Project Team

Project Team by Country Case Study:

Scott Rozelle

Senior Fellow
Food Security and Environment Program
Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
Stanford University
Co-PI, Biofuels and the Poor Project
Email: rozelle@stanford.edu
Phone: 650.724.6402

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Dr. Scott Rozelle’s research focuses almost exclusively on China and is concerned with: a) the emergence and evolution of markets and other economic institutions in the transition process and their implications for equity and efficiency; b) the economics of poverty and inequality; and c) agricultural policy. He is fluent in Mandarin and has established a research program in which he has close working ties with Chinese collaborators and policymakers.

Mark Rosegrant

Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Email: m.rosegrant@cgiar.org
Phone: 202.862.5621

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With a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Mark Rosegrant has 30 years of experience in research and policy analysis in agriculture and economic development, with an emphasis on water resources and other critical natural resource and agricultural policy issues as they impact food security, rural livelihoods, and environmental sustainability. Dr. Rosegrant developed IFPRI’s International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT), which has become a standard for projections and scenarios for global and regional food demand, supply, trade, and prices; and IMPACT-WATER, which integrates a detailed water supply and demand model with the food model. He currently directs research on climate change, water resources, sustainable land management, genetic resources and biotechnology, and agriculture and energy. He is the author or editor of seven books and over 100 refereed papers in agricultural economics, water resources, and food policy analysis. Dr. Rosegrant has won numerous awards, is a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, and in 2007 was elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association.

Siwa Msangi

Research Fellow
Environment and Production Technology
International Food Policy Research Institute
Email: smsangi@cgiar.org
Phone: 202.862.5663

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Dr. Msangi’s work focuses on the major socio-economic and bio-physical drivers affecting agricultural production and trade, and their impacts on nutrition, poverty and the environment. He has a research background in natural resource management, with a focus on surface and groundwater policy, and has interests the application of dynamic game theory to the study economic behavior in natural resource settings.

Haishun Yang

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Email: hyang2@unl.edu
Phone: 6402.472.1566

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Dr. Yang received his doctoral degree in soil science from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research focuses on crop simulation modeling and decision support tool development, soil carbon dynamics in different cropping systems on field and on regional scales, and agroecosystem carbon cycling in response to climate change.

Kenneth G. Cassman

Heuermann Professor of Agronomy and Director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: kcassman1@unl.edu
Phone: 402.472.5554

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Dr. Cassman’s research focuses on plant ecophysiology, nutrient cycling and crop yield potential with the goal of understanding energy efficiency and environmental of agricultural systems. His work presently emphasizes the impact of biofuel production systems on conservation of natural resources, environmental quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and global food security. Previously he has lived and work in in Brasil, Egypt, and the Philippines, and has conducted research on all of the world’s most major agroecosystems.

Ashley Dean

FSE Program Manager
Program on Food Security and the Environment
Stanford University
Email: ashdean@stanford.edu
Phone: 650.723.4920

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Rosamond Naylor

William Wrigley Senior Fellow
Director of Stanford’s program on Food Security and the Environment
Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
Stanford University
Email: roz@stanford.edu
Phone: 650.723.5697

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Rosamond Naylor received her B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, her M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, and her Ph.D. in applied economics from Stanford University. Her research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production. She has been involved in a number of field-level research projects concerning issues of high-input agricultural development, aquaculture and livestock production, biotechnology, biofuels, climate impacts on agriculture, and food security.Her field research includes a 15-year study in the Yaqui Valley of Sonora, Mexico; long-term research on rice agriculture in Indonesia; and extensive work on fish farming around the world. More recently, she has been working with the Global Crop Diversity Trust to set priorities for conserving crop genetic diversity in the face of climate change. Her team in the Food Security and Environment Program are also examining the potential impacts of biofuels development and climate change on poor communities in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia.

Wei Zhang

Post-doctoral Fellow
Email: W.Zhang@cgiar.org
Phone: 202.862.5626

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Dr. Zhang received her doctoral degree in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on biofuels and land use patterns and shifts under alternative scenarios of global environmental and economic change. She has a research background in environmental and resource management, with a focus on Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and poverty reduction, and has interests in the application of bio-economic modeling in agricultural landscape and GIS-based spatial analysis to study the linkage between ecosystem services supply and demand.

