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Dr. Ismat Ara  Begum
Dr. Ismat Ara Begum

Professor Contact No : 01718528456
Department of Agricultural Economics Email : ishameen@yahoo.com
Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology
 
Research Interest:    Livestock Economics, Farm economics, Rural development, Agricultural technology & mechanization, Gender Studies, Social Protection & Safety nets.
PhD In Agricultural Economics    - 2008
Hokkaido University, Japan
Japan
Bachelor Of Science In Agricultural Economics (Hons.)    - 1996
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh
Master Of Science In Agricultural Economics    - 1998
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh
Master Of Science In Agricultural Economics    - 2003
Hokkaido University, Japan
Japan
Total Number:  30
 

Work Undertaken (Some examples)

Impact Assessment of Satla-Bagda Drainage and Flood Control Project in Bangladesh. A project is being funded by the FAO of the United Nations (2017).

Enhanced Access to Social Protection, Safety Nets and Increased Resilience (2016-17); Safety Net and Social Protection Expert of the Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge (MUCH) project of the FAO of the United Nations (2016-17) and Ministry of Food, GoB. This policy paper was prepared for the Ministry of Food.

Final Evaluation of Bangladesh Dairy Enhancement Program. An Impact Evaluation project was funded by USDA (2016-17).

Small farmers` Viability in Cereal Crops Production in Bangladesh: A Farm level Longitudinal Data Analysis. Funded by ICRISAT-B&G Foundation (2013-2016).

Social Safety Nets and Productive Outcomes: Evidence and Implications for Bangladesh. NFPCSP -FAO Project, funded by USAID & EU (2012-2014).

Agricultural Land Use and Climate Change Relationships in Bangladesh: Trends, Impacts and Adaptive Strategies. In collaboration with University of Plymouth, UK. Funded by Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, UK (2011).

Livelihood Improvement of Landless Rural Women through Transfer of Selected Income Generating Technologies (IGTs)’ (2005-06) (World Bank).

Contract farming as a market institution for poultry and dairy production in Bangladesh: Alternative institutional arrangements and impacts on equity’. USAID-ILRI (2006).

Total Number:  20
 

1.National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Program (NFPCSP) Workshop on `Research to
Inform Food & Nutrition Security Policies` by NFPCSP-FAO, Dhaka, 28-29 Nov. 2012
2.NFPCSP Workshop on `Research to Inform Food and Nutrition Security Policies` by NFPCSPFAO, Dhaka, 7-8 May, 2012
3. Bangladesh Country Almanac: A User Friendly GIS Tool for Agricultural, Forestry & Natural
Resource Management, conducted by jointly BARC, International Maize and Wheat
Improvement Center & USAID, Bangladesh Agricultural University, 2006
4.‘Scientific Report Writing’ held at Bangladesh Agricultural University conducted by Graduate
Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh, 2005
5. Statistical Methods for Socio-Economic Research’ held at Bangladesh Agricultural University
conducted by GTI, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh, 2005
6.‘Web page Designing’ held at GTI, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

Professor
25 Jul, 2015 -
BAU
Assistant Professor
23 Apr, 2005 - 24 Jul, 2011
Lecturer
23 Jul, 2019 - 23 Apr, 2019
Associate Professor
25 Jul, 2011 - 25 Jul, 2015
Total Number:  65
 

