Dr Ulimwengu is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He received his PhD in agricultural economics from the Ohio State University (USA). His research foci include poverty dynamics, agricultural productivity and rural development. Dr. Ulimwengu is involved in strategic research on the transformation of the African agricultural sector in relation to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Oxford Economic Papers and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Since May 2012, Dr Ulimwengu is serving as Senior Advisor to the DRC Prime Minister. It is in this capacity that he is leading the design and implementation of the Agricultural Business Parks initiative.