Fousseini Traore has joined IFPRI as a Postdoctoral Fellow in MTID. He is originally from Mali and has lived in France for 11 years. He received a Ph.D. in Agricultural economics from CERDI, University of Clermont Ferrand, France, in 2010. He also received a double M.A. in Development economics and in Projects appraisal from the University of Clermont-Ferrand. Prior to joining IFPRI, Fousseini was a Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research in France. He has conducted research on various topics in agricultural trade, global cotton subsidies and access to energy in rural areas in Africa. He is also involved in capacity building actions in higher education in Africa through expatriate nationals.