José Abel Hernández
José Abel Hernández is a natural resource management and environmental policy consultant. He is the Director of Forestry Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic. He has served as consultant for IDB, USAID, PNUD and World Bank. His areas of interest are design and evaluation of agroforestry policies and environmental conservation. He teaches natural resources economics at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña . His working languages are Spanish and English.

Jesús de los Santos
Jesús de los Santos is an agricultural economist with specialization in commerce and international development. He serves as Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture in the Dominican Republic. He has worked as consultant for the Work Bank, JICA, Peace Corp, Helvetas, IICA, PNUD, IDB. His areas of interest are evaluation of agro-food market performance and competitiveness analysis of the Dominican agriculture.

Carlos Segura
Carlos Segura is a sociologist specialized in the sociology of ethnic groups. He is a research professor at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Santo Domingo. He carries out research in Haitian migration and border problems in the Dominican Republic, and in trans-nationality and culture. His working languages are Spanish, French and English.

Edgar Victoria Yeb
Egdar Victoria Yeb is an economist with specialization in applied economics. He is a professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra and at the Catholic University of Santo Domingo. He has been consultant for the IDB and formerly worked at the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic and at the World Bank Dominican Republic Country Office. His research experience is concentrated in the areas poverty assessment, design of living conditions survey, migration and social capital qualitative assessment. His working languages are Spanish and English.

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ETHIOPIA

TEAM LEADER

Berhanu Nega
Ph.D., Economics (the New School for Social Research, USA); M.A. (the New School for Social Research, USA); and B.A., Economics (State University of New York). Professional experience: current position as Director, Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute; General Manager, National Fertilizer Manufacturing Co.; and General Manager, Ethiopian Maize Agro - Industrial S.C. Also served as an Assistant Professor, Economics Dept. at Addis Ababa University (1994); Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, Economics Dept. (1990 - 1994) and Instructor, Brooklyn College of CUNY, Economics Department (1987 - 1989).

TEAM MEMBERS

Berhanu Adenew
Ph.D., Agri. Economics (University of Hannover, Germany); Assistant Professors at Alemaya University (in 1995); M.Sc. Agri. Economics (Alemaya University, Ethiopia); B.Sc. Agri. Economics (Alemaya University); Professional experience: current post as Senior Researcher and Head of the Agric. and Related Research Division at the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (since Nov. 2001); Poverty Reduction Strategy officer at association of NGOs (9 - 11. 2001); Program officer for a local NGO (5 - 9. 2001). Worked for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) projects at World Fair, EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany (6-10. 2000); Lecturer and researcher in the department of agricultural economics at Alemaya University of Agriculture (1987- 1995); Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Alemaya University (1993 -1995);
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Food Security role module.

Yeraswork Admassie
Ph. D., Sociology (Uppsala University); Supplementary Certificate, Sociology and Social Anthropology (University of Lund); Candidate of Philosophy, Political Sciences, and Economic History (1974) (University of Lund). Professional experience as Academic staff at the Department of Sociology and Social Administration, Addis Ababa University; Department Head, (1983 - 86, and 1997- 2001). Involved in major research activities with 12 different national and international institutions on various themes of development research during the period 1983 to 2001.
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Social Stability Role module.

Yigzaw Ayalew
M.A., Environment, Development and Policy (University of Sussex, England); B.A., Geography (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia); Diploma in Physical Planning (Instituto De Planificacion Fisica ,Havana). Professional experience: currently Team Leader at the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority; Environmental Policy Analyst at the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (1994-Aug. 2000); Resource Planning Expert at Ministry of Economic Development and Co-operation (1992-1993). Have experience as part-time lecturer at Addis Ababa University. Currently, Secretary Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Ethiopia, a Professional Association.
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Environmental externalities module.

Siseraw Dinku
M.A., Social Anthropology (Addis Ababa University); B.A., Linguistics (Addis Ababa University). Professional experience: worked for various national and international institutions and NGOs as a freelance development consultant, in areas of : rural development; gender and development; local governance, civil society development, and human rights promotion; participatory research, planning, M & E and impact assessment; institutional, organizational and human resource capacity building; non-formal education and training; water supply and sanitation, etc. Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Cultural role module.

Eyasu Elias
Ph.D, development studies (University of East Anglia, England); M.Sc. Agronomy ( University of Manitoba, Canada); Post-graduate Dipl. Crop Management Research (CIMMYT, Mexico); and B.Sc., Agriculture (Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia). Professional experience: Research Programmes Co-coordinator, SOS-Sahel Intentional UK (May 1998- to present); Rural development projects officer, Kale Heywot Church Development Programme (1992 - 1998); and worked as Assistant Research Officer at Institute of Agricultural Research in Ethiopia (1986 - 1990); Occasionally involves in par time teaching at university and consultancy works. Member of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) within the CGIAR/GFAR system.
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Environmental externalities module.

Samuel Gebre-Selassie
Ph.D. Agri. Economics (University of Bonn, Germany); M.Sc. (Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia); B.Sc., Agri. Economics (Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia). Professional experience: current post as Assistant Researcher at the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute; Previously worked as Information System Consultant for GTZ- Land Use Project for Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia (1998-2000); Researcher for the Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission in co-operation with former employer (1995-1996); Senior Agricultural Economist for the ex-Oromia Coffee and Tea Development Bureau in Ethiopia (1995-1997).
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Recent Economic and Agricultural Policy Development module.

Bekele Hundie
B.Sc., Agri. Economics (Alemaya University, Ethiopia); M.Sc., Agri. Economics (Alemaya University, Ethiopia). Professional experience: Lecturer at Ethiopian Civil Service College, Department of Economics (since December, 2001); Researcher at Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia (1995-1999). Also participated in various national and regional workshops on agricultural research and technology.
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Buffer Role of Agriculture module.

Gethaun Tafesse
B.A., Economics (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia); Certificate, Health Economics (Sussex University, England); Postgraduate Dipl., Economics (Essex University, England); M.sc., Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries (London School of Economics). Profession experience: Head, Poverty & Human Resource Research at Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (as of October 2000); Head, Welfare Monitoring Unit at Ministry of Economic Development & Cooperation (1995 -2000); Head, Education and Training Team at Ministry of Planning & Economic Dev't (1994-1995); Senior expert and A/Head, Health Team, at Ministry of Planning &Economic Development (1992-1994).
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Poverty Reduction role module.

Tarekegn Yibabie
Ph.D. Candidate in Development Studies (University of Sussex since 1999); M.A., Social Anthropology (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia); B.A, History (Addis Ababa University). Has working experience as principal researcher in Bureau of Culture, Tourism and Information (1992-1996); Researcher at Centre for External Research, Addis Ababa (1988-1991). Also working as a private consultant, Social and Development Analyst.
Duty in the ROA project team: researcher on Cultural role module.

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INDIA

TEAM LEADER

Shovan Ray
PhD. Shovan Ray has done his Master's degree at the London School of Economics (LSE) and doctorate in Economics from University of Cambridge, U.K. He was Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, where he worked on insurance and financial markets of selected OECD countries. He worked as a consultant to the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna for the OPEC world energy model. As an Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations, UNCTAD (Headquarters), Geneva, he undertook the project to construct macroeconomic models for 47 countries comprising Least Developed Countries. In India, he was Member of the Bureau of Industrial Costs & Prices (BICP), Ministry of Industry. As Adviser, Oil Coordination Committee (OCC) Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, he was closely associated with reforms in the Petroleum Sector in India. He was Consultant, Planning Commission for restructuring India's Wholesale Price Index system and was then Coordinator and Member of the project 'Vision 2020 for India'. He was Member of various committees appointed by the Government. Presently Dr. Ray is with the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) as Visiting Faculty, and is Project Director for the UNDP Study on Poverty Alleviation Programme in India and also Country Team Leader and Coordinator for the FAO's Roles of Agriculture Project (ROA). He will be involved with Module 1 (Policy) and Module 5 (Buffer) of the ROA Project.
Email : shovan@igidr.ac.in

TEAM MEMBERS

Aldas Janaiah
Ph.D. Mr. Janaiah holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Banaras Hindu University, India. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), The Philippines, for two years and six months. At IRRI, he worked on projects on "impacts of improved technologies on income distribution and poverty alleviation in South and Southeast Asia". He has also done research work on rice research prioritization in Asia (with Rockefeller Foundation support); seed delivery issues and understanding farmers' experiences with hybrid rice technology in tropical Asia. He is currently working on livelihood impacts of agricultural modernization vis-à-vis environmental degradation in India. He currently holds a position of Visiting Fellow at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), India. Aldas Janaiah will be working on soil and biodiversity issues under Module 2: Environment for the FAO's Roles of Agriculture Project (ROA).
Seyahat

Sudhakar Yedla
Ph.D. Mr. Sudhakar Yedla holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He is an Assistant Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. He dizi worked extensively on rural, urban and global environmental issues in association with the World Bank, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He worked on Pesticides abatement, Development of low-cost water treatment systems/methods for rural population, sustainable urban transportation, GHG mitigation from various urban systems, Energy efficiency in development, Economics and institutions for better solid waste management and Barrier analysis for development projects. He has also done research on multi-criteria decision making tools and their application in development policy, Economic of environmental externalities and Analysis of Socio-economic indicators. He is currently working on Environmental evolution of urban centres in India, Policy analysis for implementation of energy efficiency alternative in urban transportation and Economic analysis of GHG mitigation option in solid waste management. Mr. Yedla will be looking after the Module 2: Environment.
E-mail: sudhakar@igidr.ac.in ; s_yedla@yahoo.com

Vijay Laxmi Pandey
Ph.D. Dr. Vijay Laxmi Pandey is presently working at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India as Assistant Professor. She obtained her Ph.D. in the area of 'Agricultural Economics' from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar, Nainital, India, in 1992. During her Ph.D. she was recipient of Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Her current areas of interest are land regeneration, indoor air pollution, gender, and health issues. She has published 13 journal papers, 2 book articles and 3 discussion papers in the areas of environment, forestry and gender. She has participated in many national and international conferences. Vijay Laxmi will be working on Module 2: Environment.
Email: vijay@igidr.ac.in

P.V. Srinivasan
PhD. Dr. P.V. Srinivasan holds a PhD in Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre, India. He is currently a Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India. He has worked on projects such as Grain price stabilization policies, Natural resource accounting for sustainable management of land resources, Impact of globalization on Agricultural Research and Geographic targeting of poverty alleviation programs. His research interests include food security and other issues related to food policy. He is currently working on management of price risk in agriculture under liberalized trade. Mr. Srinivasan will be working on Module #1: Policy Review and Module 4: Food Security of the FAO/ROA Project.
E-mail: pvs@igidr.ac.in

