Dr. Junji Koide, Researcher of the Social Sciences Division received the ‘Best Paper Award’ from the Farm Management Society of Japan (FMSJ) in a ceremony held on September 7, 2019 in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Farm Management Society of Japan held in Sendai, Miyagi Pref. The award is given to a paper with remarkable achievements among the papers published in the Japanese Journal of Farm Management.
The award-winning paper entitled “Development of An Improved Farm Management Model for African Smallholders: Case of the Nacala Corridor in Northern Mozambique” and published in October 2018 (Vol. 56, No. 3) was co-authored with Dr. Ryuichi Yamada (Tokyo University of Agriculture) and Dr. Wataru Oishi (University of Tsukuba). The farm management model was constructed using a linear programming approach based on the measured and actual values of production and livelihoods of small-scale farms collected in the three areas of the Nacala Corridor with different agricultural ecological environments.