Monday, June 04, 2012


EMPLOYMENT: Vacancies at CIMMYT for Policy Economist and Agricultural Economist

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) seeks a Policy Economist and an Agricultural Economist for South Asia to join their international team of scientists working on improving the livelihoods of maize and wheat farmers in the developing world.

The Policy Economist will work under a regional effort to enhance food security and incomes for the poor by improving postharvest management of food grains. Reducing postharvest losses plays a vital role in achieving food security and increasing incomes because it helps farmers to maintain healthy and nutritious grains throughout the year and to sell their surplus when prices are attractive. The Policy Economist will lead the regional effort to review and identify the policy constraints and formulation and promotion of harmonized policies conducive for effective post-harvest management of food grains. Rooted in a strong culture of high-quality agricultural economics and policy research, the CIMMYT Socioeconomics Program has a team of qualified and motivated scientists operating in different regions and working closely with biophysical scientists.  The position will report to the Director of the Program and will be based in one of the regional offices in Eastern and Southern Africa. [more information]

As a member of the CIMMYT Socioeconomics Program and in collaboration with national and international partners, the Agricultural Economist – South Asia will undertake socioeconomics research on strategies for sustainable intensification of cereal based farming systems in South Asia. S/he will lead the targeting of innovations and collection and analysis of socioeconomic and value chain data to study options for technology adoption, sustainable productivity and income growth in cereal systems throughout the South Asia region. The position will be based at the CIMMYT regional office for Southern Asia (New Delhi, India). Posting at other locations (Katmandu, Nepal or Hyderabad, India) may also be considered. [more information]

Deadline (both positions): June 15, 2012

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