Dr. Kafle is an applied micro-economist interested in the intersection of agriculture, poverty, and international development. Kashi researches critical topics in agricultural and development economics - poverty and inequality, food security, gender and social inclusion, climate change and agricultural water management, and migration in developing countries. His expertise also entails analysis of complex longitudinal data from developing countries. He has several years of experience in designing impact evaluation and other micro-economic household and agricultural surveys in South Asia and Africa. Kashi's research has been published in highly regarded journals including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, World Development, Food Policy, and Science of the Total Environment. Kashi earned his PhD in Applied Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017). Before joining Texas A&M University, Kashi worked as a research economist at International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Bank.