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Elizabeth Bryan

Senior Scientist, Natural Resources and Resilience Unit, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Elizabeth Bryan is a Senior Scientist at the International Food Policy Research Institute, where she conducts policy-relevant research on gender, sustainable agricultural production, climate-smart agriculture, small-scale irrigation and natural resource management using mixed methods. She has considerable experience integrating gender into large, interdisciplinary research programs involving multiple CGIAR centers and other partners. Bryan is skilled at analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for gender research, has published numerous articles based on her work and regularly presents research results to diverse audiences, including at policy workshops, trainings and international conferences. She holds doctorate in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Hohenheim, an M.A. in Development Economics from American University, and a B.A. from Wagner College.


  • 2008–present
    Senior scientist, International Food Policy Research Institute