During my PhD studies (2014-2019), I had the opportunity to conduct field research in Africa and Asia. I visited the University of Cape Town (UCT) several times (under the invitation of Mare Sarr) and Peking University (PKU). The online experiment that resulted in my recent Climate Change paper was designed and implemented in collaboration with researchers from both UCT and PKU.
For a brief period in 2017, I also visited the Observatório do Meio Rural in Maputo, Mozambique.
From 2019 to 2021, I was the impact lead of One Acre Fund in Burundi. I was responsible for a team of 30+ surveyors, and implemented agricultural and economic surveys with Burundian farmers.
At the moment, along with researchers from the University of Burundi, the University of California, Berkeley, and in collaboration with One Acre Fund – Burundi, I am running an RCT in several collines (villages) across the country. The objective of this project is to study whether the adoption of technology by local farmers can be fostered by peer-to-peer training.