Nicholas W. Minot
Since joining IFPRI in 1997, Nicholas Minot has carried out research on agricultural market reform, fertilizer policy, fruit and vegetable markets, and the spatial patterns in poverty, working in Benin, Egypt, Malawi, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. He is the leader of a research program on strategies for promoting the participation of small farmers in high-value agricultural commodity supply chains. Before joining IFPRI, he taught at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and worked as a policy adviser in Zimbabwe and as a survey analyst in Rwanda. He also carried out research on agricultural marketing in Bolivia, Cameroon, and Peru, on small enterprises in Laos, and on household budgets in Paraguay. A U.S. citizen, he received his Ph.D. and M.S. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University and his B.A. in international development from Brown University.