The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leadership role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries.
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Dr. Maximo Torero, co-chair of the AGRODEP Scientific Advisory Board, recently taught the AGRODEP training course on Losses along Food Value Chains in Dakar, Senegal. He is the Division Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID) at IFPRI and is also the leader of the Global Research Program on Institutions and Infrastructure for Market Development, and Director for IFPRI Latin America. He has fifteen years of experience in applied research and in operational activities. In his capacity as a director and research program leader, he directs the activities of an IFPRI unit that conducts research, with special emphasis on M&E of infrastructure and rural development interventions in urban and peri-urban areas through the use of randomized experimental design. Prior to joining IFPRI, he was a senior researcher and member of the executive committee at Group of Analysis for Development (GRADE). More about Dr. Torero.