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I'm a PhD Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant in Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky. I also hold a BSc and a MSc in Mathematics from the University of Abomey-Calavi and a Statistician-Economist Engineer Diploma (MSc) from the Sub-Regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics.
My research interests are in International Development in is many dimensions : Agriculture, Health, Education, and Trade. My ongoing dissertation analyses input intensification, urbanization, and the transformation of African agriculture and rural spaces. I'm currently also working on various projects at the intersections of health, education, environoment, trade and their implications for development.
From June 2014 to June 2015, I was a Young International Fellow at the European Centre for Development Policy Management in Maastricht, Netherlands where I worked on Policy Coherence for Development and Food Security. Before starting my graduate program, I previously worked as Statistician-Economist at AfricaRice conducting research on the ex-ante and ex-post impacts of rice research, technologies, and policies in Africa.
I am passionate about my research and love teaching and learning from the bright people I have the chance to meet.