BSIA Masters Student Receives Award at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference
The 2014 Annual Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference held in Ottawa last week featured a research project by Master of International Public Policy student Johanna Wilkes, which was chosen as one of the top three projects from 25 submissions from across Canada. As one of the top three projects, Johanna was invited to present her paper in a special session at the conference and she also received a cash award. Her presentation, "What's Trade Got to Do with It?: Exploring the Impact of Direct Transfer Food Aid on sub-Saharan African Agricultural Producers and Agricultural Trade", focused on the intersection of international development and trade through an agricultural lens. She explored the effects of direct transfer food aid on recipient economy agricultural producers and international cereal grain trade flows to the region from 1991 - 2007.