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James Robertson Nduhiu Gachara

James Robertson Nduhiu GacharaDepartment of Agricultural Economics & Business ManagementEgerton UniversityP.O. Box 536., Egerton, Nakuru 20115Mobile: +254 -722 359945Email: nduhiugachara@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

1990

MBA: Accounting and Finance

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1985

Bachelor of Science: Agricultural Economics

University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia

1978

Diploma in Co-operative Management

Co-operative College of Kenya, - Nairobi

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Co-operative Management, Co-operative Finance, Financial Accounting

WORK EXPERIENCE

1994 -Present

Lecturer, Egerton University

1992-1994

Assistant Lecturer, Egerton University

1981-1992

Lecturer Co-operative, Nairobi

1978-1981

Co-operative Officer

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

1995

Operations of Savings and Credit Cooperative Nairobi Province

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Co-operative Management

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CONFERENCES ATTENDED.

  1. 26TH-30TH AUGUST 2013- AGRO-ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL RETOOLING WORKSHOP. ELMENTAITA LODGE
  2. 9TH-11TH FEBRUARY 2011- FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINNING. KUNSTE HOTEL NAKURU.
  3. ICT AWARENESS WORKSHOP 15TH MAY2001,
  4. 23RD-24TH JULY 2011. WORKSHOP ON STUDENT ACADEMIC ADVISING.

COMMUNITY SERVICE.
1, CURRENT CHAIRMAN, B.O.G. BAGARIA SECONDARY SCHOOL. NJORO.
2.2002-2004; MEMBER, V.A.T. WESTERN REGION TRIBUNAL.

KRISTIN B NAITULI, MBA

KRISTIN B NAITULI, MBA

Kristin B Naituli, MBA
Lecturer; Accounting, Business, Leadership
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management (AGEC/AGBM)
Faculty of Agriculture
Egerton University, Kenya.
P.O. Box 536-20115
Email: knaituli@hotmail.com

EDUCATION

1989

Master of Business Administration - MBA

MUM, Fairfield Iowa, USA

1987

Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) – BA

MUM, Fairfield Iowa, USA

1982

High School: Sociology and Athletics

Ringve - v.g.s. – Trondheim, Norway

FIELD of SPECIALIZATION and RESEARCH INTERESTS

Student Leadership Development. Actively involved in organization and facilitation of a variety of leadership development training programs for youth and professionals. I take interest in searching for appropriate and scientifically reliable methods of documenting impacts of youth leadership development initiatives. www.ctl-kenya.org
Consciousness Based Education – CBE. Certified consultant for introducing Consciousness Based Education in Schools and Colleges. https://consciousnessbasededucation.org/

PUBLICATIONS and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

· Naituli, K.B., Naituli, G.J., Wegulo, F.N. (2012). Nurturing Student Leadership Skills. International Journal of Business and Public Management. Vol 2 (2):39-46 April 2012.

· Naituli, K.B., Naituli, G.J., Kubutha, B.W. and Mutai, M.C. (2010). Preparing Students for Organizational Leadership through Leadership Training, Inter-ethnic Teamwork & Facilitation-practice. First International Conference on Leadership and Management for Sustainable Development 6th to 8th Oct 2010. Conference proceedings.

· Naituli, J.G., Njuguna A. and Naituli K.B. (2008): Financial Accounting, a Diploma Course in Military Science”. Book, published by Egerton University Press.

· Naituli, J.G., Njuguna A. and Naituli K.B. (2008): Financial Management, a Diploma Course in Military Science”. Book, published by Egerton University Press.

· Naituli, J.G. and Naituli K.B. (2001)Women's Natural Abilities: the Paradox of Managerial
Leadership”, KASNEB: The Professional Journal, Vol. No 1, 2001, pp. 3-5.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Jan - May 2014
(weekly)

Landmark Forum & Seminar in Action.
Transformative learning. Converting problems to opportunities and opportunities to action.

