Dr. Moti Jaleta is a Senior Agricultural Economist and working at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) since 2011. Before joining CIMMYT, Moti worked at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as Market Economist. His research areas of interest are adoption and impacts assessment of improved agricultural technologies with special focus on maize and wheat, crop-livestock interactions and their implications on the sustainability of cereal-based mixed farming systems, analyze the role of agricultural markets and value chain development in smallholder commercialization, and assess impacts of conservation agriculture-based practices as a means of sustainable intensification of smallholder farming in maize and wheat-based systems of Eastern and Southern Africa. He also worked on the role of national policies on the adoption and expansion of smallholder mechanization. Moti holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and MSc in Agricultural Economics and Management, both from Wageningen University, The Netherlands.