Simla Tokgoz

Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute
Email: s.tokgoz@cgiar.org
Phone: 202.862.8192

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Dr. Tokgoz received her PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University. Her research mainly focuses on modeling and analysis of biofuels, energy, and agricultural markets, particularly the impact of biofuels expansion on agricultural crop production and land allocation. Her research interests also include technical change in agriculture and R&D spillovers.

Adam J. Liska

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska
Email: aliska@unlnotes.unl.edu
Phone: 402.472.8744

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Walter P. Falcon

SFarnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy (Emeritus)
Deputy Director, Food Security and Environment Program
Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford University
Email: wpfalcon@stanford.edu
Phone: 650.723.6367

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Specializing on agricultural policy in developing countries, Falcon provides a wide array of research experience as an analyst and consultant in international economic and environmental policy. His current research focuses on agricultural decision-making in Indonesia and Mexico, and on biotechnology, climate change, and biofuels. His recent co-authored papers have analyzed the effects of El Nino on Indonesian agriculture; the effects of reforms in Mexican agriculture; and the effects of modern biotechnology on plant genetic resources in developing countries; and the likely impacts of climate change on agriculture.Falcon has consulted with numerous international organizations, and has been a trustee of Winrock International and chairman of the board of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). From 1978 to 1980, he was a member of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger and in 1990 he was named a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association. Falcon became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1991. From 1996-2001 he served as chairman of the board of the International Corn and Wheat Institute (CIMMYT), and from 2001-07 served on the board of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).Falcon received a BS in Agricultural Economics at Iowa State University in 1958, an MA in Economics at Harvard University in 1960, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1962.

Lori McVay

FSE Administrative Manager
Food Security and Environment Program
Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stanford University
Email: lmcvay@stanford.edu
Phone: 650.725.2606

 

China Case Study Team

Jikun Huang

Director and Professor
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Co-PI, Global Marketing
Email: jkhuang.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn
Phone: 86.10.64889440

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Dr. Huang’s research covers a wide range of issues on China’s agricultural and rural development, including work on agricultural R&D policy, water resource economics, price and marketing, food consumption, poverty, and trade liberalization.

 

 

Huanguang Qiu

Research Fellow
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Email: hgqiu.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn
Phone: 86.10.64889835

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Dr. Huanguang Qiu is a senior research fellow at Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Major research fields are agricultural economics, biotechnology policy, and General Equilibrium modeling. In the last several years his focus has been agricultural development in China, international and domestic agricultural trade policy of China, and Decision Support System for China’s Sustainable Agricultural Development.

 

 

Yang Jun

Research Fellow
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Email: yjydy.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn
Phone: 86.10.64889835 ext 2

As a research fellow at Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. Yang Jun’s research interests include: international trade of agricultural commodities, rural development and poverty, as well as the construction and application of the CGE Model.

Senegal Case Study Team

Joseph Francois Cabral

Assistant Professor
Cheikh Anta DIOP University
Email: joecabral7@hotmail.com
Phone: 221.864.7757

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Cabral F. J is an Assistant Professor at Cheikh Anta DIOP University. His research focuses on issues of agricultural sector, food security, biofuels, trade liberalization, growth, poverty and inequality. He has conductued several studies on those issues and is currently working on Senegalese Accelerated growth strategy, the link beween climatic shocks and poverty, FDI, Aid and growth in zone franc.

Cheickh Sadibou Fall

Research Engineer
Bureau d’Analyses Macro-économiques (BAME)
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA)

Email: fallcheickhsadibou@yahoo.fr
Phone: 221 77 518 08 08

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His research focuses on the impact of trade policies on Senegalese agriculture and consequences on poverty.

Djiby DIA

Director of BAME
Bureau d’Analyses Macro-économiques (BAME)
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA)

Email: djibydia@gmail.com
Phone: 221.864.7757

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Djiby Dia is a researcher in the social sciences and serves as the director of ISRA’s Macroeconomic Analysis Unit (BAME). His research interests include the geography of markets, the relationship between cities and countrysides, farmers organizations, socio-economic rural transformations, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the management of natural resources and environment.

Aminata Ndour

Doctoral candidate in Geography
Bureau d’Analyses Macro-économiques (BAME)
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA)

Email: dia.aminta@gmail.com
Phone: 221.864.7757

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Aminata Ndour is a Ph.D. student at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. Her research areas are geography of markets, migration, gender issues.

Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira

Post-doctoral Researcher in Economics
Email: souamintou@yahoo.fr
Phone: (221) 33 859 17 60

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Maam Suwadu SAKHO-JIMBIRA is a young researcher at the Economic Department of the Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Montpellier. The subject-matter of her research work is on the collective familial strategies of rural households to ensure food needs, with an emphasis on the role of Migration and Remittances. Her research interests focus on agricultural and development economics.

Mozambique Case Study Team

Channing Arndt

Professor
Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Email: channing.arndt@econ.ku.dk
Phone: 970.689.2112

Biofuels Project Team Portrait
The research program undertaken by Arndt focuses on the economic challenges faced by developing countries. Poverty, often extreme poverty, is the overriding issue. In order to reduce poverty, these countries face a series of strategic decisions with respect to: public investment in people (particularly health and education), technology, and infrastructure; the role of agriculture; the degree of openness to regional and global markets; and public finance—to name only a few. The research program has sought to contribute to the formulation of coherent national development strategies with substantial efforts in Morocco, Mozambique and South Africa to date. Focus has often been on large issues such as the evolution of poverty, the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, human capital accumulation, technological change, trade policy, infrastructure investment, and drought in agriculturally dependent economies.

Rafael Uaiene

Post-doctoral Researcher
IFPRI
Mozambique Strategy Support Program (MozSSP/MozSAKSS)
Recinto do IIAM
Avenida das FPLM 2968
Maputo, Mozambique
Email: R.Uaiene@cgiar.org

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With a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, Rafael Uaiene’s research focuses on: a) the economics of agricultural production and b) agricultural policy analysis. He serves as a bridge between MPD and the Ministry of Agriculture (MinAg). Previously he worked as Director and crop breeder at the National Agronomic Research Institute in Mozambique.

James Thurlow

Research Fellow
United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki 00160, Finland
Email: thurlow@wider.unu.edu

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James Thurlow is an applied development economist, whose research focuses on measuring the interactions between public policies, economic growth and poverty in low-income countries, primarily using computable general equilibrium and micro-simulation modeling techniques. His research has covered agricultural investments; rural and regional development strategies; biofuels investments; climate risk and change; and health and social security policies. He has worked extensively throughout eastern and southern Africa, as well as in Ghana, Bangladesh, Peru and Vietnam to strengthen the policies and capacity of national governments and local researchers.

India Case Study Team

Ramesh Chand

Director of the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Email: rc@ncap.res.in
Phone: +91 11 258 430 36

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Dr. Ramesh Chand is the director of NCAP, and has had more than 25 years of experience in research and teaching. His research focuses on agricultural trade policy, and issues relating to India’s accession to the WTO, as well as broader issues of growth and development of India’s national economy.

 

 

Praduman Kumar

Former professor and head of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Email: pkumariari@rediffmail.com
Phone: 91.11.25848731 (x 111)

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Dr. Kumar’s research interests include: Total factor productivity, demand supply projections, price policy models, small farmers and household food and nutritional security.

 

 

S.S. Raju

Senior Scientist
National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Email: raju@ncap.res.in
Phone: 91.11.25848731 (x 111)

Biofuels Project Team Portrait
Dr. Raju’s research focuses on biofuels, agricultural risk and insurance, desertification, livestock economics, agriculture growth and development.

 

 

P. Shinoj

Scientist
National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Email: pshinoj@ncap.res.in
Phone: 91.11.25843036

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The research of Dr. P. Shinoj focuses on various aspects of marketing and external trade of agricultural commodities in India. His research interests also include demand analysis of major agricultural commodities in the country. Presently, he is working on developing a decision support system for commodity market outlook in India as a part of the ongoing research project ‘National Agricultural Innovation Project’.

Karl Rich

Assistant Professor of Economics (AUC); Senior Research Fellow (NUPI)
Agricultural economist at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
American University Cairo
National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Email: karlrich@aucegypt.edu
Phone: +20-2-2615-3184

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My research interests encompass areas of agricultural and development economics, with particular specializations in agribusiness, supply chain management, animal health economics, and policy modeling. A particular interest of mine has been the application of quantitative techniques to assess the impacts of alternative policy interventions. These tools have been used in the context of studying supply chains in developing countries and building integrative, multidisciplinary models that blend techniques from epidemiology, decision science, and economics. Most recently, this has included research on the costs, risks, and benefits for countries, small-scale producers, and other poor stakeholders that arise from greater compliance with animal disease and food safety control measures necessary to access domestic and international markets.

