Thomas Ferreira is currently as Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University. He completed his PhD in December 2017 at the same institute. His main research interests concern issues around poverty and economic mobility in sub-Saharan Africa and specifically the relationship between smallholder agriculture and economic outcomes. Further research interests include the use of satellite data in development economics and the relationship between climate change and development. He has worked on numerous consulting projects for both the private and public/NGO sectors. These include an ongoing project on the gender-differentiated effects of rainfall variability with the World Bank and numerous projects with UNICEF Namibia.