MSU Technical Support

David Nyange

MSU Technical Support


David Nyange, is a Tanzanian national and agricultural economist with over 20 years of experience in agriculture and rural development particularly in strategic analysis, program design, portfolio management, trade and private sector development. David is currently an Associate Professor for International Development at Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. In this capacity, David also serves as Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture through USAID funded SERA BORA project.

Until June 2013, David has been working for USAID for seven years as Senior Agricultural Economist and Deputy Team Leader for Feed the Future in Tanzania. At USAID David has been instrumental in design and rolling out of a food security and nutrition program under Feed the Future initiative. Previously at USAID David led efforts to design and manage programs to mitigate the impact of the 2009 Global Financial Crisis through a safety net program, policy reforms and interventions in the financial sector. 

Prior to USAID, David lectured at Sokoine University of Agriculture where among other things he was part of the team that spearheaded establishment of an MBA agribusiness program. David has also served as consultant to corporations and SMEs in agribusiness and in various international development organizations.

David holds a PhD and Masters in Agricultural Economics from Kyoto University (Japan) and Cornell University (USA), respectively. Previously, David studied undergraduate studies in agriculture at Sokoine University in Tanzania. David has published several journals and co-authored book chapters in issues pertaining to agriculture, food security and rural development.