Dr. Saweda Liverpool-Tasie is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on emergent issues related to smallholder productivity and welfare within dynamic and transforming food systems in sub Saharan Africa and alongside poorly functioning markets in the region.
She has extensive experience on program evaluation using various quantitative methods in Africa. She has designed, implemented and analyzed data from field surveys across Africa and has looked at gendered access to land and other inputs in Africa. Dr. Liverpool-Tasie's research work covers Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Malawi and Zambia. She has led several efforts on designing and implementing capacity building projects in Africa. Currently Dr. Liverpool-Tasie is the Principal investigator of the USAID funded Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project which strives to support the policy process in Nigeria with evidence based on scientific research.
She is a member of several multidisciplinary teams focused on issues of food security, food safety and value chain transformation in developing countries to which she brings her behavioral model development and estimation expertise.