Roshan Adhikari

Research Associate
Global Development Institute, University of Manchester

Welcome to my homepage! I am a development economist, working as a Research Associate in the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.


Announcements


Publications

  1. Higginbottom, T.H., R. Adhikari , R. Dimova, S. Redicker and T. Foster. 2021. Irrigation scheme developments in sub-Saharan Africa have failed to achieve proposed irrigated areas. Nature Sustainability

  2. Adhikari, R. , J. Antle and K. Weibe (2021). Adoption and Impacts of Small-Scale Irrigation in Kenya's Maize-Based Farm Households. In: Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Climate Change and Farming System Planning in Africa and South Asia: AgMIP Stakeholder-driven Research (In 2 Parts) (Vol. 5). World Scientific Publishing. [Rosenzweig, C., C.Z. Mutter and E. Mencos Contreras (eds.)].[In Press]
  3. Oldekop, J.A., R. Horner, D. Hulme, R. Adhikari, et al. (2020). COVID-19 and the case for global development. World Dev. 105044.
  4. Antle, J., R. Adhikari and S. Price (2015). An Income-Based Food Security Indicator for Agricultural Technology Impact Assessment. Chapter 14 in A. Schmitz, P.L. Kennedy and T.G. Schmitz, eds. Food Security in an Uncertain World: An International Perspective. Emerald Insight Publishing

Manuscripts under review & Working Papers

  1. Foster, T., R. Adhikari, S. Adhikari, S. Justice, A. Urfels and T.J. Krupnik. Fuel-efficient and cost-effective pumpset selection to support intensification of groundwater irrigation in South Asia.
  2. Adhikari, R., T. Foster, A. Urfels, S. Adhikari, and T.J. Krupnik. Irrigation cost heterogeneity and impacts on farm productivity: Empirical evidence from rice-wheat cropping systems in Nepal.
  3. Ghansah, B., R. Adhikari, T. Foster, T.H. Higginbottom and S. Zwart. Spatial-Temporal Variations of Small Reservoirs Surface Areas in Response to Climate Variability and Landscape Positioning in Semi-Arid Zones: Case Study Upper East Region, Ghana.
  4. Akpoti, A., R. Adhikari,T. Foster, T.H. Higginbottom and S. Zwart. Mapping the potential for informal, small-scale irrigation development using spatial modelling and machine learning in the Upper East Region, Ghana.
  5. Redicker S. and R. Adhikari. Determinants of sustainable agriculture practice adoption in Indonesia.
  6. Adhikari, R.,T. Foster and T. Bui. Mitigating impacts of return migration on rural livelihoods and poverty in Nepal.

Other Writings

  1. Water insecurity and poverty in India and Nepal (Blog)
  2. How will Covid-19 shape the future of agricultural investments? (Blog)
  3. Tackling irrigation poverty traps in South Asia (Blog)
  4. Costs of diesel pump irrigation systems in the Eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains: What options exist for efficiency gains? (Research Note)

Teaching

Instructor

Intermediate Applied Economics (Undergraduate, Winter 2017 & 2018)

Math Camp (Incoming PhD students, Summer 2017)

Teaching Assistant

Global Poverty and Sustainable Development (Undergraduate, Spring 2018)

Microeconomic Theory (Graduate, Fall 2017)

Advanced Econometrics, (Graduate, Spring 2017)

Intermediate Applied Economics (Undergraduate, Fall 2014 & 2015)

The Economic History of American Agriculture (Graduate, Winter 2014)

Guest Lectures

Water Resource Planning & Management, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Manchester (2021 -Scheduled)

Behavioural Experiments, Quantitative Field Research and Development Policy, Global Development Institute, Manchester (2020)


Professional Presentations

2021: Development Studies Association Conference (Scheduled), European Geosciences Union Conference (Scheduled)

2020: FutureDAMS Seminar Series (Manchester)

2019: Sustainability and Development Conference ( Michigan, USA), International Water Management Institute (Accra, Ghana)

2018: Applied Economics Seminar(Oregon State University)

2016: USDA-NIFA AFRI Sustainable Bio-energy Annual Project Directors Meeting (Louisiana, USA), Southern Economic Association Conference (Washington DC), Methods and Tools for Impact Assessment (IIASA, Austria), 6th Agricultural Model Inter comparison Project (AGMIP) Global Workshop (France)

Fellowships and Awards

Sasakawa Young Leaders’ Fellowship Fund (Sylff), Tokyo Foundation, Graduate Fellowship (2016)

Young Summer Scientists Program at IIASA, Austria (2016)

Robert Johnson Fellowship, Department of Applied Economics, OSU (2015)

Hugh and Helen Woods Scholarship, Benton County Foundation (2013)

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