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Vivian Hoffmann


Vivian Hoffmann is a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, and holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. Prior to joining IFPRI she was an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland.  Much of Hoffmann’s research has focused on health behavior and technology adoption at the household and farm level, with an emphasis on post-harvest practices. She has led large-scale cluster-randomized trials in Kenya, Ghana, India and Uganda. Her published work includes several papers on the adoption and impact of access to training and post-harvest technologies for aflatoxin control. In addition to household and farm-level analysis, she has collected and analyzed data from small-scale retailers in Kenya to assess consumer demand for aflatoxin-safe food. Hoffmann is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Contact Details:
Nairobi, Kenya

Languages SpokenEnglish

Areas of Interests:  Food safety, agricultural sustainability, economics
Topic Interest: Agriculture

Local/Demographic Interests:  Kenya, Uganda

Professional Memberships: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association