Flora Janet Nankhuni
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Area of Expertise:
Agricultural and Food Policy
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
MS., Pennsylvania State University
BS., University of Malawi, Chancellor College
Dr. Flora Nankhuni a fixed-term associate professor in International Development in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. Before joining Michigan State University she worked in the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank (IEG), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), different Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) units of the World Bank, and the Independent Evaluation Arrangement of the CGIAR that is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center and an Intern at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
In 2003,Dr. Nankhuni was awarded the T.W. Schultz Prize for best contributed paper to the 25th International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) conference and the Gerald T. Gentry award for best graduate student research paper in the School of Agricultural Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. She was also awarded the David E. Bell Fellowship in Population and Development Studies from Harvard University in 2005. Before her doctoral studies she was a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Malawi.
Currently, she is in-country Director for the Malawi-based activities of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy (FSP): Malawi. , a project managed by Michigan State University with support from USAID. She serves as Chief of Party for the main FSP activity there, the New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support: Malawi (NAPAS:Malawi) project, under which she is a Senior Policy Advisor, based in the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development of the Government of Malawi.
Research and Outreach Interests
- Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition Policy Processes
- Agriculture, Environment, Nutrition, Health, and Education nexus