Landmark Kenya – Heron Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Jun 2013 (3 days)

Create and Collaborate. Transformational leadership training

Deep Democracy Institute - DDI. Nairobi, Kenya

Aug 2012 (2 weeks)

Consciousness-Based Education – CBE. Certified consultant for introducing Consciousness Based Education Programs in schools and colleges

International Foundation of Consciousness-Based Education. Maharishi European Research University – MERU, The Netherlands

Jun 2012 (1 week)

Value Links. Introductory training seminar

ATC, Hotel Waterbuck, Nakuru, Kenya

May 2011 (1 week)

E-Learning. Capacity Building Course on Developing and Publishing of Digital Teaching and Learning Materials

Futuristic ltd, CMRT, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

July 2008 (10 days)

Leadership Essentials, Train-the-Trainer. Extensive training in facilitation of Leadership Essentials

Leadership Beyond Boundaries – LBB & Center for Creative Leadership CCL. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

SELECTED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FACILITATION and TRAINING activities

“Round Robin” Leadership Workshop: Graduation Square, Egerton University, Njoro. Open enrolment large scale leadership training for Egerton University Students.
Class-reps Leadership Development Workshop: ANSCI seminar room, April 6th 2013. Workshop for class-reps of the Faculty of Science, Egerton University
Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Business Development: ANSCI seminar room, April 5th 2013.
Workshop for class-reps of the Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University
Turi Leadership Award: St. Andrew Turi International School, Molo. Facilitation of various leadership development topics. External examiner for Leadership Dissertation.
Youth Voices 4 Peace - YV4P: CTL, Nakuru. Facilitation of leadership, peace building, and

St Andrews Turi Leadership Award Scheme: Facilitating experiential leadership training and supporting students in writing dissertations on various leadership topics. St Andrews Turi International School. Molo Kenya. Ongoing since 2012.
“Round Robin” Leadership Training Event: Graduation Square, Egerton University, May 2013. Organized (with CTL and SUEU) large scale, open enrolment leadership training for Egerton University students.
Class-rep leadership training: ANSCI seminar room, April 6th, 2013. Leadership training for Class-reps in the Faculty of Science,
Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Business Development: ANSCI seminar room, April 5th, 2013. Training for Class-reps in the Faculty of Agriculture,
Youth Voices 4 Peace - YV4P Training of Trainers: CTL, Nakuru, Oct 2012 – Jan 2014. Facilitation of leadership, peace building, and conflict resolution skills to students and out of school youth in Nakuru, Molo and Njoro.
MUCSA - MMU Student leaders training. ARC hotel, Egerton University, December 9th to 12th 2011. Designed and facilitated inaugural leadership training for incoming student leaders of Multimedia University College.
Role of Soft Skills: CMRT, Egerton University, May 23rd, 2011. Facilitated sessions on Social identity, Personal values, Effective feedback, Mental models, Emotional intelligence, Communication-skills and Team-work to academicians from various African countries. This training was part of “Dairy Learn; Value Chains for Poverty Reduction – Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education Institutions” - hosted by FOA, Egerton University.
Leadership, Conflict-resolution and Peace-building. ANSCI seminar room, April 15th, 2011. Workshop for Class-representatives of the Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University.
Leadership Training for Greensteds Int’l School: Elsamere Conservatory, Naivasha, Sept 10th – 12th 2010. And at Brackenhurst International Conference Center, Limuru Sept 4th to 6th, 2009. Designing and facilitating experiential leadership training for Prefects.
Youth Leadership Development for Reforms (Training of Trainers): Egerton University, May 11th – 14th 2010. Facilitating Youth Leadership Development Training of Trainers workshop for 20 Egerton University students. The workshop was organized by the Center for Transformational Leadership in collaboration with Center for Creative Leadership, and funded by USAID.
Youth Leadership Development for Reforms (Leadership Essentials & Mentorship): Egerton University, May 8th – 10th, 2010. Facilitating Youth Mentorship Training for 80 selected Egerton University students. The workshop was organized by Center for Transformational Leadership - CTL in collaboration with Center for Creative Leadership - CCL, and funded by USAID.
Nurturing leadership skills while facilitating Change: Facilitated leadership-session during MESA - UNEP-Int’l Training Program: Multi Media University College, Nairobi, July 20th to 30th, 2009. Organized by UNEP through MESA - East Africa, for academicians from different African nations working on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) Change-projects.
Climate Change: Role of the Sustainability Generation: MMU, Nairobi, Kenya April 20th to 25th, 2009. Facilitated sessions on “Student Leadership Development in Universities around Climate Change Issues”. The workshop was organized by UNEP for university students from all over the world.
Student Leadership Development Project: ARC, Egerton University, Njoro Campus November 22nd, 2008. Designed and organized leadership development research project for Egerton University Students. More than 80 randomly sampled students participated.
Leadership Essentials Workshop: Umma Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 21st to 22nd July, 2008. Facilitated Leadership Essentials workshop for local entrepreneurs, development practitioners, students and researchers.


