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Ayako Ebata - Research Fellow

Ayako Ebata is an agricultural economist who specialises in understanding the role of private for-profit actors in achieving development goals.

In the recent years, she has led the value chain analysis of Myanmar’s pig value chains in order to understand ways to incentivize for-profit actors to help control zoonotic diseases and improve One Health. Her interest extends to public health issues such as antimicrobial resistance and universal health coverage.

The Myanmar Pig Partnership is focusing on the risks of zoonotic disease emergence associated with the rapid growth and intensification of livestock production in Myanmar in recent years.

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Non-IDS publication

The Effect of Value Chain Interventions for Staple Crops: Evidence from Small-Scale Farmers in Nicaragua

Journal of Development Studies (2017)

This paper quantitatively assesses the effect of value chain development projects on market linkages of small-scale farmers of a staple crop and agricultural income. More details

IDS publications on international development research

The influence of proximity to market on bean producer prices in Nicaragua

Agricultural Economics (2017)

Transport costs are an important determinant of smallholder welfare in developing countries. In particular, transport costs influence the prices that smallholders receive for their produce. More details

Agricultural Economics 48 3 Front Cover

The Influence of Proximity to Market on Bean Producer Prices in Nicaragua

Agricultural Economics 48.4 (2017)

Transport costs are an important determinant of smallholder welfare in developing countries. In particular, transport costs influence the prices that smallholders receive for their produce. We propose a simple way of quantifying this influence. More details