Irene Egyir

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Position Title
Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana

Unit
MRR Innovation Lab Principal Investigator

Bio

Irene Egyir is an agricultural economist with 29 years’ experience, teaching and engaging in research and consultancies in resource use, gender and policy evaluation. Egyir has built a strong background in micro-finance practice having led a development NGO, Multi-Features and Capacity-enhancing Services (MFCS) to study finance access attitudes of small entrepreneurs for over a decade.

Egyir is currently the lead researcher of two projects that aim at understanding the productivity, profitability and sustainability of organic and conventional farming systems. Egyir has 40 publications to her credit and has served as editor and reviewer for a number of journals. She had a chance to work as Technical Advisor on a USAID-supported Agriculture and Agribusiness Unit Capacity Building project at the Ministry of Finance from 2014-2017. Egyir obtained a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Ghana.