Mywish Maredia

Mywish Maredia

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Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics



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

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Fixed- term professor in International Development, Mywish Maredia’s research has focused on the economic impacts of agricultural research, technology adoption, seed system efficiency, food policy, and the economics of science and technology policies. She has led several research initiatives in Africa, Asia and Central America involving field experiments and extensive data collection. Her research on impact evaluation has focused 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 Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy from 2016-2020, Associate Director of the USAID funded Bean/Cowpea and Dry Grain Pulses CRSP (later renamed as the Legume Innovation Lab) from 2000-2009, and as a member of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment of the CGIAR’s Science Council from 2006-2011. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 1994 from the American Agricultural Economics Association.

She is working on several grant funded research initiatives on a variety of topics and geographical regions (See Dr. Maredia’s CVgoogle scholar profile, and ORCID ID).

Research Interests

  • Methods and approaches to evaluate impacts of food security, nutrition enhancement and poverty reduction strategies
  • Economics of agricultural R&D and the adoption of improved technologies
  • Seed system development issues and policies in developing countries
  • Testing new methods of data collection in developing countries

Geographic Focus

Numerous countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Burkina Faso), Asia (Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Central Asia), and Latin America (e.g., Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Colombia).


  • Currently major professor for 3 AFRE graduate students and guidance committee member for one additional graduate student. See Dr. Maredia’s CV (link above) for details on past advisees.
  • View Dr. Maredia’s advisees theses and dissertations.
  • Also currently working with many researchers from Africa, Asia and Central America on collaborative research projects.

Mywish Maredia