Research Interest

 Natural resource management by local communities

Ongoing research: Success and failure in collective management of tank irrigation and their impacts on livelihood in Tamil Nadu, India

 Green revolution in Asia and its transferability to Africa

On going research: The evolution of agricultural systems over three decades in Tamil Nadu, India.

 Poverty dynamics

Ongoing research: Agriculture-Nonagriculture interactions in poverty alleviation in Tamil Nadu, India. 

 The role of social capital in economic development

Ongoing research: The roles of personal networks in economic migration: a case from the Philippines.


Photos from study sites


Irrigation from a tank to rice fields

Tamil Nadu, India




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