Hippolyte Affognon

Hippolyte Affognon
Senior Project Manager and Technology Uptake Specialist, USAID Project
West & Central Africa

Hippolyte Affognon is Senior Scientist at ICRISAT, based in Bamako, Mali. As an agronomist with more than 20 years of work experience in both interdisciplinary and multicultural teams, Affognon is currently working as Senior Project Manager in the Technology Uptake of the Groundnut Upscaling Project, “Increasing groundnut productivity of smallholder farmers in Ghana, Mali and Nigeria”, which is funded by USAID under the Feed the Future initiative.

Affognon holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Horticultural Economics from the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany.

Before joining ICRISAT, Hippolyte worked as a project coordinator at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and also as a postdoctoral scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). He was Senior Scientist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) where he was leading the Social Science and Impact Assessment Unit. As Agricultural Economist he was involved in many projects, providing expertise for the social science components as well as supporting projects for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Impact Assessment. Dr Affognon has published in many domains with more than 50 articles in international journals.

Expertise in: Ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment, development economics, postharvest entomology, animal health economics, integrated pest management (IPM), and integrated vector management (IVM)

Publications in ICRISAT’s OAR: http://oar.icrisat.org/view/creators/Affognon=3AH_D=3A=3A.html

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hippolyte_Affognon

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