Manoj Panda
Ph.D. Dr. Manoj Panda holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. He is Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. He has worked at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, and also spent a year at Yale University on a post-doctoral fellowship. His research areas relate to development and application of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, evaluation of alternative trade and fiscal policy options from the point of view of growth, distribution and poverty, analysis of poverty trends over time and variations cross socio-economic groups, effects of stabilization and structural reform policies on poverty and associated compensatory measures, interaction of environment with economic growth, consumption pattern and trade, strategies for carbon dioxide reduction in the context of developing countries. He has worked on short term projects for several international organizations including the World Bank, UNDP, FAO, UN-ESCAP, MacArthur Foundation and Conference Board of Canada. He has published extensively in journals and edited books. Mr. Panda is responsible for Module 3: Poverty of the FOA/ROA Project.
E-mail: manoj@igidr.ac.in

Ching Seain
Ching Seain holds a Master Degree in Information System from the Victoria Universtiy, New Zealand. She is Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. She has worked for DBA in a Canadian gaming company slotsmama.com, after back to India, she has been for the IT management and networking at the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi. She is a Oracle DBA and Microsoft network engineer. She is a volunteer for wikipedia, truster.
E-mail: cseain@igidr.ac.in

Amitabh Kundu
Ph. D. Professor Amitabh Kundu has obtained his doctoral degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and done his Post Doctoral work as a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has done International Consultancies for UNESCO, UNCHS, ILO, Government of Netherlands, University of Toronto, Sasakawa Foundation etc. He is in various committees of Planning Commission, Central Statistical Organisation, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, Oxfam, India, University of Sagar, among others, and is currently editing the Journal of Abstracts and Reviews in Economics and a Seminar volume on Urbanisation in India and China for ICSSR. He has fifteen books and one hundred and fifty articles published in Indian and Foreign Journals to his credit. He is Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Amitabh Kundu will be working on Module 6– Social Viability of the FAO/ROA Project.
E-mail: amit0304@mail.jnu.ac.in

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MALI

TEAM LEADER

Demba KEBE
Doctorat unique en Agro-Economie, (Chef d'équipe ROA-Mali)
Demba KEBE, est Coordinateur Scientifique des programmes de recherche sur les systèmes de production, la gestion des ressources naturelles et l'économie des filières à l'Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER) au Mali. Il a travaillé 15 ans au sein d'une équipe pluridisciplinaire de recherche sur les Systèmes de Production et la Gestion des Ressources Naturelles dont il assura la direction de 1994 à 1998. Par la suite, il a travaillé au programme Economie des filières en tant chercheur chargé des études d'impact et, de l'analyse des politiques agricoles.
Monsieur KEBE est membre du pool de formateurs Ouest Centre Africains sur l'analyse des politiques agricoles en collaboration avec le CIRAD/IRAM/SOLAGRAL. Il est aussi membre fondateur de l'Association Ouest et Centre Africaine de Recherche sur les Systèmes de Production et la Gestion des Ressources Naturelles dont il assure la présidence.
Maître de Recherches, Monsieur KEBE est titulaire d'une thèse de Doctorat unique en Agro-Economie de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier ENSAM (France) depuis 1993.
La langue de travail est le français, l'anglais est passable.
Domaines d'expertise Analyse systémique, analyse des filières agricoles; évaluation d'impact des technologies et des mesures de politiques avec utilisation des modèles mathématiques suivi-évaluation des projets organisations paysannes sécurité alimentaire et pauvreté

TEAM MEMBERS

Bakary Sékou Coulibaly
Msc. En Agro-Economie (responsible module 4)
Bakary S. COULIBALY est le Directeur du Service d'Appui Technique (DSAT) de l'Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER). Avant ce poste, il a eu à travailler au programme Economie des Filières (ECOFIL) de l'IER, principalement dans les domaines de politiques de développement et de l'économie des ressources. Les domaines spécifiques concernent le suivi-évaluation, les études de filières, les études sur la demande et les politiques alimentaires, et les études d'impacts.

Cheibane Coulibaly
Doctorat 3ème cycle (responsable module7)
Monsieur Coulibaly est Président-Fondateur de l'Université Mandé Bukari, une universite privée sise a Bamako. Professeur d'université et Directeur de recherches, il est diplômé de l'Université de Paris I, Sorbonne (Doctorat en Socio-économie du développement) et a été Visiting Fellow a Harvard University. Auparavant il a enseigné la philosophie dans le cycle secondaire au Mali grâce a une Maîtrise en Philosophie, avant de devenir chercheur a l'Institut d'Economie Rurale de Bamako, a la FAO (CTP aux Iles Comores) puis a l'IMRAD (Institut Malien de Recherches Appliquées au Développement qu'il a créé en
1987). Auteur de plusieurs ouvrages et monographies, il a récemment publié trois ouvrages sur les questions de développement et de démocratie: "Problématique foncière et Gestion des conflits en Afrique Noire", "Politiques agricoles et stratégies paysannes au Mali: le règne des mythes a l'Office du Niger" et "Comme un petit air de démocratie bananière".
Fondateur et Directeur de deux journaux d'informations économiques et sociales ("Cauris" en Francais et "Kolonkise" en langue nationale Bamanan), il a publie a ce jour plus de 300 articles.

Alpha Oumar Kergna
M.Sc en Agro-Economie (responsable module 5)
Monsieur KERGNA est Agro-économiste chargé de recherche au programme Economie des Filières. études sur les transferts de technologies développées par la recherche avec accent sur les facteurs affectant l'adoption de ces technologies; études coûts/Bénéfices des technologies ou des politiques gouvernementales en utilisant la matrice d'analyse des politiques; études d'évaluation d'impact des projets de recherche et de
développement; études filières; études sectoriels en utilisant un modèle mathématique; formation de formateurs en évaluation d'impact dans les pays du CILSS; formation de chercheurs et vulgarisateurs en collaboration avec l'IITA sur des modules comme" l'analyse économiques des essais, la pauvreté, etc,".

Aly Kouriba
Docteur en Biologie et Physiologie Animales (membre modules 2, 6)
Directeur de recherche Coordinateur Scientifique des recherches sur les productions Animales à l'Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER). Conception et exécution des programmes d'améliorations génétique des animaux domestiques plus particulièrement les bovins et ovins Toronké dans le Sahel occidental du Mali;
Conception et mise en œuvre des recherches sur les études et élevages des Camélidés du Mali ;
Planification et évaluation des projets de recherche au sein des instances de gouvernance de la recherche zootechnique (rapporteur principal des commissions spécialisées des productions animales de 1983 à 1989)
Animateur scientifique des programmes de recherche au niveau du centre régional de Kayes ( de 1989 à nos jours);
Suivi-évaluation des recherches sur les productions animales ; Une bonne expérience dans la formulation de politiques et plans stratégiques de recherche et de développement dont les plus importants sont : Plan stratégique de la recherche agricole du Mali : les productions animales ; Plan stratégique de la recherche agricole du Mali : plan stratégique régional du Mali ; Schéma Directeur du Développement du Secteur Rural du Mali ; Programme national d'Action Environnementale (PNAE)
Rapport régional sur diversité biologique dans la région de Kayes.

Mamadou Kabirou N'Diaye
Doctorat (responsable module 2)
Dr Mamadou Kabirou N'DIAYE est actuellement Coordonnateur Régional du Pôle Régional de Recherche sur les Systèmes Irrigués (PSI/CORAF). Dr Mamadou Kabirou N'DIAYE a débuté à l'IER en 1977 comme agronome à la Station de Recherche Agronomique de Kogoni et a occupé plusieurs postes de responsabilités au niveau de l'IER : Chef Cellule Agropédologie, Directeur de Centre, Chef de Station, Chef Programme Riz, Chef d'Equipe de Recherche sur les systèmes de production et de ressources naturelles et Coordonnateur National du Pôle de Recherche sur les Systèmes Irrigué. Dans la sous-région Dr Mamadou Kabirou N'DIAYE a été membre fondateur du réseau sur le riz irrigué et a présidé le groupe d'action sur la gestion des ressources naturelles au Sahel. A l'Institut Dr Mamadou Kabirou N'DIAYE a participé à l'élaboration et à la révision du plan stratégique de la recherche agronomique. Il a également participé à différentes études sur la gestion des ressources naturelles (l'étude environnementale de l'Office du Niger, le plan national pour la gestion de la fertilité des sols). En plus des activités de recherche Dr Mamadou Kabirou N'DIAYE assure à l'Université du Mali (ISFRA) des cours sur la gestion des ressources en sols.

Ousmane Sanogo
DEA en Agro-Economie (responsible module 6)
Ousmane SANOGO est Coordinateur Scientifique chargé du suivi du programme d'appui aux Services Agricoles et aux organisations Professionnelles (PASAOP) et des bases de données scientifiques. Auparavant, Monsieur SANOGO a été Chef de Programme Economie de filières de l'Institut d'Econmie Rurale. Membre du Réseau Sécurité Alimenatire Durable en Afrique de l'Ouest centrale (SADAOC) et chef d'équipe du projet long terme " Production Alimentaire Durable " qui implique cinq pays de la sous région. Monsieur Sanogo est titulaire d'un diplôme de DEA de l'Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier (France).
Domaine d'expertises
analyse filière
analyse d'impact de politiques ;
suivi-évaluation
planification des projets

Samba Soumare
est sociologue spécialisé dans la recherche en milieu rural : foncier, agro-pastoralisme et perception. Il a mis en œuvre et dirigé l'observatoire du Foncier au Mali de 1994 à 1997. Il a effectué plusieurs consultations pour le compte d'organisations nationales (étatiques) sous-régionales et des Nations unies entre 1990 et 2001. il a travaillé auparavant au Centre International Pour l'Elevage en Afrique (CIPEA) de 1980 à 1991. Il a publié plusieurs articles et participé à des ouvrages colectifs. Il est titulaire d'un Doctorat en sociologie de la connaissance à l'université de Paris 7 depuis 1980. Il a enseigné la philosophie de 1973 à 1976, il travaille en Français et parle plusieurs langues maliennes et étrangères. Il est de nationalité malienne et travaille à l'IER depuis un an.

Bino Teme
Doctorat 3ème Cycle (responsable module 1 du ROA). Monsieur TEME est le Directeur Général de l'Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER), principal institut recherche agricole du Mali. Il a occupé auparavant dans le même institut, les fonctions de Directeur Scientifique, de Chef de Département Systèmes de Production et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, de Coordinateur Scientifique " Etude et Planification et de Chef de Division Planification et Evaluation. Directeur de Recherches, Monsieur TEME est titulaire d'un Doctorat de 3ème Cycle en Economie Rurale et Espace Régionale de l'Université de Bourgogne( France). Ses principaux domaines d'expertise sont :
Planification et gestion de la recherche, Politique agricole suivi-évaluation des projets et programmes, Système de production et économie des filières agricoles, Sécurité alimentaire