A.PUBLICATIONS IN ISI INDEXED J OURNALS
1. Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., Begum, I. A., McKenzie, A. M., Wailes, E. J., and Van
Huylenbroeck, G., (2016). Asymmetric Price Transmission in the De-regulated Rice Markets
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in Bangladesh: Asymmetric Error Correction Model. Agribusiness: an International Journal.
Vol 00(0): 1-14 (2016). DOI:10.1002/agr.21461
2. Alam, M.J., Buysse, J., Begum, I.A., Nolte, S., Wailes, J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2016).
Impact of Trade Liberalization and World Commodity Price Increases in Bangladesh: A
Computable General Equilibrium Model. Jour. of Agricultural & Food Econ., 4(1):1-22.
3. Sanzidur R., Md M. H. Kazal, Ismat A. Begum, and Alam, M. J. (2015). Competitiveness,
Profitability, Input Demand and Output Supply of Maize Production in Bangladesh.
Agriculture and Rural Development, 2016, 6, 21; doi:10.3390/agriculture6020021
4. Molla, M.M.U, Sabur, S. A. and Begum, I. A., (2015). Financial and Economic Profitability
of Jute in Bangladesh: A Comparative Assessment. The Journal of Agriculture and Natural
Resources Sciences, 2(1): 295-303.
5. Tama, R. A. Z., Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., and Islam, S., (2015). Financial Profitability of
Aromatic Rice Production in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh. International Journal of
Innovation and Applied Studies, 12(1):235-242.
6. M. T. Uddin, S.J. Mitu & Begum, I. A., (2014). Production of Sonali chicken in selected
areas of Gazipur district - an economic study. Bangladesh Jour. of Animal. Science, 43(1):
56-61
7. Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Rahman, S., Buysse, J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2014).
Tracing the Impact of Market Reform on Productivity Growth of Rice at the Farm-Level in
Bangladesh. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 19(3): 391-408
8. Rahman S., Begum I. A., and Alam M. J., (2014): Livestock in Bangladesh: distribution,
growth, performance and potential. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 26,
Article #173. Retrieved Oct. 6, 2014
9. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., Frija, A., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2012). Contract
Farmer and Poultry Farm Efficiency in Bangladesh: A Data Envelopment Analysis. Applied
Economics, 44, 3737-3747.
10. Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., Begum, I. A., Wailes, E. J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011). The
Welfare Impact of Policy Interventions in the Foodgrain Markets in Bangladesh. Journal of
Economic Policy Reforms, 14 (3): 213-222.
11. Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., Rahman, S., & Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011).
Dynamic Modeling of Causal Relationship between Energy Consumption, CO2 Emissions &
Economic Growth in India. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15:3243–3251.
12. Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., Rahman, S., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011).
Technical Efficiency Changes at the Farm-level: A Case Study of Panel of Rice Farms from
Bangladesh. African Journal of Business Management, 5 (14): 5559-5566.
13. Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., Alam, M. J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2010). Technical,
Allocative and Economic Efficiency of Commercial Poultry Farms in Bangladesh. World's
Poultry Science Journal, 66: 465-476.
14. Rahman, S., Begum, I. A., and Alam, M. J., (2011). Green Revolution and its Factor Market
Impacts in Bangladesh. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 33: 241-254.
15. Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., McKenzie, A. M., Begum, I. A., Wailes, E. J., and Van
Huylenbroeck, G., (2011). The Dynamic Relationship between World and Domestic Prices of
Rice under the Regime of Agricultural Trade Liberalization in Bangladesh. Journal of the
Asia Pacific Economy, 17(1):113-126. .
16. Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011). Energy
Consumption, Carbon Emissions and Economic Growth Nexus in Bangladesh: Cointegration
and Dynamic Causality Analysis. Energy Policy, 45: 217-225.
17. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., (2009). Is Vertically Integrated Contract Poultry Farming System
Paving the Way of Small-scale Poultry Farmers in Bangladesh? African Journal of Animal
Health and Production, 6, Dakar, (Senegal).

18. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2008). Broiler Marketing System in
Bangladesh: Is Vertically Integrated Contract Farming Special? Supplement copy of the
World Poultry Science Journal, 64.
19. Begum, I. A., (2007). Potentiality of Vertically Integrated Poultry Contract Farming System
in Bangladesh: Profitability & Productivity Analysis. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural
Economics. XXIX No. 1 & 2
20. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., (2006). Contract Farming and Small Farmers: A Case Study of
the Bangladesh Poultry Sector. Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2. The
Pennsylvania State University, Erie (USA).
21. Begum, I. A., Osanami, F., and Kondo, T., (2005). Performance of Vertically Integrated
Contract and Independent Poultry Farms in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study. The Review
of Agricultural Economics, Japan, 61
22. Begum, I. A., (2005). An Assessment of Vertically Integrated Contract Poultry Farming: A
Case Study in Bangladesh. International Journal of Poultry Science 4 (3)
23. Begum, I. A., (2005). Vertically Integrated Contract & Independent Poultry Farming System
in Bangladesh: A Profitability Analysis. Journal Livestock Research for Rural Development,
17, No.8
24. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., and Rahman, M. H., (2001). Decision Making and Poverty
Alleviation Potential of Women Practicing Homestead Agro-Forestry Enterprizes.
Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education. 11 & 12 (1 & 2).
25. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., and Rahman, M. H., (2001). Economics of Homestead Agro
Forestry (HAF) Enterprizes - An Empirical Evidence. Bangladesh Journal of Rural
Development. 31 (1).
In Progress
26. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J. Haque. M. M. and Akter, S., (2015). Impact of Agricultural
Rehabilitation Program in Bangladesh: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis (in progress)
(ISI journal).
27. Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J. Haque. M. M. and Akter, S., (2015). Productive Impacts of Cash
Transfer and Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Bangladesh: Propensity Score Matching
Analysis (in progress) (ISI journal).
28. Alam, M. J., McKenzie, A., Buysse, J., Begum, I. A., Wailes, E. J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G.,
(2015). Spatial Market Integration in the Presence of Threshold Effect: The case of
Bangladesh Rice Markets (revision in progress) (ISI journal).
29. Alam, M. J., and Begum, I. A., (2015). World and Bangladesh Rice Market Integration: An
Application of Threshold Cointegration and Threshold Vector Error Correction Model (In
review) (ISI journal).

