Young Promising Scientist

THE GFAR BLOG

The 2012 Louis Malassis Young promising Scientist Prize was awarded to Dr. Matty Demont at the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) on 29th October 2012.

This award is given to an exceptional young scientist who has carried out original and promising work in the field. Dr. Matty Demont is an Agricultural economist who is particularly interested in African markets.

Based in Senegal, Matty has worked with the private sector and more than 1,600 women consumers throughout Africa using the participatory approach, which has provided him unique insights into the bottlenecks in upgrading the rice value chain in the region. Had Matty not used this approach, he would not have been able to obtain this information through surveys or working with farmers alone.

During the award ceremony, we had the chance to talk to Matty, who shared some of his experiences with us.

According to Matty, one…

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