Felix Kwame Yeboah is an assistant professor of international development and a member of the Food Security Group at Michigan State University. In this role, he conducts agricultural and food policy research and advises various development-related initiatives in Africa. He has expertise in multiple areas of social policy including agricultural and food system transformation, natural resource management, and youth livelihood issues.
For the past decade, Yeboah has provided critical analysis and consultation on a range of social policies both in the United States and in Africa. He has also travelled extensively across Africa including the countries of Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Senegal, Kenya, Togo, and Benin. Notably, his research informed the MasterCard Foundation’s strategies promoting youth employment in Africa’s agrifood system; the State of Michigan’s effort to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the Great Lakes; and strategic change initiatives advancing solid waste recycling and energy conservation at Michigan State University. More recently, Yeboah served as the lead author for the 2018 global food security report commissioned by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to advise the US government’s strategies addressing youth employment challenges in developing countries. His research was also featured in the 2016 Africa’s Agriculture Status Report, a flagship report of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. In 2012, he was recognized as a Milton H. Steinmueller Scholar of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and a George and Nancy Axinn Fellow of International Development.
Yeboah holds a master's and PhD in environmental policy and international development, with specializations in environment and resource economics from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s in natural resource management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He was also a John M. Gunn Exchange Scholar at Washington and Lee University in Virginia.