B.  BOOK CHAPTERS

30. Begum, I. A., Alam, M.J., Rahman, S., & Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2013). An Assessment of
the Contract Farming System in Improving Market Access for Smallholder Poultry Farmers
in Bangladesh. FAO-IAAE Book Chapter; E-ISBN 978-92-5-108062-7.
31. Begum, I. A., Rahman, S., Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011).
Bangladesh Poultry Sector: Growth, Competitiveness and Future Potential. Livestock:
Rearing, Farming Practices and Diseases (Book Chapter 4), Nova Science, NY, USA, ISBN:
978-1-62100-181-2.

C.  CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/ABSTRACTS

Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., and Akter, S., (2014). Factors Affecting Farm Level Rice Stocks in
Bangladesh: An Econometric Analysis. Proceeding of 4th IRC 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.
Alam, M.J., Buysse, J., Begum, I. A., Nolte, S., Wailes, E.J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G.,(2012).
Impact of Trade Liberalization and World Commodity Price Increases in Bangladesh: A
CGE Model. Proceeding of IAAE congress, Brazil, 2012.
Alam, M. J., Bhuiyan, N., Begum, I. A., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2012). Tracing the Poverty
Impact of Market Reforms in Bangladesh. Proceeding of IAAE congress, Brazil, 2012).
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Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., Rahman, S., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011). Income,
Energy Consumption and Co2 emissions: Modeling of Causal Relationships. Proceeding of
Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & Environment, Osaka, Japan.
Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., (2009). An Institutional Arrangement for Poultry Breeder Stock
Farm Development: A Case Study in Bangladesh. Published at the 6th International
Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Daejeon, Korea, August 2009
Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2009). Application of Data
Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Economic Efficiency of Poultry Farms in Bangladesh.
Proceeding of 27th IAAE Conference, Beijing, China.
Begum, I. A., & Alam, M. J., (2008). Poverty Alleviation Potential of Vertically Integrated
Poultry Contract Farming System in Bangladesh. Proceeding of International Symposium
on Poverty. Deniz Feneri Poverty Research Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

D. CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIUMS

Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J. Haque. M. M. and Akter, S., (2015). Productive Impacts of Cash
Transfer and Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Bangladesh: Propensity Score
Matching Analysis. Accepted for presentation at IAAE conference to be held at Milan, Italy,
8-14 August, 2015).
Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., and Akter, S., (2014). Factors Affecting Farm Level Rice Stocks in
Bangladesh: An Econometric Analysis. Contributed Poster presented at the 4th
International Rice Congress 2014 (IRC2014) held at Bangkok, Thailand during 27 Oct - 1
Nov., 2014.
Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., M. Mojammel H., & Akter, S., (2014). Impact of Agricultural
Rehabilitation Program in Bangladesh: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis. A Selected
paper presented at the pre-conference workshop of the 8th International Conference of Asian
Society of Agricultural Economists, Dhaka, Bangladesh during 14-17 October, 2014.
Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2013). Dynamics of Poverty
Determinants in Bangladesh. Contributed paper presented for presentation at the workshop
on Poverty Reduction in Asia: Drivers, Best Practices and Policy Initiatives, 23-24 August,
Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea.
Alam, M. J., and Begum, I. A., (2013). Price Integration in the World and Bangladesh Rice
Markets: An Application of Threshold Cointegration and Threshold VECM. Contributed
paper presented at AAEA meeting 4-6 August, Washington DC).
Alam, M. J., & Begum, I. A. (2012). Re-visited of World and Bangladesh Rice Market
Integration. Contributed paper selected for presentation at the 86th Annual Conference of
Agricultural Economics Society, University of Warwick, UK 16-18 April, UK.
Alam, M. J., McKenzie, M., Buysse, J., Begum, I. A., Wailes, E., & Van Huylenbroeck, G.,
(2012). Measuring Market Integration in the Presence of Threshold Effect: The case of
Bangladesh Rice Markets. AAEA Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2012.
Alam, M. J., Bhuiyan, N., Begum, I. A., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2012). Tracing the Poverty
Impact of Market Reforms in Bangladesh. Selected paper presented at IAAE congress,
Brazil, 2012.
Alam, M.J., Buysse, J., Begum, I.A., Nolte, S., Wailes, E., & Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2012).
Impact of Trade Liberalization & World Commodity Price Increases in Bangladesh: A CGE
Model. Contributed poster presented at IAAE congress, Brazil, 2012.
Begum, I. A. and Alam, M. J., (2012). On farm biosecurity practices: A case study in
Bangladesh Poultry Sector. (Accepted for presentation at XXIV World`s Poultry Congress,
held in Brazil, 2012).
Alam, M. J. and Begum, I. A., (2012). Public and Private Sector`s Role in Prevention and
Mitigation of the HPAI in Bangladesh. Accepted for presentation at XXIV World`s Poultry
Congress, was held in Brazil, 2012.

Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., Rahman, S., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011). Income,
Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions: Modeling of Causal Relationships. Asian
Conference on Sustainability, Energy & Environment, 2-5 June, Osaka, Japan.
Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., Rahman, S., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011). Income,
Energy Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Modeling of Causal Relationships.
Contributed paper presented at the Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy &
Environment, March 31-3 April, 2011, Hawaii, USA.
Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Rahman, S., Buysse, J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2011). Total
Factor Productivity and the Efficiency of Rice Farms in Bangladesh: a Farm Level Panel
Data Comparison of the Pre- and Post-Market Reform Period. The 85th Agricultural
Economics Society Conference, 18-20 April, 2011, Coventry, UK.
Alam, M. J., Begum, I. A., Buysse, J., McKenzie, A. Wailes, E. J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G.,
(2010). Testing Asymmetric Price Transmission in the Vertical Supply Chain in Deregulated Rice Markets in Bangladesh. Joint conference of AAEA, CAES & Western
Agricultural Economics Association, July 25-27, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., Begum, I. A., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2010). Spatial Price
Transmission in the Regime of Highly Liberalized Market Policy: the Case of Bangladesh
Rice Markets. Contributed paper presented at 12th PhD Symposium, Belgian Association of
Agricultural Economists, April, 2010, Brussels, Belgium.
Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., Buysse, J., and Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2009). Application of Data
Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate Economic Efficiency of Poultry Farms in Bangladesh.
Contributed Paper presented at 27th International Association of Agricultural Economists
Conference, 16-22 August, 2009, Beijing, China.
Begum, I. A., Alam, M. J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G., (2008). Broiler Marketing System in
Bangladesh: Is Vertically Integrated Contract Farming Special? Paper presented at 23rd
World Poultry Science Conference, June 30-4 July, Brisbane, Australia.
Begum, I. A., and Alam, M. J., (2008). Is Vertically Integrated Contract Poultry Farming
System Pave the way of Small Scale Poultry Farmer in Bangladesh? Contributed paper
selected for presentation at the Improved Competitiveness in Poultry Production in Africa,
5-9 May, 2008, Dakar, Senegal.
Begum, I.A., & Alam, M.J., (2008). Poverty Alleviation Potential of Vertically Integrated
Poultry Contract Farming System in Bangladesh. Paper presented at International
Symposium on Poverty. Deniz Feneri Poverty Research Center, 1-3 Feb. Istanbul, Turkey.
Begum, I. A., and Alam, M. J., (2007). Potentiality of Vertically Integrated Contract Farming
System in Bangladesh’ presented at Ghent University, Belgium 2007.
Begum, I. A., (2005) Vertically Integrated Contract Farming System and Productivity: A Study
in Bangladesh Commercial Poultry Farming’ presented in the conference of the
Agricultural Economics Society of Japan, Hokkaido University, Japan, 15 -18; July 2005
Begum, I. A., (2005) Culture and Custom of Bangladesh’ presented in UNESCO Seminar,
Chitoshe, Hokkaido, Japan, March 2005
Begum, I. A., (2004) Performance of Vertically Integrated Contract and Independent Small
Poultry Farms: A Profitability Analysis’ presented in the conference of Hokkaido Province,
Abishiri, Hokkaido, Japan, November 2004

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Awarded the University Grants Commission (UGC) Merit Award, Bangladesh for securing top position up to 3rd year examinations at B Sc. in Agricultural Economics (Hons.) University Grants Commission (UGC) Agricultural Economics 1994
Awarded Honorable Professor M. Lutfur Rahman Gold medal for obtaining First Class First at MS in Agricultural Economics at Bangladesh Agricultural University in 1998 Bangladesh Agricultural University Teacher`s Association, BAU Agricultural Economics 1998
Awarded University Prize at the Fifth Convocation in 2003 for obtaining First Class First at Bachelor’s in Agricultural Economics (Hons.) Bangladesh Agricultural University Teacher`s Association, BAU Agricultural Economics 2003
Awarded Professor Shamsul Islam Memorial Gold medal at the 5th Convocation 2003 for obtaining First Class First position at Bachelor in Agricultural Economics (Hons.) Bangladesh Agricultural University Teacher`s Association, BAU Agricultural Economics 2003
Awarded `best publication award (2011) Bangladesh Agricultural University Teacher`s Association, BAU Social Science 2011
Awarded `best publication award (Domestic Category) (2013) Bangladesh Agricultural University Teacher`s Association (BAUTA) Social Science 2013
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