GRANTS OBTAINED

USAID, Grant of Ksh 6 mill to implement Youth Leadership Development for Reforms project in Nakuru, Njoro and Molo districts in the Rift valley, Kenya (2010). The proposal was submitted through Center for Transformational Leadership (CTL) in collaboration with Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). The project is training university students and high school students in leadership development. The high school students, with mentoring support from the university students, through civic events reached out to 2000+ youth with the message of reforms.
FORD foundation, Travel grant of US $ 2,940 to attend Training of Trainers workshop in leadership development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2008).
Egerton University, Research-grant of Ksh 200,000, (Division for Research and Extension). To design and implement a leadership development project for Egerton University students and document the impact of the program (2007).

WORK EXPERIENCE

1998 -
Present

Egerton University,
Njoro, Kenya

Lecturer: Accounting and Business related units; Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Agri-business Management

2008 -
Present

Center for Transformational
Leadership - CTL
Nakuru, Kenya

Facilitator/Trainer/Founding Director:
Designing and delivering leadership
development training for students and professionals

2000 -
2002

Various Military Camps,
Kenya

Lecturer: Accounting I and II, Dipl. Course in
Military Science

1997

Egerton University
Njoro,Kenya

Part-time Lecturer: Textile Science, Home- Economics Department

1997 -
2001

Njoro Women Knitting
Centre, Njoro Kenya

Founding Director/Instructor: Empowering women with craft education and business skills

1993

International Meditation
Society,
Oslo, Norway

Course Leader: Arranging public lectures, teaching courses in Transcendental Meditation (TM) and simple stress-reduction exercises

1992

The Ayurveda Health Clinic,
Mesnali, Norway

Staff Supervisor: In charge of staff. Arranging banquets and special celebrations

1990 -
1991

Department of Immigration
Oslo, Norway

Customer Service Officer: Handling inquiries
and solving problems related to applications for visa, residence permit and citizenship

 

Prof. Aiko Obare Gideon

Prof. Gideon A. OBARE (Ph.D) Professor of Agricultural Economics Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management Faculty of Agriculture P. O. Box 536, Egerton 20115, KENYA Tel: +254-51-2113184 EMAIL: obarega@egerton.ac.ke

EDUCATION

1997 – 2000

Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics

Egerton University

1986 – 1989

Master of Science (Dipl.-Ing.agr.) in Agricultural Economics

Kiel University

1980-1984

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Agriculture,

University of Nairobi

WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2013 - Current

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University

Dec. 2009 – Mar. 2011

Visiting Professor: Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

2005 – March 2013

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University

Dec. 2005 – Dec. 2006

Visiting Scientist: International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid and Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Eastern and South African Region

2003 – 2005

Chairman: Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University

2002 –2005

Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University

1994 – 2002

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University

1992 – 1994

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University

Nov. 1990 – Mar. 1992

Research Assistant: German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) Farm Management Project, Nairobi

Dec. 1984 – Aug. 1985

Researcher: National Potato Research Station (Now KARI).

PROJECTS

National Partner Coordinator and Principal Investigator: Identifying Socioeconomic Constraints to and Incentives for faster Technology Adoption: Pathways to Sustainable Intensification in Eastern and Southern Africa (Adoption Pathways). Funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Duration: 2012 - 2016

Collaborator: Pearl Millet Innovations for Improved Livelihoods in Drought-prone Areas of Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). A Project funded by Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). Duration: 2011 – 2012

Collaborator: Evaluation of Efficiency and Effectiveness of Dissemination Pathways for Scaling up Selected Smallholder Dairy Technologies. A project funded by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP). Duration: 2011 – 2012

Project Leader and Principal Investigator: Management of Lake Victoria Wetlands. A project funded by SIDA/SAREC through Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in 2005.

Project Leader and Principal Investigator: The Influence of Social Capital on Sustainable Agriculture in Semi-Arid Areas of Kenya: A Case Study of Machakos and Taita-Taveta Districts. A project funded by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in 2003.

Collaborator: Land Tenure and Sustainable Land use in Semi-Arid Areas of Kenya: A Case Study of Taita-Taveta District. A project funded by Egerton University in 2003.

Project Manager and Principal Investigator: Vulnerability, Livelihood Assets, and Institutional Dynamics in the Management of Wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin. A project funded by SIDA/SAREC through Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in 2003.

