Dr. Jayne’s career has been devoted to working with African colleagues to respond to the region’s major agricultural policy challenges. Dr. Jayne is University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He is also Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership, a university-wide initiative at MSU to promote long-term partnerships with African research and capacity building organisations. Dr. Jayne is also a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He has mentored dozens of young African professionals and played a major role in building MSU’s partnerships with African agricultural policy research institutes, serving as co-director of several grants from USAID, DFID and the Gates Foundation focusing on building sustainable research capacity in Africa. Over the past decade, he has received six distinguished research excellence awards from various professional and academic organisations, including the 2009 Outstanding Article Award in Agricultural Economics. He has published extensively on the subject of subsidies in Africa.