Mahamadou Tankari joined IFPRI in September 2011. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pau, France. He holds a Masters degree in Statistics and Economics from ENSAE Senegal and a Masters in Mathematics from the University 08 Mai 1945, Algeria. Mahamadou is currently working as Research Coordinator at IFPRI West and Central Africa Office in Senegal. His research interests cover agricultural economics, health economics, food security and poverty issues.