Tuesday, October 23, 2007

 

EMPLOYMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Agricultural Economics (ICRISAT)

http://www.icrisat.org/careers/post_doctoral_scientist.htm

ICRISAT seeks an Agricultural Economist (or related discipline) for a position to be based in Nairobi, Kenya or Lilongwe, Malawi. He/She should be capable of understanding the key constraints for enhancing agricultural productivity and articulating a strong vision of the opportunities for developing of smallholder agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa's semi-arid topics. He/she should be able to translate this vision into a consistent and productive research offering a significant array of international public goods.

The Fellow will undertake applied economics research in relation to improving the productivity and market competitiveness of dryland legumes (groundnuts, chickpea and pigeonpea) in collaboration with a team of biophysical scientists. This would include carrying out baseline studies for project monitoring and evaluation, adoption and impact studies, input and output market analysis, institutional innovations for strengthening market linkages, and designing effective and sustainable seed delivery systems. These projects evaluate market-led technological and institutional innovations to revitalize semi-arid agriculture for smallholder competitiveness, income growth and diversification in the region.

Applications will be received until 20 November 2007, or until the position is filled. Go to http://www.icrisat.org/careers/post_doctoral_scientist.htm to see the full announcement.

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