Adolphe Mahyao (PhD)


CocoaSoils Baseline Survey Coordinator of Cote d’Ivoire

Mahyao Adolphe is Economist & Social Scientist from the National Center for Agronomic Research (CNRA) in Cote d’Ivoire. Since 2016, he is the lead of the Agrarian System and Sustainable Development Research Program of CNRA. He has about 16 years of work experience with CNRA as part of his MSc and PhD studies  in Agricultural Economics from University of Cocody-Abidjan (2002 – 2008) and socio-economics research activities (2008 – 2019) conducted on perennial crops (Cocoa, Coconut & Oil palm), food crops (Yam, Rice, Maize and Cassava), fisheries (Water shrimps) and livestock (Cattle), climate change adaptation and resilience. Specifically, he leaded the baseline surveys for impact evaluation of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSV) and also for impact of the Coconut Lethal Yellowing (CILY) diseases on the livelihood of Cocoa and Coconut farm families affected in Cote d’Ivoire. He has also conducted surveys for impact evaluation of adoption of improved varieties of maize and cassava delivered to farmers in Cote d’Ivoire.

Adolphe is also member of the African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP) facilitated by IFPRI. He is interested in modelling Agri-Food Policy Impact at Farm-household Level in Developing Countries using the Farming System Simulator for Developing Countries (FSSIM-Dev) model proposed by the Joint Research Center (JRC) from European Union Commission (EUC). He has participated to training courses on Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) with FAO, and Post-Harvest Loss, Food Security and Nutrition, Value Chain and Gender analysis tools organized by IFPRI. As expert, he is currently supporting the Department of Rural Economy of AUC (African Union Commission) in accompanying the Biennial Reporting (BR) process on country-performance related to Malabo Declaration for agricultural growth in Africa, under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). He has authored and co-authored more than 15 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.