William John Martin

William Martin is a Senior Research Fellow. He is also President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. He trained in economics and agricultural economics at the University of Queensland, the Australian National University and Iowa State University and worked at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics; the Australian National University and the World Bank before joining IFPRI in 2015.

His recent research has focused primarily on the impacts of changes in food and trade policies and food prices on poverty and food security in developing countries.

Content by William John Martin
  • Publication - Project Report

    Prioritising agriculture-related research and innovation for growth and poverty reduction in Rwanda

    Agricultural research and development (R&D) has been found to be a powerful engine for poverty reduction worldwide. Based on experience in other countries, it seems likely that raising investment in agricultural from around 0.44 percent of agricultural GDP to the African Union target of 1 percent of agricultural GDP might increase agricultural productivity by around 50...

    6 May 2021 | Abdullah Al-Mamun, Derek Apell, David Laborde, William John Martin

  • Project

    Agriculture-related research and innovation for growth and poverty reduction in Rwanda

    Agricultural productivity growth plays a particularly important role in achieving sustainable pro-poor growth in Rwanda. With 75 percent of Rwanda's land and labour force in agriculture, there is clearly large scope for increasing national income and reducing poverty by improving productivity in agriculture and supporting sectors. Research shows that the rate of return...

    20 Sep 2019 | William John Martin, Xinshen Diao, David Laborde, Eduardo Maruyama