Hugo Johannes Maria Verkuijl
M.Sc. (member équipe module 2)
Mr. Verkuijl is a technical assistant at the "Institut d'Economie Rurale", Mali, where he works as a consultant to improve management of agricultural research as well as to establish national and regional business units that generate financial resources. Before this, he to was Business Manager Rural Change Department (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he was responsible for coordination and write up of tenders for projects, carry out site visits for tenders, development of acquisition policies and procedures, negotiate financial contracts and budgets, and networking. He started with Matrix Consultants in Development Management with responsibilities such as project and financial management, product and staff development, and several short term assignments such as the identification and formulation of a regional plan for sustainable development in the Caribbean Region funded under 7th EDF fund of the European Union. He carried out a policy study for the World Wildlife Fund "Structural Adjustment and Sustainable Development in nine developing countries". The study analyzed causal relations between SAP policies and natural resource exploitation, and developed alternative policy scenarios. Mr. Verkuijl worked for four year in Eastern Africa with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), in the EU-funded program on Strengthening Economic and Policy Research in Eastern Africa. The main responsibilities were to strengthen the capacity of NARS' economists to carry out economic and policy research through research, training, strategic planning workshops and on the job training. For KIT, Mr. Verkuijl conducted consultancies on privatization of agricultural services in India, including an assessment of privatized agricultural services, equity impact of privatization on various stakeholders, farmers' ability to pay for the services, and institutional analysis. He has trained several groups and individuals in the field of Technologies for Creating as well as Development of Advisory Skills.

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MEXIQUE

TEAM LEADER

Isidro Soloaga
Mr. Soloaga obtained his PhD in Agricultural and Resources Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park. Until 2001 he worked for the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group, and was involved in rural and poverty studies in Cambodia, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Mauritania, Madagascar, Mexico, Paraguay, and Yemen. Since 2002 he joined the Department of Economics of Universidad de las Américas-Puebla as a professor. Isidro is the Team Leader for the ROA-Mexico CCS. He will be involved in Modules #1, 3, 4 and 6: Agricultural Policies; Poverty; Food Security, and Social Viability respectively.

TEAM MEMBERS

María Eugenia Ibarrarán Viniegra
Ms. Ibarrarán has a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. She obtained her PhD in Geography with a specialty in Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University. She is currently involved with the analysis of the energy sector in Mexico and its relation to global climate change, using a computable general equilibrium model (project funded by CONACYT). She is also working on the economic valuation of environmental quality, particularly in Mexico City, jointly with an MIT research project. Furthermore, she is working jointly with researchers at Harvard School of Public Health to determine the value of a statistical life in Mexico City. She is professor at the Department of Economics of the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla. Ms. Ibarrarán will be working on Module #2 of ROA: Environment.

Luis Felipe López Calva
Mr. López Calva holds a Ph.D in Economics from Cornell University. He is co-director of the Mexican chapter of the World Bank-Inter-American Development Bank's Network for Research on Inequality and Poverty. Through Harvard's Institute for International Development (HIID) he worked on projects on privatization for the Egypt, Malysia, Costa Rica, Bolivia and Mexico governments. He has also done research work on the privatization of Mexican National Rail-roads. He is currently working on the design and evaluation of Mexican national social programs. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Economics and with the Public Policy Research Institute of the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla. Luis Felipe will be working on Module #5: Agriculture as buffer and as substitute for formal safety nets.

Gloria Martha Rubio Soto
Ms. Rubio obtained her Master degree in Public Affairs at Princeton University. Until 2001 she worked with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network of the World Bank and was involved in issues related to the monitoring of poverty and the evaluation of the poverty impact of World Bank projects. As a consultant, she is now involved in the evaluation of several different World Bank projects in Central America and the Caribbean. She is also a lecturer at the Department of Economics of the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla. Gloria will be involved in Module #4: Food Security and Module #5: Agriculture as buffer and as substitute for formal safety nets.

Robert Shadow
Mr. Shadow has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the State University of New York at Stoney Brook. He has done extensive research on Mesoamerica, in particular on the creole-mestizo ranchero societies of West and North Mexico. He has also researched on issues related to Frontier societies and cultures; Rural social history; Agrarian question and transformations; Political economy of popular religion; Subaltern studies; and Land tenure and structures of power. From 1997 and up to 2001 he was the Dean of the School of Social Sciences of the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla, where he is currently Professor at the Department of Anthropology. Robert will work on Module #7: Cultural studies and Perception survey of ROA-Mexico CCS.

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MARRUECOS

TEAM LEADER

Moussaoui Mohamed
ROA-Morocco case study leader, coordinator of module 6 and participant in modules 1, 3 and 4.
Mohamed Moussaoui holds a B.Sc in aricultural development from ENA-Meknès, a M.Sc in agricultural economics from IAV Hassan II-Rabat (Morocco), and a Ph.D in agricultural economics and policy analysis from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA). Mr. Moussaoui is a senior agricultural economics researcher with the National Agricultural Rsearch Institute (INRA) of Morocco ce 1978. Currently he is head of Saîs-Middle Atlas INRA regional center (Meknès). Prior to INRA-Meknès, Mr. Moussaoui was Head of INRA socio-economics department (1992-95), associate researcher with INRA Aridoculture Center at Settat (1989-95) and Head of the teaching and research Division with ENA-Meknès (1995-98). He was, also, coordinator of the policy component within the project: Integrated Crop/Livestock Production Systems in the Low Rainfall Areas of West Asia and North Africa (the Mashreq/Maghreb project; AFESD, IFAD, IDRC, ICARDA, IFPRI and NARS). As such, he had to conduct and advise research activities related mainly to: analysis and modeling of agricultural decision making under risk in dryland farming systems; analysis of agricultural policy reforms at community level; impact assessment of agricultural technology adoption and mulidusciplinary research methodologies. Mr. Moussaoui has performed several national and international consultancies with FAO and the World Bank; and acted frequently as a resource person with the Ministry of agriculture of Morocco, FAO, IFAD and ICARDA. He, also, is a visiting Professor with ENA-Meknès and IAV Hassan II-Rabat. His working laguages are Arabic, French, English and Berber-Tamazight ( speaking and listening).

