Michael Johnson



Senior Research Fellow

Michael Johnson, a research fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division, joined IFPRI in 2002 after serving two years at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellow. Michael received a B.A. in International Relations from American University's School of International Service, an M.S. in Business Economics from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. His research interests lie primarily in African agricultural development, including technology systems development and transfer, rural infrastructure and institutions, and market development. At IFPRI, Michael helped develop and apply the concept of Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) for agricultural and rural deveopment strategies in Africa. The bulk of his research has focused on Africa, including SAKSS and the research to policy nexus, assessing options for a green revolution, and R&D priority setting and M&E systems at the multi-country regional level.

Languages spoken: Chichiwa, English, French, Shona