Wednesday, September 05, 2007
ILRI seeks to recruit a Senior Agricultural Economist and Team Leader as part of the ILRI Research Theme on Livestock Market Opportunities:
The Team Leader will lead a group of economists and other scientists researching issues related to changing demand and market institutions in livestock products in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Research topics include (a) analysis of livestock value chains to assess interventions that improve both the linkages between smallholder farmers to markets and the efficiency of the market chain itself; (b) assessment of changing domestic and export demand for livestock products from developing countries and consequent opportunities for smallholder producers; and (c) identification of institutions and institutional interventions needed to enhance smallholder incomes and market access. The research will utilize multi-disciplinary tools from agricultural economics, agribusiness, supply chain management, business strategy, innovation systems, and new institutional economics to develop and apply cutting-edge methods that elucidate the role of markets in promoting pro-poor growth.
For full details about the position and application procedure, go to ILRI’s website: http://www.ilri.org/research/jobsdt.asp?VacID=123. Screening of applications will begin on 2nd October 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.