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Nicholas Minot

  • Senior Research Fellow
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA
  • 28PublicationsNumber of items in Nicholas's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 21Followers

Recent publications

  • Are Poor, Remote Areas Left Behind in Agricultural Development?: The Case of Tanzania

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  • Agriculture in Tanzania Since 1986: Follower or Leader of Growth?

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Professional experience

Senior Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

March 2005 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Illinois

August 1994 - June 1995(10 months)

Social Dimensions of Adjustment Advisor

Centre for International Economics

August 1992 - July 1994(2 years)

Survey Analyst

Michigan State University

April 1986 - August 1988(2 years)

Research Consultant

Michigan State University

August 1985 - March 1986(7 months)

Agricultural Economist

Chemonics International

March 1984 - August 1984(5 months)

Business Development Assistant

Chemonics International

September 1981 - August 1982(a year)

Teacher of English-as-a-Foreign-Language

Centro Colombo-Americano

September 1978 - June 1979(9 months)

Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

Post-Doctoral Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA


Ph.D. Agricultural Economics

Michigan State Univeristy

April 1989 - August 1992(3 years)


Nicholas Minot is a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. Since joining IFPRI in 1997 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, he has carried out research on the agricultural market reform in Africa, fertilizer policy, fruit and vegetable markets, income diversification, and spatial patterns in poverty. He is the leader of a research program on strategies for promoting the participation of small farmers in high-value agricultural commodity supply chains. He is currently working on projects on horticultural marketing in Indonesia, diversification in Bhutan, staple-crop marketing in eastern and southern Africa, and linking farmers to markets in Ghana. He is currently outposted to Kampala, Uganda. 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. 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.


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