Dr. Paswel Marenya
Dr. Paswel Marenya currently is a Senior Scientist and Economist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). At CIMMYT he has been working on the analysis of pathways and impacts of technology adoption among smallholder maize farmers within the framework of sustainable intensification. His work has been in maize based smallholder systems of East and Southern Africa. He has analyzed and published work on farmer policy farmers’ preferences for supporting technology adoption among maize farmers in Malawi, soil quality mediated returns to fertilizer and macro impacts of disease tolerant varieties. He is currently working on understanding the most effective investment priorities for strengthening climate smart agriculture in eastern and southern Africa. Dr. Marenya holds an MSc in Applied Economics and PhD in Natural Resources Policy and Management both from Cornell University.