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US Consortium Partners

Below are details about the stateside partners in our consortium and the primary project contacts at each institution. Their contributions are essential to offering a complete agricultural portfolio across all domains of expertise.

To view more information about our partners in Senegal, click here


Boris Bravo-Ureta (boris.bravoureta(at) is the UConn project contact.

Dr. Bravo-Ureta is a tenured professor in agricultural and resource economics with technical expertise in production systems. Since August 2008, he has served as director of the learning for international development (LID) program at UConn. With the ERA project, he has provided invaluable assistance in work on our strategy regarding the local labor supply.

His university contact information is here.


James 'Jess' Lowenberg-DeBoer ( is the Purdue project contact.

Dr. DeBoer is the current Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture at Purdue. He is an agricultural economist by training and a global leader. He is a global leader in the economics of precision agriculture. Since 2014, he has spearheaded Purdue's participation in the ERA project with innovative programs for food transformation and value chains development.

His university contact infomation is here.


Ntam Baharanyi (baharany(at) is the Tuskegee project contact.

Dr. Baharanyi is a professor and extension administrator at the George Washington Carver agricultural experiment station (GWCAES) specializing in agricultural economics.  He also is acting director of the Tuskegee cooperative extension program.  His work has focused on rural development, and his university has hosted several recent short term technical trainings for Senegalese project participants.

His university department's contact information is here.