Frank Place



Senior Research Fellow


Frank Place joined IFPRI in 2014 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Program Management Unit of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets. His primary duties include coordination of impact assessment, and leadership of the program’s cluster of work on technology adoption and impact. Prior to joining IFPRI, he worked for the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) for 20 years, based in Nairobi. His main research areas were adoption of agroforestry, land and tree tenure, and soil fertility management. Prior to working at ICRAF, he led a Land Tenure Center project based in Africa and worked at the World Bank in Washington, both focused on property rights. Place received a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1988.

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