Editorial Board members

Abdoul Sam

Dr Abdoul Sam is an Associate Professor in Applied Economics at the Iowa State University. His scholarly interests centre on the use of parametric and nonparametric econometrics to understand and/or solve substantive economic issues primarily in environmental economics and development economics. Abdoul has served as advisor to several PhD and Master’s degree students. He joined the department in October 2005.

Frank Agbola

Dr Frank Agbola is an Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has a strong background in Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Economics, Financial Economics, Tourism Economics and SMEs. Dr Agbola has taught in the areas of econometrics, business statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, and agricultural economics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has consulted widely for international organizations, as well as within Western Australia.

Jock R. Anderson

Dr Jock Anderson is an Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.  Prior to his retirement from the World Bank in 2003, he was Strategy and Policy Adviser in Rural Development based in Washington DC.  His interests include the economics of agricultural technology generation and transfer, the economics of uncertainty, with particular concern for risk management in agriculture, and project and program evaluation, with emphasis on natural resources and rural development, including nonfarm activities and urban links. He is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, teaching Food and Agriculture for Development in the graduate School of Foreign Service.

Suresh Babu

Dr. Suresh Babu was educated at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (M.S. Economics and PhD Economics). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Capacity Strengthening Program at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C. Before joining IFPRI as a Research Fellow, Dr. Babu was a Research Economist at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He began his development and policy research career in Malawi as a Food Policy Advisor to the Government of Malawi and as a Senior Lecturer of Agricultural Economics in Bunda College, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Dr. Babu has published more than 85 peer reviewed journal articles and authored or edited 20 books and research monographs. He was a coordinating author of the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment. He has been recognized as an Adjunct Professor of Rural Development in American University, Washington D.C., an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Indira Gandhi National Open University of India, a Guest Professor at the China Center for Rural Development, Zhizhang University, China, and an Honorary Professor of University of KwaZulu-Natal University and an Extraordinary Professor of Agricultural Economics in University of Pretoria both in South Africa. He is currently on editorial board of four peer-reviewed journals. He serves on several international advisory committees including, the Advisory Board of the World Agricultural Forum. His latest coauthored books include: Competitiveness of Global Agriculture: Policy Lessons for Food Security (2016-Springer) and Nutrition Economics: Principles and Policy Applications (2017-Elsevier / Academic Press). https://www.ifpri.org/profile/suresh-babu

Christopher B. Barrett

Prof. Chris Barrett is the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and International Professor of Agriculture in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, all at Cornell University. He has over 300 publications and his research has been cited more than 25,000 times.

He served as editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and currently edits the Palgrave Macmillan book series Agricultural Economics and Food Policy. Among professional service assignments, he has served Chair of the International Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, as President of the Association of Christian Economists, on a variety of boards, and as the David J. Nolan Director of Cornell’s Dyson School. He has won several university, national and international awards for teaching, research and public outreach, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists.

Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel

Prof. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel is Professor for Agricultural Policy in the Department for Agricultural Economics and Rural Development of the University of Göttingen. Stephan did his BSc and MSc in Canada and his PhD in Germany. From 2000 to 2006 he was Editor-in-Chief of Agricultural Economics, the official journal of the IAAE, and he is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE). His work focuses on the analysis of agricultural policies as well as on price transmission and market integration. 

Marijke D’Haese

Dr. Marijke D’Haese is a professor in rural development economics at Ghent University in Belgium. She spent her childhood in Africa and returned to home-country Belgium to study bioscience engineering at Ghent University, graduating in 2007. Her research interests focus on the impact of institutional changes on food security and family income, improved access to better markets, and sustainable access to (natural) resources in a number of African and Latin American countries.

Rashid Hassan

Professor Rashid Hassan is the Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA, in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, the Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Prof. Hassan attained his BSc in 1977 and MSc in 1983 in Agricultural Economics at the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He attained his 2nd MSc in 1988 and PhD in 1989 in Economics from Iowa State University. He specialises in Natural resource and environmental economics; agricultural production and policy analysis; Optimisation and economic systems' modeling.  His passion in research fields include: Natural resources and environmental economics, Economics of agricultural production, Quantitative modelling, Agricultural research evaluation

Prof. Hassan is the founding Chief Editor of the AfJARE Journal and a Honorary Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists.

Mary Mathenge

Dr. Mary W. K. Mathenge is currently the Director of Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development of Egerton University, Kenya and is also a faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, USA, a Masters and BSc degrees from the University of Nairobi and Egerton University, respectively.  Her main research interests include rural income growth and diversification, farm and non-farm linkages and the role of off-farm employment in poverty reduction, input demand analysis, and applied econometrics.

Steven Were Omamo

Dr. Steven Were Omamo is the Deputy Director, Policy and Programme and Coordinator of Food Systems Strategy Policy and Support at WFP. Dr. Omamo holds a BS from California State University - Fresno, an MS from the University of Connecticut, and an MA and PhD from Stanford University.

Dr. Omamo was a co-founding Chief Editor of the African Journal of Agricultural

Economics (AfJARE) and is currently a member of the Editorial Board. He has also served on the Editorial Board of Agrekon, the Journal of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA). 

Timothy O. Williams

Dr. Tim Williams holds a doctorate degree in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University. He is currently the Director for Africa at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). In this capacity, he provides oversight for IWMI’s research, research uptake and communication and capacity building activities in the region. His research interests cover microeconomic analysis of land, soil nutrient and water management practices of smallholder farmers as well as analysis of the impact of macroeconomic, sectoral and trade policies on the performance of the agricultural sector. He is a Honorary Fellow of the Association of African Agricultural Economists and author of more than 100 scientific papers, book chapters and conference contributions.