Mywish Maredia

Mywish Maredia
Telephone: 517-353-6602

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Professor, International Development; Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy
446 W. Circle, Dr., Rm 216C
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039


Ph.D.: Michigan State University
M.A.: University of Bombay
B.A.: University of Bombay

Fixed- term professor in International Development, Mywish Maredia has broad expertise and experience in designing impact evaluations for drawing causal inference. After several years of working with project specific assignments at Michigan State University, in 2000 she joined the Institute of International Agriculture as the Associate Director of the Bean/Cowpea CRSP and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE). In 2008, she joined AFRE as Associate Professor, International Development.

Her research has focused on the economic impacts of agricultural research, technology adoption, seed system efficiency, and the economics of science and technology policies. She has extensive experience working with development projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia in designing and conducting impact evaluations on a wide range of topics, including land titling, nutrition and value chain, information and communication technologies (ICT), adoption of agricultural technologies, and the assessment of technology transfer models (extension).

Mywish has worked as a consultant with many international organizations, served as the Associate Director of the USAID funded Bean/Cowpea and Dry Grain Pulses CRSP (now known as the Legume Innovation Lab) from 2000-09, and as a member of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR’s Science Council from 2006-11. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 1994 from the American Agricultural Economics Association. She is currently working on Assessing the Adoption, Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Brachiaria Grass Forage Cultivars  and Impact Evaluation of the “Scaling Up Sweet Potato Through Agriculture and Nutrition Project.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Impact assessment of agricultural R&D and adoption of improved technologies
  • Methods and approaches to evaluate impacts of agricultural development interventions on developmental goals (i.e., poverty, food and nutritional security)
  • Seed system development issues and policies in developing countries

Student Mentoring

Tags: cgiar pim, co-principal investigators, graduate student advisors, sweet potato impact assessment

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