Umar, Sulaiman

Sulaiman Umar, is a research fellow and lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria. He has been involved in projects with international organizations and development partners such as Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Thought for Food (TFF), International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) …

Jotta, Sylvester

Mr. Sylvester Anthony Jotta is a PhD candidate in Agricultural and Rural Innovation (ARI) at the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania and a research fellow of International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence (CARE) in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa. His area of research is the …

Ng’atigwa, Adella Albert

I am Adella Albert Ng’atigwa I’m working in the Ministry of Agriculture as Agricultural Economist in the Department of Policy and Planning Tanzania. Current I’m a PhD student at the University of Dar es Salaam major in Agricultural Economics and Business and I’m IITA Research Fellow.

Fani, Djomo Choumbou Raoul

Djomo Choumbou Raoul Fani is an Agricultural Economist from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi. He is a registered member of the farm Management Association of Nigeria. He has published  articles in both local and international journals, book chapter, book and conference proceedings.His research interest includes agricultural development and policy, production economics, farm management, agricultural finance, …

Mkong, Cynthia Jeh

Ms. Cynthia Jeh Mkong is a young Cameroonian female, driven by passion for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development within and out of the African context. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Agricultural Economics at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Buea, Cameroon, having registered outstanding academic and professional records, at both the Bachelors …

Malick, Diallo Thierno

Diallo Thierno Malick is from Senegal. He is a PhD student in Economics at Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal. His academic qualifications include a M.S.c in Applied Economics (Université Gaston Berger, Senegal); and M.Sc. in economic and quantitative analysis (Université Gaston Berger, Senegal). His research fields cover many development economics issues including economics of education, labour market, and rural …

Tolani, Emmanuel

Emmanuel Tolani is a young Malawian man aged 26 with more than two years of experience in research, project monitoring and evaluation. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management obtained in 2014 from University of Malawi, Bunda college of agriculture. Currently he is completing his Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics specializing in environmental …

Mkombe, Dadirai Patricia

Dadirai Patricia Mkombe is a Malawian who has an interest in Economics Research. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics (2017) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) Degree (2014) from the University of Malawi. She is currently a Lecturer (Economics and Development studies) at Pentecostal Life University in Malawi where she joined in 2017.

Seyingbo, Adedotun

Adedotun Seyingbo, is an enthusiastic young and dynamic professional with a broad-based knowledge and experience in the field of Development Economics, Local Economic Development Strategies (LEDs), Policy Development, and Public-sector management. He is an economist and a qualified accountant under the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Adedotun currently works as a Reform Facilitator for DFID’s Partnership to Engage, …

CARE Fellowship awardees equipped with relevant research skills to enhance agribusiness in Africa

On 2–6 June, IITA organized a workshop for the 20 successful fellows that qualified for the research grant for “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa,” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The workshop, attended by scholars from IFAD, identified priority countries (Benin Republic, …