Steven Franzel

Steven Franzel is an agricultural economist and leads the World Agroforestry Centre’s research on rural advisory services. His main areas of research include extension approaches, smallholder farming systems, adoption of innovations, marketing and participatory research. He has worked at ICRAF since 1991; previously he was with the World Bank in Ethiopia, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in Kenya, Development Alternatives, Inc. in the US, and served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon. Steve has twenty years of experience living and working in Africa. He holds a PhD in agricultural economics from Michigan State University, USA, and his publications include 6 books and over 90 refereed articles. Steve is a US citizen and resides in Orlando, Florida.