CGIAR Center: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Current role: Postdoctoral Fellow
Brian received his PhD in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from the University of Goettingen in Germany. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia, USA, as well as a BSc and MSc in Agricultural Economics and Extension from the University of Zimbabwe.
He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Methods Group at ICRAF where his main role is developing livelihood indicators and analytical flows for aggregating and analyzing multi-country household data for Sentinel Landscapes.
He also provides research support and advice to provide services to ICRAF’s six regional offices all along the research cycle from the development of conceptual frameworks consisting of problem definition, hypothesis, models and research questions, well-documented research designs and methods, data management and curation and statistical analysis.
Before joining ICRAF, Brian was an Impact Evaluation Specialist for the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) and previously worked the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the University of Zimbabwe. His research interests focus on food security, poverty, gender and nutrition, high-value supply chains and adoption of climate-smart technologies. He has over 8 years experience in designing, implementing & analyzing quantitative and qualitative surveys in Eastern & Southern Africa.