Rafael Uaiene joined the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Food Security Group in April 2012. Prior to joining MSU, he worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as Postdoctoral Fellow where he was involved in food policy research, capacity building, and outreach. His recent research has covered agricultural research systems, technology development and transfer, with particular emphasis to Mozambique. He also worked with the Development Economic Research Group (DERG) of the University of Copenhagen assisting the Policy Analysis Unit of the Ministry of Planning and Development in Mozambique. Prior to his doctoral studies, Rafael Uaiene worked as Researcher (Cotton Breeder) and National Director at National Agronomic Research Institute (INIA), lecturer and Deputy Director and Director of “Instituto Agrario de Chimoio”.
- Agricultural productivity
- Economic analysis of production technologies
- Agricultural policy analysis and policy formulation
- Agricultural research systems, technology development and transfer
- Linkages between policy, market institutions and technology in fostering rural economic growth
- Human and organizational capacity building
Arndt, C; Benfica, R., Tarp, F; Thurlow, T; Uaiene, R.; (2010)., Biofuels, Poverty, and Growth: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Mozambique, Environment and Development Economics, 15(1):81-105.
Uaiene, R.N and Arndt, C; (2009)- Farm household efficiency; Contributed Paper prepared for presentation at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Beijing, China, August 16-22, 2009
Vitale, J., Bower, T., Uaiene, R., and Sanders, H. (2007). The Economic Impacts of Introducing Bt Technology in Smallholder Cotton Production Systems of West Africa: A Case Study from Mali. AgBioforum 10(2) http://www.agbioforum.org/v10n2/v10n2a02-vitale.htm.
Funded Research Projects
- Food Security III Cooperative Agreement and USAID/Mozambique “Strengthening Mozambican Capacity to Harness Technology, Markets and Policies for Accelerated Productivity Growth and Poverty Reduction”