I joined ILRI in 2012. I am agricultural economist and part of the the Policy, Trade, and Value Chains Program. During the recent years my research work was mainly around the topics of value chains analysis in developing countries, food safety and consumer behavior, pastoral and agro-pastoral systems economics. Recently, I have started, in collaboration with other ILRI colleagues, focusing more on the issue of post-harvest losses for the live animal value chains, as well as the issues and constraints related to the implementation and sustainability of market information systems in pastoral systems.

My vision of success for collaborative research is when both parties involved are able to: learn from each other (knowledge sharing and transfer), jointly publish scientific research documents (journal papers, books, policy briefs, etc.), co-organize high profile conferences and workshops, jointly raise funding for new research topics, co-supervise Master and Ph.D. students.