Oluyemisi Kuku joined IFPRI in February 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow in the IFPRI Nigeria office. Her research is focused on food insecurity, nutrition and health, as well as issues pertaining to social capital and technology adoption. Her most recent work includes a thematic study of food insecurity entitled “Vulnerability and Livelihoods in Nigeria.” She is also conducting ongoing work on the role of social capital in the adoption of new farm technologies.
Ms. Kuku earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, a master’s in economics from Iowa State University, and a PhD in human development and family studies with a public policy and international development focus also from Iowa State University. Oluyemisi is a citizen of Nigeria, and has carried out research on the US, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nigeria.