Fleur Wouterse is a research economist in IFPRI’s West and Central Africa Office. She studies the economic behavior of smallholder farmers in Africa. She has mainly worked on empirically linking migration and agricultural production and on analyzing the linkages between agriculture, health and education to identify priorities for public investment in rural areas of Burkina Faso. Fleur is currently assisting the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague on work involving smallholder value chain integration through rural producer organizations in Senegal and other countries and the role of empowerment in agriculture in Niger. She also functions as a gender expert on the task force of the National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs) appraisal and formulation process in the context of CAADP-Malabo Declaration.
Fleur obtained her PhD in Development Economics from Wageningen University in 2006 and worked as an assistant professor at Addis Ababa University prior to joining IFPRI.