Simon N’cho

Contact details:

Name: Simon N'cho (MSc)
Institute: Wageningen University and Research Centre/ AfricaRice
Department: Business Economics Group/ Impact Assessment Unit
Email: simon.ncho@wur.nl, s.ncho@cgiar.org
Address: 01 B.P. 2031 Cotonou, Benin
Mobile phone: (229) 95 65 82 44
Landline phone: (229) 21 35 01 88

About Simon:

Simon N’cho is an Agricultural Economics Engineer and MSc holder in economy and sociology for rural development with 10 years of research experience at AfricaRice as Research Assistant (Production, Policy and Impact assessment economics). He is conducting his PhD research at WUR on the Socioeconomics impacts assessment of parasitic weeds on rain-fed rice systems in SSA. He is an Ivorian born on February 5th 1976, married with two kids.

Major research areas/ expertise: Economic impact assessment
Nationality: Ivorian

In the PARASITE project:

Role in the project: PhD-researcher
Subproject 3 – Socio-economic impact
Project location: Benin, Côte-d’Ivoire and Tanzania
Start of the project: 1 December 2010
Expected finish: 30 November 2014

Promoter: Alfons Oude Lansink (WUR)
Co-supervisors:Monique Mourits (WUR) and Matty Demont (AfricaRice)

Publications:

  • Dandedjrohoun L., Diagne A., Biaou G., N’cho A. S. and Midingoyi S. K., 2012. Determinants of diffusion and adoption of improved technology for rice parboiling in Benin. Forthcoming in Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies.
  • N’cho A.S., Bamba I., Diagne A. and BAYO L., 2010. Can Guinea rice compete against import? An application of Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM). Poster presented at the Africa Rice congress Bamako, Mali, 22nd to 26th of March, 2010.
  • Nseye M. F., N’cho A.S., Diagne A. et Dibue D., 2010. Determinants de la diffusion et de l’adoption des variétés NERICA en RD Congo. Poster presented at the Africa Rice congress Bamako, Mali, 22nd to 26th of March, 2010.
  • Bamba I., N’cho A. S., Aliou Diagne and Ali A. Toure, 2009. Potentials and Competitiveness of Rice Production in West Africa. Paper presented at the Workshop on Green Revolution, Tokyo, December 2009.
  • Diagne A., Kormawa P., Youm O., Keya S. and N’cho A. S., 2009. Priority Setting for Rice Research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Book chapter in “Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development. Experiences and Lessons”. Edited by David A. Raitzer and George W. Norton.2009. ISBN 978-1-84593-568-9.
  • N’cho A. S., 2009. Analyse de la compétitivité de la filière riz en Guinée. DEA (MSc) thesis, University of Abomey Calavi, Cotonou, Benin.
  • Diagne A., N’cho  A. S. and Bamba I., 2008. Promouvoir l’indépendance de la sous-région ouest africaine en riz dans une perspective de souveraineté alimentaire: Défis, opportunités et progrès de la recherche rizicole en Afrique de l’Ouest. Communication at the workshop of rice in West Africa  9e FIARA organized in Dakar, 3rd March 2008.
  • Erenstein, O., N'Cho A. S., 2007. Gestion de la main-d’œuvre dans les exploitations rizicoles en Côte d'Ivoire. Book chapter in Exploitations agricoles familiales en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, CTA/Quae.
  • N'cho A. S., 2001. Analyse des systèmes de production agricole en zone forestière ivoirienne; cas de la sous-préfecture de GAGNOA. Mémoire de fin d’étude pour l’obtention du diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome, option Agroéconomie, INP-HB Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, 101 p.
  • N'cho A. S., 1999. Valorisation des zones de bas-fond de la commune d’Adzopé: quelle stratégie? rapport de stage de fin de première année d’Agronomie, ENSA Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire 44p.

More information:

Link to personal website/ page: http://www.bec.wur.nl/UK/Staff/.