Collaborator: Vulnerabilities, Livelihood Assets and Institutional Dynamics: An Analysis of a Sustainable Land use Framework in Taita-Taveta District’s Marginal Areas, Kenya. A project funded by Egerton University Alumni Association in 2003.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

Chelang’a, P.K., Obare, G.A. and Kimenju, S.C. (2013). Analysis of Urban Consumers’ Willingness to Pay a Premium for African Leafy Vegetable (AVIs) in Kenya: A Case of Eldoret Town. Food Security 5(4): 591 - 595.

Murage, A.W., Obare, G., Chianu, J., Amudavi, D.M., Midega, C.A.O., Pickett, J.A. and Khan, Z.R. (2012). Effectiveness of Dissemination Pathways on Adoption of “Push-Pull” Technology in Western Kenya. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 51(1): 51 – 71

Shiferaw, B., Muricho, G., Kassie, M. and Obare, G. (2012). Rural Institutions and Imperfect Agricultural Markets in Africa: Experiences from Producer Marketing Groups in Kenya. In: Mwangi, E., Markelova, H., Meinzen-Dick, R. (Eds.), Collective Action and Property Rights for Poverty Reduction: Insights from Africa and Asia. Ch. 5, pp. 110 – 148. Philadelphia and Washington:  University of Pennsylvania Press for the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Odendo, M., Obare, G. and Salasya, B. (2011). Farmers’ Perception of Soil Fertility Depletion and Its Influence on Uptake of Integrated Soil Nutrient Management Techniques: Evidence from Western Kenya. In: Batiano, A., Waswa, B., Okeyo, J.M.M., Maina, F. and Kihara, J.M. (Eds), Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa, Exploring the Scientific Facts, pp. 1055-1059. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Berem, R.M., Owuor, G.O. and Obare, G. (2011). Value Addition in Honey and Poverty Reduction in ASALs: Empirical Evidence from Baringo County, Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development 23 (12), Article #243.

Odendo, M., Obare, G. and Salasya, B. (2011). What Factors Influence the Speed of Adoption of Soil Fertility Management Technologies? Evidence from Western Kenya. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 3(13): 627 – 637.

Murage, A., Obare, G., Amudavi, D., Chianu, J. and Khan, Z. (2011). Efficiency of Push-Pull Technology Dissemination Pathways for Stemborer and Striga Control in Western Kenya. In Bauer, S. and Budjurova, E. (Eds.), Issues and Challenges in Rural Development: Compendium of Approaches for Socio-Economic and Ecological Development in Developing Countries, Vol. III. Chapter 4 - Efficiency and Productivity Analysis: pp. 197 – 210. Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers.

Heidhues, F. and Obare, G. (2011): Lessons from Structural Adjustment Programs and their effects in Africa. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 50(1): 55 – 64.

Murage, A.W., Amudavi, D. M., Obare, G., Chianu, J., Midega, C.A.O., Pickett, J.A. and Khan, Z.R. (2011). Determining Smallholder Farmers’ Preferences for Technology Dissemination Pathways: The case of “Push-Pull” Technology in the Control of Stemborer and Striga in Kenya. International Journal of Pest Management 57(2): 133 – 145.

Murage, A.W., Obare, G., Chianu, J., Amudavi, D. M., Pickett, J.A. and Khan, Z.R. (2011). Duration Analysis of Technology Adoption Effects of Dissemination Pathways: A Case of 'Push-Pull' Technology for Control of Striga Weeds and Stemborers in Western Kenya. Crop Protection 30(5): 531 – 538.

Bekele, N., Mithöfer, D., Amudavi, D., Obare, G. (2011). Integrated Pest Management Training and Information Flow among Smallholder Horticulture Farmers in Kenya. In: D. Mithöfer and H. Waibel (Eds.), Vegetable Production and Marketing in Africa: Socio-Economic Research, Ch. 16. Wallingford: CAB International.

Mugunieri, G. L., Were, S.O. and Obare, G.A. (2011). Agricultural Science and Technology Policy System Institutions: Impact on Efficiency and Technical Progress in Kenya and Uganda. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 13(1): 1 – 15

Nyagaka, D.O., Obare, G.A., Omiti, J. and Nguyo, W. (2010). Technical Efficiency in Resource Use: Evidence from Smallholder Farmers of Irish Potatoes in Nyandarua North District, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research 5(11): 1179 – 1186.

Odendo, M., Obare, G. and Salasya, B. (2010). Farmers’ Perceptions and Knowledge of Soil Fertility Degradation in two Contrasting Sites in Western Kenya. Land Degradation & Development 21(6): 557 – 564.

