William Burke
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Burke is an agricultural economist and consultant for Michigan State University and Africa RISING, currently splitting time between Malawi and East Lansing. He has also lived and worked in The Gambia and Zambia. He and his colleagues are the recipients of the 2017 Bruce Gardner Memorial Price for Applied Policy Analysis awarded by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Africa Needs Better Farm Policy—Not Better Farmers

I’ve recently spent several weeks in Malawi, and for about 15 years I have been working with colleagues on measuring the impacts of agricultural input use in Africa. With American budget cuts looming, I spent some of my time overseas…