Brazil Case Study Team

Flavio Avila

Coordinator
Institutional Performance Evaluation Unit at the Secretariat of Strategy and Management, Embrapa (Brazil)
Email: flavio.avila@embrapa.br
Phone: 55-61-3448-4315 (Embrapa)

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Postdoctoral studies at Yale University, Msc and PhD in Rural Economics, Agronomist. Impact assessment and performance measurement of agricultural research. More than two decades of progressively responsible positions in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of agricultural research in Brazil and LAC countries. The experience includes the development of management information system, methodologies for agricultural research economic impact evaluation and priority setting and the participation on the development of benefit-cost and priority setting software. During this period developed several studies evaluating returns to investments in agricultural research (aggregated and by projects and programs) and evaluated of productivity and efficiency of Embrapa agricultural research centers.

Geraldo da Silva e Souza

Professor
Senior Researcher
Department of Statistics, University of Brasilia
Embrapa (Brazil)
Email: flavio.avila@embrapa.br
Phone: 55-61-3448-4315 (Embrapa)

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Geraldo Souza is Senior Researcher at Embrapa and Full Professor of Statistics at Univerity of Brasilia. His research interest are in Multivariate Nonlinear Econometric Models, Multivariate Time Series Models, Production Theory, Efficiency and Productivity, fields where he has original theoretical and applied contributions. The range of applications of his work covers agricultural research efficiency studies and poverty alleviation, forecasts in commodity markets and bank efficiency.

Danielle Alencar Parente Torres

Researcher
Institutional Performance Evaluation Unit at the Secretariat of Strategy and Management, Embrapa (Brazil)
Email: danielle.torres@embrapa.br
Phone: 55-61-3448-4599

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Dr. Torres received her PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include agricultural economics, development economics and international trade.

 

 

Geraldo Martha, Jr.

Researcher
Center for Strategic Studies and Training in Tropical Agriculture (Cecat)
Embrapa Studies and Training
Email: geraldo.martha@embrapa.br
Phone: 55-61-3448-1734

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Geraldo Martha Is an agronomist, with PhD. in Agronomy /Animal Science and Pastures (University of São Paulo/ESALQ, 2003) and a Post-doc in Economics (University of Brasilia, UnB, 2007). Geraldo iIs a researcher at EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) since 2001, and is currently at the Center for Strategic Studies and Training in Tropical Agriculture (Cecat, “Embrapa Studies and Training”), Brasilia-DF. He is also a graduate professor at the University of Brasilia (Animal Science Program), teaching “Planning and Management of Pastoral Systems”, and serves as the general-coordinator of the research group on “Land-use dynamics and Cerrado regional development”, National Research Council (CNPq), Brazil, where he is also a CNPq fellow. Dr. Martha leads a number of biofuels-related research projects, including: Sugarcane chain expansion and implications for land-use and development of the Cerrado, and Economic, risk and investment analysis of the production of bioethanol

Project Consultants

Martin C. Evans

Project Consultant
Agriprojects Consulting Company
Phone: +44 (0)1223 244436
Email: martin.evans@agriprojects.com

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After a few years in academia and in an international development bank, Martin Evans has spent the rest of his agricultural career in the private sector, in both operational and advisory roles, and has worked throughout the world. Previously a senior executive of Booker Tate Ltd, a corporate provider of management services (and sometimes investment) to international agribusiness, much of his work has been concerned with sector appraisal and project development. He has particular interests in the linkages between large scale agribusiness and small scale farmers, and also in biofuels. Since retiring from Booker Tate some years ago, Dr Evans has worked as an independent consultant.

Project Alumni

Marshall Burke

FSE Program Manager
Food Security and Environment Program
Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stanford University
Email: mburke@stanford.edu
Phone: 650.723.4920

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Justin Vanwart

Email: justin.vanwart@gmail.com

Dr. Van Wart received his doctoral degree in agronomy and a masters degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska. His current research focuses on quantifying yield gaps at regional and national scales, estimating yield potential, evaluating climate data for use in crop models and establishing bench marks to inform agricultural research and farmer decisions.