Obare, G.A., Nyagaka, D.O., Nguyo, W. and Mwakubo, S.M. (2010). Are Kenyan Smallholders Allocatively Efficient? Evidence from Irish Potato Producers in Nyandarua North District. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 2(3): 78 - 85.

Ouma, E., Jagwe, J., Obare, G.A. and Abele, S. (2010). Determinants of Smallholder Farmers’ Participation in Banana Markets in Central Africa: The Role of Transaction Costs. Agricultural Economics 41(2): 111 – 122

Odendo, M., Obare, G. and Salasya, B. (2009). Factors Responsible for Differences in Uptake of Integrated Soil Fertility Management Practices amongst Smallholders in Western Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research 4(11): 1303 – 1311

Shiferaw, B., Obare, G., Muricho, G. and Silim, S. (2009). Leveraging Institutions for Collective Action to Improve Agricultural Markets in Less Favored Areas: Empirical Evidence from Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 3(1): 1 – 18.

Mwakubo, S.M. and Obare, G.A. (2009). Vulnerability, Livelihood Assets and Institutional Dynamics in the Management of Wetlands in Lake Victoria Watershed Basin. Wetlands Ecology and Management 17(6): 613 – 626.

Omondi, I., Baltenweck, I., Drucker, A.G., Obare, G. and Zander, K.K. (2008). Valuing Goat Genetic Resources: A Pro-poor Growth Strategy in the Kenyan Semi-Arid Tropics. Tropical Animal Health and Production 40(8): 583 – 596.

Omondi, I., Baltenweck, I., Drucker, A.G., Obare, G. and Zander, K.K. (2008). Economic Valuations of Sheep Genetic Resources: Implications for Sustainable Utilization in the Kenyan Semi-Arid Tropics. Tropical Animal Health and Production 40(8): 615 – 626

Shiferaw, B., Obare, G. and Muricho, G. (2008). Rural Market Imperfections and the Role of Institutions in Collective Action to Improve Markets for the Poor. Natural Resources Forum 32(1): 25 – 38.

Shiferaw, B., Obare, G. and Muricho, G. (2006). Rural Institutions and Producer Organizations in Imperfect Markets: Experiences from Producer Marketing Groups in Semi-Arid Eastern Kenya. Journal of SAT Agricultural Research, 2(1): 1 – 36. DOI:10.3914/ICRISAT.0196. Also published as CAPRi Working Paper Series No. 60, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C.

Obare, G.A., Omamo, S.W. and Williams, J.C. (2003). Smallholder Production Structure and Rural Roads in Africa: The Case of Nakuru District, Kenya. Agricultural Economics 28(3): 245 – 254.

Omamo, S.W. Williams, J.C., Obare, G.A. and Ndiwa, N.N. (2002). Soil Fertility Management on Small Farms in Africa: Evidence from Nakuru District, Kenya. Food Policy, 27(2): 159 – 170.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Household, Consumer, Behavioural, Institutional and Development Economics

MEMEBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES

  1. European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) (2010 – to date)
  2. Royal Economic Society  (RES) (2009 – to date)
  3. African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) (2006 – to date)
  4. International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) (2003 – to date)

COMMUNITY, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

  1. Board Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Project “Long-term farming system comparisons in the tropics” by the Cooperation and Development Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland (2009 – to date).
  2. Member of  the CGIAR System-wide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights Initiative (CAPRi) (2006 – to date) Member of the African Forest Forum (AFF) (2006 – to date)
  3. Member of the African Forest Forum (AFF) (2006 – to date)
  4. Member of the Improved Management of Agricultural Water in Eastern and Southern Africa (IMAWESA) – (2005 – to date)

 

Dr. Oscar Ingasia Ayuya

Dr. Oscar Ingasia Ayuya,
Lecturer,
Faculty of Agriculture,
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management ,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 721 794 8277
Email: ingasiaoa@yahoo.com OR ingasiaoa@gmail.com

 
EDUCATION
 

2015

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics

Egerton University, Kenya/ Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Sandwich)

2008

M.Sc. Agricultural and Applied Economics

Egerton University, Kenya

2004

Bsc. Agricultural Economics

Egerton University, Kenya

 
FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
 

Resource Economics and Econometric analysis,

 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 

February 2015-present

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University.

August 2011 – February 2015

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University.

August 2010 – July 2011

Part –time lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University.

March 2011 - August 2011

Researcher, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development Nairobi.

2009

Research Assistant, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, Nairobi Kenya.

