Dorene Asare-Marfo joined IFPRI in 2008 as a Senior Research Assistant in the Food and Water Safety team (GRP 40) in the Markets, Trade and Institutions division (MTID) where she worked on projects related to avian influenza and aflatoxin contamination in developing countries. She officially joined HarvestPlus in 2010 even though she had been working on HarvestPlus-related projects since 2009.
As a member of the Impact Research Unit at HarvestPlus, she is involved in Impact Assessments and other related studies which seek to measure and maximize the socio-economic, nutritional and agronomic impact of biofortification in HarvestPlus target countries. Ms. Asare-Marfo oversees the implementation of quantitative (and qualitative) household surveys which these studies entail. Ms. Asare-Marfo also plays an important role in coordinating, collecting and analyzing data for Monitoring, Learning and Action (MLA) activities within HarvestPlus. She holds a Master’s in Quantitative Methods (QMSS) from Columbia University in New York, as well as Honors degrees in Econometrics and Statistics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, all from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She has experience working in several African and southeast Asian countries.