Dr. Thabbie Chilongo – Board Member
Dr. Thabbie Chilongo is the current Acting Director of the Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD) based at Bunda Campus of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi. His main responsibility as Director of CARD is to provide leadership in coordination of the administrative and technical issues of the Centre’s three units: Agricultural Policy Research Unit (APRU), Agricultural Policy Analysis Training Unit (APATU) and the Training and Consultancy Coordinating Unit (TCCU). Dr. Chilongo is also a seasoned researcher and academician with over 12 years experience. He specializes in Agricultural, Development and Resource Economics. His research interests include: rural livelihoods, resource management, poverty and socioeconomic developmental issues. As an academician, Dr. Chilongo has supervised and taught at all levels (BSc., MSc. and PhD). Some of the courses he teaches include: Research Methods for Social Sciences, Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis, Agricultural Marketing and Econometrics. Analytically, Dr. Chilongo has a bias in quantitative econometric analysis, although he frequently applies a mixed methods approach of both quantitative and qualitative analyses.
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