 
KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
 

2014-2016

Innovative engagement of rural communities through student internship program funded by RUFORUM 1st December 2014-31st November 2016 (100,000 dollars). Position Team member

2012

Internal research funds provided by Egerton University to undertake an exploratory study on the “The Clean Development Mechanism: An Analysis of the Implementation in Kenya” from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012. Position: Principal investigator (KES 398,310.00).

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Ayuya, O.I., Gido, O.E, Bett, H.K., Lagat, J.K. Kahi, A.K and Bauer, S. (2015). Effect of Certified Organic Production Systems on Poverty among Smallholder Farmers: Empirical Evidence from Kenya. World Development, 67: 27–37.

2

Gido, O.E., Sibiko, K.W., Ayuya, I.O. and Mwangi, J.K. (2014). Demand for Agricultural Extension Services among Small-Scale Maize Farmers: A Micro-Level Evidence from Kenya. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1: 1-16.

3

Sibiko, K.W., Ayuya, I.O., Gido,O.E. and Mwangi, J.K. (2013). Analysis of the determinants of productivity and technical efficiency among smallholder common bean farmers in Eastern Uganda. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development: Vol.4, No.13, 2013.

4

Gido, O.E., Sibiko, K.W. and Ayuya, O.I. (2012). Determinants of Producer Group Participation and Input Access: A Case of Small-scale Maize Farmers in Bungoma Central District, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (JARD). Vol: 9: (1990-3375).pp. 9 – 21.

5

Ayuya, O.I., Waluse, S.K. and Gido, O.E. (2012). Small-scale Farmers’ Choice of Organic Soil Management Practices in Kenya: Multinomial Logit analysis. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences. 4(4): 314-322, 2012.

6

Ayuya, O.I., Lagat, J.K. and Mironga, J.M. (2011). Factors Influencing Potential Acceptance and Adoption of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Carbon Trade Tree Project among Small Scale Farmers in Njoro District, Kenya. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 3(3): 275-285.

7

Ayuya O. I., Lagat J.K., Mironga J.M., Mutai, B.K. (2011). Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Farmers Awareness of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Smallholder Forest Carbon Projects. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences 3(3): 213-218, 2011.

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
 

Impact evaluation and analysis of developmental interventions, food quality and standards, agricultural value chain analysis and actor empowerment and agricultural innovations adoption pathways

Prof. Patience Mshenga, PhD

Prof. Patience Mshenga, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management
Faculty of Agriculture,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 361 991
Email: patmapenzi@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

2009

Ph.D., Agribusiness Management

Michigan State University, USA/Egerton University, Kenya

2000

Masters of Business Administration

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1995

Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agro enterprise Development, Farm and Non- Farm Linkages, Agribusiness Strategic Management

WORK EXPERIENCE

Aug 2010 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University

2003-2010

Lecturer, Department of Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University.

2001-2003

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University.

1996-2001

Teaching Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013- 2015

ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II). Strengthening University capacity to enhance competitiveness of Agribusiness in East and West Africa. (Euro 500,000)

2012-2014

Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE). Building capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain. (EURO 1,150,000).

2012-2014

Ford Foundation. Transforming Universities to Stimulate Pro-Poor Agri-Enterprise Development in Eastern Africa using Value Chain and the Round Table Approach to Postgraduate Training. ($ 650,000)

2012-2014

NCST.Linking agriculture to tourism for improved livelihoods in coastal Kenya. ($30 000)

2012 - 2013

African Economic Research Consortium. Potential of integrating African indigenous vegetables into agro pastoral livelihoods for income and Food security: The case of Narok and Kajiado Counties of Kenya. (US$ 15, 000)

2011-2014

Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP). Value Chain analysis and Evaluation of Sorghum Genotypes for Domestic and Industrial uses in Kenya. ($62,500)

2011-2012

African Economic Research Consortium. A comparative Analysis of Breeding Information Sourcing and Net Margin Estimates of Inseminations and Replacement Decisions of Smallholder Dairy Farmers. $15000

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Mshenga, P. M., and R. Richardson (2012). “Micro and small enterprise participation in tourismin coastal Kenya.” Small Business Economics. DOI 10.1007/s11187-012-9449-5.

2

Isaboke, H.N., P. Mshenga and M. Saidi. 2012. The Effect of Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata) on the Incomes of the Small-Holders in Suba District, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(5): 319-324.

3

Isaboke, H.N., P. Mshenga, B.K. Mutai and M. Saidi. 2012. Determinants of adoption of butternut squash (cucurbita moschata) farming among small-holders in Suba district, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 9: 82-97.

