Dr. Tahirou Abdoulaye is an Agricultural Economist working for IITA. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, USA. He has more than 25 years of experience in conducting research on development and agricultural economics-related issues in Africa. His research work covers a wide range of rural economic issues including seed systems, farm-level efficiency, and impact evaluation in Africa in general with emphasis on West Africa. His most recent research work focuses on innovation systems and climate change. His research has appeared in several outlets including the African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics (AfJARE), Agricultural Economics (AE), American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE), Journal of Agricultural Economics (JAE), Food Policy (FP), World Development (WD), etc… Since 2019 he has been serving as an academic editor for PLOSOne.