Ibrahima Hathie improves agricultural performance

Ibrahima Hathie improves agricultural performance

The basic human need for survival is not money or a luxurious home or some branded shoes but is food. However, don’t you think that we have done little in support of this sector.

We elect governments thinking they will support the agriculture sector. But after winning they assume that they are done with their jobs. Nonetheless, instead of pointing fingers at others have we need to judge ourselves first.

What are we doing? Nothing! But some scientists are unlike us. They are working to their fullest to bring even a slight change. Dr Ibrahima Hathie is a scientist whose research focuses on agricultural performance, youth employment, and climate change.

Ibrahima Hathie

Ibrahima Hathie

Ibrahima’s Education

Ibrahima received his bachelor’s degree from Ecole Nationale d’Economie Appliquée (ENEA)–Dakar Senegal in the year 1991. Later in 1997, he acquired his Master of Science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT-USA. And from the same university, he did his PhD in 2000. 

Professional Career 

Ibrahima performed duties as an Assistant Professor at the National School of Applied Economics from 1992 to 1994. After which, he pursued being a Graduate research assistant until the year 2000.

The ENEA-Dakar selected him to be their Department head from 2001 to 2004. Ibrahima also acted as the Director of Studies and Fieldwork (ENEA-Dakar) till 2007

He took part in various Masters’ theses, mostly concentrated on African economic development issues. During this course time, he taught students about courses in microeconomics and environmental economics.

Later, he opted to work as Professor and Consultant for the next two years. Additionally, he worked as the Value Chain Manager at PCE/USAID Economic Growth Project in Senegal. In this project, he kept a focus on the business approach to food security.

They also provided him with the responsibility of overall coordination, monitoring and reporting on rice value chain activities and interventions. He supplied layout expertise, coordination, support and supervision of field efforts.

He also assisted as a resource person in developing and implementing capacity building programs. Since 2011, he has been working as Research Director at Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR) in Senegal. 

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Ibrahima’s Work

Ibrahima Hathie also worked for various NGOs and other Community-Based Organizations. Providing training and support to their members.

He spent the last few years teaching several short-term training programs in Senegal, Burkina Faso and Benin. Which were in partnership with colleagues from SupAgro University at Montpellier, France.

He also worked for and assisted several institutions, including the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the World Bank, the French Cooperation, and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

Where his work mainly focused on project and program reviews, project design, agricultural policy analysis, organizational development, and strategic planning.

He also functioned as a member of several networks, including the Southern Voice on Post-MDGs, the African Trainers Network on the topics of Agricultural Policy Analysis, and the African Agricultural Economics Association.  

Ibrahima’s work has provided support to various nations and organizations. His contribution to improving agricultural performance worldwide is something the world will thank for generations to come.

But, don’t you think the responsibility of innovating and improving agriculture should be steps taken by all governments? We should all also perform our part, even if it brings a slight change towards the betterment of society.

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