Dr Menale Kassie
Dr Kassie has joined icipe in November 2015 as the Head of Social Science and Impact Assessment Unit (SSIA).
Prior to joining icipe, he worked at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), as a Senior Scientist from July 2010 to October 2015. His research at CIMMYT focused on adoption and impacts of sustainable intensification practices on household welfare, using advanced evaluation cross-sectional-panel econometric and mathematical programming techniques.
More recent work includes assessing adoption of combination of sustainable intensification practices and their impacts on productivity, downside risk and cost of risks and agrochemical uses.
Dr Kassie holds a PhD in Development and Resource Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, and MSc and BSc degrees in Agricultural Economics from Alemaya University, Ethiopia.