Kashi Kafle is a PhD candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at University of Illinois. Kashi completed his master’s degree in agricultural economics from Louisiana State University and his bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Tribhuwan University, Nepal. His research interests include a wide variety of topics in the area of international development. His current research projects involve randomized control trial (RCT) type field experiments to assess the impact of livestock transfer and skill development training programs on poverty, food security, and women empowerment in Zambia and Nepal. In addition, he is also investigating the effects of household asset ownership on child nutrition and education outcomes in Tanzania.
Kashi has worked for the premier research institutions like The World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as a consultant and has recently served as an external evaluator for Heifer International’s livestock value chain project in Nepal. He is also a current Future Leader Fellow for the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD). Kashi loves travelling to developing countries and working with local people to find the best possible solutions for their day-to-day problems.
Personal webpage: http://publish.illinois.edu/kashikafle/
Departmental page: http://ace.illinois.edu/directory/kafle2