professional Agricultural Workers Conference, Tuskegee University, AL, USA, December 5-7, 2010.

Mabaya, E., “Building a Vibrant and Competitive Seed Sector in Africa”, invited presentation at presented the African Green Revolution Forum, Accra, Ghana, September 2-4 2010.

Mabaya, E., Christy, R., and Bandama, M., “The Current State of Agribusiness Education and Training in Africa”, paper presented at the 3rd African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) and 48th Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 19-23, 2010.

Mabaya, E., “Socio-economic and Marketing of Processed Morama Beans”, paper presented at the 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2010.

Mabaya, E., “Business Networks and their role in supporting agribusiness development”, 47th Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), Durban, South Africa, September 2009.

Mabaya, E., “Business Networks As Innovative Institutions to Support Agro-Industries Development”, invited paper presented at the FAO pre-conference workshop on Innovative policies and institutions to support agro-industries development held at the 27th Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), Beijing, China, August 2009, Forthcoming publication.

Mabaya, E., Jordaan, D., and Malete, J., “Attribute Preference and Willingness to Pay for Fortified Cereal Foods in Botswana” plenary paper presented a the 46th Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) annual conference, Windhoek, Namibia, September 2008, winner of 1st Prize Best Contributed Paper.

Christy, R., Mabaya, E., Wilson, N., Mutambatsere, E., and Mhlanga, N., “Enabling Environment for Competitive Agro-Industries” invited plenary paper presented at the FAO Global Agro-Industries Forum: Increasing Competitiveness and Development Impact, New Delhi, India, 8-11 April 2008.

Stephens, E.C., and Mabaya, E., “Spatial Price Adjustment with and without Trade” contributed paper No 6538, presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida.

Mabaya, E., “Transportation Costs and Spatial Integration of Agricultural Commodity Markets in Africa Transportation”, Invited paper at Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for Africa: The Role of Transport workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 5-6, 2007.

Mabaya, E. and Jordan, D., “The role of small private seed companies in the dissemination of new agricultural technologies in Africa”, Invited presentation at Africa Agriculture Science Week & FARA General Assembly 2007, 10–16 June 2007, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zavale, H., Mabaya, E., and Christy, R.D., “Smallholders’ Cost Efficiency in Mozambique: Implications for Improved Maize Seed Adoption” contributed paper at the 26th Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economics, Brisbane, Australia, 2006.

H. Zavale, Mabaya, E., and Christy, R., “Adoption of Improved Seeds among Smallholders in Mozambique” A paper presented at the Agricultural Association of South Africa (AEASA) annual meetings, Mpolokwane, South Africa, September, 2005.

Mabaya, E. and Christy, R.D., “Marketing Opportunities and Challenges for African Fruits and Vegetables”, A Paper presented at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Luisiana, July 16-20, 2005.

Mabaya, E., “Pricing Efficiency Under Discontinuous Trade: An analysis of Urban Spot Markets for Tomatoes in Zimbabwe” A paper presented at the Agricultural Association of South Africa (AEASA) annual meetings, Sormerset, South Africa, September, 2004.

Mabaya, E., “Innovative capacity building program for Africa: The Seeds OF Development Program.” A paper presented that the Markets to raise incomes of poor farmers in Africa, Rockefeller Foundation Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya, April 5-8, 2004 (published abstract).

Mabaya, E., and Christy, R.D., “The Blind Economists and a Market: Spatial Integration and Equilibrium among Urban Spot Markets in Zimbabwe.” A Poster Paper to be presented at 25th International Conference of International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), Durban, South Africa, August 2003.

Mabaya, E., “Globalization of African Economies: Lesson from Structural Adjustment Programs” presented at Achieving Sustainable Communities in a Global Economy Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, November 2002.

Christy, R.D. and Mabaya, E., “Emerging Markets in Africa,” Seminar, Institute for Africa Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 2002.

Mabaya, E., “Globalization of African Economies: Lesson from Structural Adjustment Programs” presented at Achieving Sustainable Communities in a Global Economy Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, November 2002.

Christy, R.D. and Mabaya, E., “Emerging Markets in Africa,” Seminar, Institute of Africa Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 2002.

Mabaya, E., “Spatial Market Integration” a poster presented at the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa -Annual Conference (19-21 September 2001) Drakensberg, South Africa, 2001.

Mabaya, E., Rusike, J., and Christy, R.D., “Market Structure and Price Movements in Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Horticultural Markets.” Paper presented at the International Association of Agricultural Economists International Symposium, Pretoria, South Africa, August 10-15, 1998.

Guvheya, G., Mabaya, E., Gakonyo, N., Matanda, M., and Christy, R.D., “Horticultural Marketing in Zimbabwe: Price movements and Spatial Price Integration.” Invited paper presented at the African Farm Management Conference: Farm and Farmer Organization for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa, January 24-31, 1998.

Guvheya, G., Mabaya, E., and Ralph D. Christy. “Horticultural Marketing in Zimbabwe: Margins, Price Transmission and Spatial Market Integration.” Paper presented at the 57th European Association of Agricultural Economists Seminar 1998, The Netherlands, September 23-36, 1998

Mabaya, E., and Christy, R.D., “Wholesale Price Movements for Horticultural Produce in Zimbabwe: An Analysis of Tomato Prices in Harare.” Paper presented at the Professional Agricultural Workers Conference, Tuskegee University, Alabama, November, 1997.

Current Research:

The guiding principle behind Dr. Mabaya’s current research is that efficient agricultural markets can contribute significantly to the economic development of rural populations in Less Developed Countries (LDCs). The research initiatives can be divided into two broad categories as follows:

Market Integration and Equilibrium: This quantitative research advances a diagnostic understanding of smallholder agricultural markets in Zimbabwe. The specific objectives are to: (a) analyze the market structure and participant conduct of smallholder grain and horticultural markets, (b) appraise the economic performance by evaluating market integration and competitive equilibrium between urban spot markets, (c) compare the structure, conduct and economic performance of smallholder grain markets vis-a-vis horticultural markets, and (d) suggest policy recommendations and institutional innovations based on the research findings. The research is being expanded to analyze integration and equilibrium among cereal markets in Southern Africa.

Seed Industry in East and Southern Africa: This research initiative conducts and co-ordinates market analysis of the seed industry in selected East and Southern African countries. The research findings are used in guiding market strategies for small to medium sized seed companies and informing public policy with the goal of improving service to smallholder farmers. The research uses the Industrial Organization framework to document the domestic industries’ market structure, participant conduct and economic performance. Case studies of small to medium sized seed companies will also the documented.

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