4

Mshenga, P. M., R. Richardson, B. K. Njehia and E. A. Birachi, (2011). “Antecedents to Kenyan Coast Hotels’ Purchases of Agricultural Products.” International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Systems. 4 (2), 12-20.

5

Ngore, P. M., P.M. Mshenga, G Owuor and B. K. Mutai (2011). “Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Meat Value Addition by Rural Agribusinesses in Kenya.” Current Research Journal of Social Sciences. 3(6), pp. 453-464.

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Mshenga, P. M., R. Richardson, B. K. Njehia and E. A. Birachi, (2010) “The Contribution of Tourism to Micro and Small Enterprise Growth” Tourism Economics .Vol.16 , (4), pp. 953-964.

7

Saidi M., F.M. Itulya, J.N. Aguyoh, and P.M. Mshenga. (2010) .Yields and profitability of a dual-purpose sole cowpea and cowpea-maize intercrop as influenced by cowpea leaf harvesting frequency. ARPN Journal of Agriculture and Biological Science 5(5):65-71.

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Saidi M., F.M. Itulya, J.N. Aguyoh, G. Owuor and P.M. Mshenga. (2010) .Effects of cowpea leaf harvesting initiation time on yields and profitability of a dual-purpose sole cowpea and cowpea-maize intercrop. EJEAFChe 9(6):1134-1144.

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Mshenga, P. M., G. Owuor, (2009). “Opportunities Available to Micro and Small Scale Businesses in the Tourism Sector: The Case of the Kenyan Coast.” KCA Journal of Business Management, Vol. 2, (2), pp. 52-68.

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Owuor , G., A. S. Ouma , M. Ngigi , and P. Mlongo (2009), “Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Farmers In Kenya.” Journal of Agriculture and Rural development, Vol. 3, pp. 14-29.

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Barbieri, C. and P. Mshenga (2008), “The Role of Firm and Owner Characteristics on the Performance of Agritourism Farms", Sociologia Ruralis, 48 (2), pp.166 -183.

12

Owuor, G., S. M. Wangia, S. O. Onyuma, P. M. Mshenga and P. Gamba (2006), “Self-help Groups: A Social Capital for Agricultural Productivity- The Case of Smallholder Maize Farmers in Siaya, Kenya” Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education series, Vol. V1, (2 and 3). pp. 159-176.

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Mshenga, P.M., J. Maalu and G. Owuor (2004), “Market Segmentation and Micro- and Small Business Growth -The Case of Furniture Manufacturers in Mombasa District, Kenya” Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education series, Vol. V, (1), pp. 137-150.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Agribusiness Management, Tourism and Agriculture linkages, Agricultural Value Chains, Agro enterprise development

Prof. Job Kibiwot Lagat, PhD

 

Prof. Job Kibiwot Lagat, PhD
Department of Agricultural Economics
P.O. Box 536 - 20115,
Egerton, Kenya
Tel: +254-51-2217781 Ext 3168
Cell Phone: 0722-392268, 0733-139683
E-mail: jlagats@gmail.com,jlagats@yahoo.com

Nationality: KENYAN
Current position: Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics

Competencies

  • Academic teaching, examining, and exposure of students through academic trips in graduate and undergraduate programs in Agricultural Economics for the last 24 years
  • Supervision of diploma/undergraduate projects, graduate/postgraduate theses, and field attachment
  • Preparation of funded research proposals- individually or in collaboration
  • Supervising research work – preparation, data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Initiating working linkages with other institutions and organizations
  • Curriculum development

Membership and Responsibilities

  • Resource Person, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
  • Member, African Farm Management Association (AFMA) and International Farm Management Association (IFMA).
  • Member and country Coordinator, International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) Kassel, Germany
  • Member, African Growth for Development and Policy (AGRODEP), Dakar, Senegal
  • Chair and Founder, Terige Location Education Board (TELEB) from 2011
  • External Examiner, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi (2008 to present)
  • External Examiner, MSc Theses, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi. (2008 to present)
  • External Examiner, both DPhil, and MPhil Theses, Moi University, Eldoret. (From 2010)
  • External Examiner University of Eldoret (2013 to date)
  • External Examiner, Bukura Agricultural College, (2013 to present)
  • External Examiner for thesis, Makerere University, Kampala
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Applied Agricultural Economic and Agribusiness (from 2010)
  • Board Member, Terige High School (from 2009 to present)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Eastern African Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (2004-2006)
  • Member of Dry Lands Research and Development Committee, Division of Research and Extension, Egerton University (2004-2006)
  • Member of the Organic Farming Research and Extension Committee, Division of Research and Extension, Egerton University (2006-2008)
  • Member of Management Committee, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Member, Field Attachment Sub-Committee, Faculty of Agriculture (2002-2008)
  • Chair, Finance, Development and Planning Committee, Faculty of Agriculture (2006 -2008)
  • Member of Board of Examiners, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Departmental Co-ordinator of Post Graduate Studies ( 2009 to present)
  • Faculty Committee on Agricultural Policy (2007-2008)
  • Chair, Marketing Sub-Committee, Agricultural Society of Kenya Central Rift (2004-2005)
  • Member, ad hoc committee of Centre for Herbal Medicine and Research, Division of Research and Extension, Egerton University (2008 -2009)
  • Acting Head – Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (2000-2009)

