Duncan Boughton has lived and worked for most of his professional life in Sub-Saharan Africa. He returned to campus in August 2004 after six years as country coordinator for the Department's Agricultural Policy Analysis project in Mozambique, co-funded by USAID and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Before moving to Mozambique, Duncan worked as a Senior Scientist with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) based in Malawi. Duncan conducted doctoral and post-doctoral research with the national agricultural research program of Mali (IER) during the period 1991-1996, and prior to beginning his PhD at MSU worked for the UK international aid program in The Gambia for five years.
- Agricultural policy analysis and policy formulation
- Agricultural research systems, technology development and transfer
- Linkages between policy, market institutions and technology in fostering rural economic growth
- Human and organizational capacity building
“Institutional Diversity and Performance in African Cotton Sectors” (2010) by D. Tschirley, C. Poulton, N. Gergely, P. Labaste, J. Baffes, D. Boughton, and G. Estur. Development Policy Review 28 (3): 295-323.
“Methode d’analyse des effets differentiels des reformes sur les filieres cotonnieres en Afrique” (2009) by D. Tschirley, C. Poulton, N. Gergely, P. Labaste, J. Baffes, D. Boughton, and G. Estur. Cahiers Agriculture 18 (5): 385-392.
“Determinants of Rural Income, Poverty, and Perceived Well-Being in Mozambique in 2001-2002” (2004) by T.Walker, D.Tschirley, J.Low, M. Tanque, D.Boughton, E.Payongayong and M.Weber. Research Report 57E. Maputo : Directorate of Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
“Cotton Sector Policies Sub-Saharan Africa : Lessons Behind the Numbers in Mozambique and Zambia ” (2002) by D.Boughton, D.Tschirley, H.Marrule, A.O.Ofiço and B.Zulu. Flash No.34E. Maputo : Directorate of Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. (Presented at the 2003 IAAE meetings).
"Determinants of Diversification of Urban Sahel Diets into Maize: A Contingent Valuation Study of Processed Maize Demand in Mali ." (1999) by D.Boughton, T.Reardon and J.Wooldridge in Food Security, Diversification and Resource Management: Refocusing the Role of Agriculture edited by G. H. Peters and Joachim von Braun.
“Increasing Seed System Efficiency in Africa: Concepts, Strategies and Issues”. (1999) by M.Maredia, J.Howard and D.Boughton with A.Naseem, M.Wanzala and K.Kajisa. East Lansing: MSU International Development Working Paper 77.
“Will Improved Coarse Grain Processing Turn the Tide for Traditional Cereals in the Sahel? Recent Empirical Evidence from Mali .” (1997) by D.Boughton and T.Reardon. Food Policy Vol. 22, No.4, 307–316.
Funded Research Projects
- Food Security III Cooperative Agreement and USAID/Mozambique “Strengthening Mozambican Capacity to Harness Technology, Markets and Policies for Accelerated Productivity Growth and Poverty Reduction”