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Allali, Khalid
coordinator of module 2
Khalid Allali holds a M.Sc in agricultural economics from IAV Hassan II-Rabat (Morocco) and a Ph.D in environmental economics from the University of Gembloux (Belgium). He is Professor with ENA-Meknès where, since 1990, he teaches agribusness accounting and economics of natural resources at the department of rural economics. field of expertise covers sustainable agricultural development issues related, mainly, to natural resources base use and environment preservation. Ss such, he conducted and advised several research activities pertaining to water rangeland and forest uses, and ecoutourim potential in mountain areas. Mr.Allali performed a set of national consultancies with international organizations like GTZ,USAID and IFAD. To this respect, he contributed to the implementation of the followin projects: Oued Srou watershed management ( in Middle Atlas), assessment of desert shrubs, water sustainabilty, western Morocco rural and pastoral development, and Oued Low watershed management. His working laguages are Arabic and French.

Bendaoud, Lahbib Mohamed
Coordinator of module 3, and participant to modules 4 and 6.
Mohamed L. Bendaoud holds a M.Sc in livestock production economics from ENA-Meknès and Ingénieur en chef professionnal degree from the Ministry of agriculture of Morocco. Mr. Bendaoud is a researcher with INRA aridoculture center at Settat since 1992. Prior to INRA, he was Head of Khemis Zemamra agricultural development center in the irrigated area of Doukkala. Mr. Bendaoud 's research work is focused on socio-econmic analysis and modeling of dryland farming systems, and on sustainability issues relatd to soil conservation and range management. He contributed significantly to the implementation of the modeling activities of top soil moisture management project (TSMM; 1994-95; USDA, WSU, INRA, IAV Hassan II) and the policy component within the project: Integrated Crop/Livestock Production Systems in the Low Rainfall Areas of West Asia and North Africa (the Mashreq/Maghreb project; Afesd, IFAD, IDRC, ICARDA, IFPRI and NARS;1995-2002). Mr. Bendaoud has performed several consultancies with ICARDA and CIRAD (France). His working laguages are Arabic, French and English.

Mahdi, Mohamed
Coordinator of module 7
Mohamed Mahdi hols a Doctorat d'Etat degree in Political Sciences from University of Casblanca (Morocco). Mr. Mahdi is Higher Education Professor with ENA-Meknès where he teaches rural sociology since 1987. Prior to ENA, he was a researcher assistant with Small Ruminant CRSP-Project at IAV Hassan II-Rabat. He, also, is an associate researcher with Anthropology Laboratory of CNRA-Paris, where he completed several research activities as a visiting scientist. Mr. Mahdi performed many consultancies with divrese national and international organizations (FAO, UNDP, CNRS) ; his expertise covers rural communities organization and cultural practices related to rural developpmnt and rangeland and water resources management. In particular Mr. Mahdi conducted significant research work on socio-cultural and ethnology issues pertaining to Islamic Sacrifices within a CNRS-Paris funded project, out of which several papers have been published. His working languages are Arabic, French and English (fair reading and writing).

Doukkali, Mohamed Rachid
coordinator of modules 1 and 4,
and participant to modules 3 and 6
Mohamed Rachid Doukkali holds an Advanced Studies degree in agronomy from INA-Paris, a M.Sc in agricultural economics from IAV Hassan II-Rabat (Morocco), and a Ph.D in agricultural and applied economics from the university of Minnesota (USA). Mr. Doukkali is Higher Education Professor with IAV Hassan II-Rabat, where he teaches production economics, mthematical programming, macro-economic and sectoral policy modeling, since 1981, at the Department of Human Sciences, of which he is currently Head. Mr. Doukkali performed many consultancies with the Ministry of Agriculture of Morocco, and diverse national and international organizations (World Bank, FAO, UNDP,) ; he is a coordinator and/or member of several networks and teams related to agricultural policies reforms ( economic and trade liberalization, agricultural protection measures, irrigation water tarification) such as: Euro-Mediterranean network on climatic change impact on agricultural policies in southern Mediterranean countries; Mediterranean observatory on agricultural production and industries ( CIHEAM); monitoring team on cereal production in Morocco; Agribusiness project economic component (IAV Hassan II-University of Minnesota-USAID); organizing committee of the International conference on irrigation policies: macro- and micro-economic considerations ( Agadir 15-17 june 2002). Mr. Doukkali collaborates, in his fields of expertise, with INRA-Morocco and with foreign and international research institutions like CIHEAM, CIRAD and CEMAFREF (France) and IFPRI and ICARDA. His working languages are Arabic, French and English.

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SUDAFRICA

TEAM LEADERS

Johann Kirsten
Johann Kirsten is an agricultural economist. He obtained his undergraduate degrees at the University of Stellenbosch, and his PhD at the University of Pretoria. He has taught in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria since 1992, and has been Chair of the Department since 1998. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the Ministry of Agriculture. He is currently President of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa, and a member of the National Agricultural Marketing Council. He specializes in South African agricultural policy and in rural development in Southern and Eastern Africa. His languages are English, Afrikaans and Dutch.

Nick Vink
co-Team Leader
Nick Vink is an agricultural economist. He obtained his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch in 1986, and has been Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Stellenbosch since 1996. Prior to 1996 he was a policy analyst and Divisional Manager at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, where he was responsible for policy and information in the fields of rural and agricultural development, small business development, regional integration in Southern Africa, etc. He has worked with the FAO, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and other agencies. His languages are English, Afrikaans and Dutch.

