Dorene Asare-Marfo, a Ghanaian national, joined IFPRI in 2008 as a Senior Research Assistant in the Food and Water Safety team (GRP 40) where she has been working on projects related to avian influenza and aflatoxin contamination in developing countries. Most recently, she has also been involved in a HarvestPlus project on the adoption of biofortified crops by small farmers in India.
Dorene attended the University of Pretoria, South Africa where she obtained her bachelor’s degree (BCom) in Economics and honors degrees in Econometrics and Statistics (BCom (Hons)). She obtained an MA in Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences (QMSS) at Columbia University in New York. Prior to graduate school, Dorene worked as a consultant in the Business Advisory Service Unit of Ernst & Young Ghana where she was part of a team that carried out several public sector projects including monitoring and evaluation for the second phase of the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) and an Impact Assessment Study on SME Financing Schemes in Ghana.