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The Michigan State University African Studies Center has 170 faculty with experience on Africa, probably the largest in the nation, including the largest faculties in social science (40) and in economics and agricultural economics (16). The Center features many other scholars in African languages, the arts and humanities, education, agricultural and natural sciences, health and medicine and other fields. The faculty members are listed alphabetically by college and departmental affiliation, noting geographical areas of Africa experience, and teaching and research interests.


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Kwame Felix Yeboah

Department: Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Countries/Research: Ghana
Email: yeboahfe(at)
Felix Yeboah is an Assistant Professor, International Development, and a member of the AFRE Food Security Group. He joined the department in December 2014 under the Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa (GISAIA) grant. His research focuses on agricultural productivity and poverty reduction strategies in Africa and the human dimensions of environmental and natural resource change. His present work examines policy interventions that could promote agricultural productivity growth and employment creation in Africa. Felix previous work employed mixed-methods and interdisciplinary approaches to examine perceptions and preferences of stakeholders at various levels of policy/program design to improve policy outcomes. His research and scholarship has been successfully applied in various contexts including informing institutional strategies for solid waste recycling and energy conservation at MSU, State of Michigan’s effort to reduce non point source pollution in the Great Lakes, and poverty alleviation strategies involving conditional cash transfers in Ghana.