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ATAI Researchers are a select group of leading impact evaluation specialists in agriculture, the majority from J-PAL and CEGA networks.

ATAI is led by a Board of J-PAL and CEGA affiliates, supported by a staff “Secretariat.” To view the full list of our affiliates, see the organization websites for CEGA and J-PAL.

Shukri

Ahmed

Team leader for Early Warning and Vulnerability assessment and Analysis group within the Trade and Markets Division of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Shukri Ahmed is currently a team leader for Early Warning and Vulnerability assessment and Analysis group within the Trade and Markets Division of FAO. He Joined FAO in 1998 as desk officer for countries in Asia followed by Eastern Africa and the Near East in monitoring and analysing their food security situation. His previous work experiences include field manager in the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey for the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford. He also worked as an Economic Statistician at the Central Statistical Authority in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ahmed is one of four principal investigators in the project “Ethiopian Project on Interlinking Index Insurance and Credit for Agriculture (EPIICA)” being piloted in Ethiopia under the sponsorship of “Index Insurance Innovation Initiative (I4)”. Main areas of work and interest include disaster risk management, risk response of small holder farmers, food security monitoring and early warning, and institutional issues in food security information systems and management. He has a D.Phil. and a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics from the University of Addis Ababa.