Ousmane Badiane is the Africa Director for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
He oversees the Institute’s two regional offices for West and Central Africa in Dakar and Eastern and Southern Africa in Addis Ababa. He coordinates IFPRI’s work program in the areas of food policy research, capacity strengthening, and policy communications in Africa. Ousmane Badiane received a Master’s Degree and PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kiel in Germany. He is the Chair of The African Agricultural Technology Foundation Board of Trustees. He has also been awarded a Doctoral Degree Honoris Causa from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa and Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economics in 2010 in Kenya. Ousmane Badiane is the 2015 laureate of the Yara Prize.
When given the right options and incentives, farmers can drive sustainable agricultural development that build resilience to disasters and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions