Patrick Ward

Patrick Ward joined IFPRI as a postdoctoral fellow in the Environment and Production Technology Division in 2012. He is based in the New Delhi office, from where he contributes to the ongoing work of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA). His research primarily focuses on policy and behavioral issues related to new agricultural technologies and practices to promote the sustainable intensification of cereal systems in the Indo-Gangetic plains of South Asia. He earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University in 2011 with a specialization in international development. Prior to joining IFPRI, Patrick was a visiting researcher with the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) in Venice, Italy.

Content by Patrick Ward
  • Project

    Adoption of Balanced Use of Chemical Fertilizers: Farmers' Response to Scientific Evidence and Social Learning

    Consumption of chemical fertilizers (mainly Urea, Phosphates and Potash or NPK) has risen rapidly in Bihar in recent years, faster than in the rest of India, and the farmers of Bihar now use higher quantities of NPK per hectare of net sown area (200 kg/ha) than the national average (135 kg/ha). Despite that, crop yields are still generally lower in Bihar. A more balanced...

    4 Sep 2014 | Avinash Kishore, Patrick Ward, David Spielman, Ram Fishman