Are you an economics or investment researcher? Join our team!

We are seeking the services of professional experts to be engaged on a call down basis to undertake research in response to the questions.

Four categories of research outputs will be involved, as follows:   

  • A. Gap identification in the current state of secondary evidence. This will help the programme:
    • Identify existing, relevant, rigorous and impactful pieces of evidence that should be included in CASA’s database.
    • Identify evidence gaps that need to be addressed to reduce the perceived risk of investing in smallholder agribusinesses.
  • B.  Secondary research that consolidates existing pieces of evidence and using comparative analysis draws conclusions to add value to the literature and investor community.
  • C.  Primary research that addresses the evidence needs identified through the state of the evidence and secondary research.
  • D.  Conceptualisation of new ideas and approaches that can dramatically improve how investments in smallholder agribusinesses are seen by the investor community.

The duration of each research contract will be a maximum of six months.  Different types of products can be produced within each of the research categories above but each research output will be subject to a quality assurance process with the CASA management team and investor partners.  Each report output will have a budget of £17,000 – £20,000.

Submissions should be made through the online recruitment portal at by 1500 (GMT) February 7th. Interviews will be held on March 2nd and 3rd. We will only be able to enter into correspondence with shortlisted applicants.

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