Department of Community Sustainability
Assistant Professor, Fixed Term
Area of Expertise:
International development, technology and innovation, agriculture and community
Abou Traore is an Assistant Professor fixed term in the Department of Community Sustainability. Dr. Traore completed his PhD studies at the Pennsylvania State University in rural sociology and international agriculture and development. He was a recipient of the AfricaRice fellowship from 2014-2018 to study innovation platforms for smallholder rice production.
Abou uses a sustainable intensification framework and mixed methods research to address: (1) how smallholder farmers are integrating new knowledge with traditional practices, (2) agricultural technology adoption in rural communities, and (3) the resilience of smallholder farmers in agricultural value chains. He is currently teaching program evaluation for community sustainability based upon his development experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa.