Steven C Franzel

Principal Scientist-Agricultural Economics

Steven Franzel leads ICRAF's unit on rural advisory services. His research has focused on the effectiveness of extension approaches, the adoption of agroforestry practices, smallholder farming systems, marketing and participatory research approaches. Prior to joining ICRAF in 1991, Steve worked for the Ethiopia Institute of Agricultural Research and the World Bank Agricultural Development Service in Ethiopia, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in Kenya, and DAI in Washington DC. He also served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon. Steve has a PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University (USA) and resides in Orlando, Florida. He has lived 22 years in Africa.