Ben Belton

Ben Belton

Ph.D., University of Stirling (UK)
M.Sc., University of Stirling (UK)
B.Sc., (Hons.) University of Nottingham (UK)

Assistant Professor, International Development

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

FSP office, No. A, 112/ 2nd floor/ Building (A1), Hantarwady
Road Highway complex, near Yangon Orthopedic Hospital.
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel. +95 9251072892 Mobile. +95 9974592719

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Ben Belton is a rural sociologist who has worked extensively in South and Southeast Asia for more than a decade, in countries including Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam. He joined MSU in 2015, and is based fulltime in Burma as Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID funded Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy: Burma where he leads project research activities on agricultural commodity value chains, livelihoods and the rural economy. Ben is an expert on the of aquaculture and capture fisheries development and value chains, and their links to food and nutrition security, poverty, social wellbeing and the environment. Current focal areas of research in Burma include agricultural mechanization, migration, and rural transformation.