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Simon Bekker
Simon Bekker is a Sociologist who obtained his Masters degree in mathematics in Canada, and his PhD in Sociology at the University of Cape Town. He has taught at a number of Universities in South Africa, and has focused on the related areas of culture and society, the sociology of development, and social theory. His major research focus in recent years has been on patterns of migration along the Eastern seaboard of South Africa. His languages are English, Afrikaans, French and Dutch.

At Fischer
At Fischer is an anthropologist who obtained his PhD from the RAU in Johannesburg. He has consulted widely for the Development Bank of Southern Africa, where he took the lead in designing innovative research methodologies that combine the depth of anthropological research methods with the wider scope of conventional field research. He has conducted extensive field research in many parts of South Africa, in the northern areas of Namibia, and in Swaziland. His languages are English, Afrikaans and Dutch.

Theo Kleynhans
Theo Kleynhans is an agricultural economist who obtained his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch, where he has been teaching since 1984. A practicing farmer, his research focus has been on aspects of environmental economics, especially as it affects the Western Cape exporting industries. He has also led a research initiative whose aim is to assess the resource potential of the SADC region using GIS techniques, and has travelled widely in the region. His languages are English, Afrikaans and Dutch.

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Personal del proyecto

Análisis empírico - Equipos nacionales



CHILE

TEAM LEADER

Alberto Valdes
Formerly with the World Bank (1990s), and IFPRI in Washington DC (1980s), he is a consultant based in Santiago. His research areas include international trade, poverty alleviation strategies, and economic policy reforms and agriculture, topics in which he has several publications. A Chilean citizen, he holds a PhD in economics from The London School of Economics, a Masters in economics from The University of Chicago, and Agric Engineer from Universidad Catolica de Chile.

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Gustavo Anriquez
Gustavo Anriquez is a PhD candidate from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. He has a BA degree in History from the Catholic University of Chile, a MA degree in Economics from the University of Chile, and a MA degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland. He has provided consultancy services for different international organizations, including: the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research has covered poverty issues, trade and environment, growth and development. Mr. Anriquez is the research assistant for the poverty, environmental and rural viability modules of the ROA Project in Chile. He is a Chilean national and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Manuel Díaz
Manuel Díaz is MSc in Industrial Engineering of the Universidad de Chile and Engineer of the Universidad de Chile. Mr. Díaz is researcher and consultant at the Program for Environmental Economics and Management of the Industrial Engineering Department of the Universidad de Chile. His main area of research is in Natural Resources, Environmental Management, Risk Analysis, development of Environmental Indicators, among others. He is also consultant for Chile's Environmental Commission and other Ministries in issues such as arsenic regulation, mining closure, environmental indicators, and lately on global warming. He is a Chilean national and his working language is Spanish and English.

Ramón López
Ramón López is Professor of Economics at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. He is also Senior Fellow at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn, Germany. His main fields of specialization are Economic Development, Agricultural and Environmental Economics and International Trade Theory and Policy. Professor López is co-editor of the journal Environment and Development Economics and is on the editorial board of several journals. He is the author of three books and of a large number of articles in major economic journals. He has been advisor and consultant with the World Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank and several other international organizations and governments in matters of trade, poverty, agriculture and environmental policies.

Sebastián Miller
Sebastián Miller is MSc in Applied Economics of the Universidad de Chile and Engineer of the Universidad de Chile. Mr. Miller is professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of the Universidad de Chile and researcher at the Department of Public Policy, Institute of Public Affairs, Universidad de Chile.. His main area of research is in Economic Development and Environmental Economics where he has undertaken diverse research and applied projects in: choice of instruments for environmental regulation, computable general equilibrium analysis of environmental policies in Chile, evaluation of policies to improve air quality in Santiago, among others. He has much experience in computable general equilibrium analysis of environmental policies in Chile working for national and international research organization. He is a Chilean national and his working language is Spanish and English.

Raul O'Ryan
Raul O'Ryan is PhD in Economics of the University of California, Berkeley and Engineer of the Universidad de Chile. Mr. O'Ryan is professor, researcher and Director at the Industrial Engineering Department of the Universidad de Chile. His main area of research is in Natural Resources, Economic Development and Environmental Economics where he has undertaken diverse research and applied projects in: choice of instruments for environmental regulation, international trade and the environment in developing contexts, computable general equilibrium analysis of environmental policies in Chile, evaluation of policies to improve air quality in Santiago, development of environmental indicators, among others. He is also counsellor for Chile's Environmental Commission and other Ministries in issues such as arsenic regulation, tradeable permits for Santiago, Santiago's decontamination Plan, environmental indicators, and lately on global warming. He has much experience in policy assessment for environment and management of natural resources and local government and a good capacity of collaborating with international research organization. He is a Chilean national and his working language is Spanish and English.

Cristian Pincheira
Cristian Pincheira is MSc (c) in Applied Economics of the Universidad de Chile and Forest Engineer of the Universidad de Chile. Mr. Pincheira is researcher assistant at the Industrial Engineering Department of the Universidad de Chile. He has worked at public institutions as Chile's Environmental Commission (CONAMA) and other Ministries. His main area of research is in Economic Development and Environmental Economics. Hi is currently working in computable general equilibrium analysis of environmental policies in Chile and he is developing the thesis "Including land as a factor in a CGE for Chile". He is a Chilean national and his working language is Spanish and English.

Dino Bryant
Dino Bryant is a senior project manager, he has over 15 years experience in IT experience in the movie industry. He is in charge of record and edit the multimedia for the research projects, meeting conferences and interviews. He created and edited over 550 movie and Flash chips for the project. He is also running a slots website onlineslots.org.uk .

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CHINE

TEAM LEADER

Tian Weiming
Tian Weiming is a professor in the College of Economics and Management and the Director of the Institute of Agricultural Economics of China Agricultural University in Beijing. His research areas include production and resource economics, agricultural marketing and price policies, agricultural trade issues and agribusiness development. In recent years, he has been involved extensively in studies on WTO and agricultural trade policy reforms for the Chinese government. He has also provided consultancy services to several international organizations. He holds a M.A. degree in agricultural economics from the University of the Philippines. He is a Chinese national and his working language is Chinese and English.

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Liu Chengfang
Li Chengfang is a senior research assistant at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She has been involved in a number of research projects in the areas of rural poverty, rural off-farm employment, rural public investment, land tenure, gender, education & child nutrition, household investment, poverty and environmental dynamics, rural governance. She holds a M.A. degree in agricultural economics from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. She is a Chinese national and her working language is Chinese and English.

Guo Dongmei
Guo Dongmei is an engineer in Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy. In recent years, she has been involved in several research projects on environment-related policy issues sponsored by some international institutions. She holds a M.A. degree in environmental sciences from Beijing Normal University and is now under a Ph.D. program in resource economics in the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is a Chinese national and her working language is Chinese and English.

Xiao Haifeng
He Xiurong is an associate professor and the chairman of the Department of Trade in the College of Economics and Management of China Agricultural University. His research work has been focused on agricultural policies, rural development, and statistics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in agricultural policy and marketing from Hohenheim University of Germany. He is a Chinese national and his working language is Chinese, German and English.

Zhang Linxiu
Zhang Linxiu is a professor and the deputy director of Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Previous, she held the position of deputy director of Institute of Agricultural Economics, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. She led a number of research projects in the areas of rural poverty, rural off-farm employment, rural public investment, land tenure, gender, education and child nutrition, household investment, poverty and environmental dynomics, rural gavance, etc. She also serves for several international research institution. She holds a Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics from University of Reading, England. She is a Chinese national and her working language is Chinese and English.

Zhang Liqin
Zhang Liqin is a lecturer in the College of Resources and Environment of China Agricultural University. Her research work has been focused on agricultural policies, rural development, and land resource management. She holds a Ph.D. degree in agricultural policy and trade from China Agricultural University. She is a Chinese national and her working language is Chinese and English.

Xu Qi
Qi Xu is the assistant professor at Department of Sociology, China Agricultural University. He holds a Master of Art in Sociology at Sam Houston State University, and attended Ph.D. program at Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Xu has extensive research experience in agriculture, industrialization and urbanization in China. He has also conducted many business research projects with companies such as IBM, Alkar, Praxair, CertainTeed, Decora, Domino, etc. Mr. Xu is a Chinese national and his working language is English.

Zhu Qizhen
Zhu Qizhen is a professor and the chairman of the Department of Sociology in the College of Humanistics and Social Sciences of China Agricultural University. His research work has been focused on rural employment, gender issues, psychology of rural population and rural education. He holds a M.A. degree in sociology from China Science and Technology University. He is a Chinese national and his working language is Chinese and English.

Wang Xiuqing
Wang Xiuqing is a professor in and deputy dean of the College of Economics and Management of China Agricultural University. His research work has been focused on development of food industry, food security, land resource economics, and rural development. He holds a Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics from Beijing Agricultural University. He is a Chinese national and his working language is Chinese, Japanese and English.

He Xiurong
He Xiurong is a professor in the College of Economics and Management and the Director of the Research Center for Agricultural Commodity and Market of China Agricultural University. He also serves as deputy sectary of the China Agricultural Economics Society. Previous, he held the position of Dean of College of Economics and Management. He has done extensive research, teaching/training and policy consultation work over the past ten years and has knowledge of and experience in a wide range of agricultural policy and rural development issues. Mr. He has been involved in many international exchange and research project activities sponsored by international organizations such as FAO, UNDP, OECD and foundations such as Ford, Naumann, GTZ, Winrock International. He holds a Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics from Hohenheim University of Germany. He is a Chinese national and his working language is Chinese, German and English.

Min Tao
Min Tao is an associate professor in the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research areas include environmental sciences, farm management and farming systems, sustainable agricultural and rural development, land and water resources management. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development from China Agricultural University. She is a Chinese national and her working language is Chinese and English. She is also an active Blackjack player and Feng Shui master.

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REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

TEAM LEADER

Magdalena Lizardo
Magdalena Lizardo is an economist with specialization in trade and industrial organization. She has worked as consultant for the World Bank, IDB, IICA and the Dominican Government. She has served as Deputy Secretary of the Technical Secretariat of the Dominican Republic and as advisor of the Planning Office of the Dominican Republic and the Ministry of Finance. She teaches econometrics and economic policy at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo. Her research work has been concentrated in the areas of trade, structural change and growth in the Dominican economy, as well as evaluation of distributional and efficiency effects of public expenditure in the Dominican Republic. Her working languages are Spanish, English and Portuguese

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Jacqueline Mora-Báez
Jacqueline Mora-Báez is an economist specialized in applied economics. She serves as economist at the Fundación Economía y Desarrollo, a Dominican economic research center. She teaches econometric and mathematical economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra and at the Catholic University of Santo Domingo. She formerly worked as economist in the World Bank Dominican Republic Country Office. Her research areas of interest are poverty studies, risk sharing strategies and macroeconomics analysis. Her working languages are Spanish and English.