Previous Employment

  1. Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Kilifi and Trans Nzoia districts (1982- 1984)
  2. Tea Estate Manager, Eastern Produce (A) Ltd, Nandi Hills (1984 -1987)

Publications

  1. Bernard O. Apind, Job K Lagat, Hillary K Bett, Japhet K Kirui.2015.Determinants of Smallholder Farmers Extent of Market Participation ; Case of Rice Marketing in Ahero Irrigation Scheme, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 6(2):154-160
  2. Hillary C Korir, Job K Lagat, Mary C. Mutai, Wintana O Ali .2015. Influence of Social Capital on Producer Groups’Performance and Market Access Among Smallholder French beans Farmers in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 6(2):161-171
  3. Nokuphiwa L Sithole, Job K Lagat, and Micah B Masuku.2014. Factors influencing Farmers Participation in Smallholder Irrigation Schemes: the case of Ntfonjeni Rural Development Area. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 5(22):159-167
  4. Odipo O Timothy, Bett K Hillary, Lagat K Job, Sigei K Geoffrey.2014. Analysis of market integration; A case of sugar in selected markets in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. 5(2):197-204
  5. Sime S Tefera, Job K Lagat, and Hillary K Bett. 2014. Determinants of artificial insemination use by smallholder dairy farmers in Lemu-Bilbilo district, Ethiopia. International Journal of African and Asian Studies. (4):91-98.
  6. Magembe, E.M., Bebe, B.O.,and Lagat, J.K. 2014. Evaluation of livestock-crop enterprise diversity associated with shift from pastoral to agro-pastoral farming systems in Trans Mara west district in Narok county, Kenya. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(3):101- 109
  7. Magembe E.M., Bebe, B.O., Lagat, J.K., and P.K. Chelanga. 2013. Comparison of socioeconomic factors associated with shift from pastoral to agro-pastoral farming systems in Transmara west district of Narok county, Kenya. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 3(7):528-535.
  8. Geoffrey K Kosgei, Job K Lagat, Mary C Maina, and Patrick M Ngore. 2013. A comparison of the socioeconomic characteristics of dairy-crop integrators versus non intergrators: A case study of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol 4, No 19. ISSN 2222-1700 (paper), ISSN2222-2855 (online)
  9. Kangogo Daniel, Lagat Job, and Gicuru Ithinji. 2013. Social Capital Dimensions and other Determinants Influencing Household Participation in Micro-credit Groups in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.Journal of Developing Country Studies. 3(3): 213 - 222.
  10. Wanjiru, R.W., Owuor, G., and Lagat, J.K. 2012. Decision making in the presence of transaction costs: evidence from smallholder banana farmers in Muranga county, Kenya. Conference proceedings of the 8th biennial African Farm Management Association (AFMA) congress held at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 25th-29th November, 2012. 171-180
  11. Kabiru, M.W. and Lagat, J.K. 2012. Identification of best practices to ensure market access for the smallholder farmers in Kenya. Conference proceedings of the 8th biennial African Farm Management Association (AFMA) congress held at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 25th-29th November, 2012. 389-399
  12. K. Korir Luke, K. Lagat Job and K. Njehia Benard . 2011. The Role of Non-farm Investments in Agricultural Risk Management in Kenya. Current Research Journal of Economic Theory 3(2): 62-68, ISSN: 2042-4841
  13. Auma, J.O., Lagat, J.K., and Ngigi, M.W. 2011. Gender differences in agricultural production and productivity: case of marginal areas of Rachuonyo and Homa bay Counties, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (June):12-22 , ISSN 1990-337
  14. Oscar I Ayuya, Job K Lagat, John M. Mironga, and Benjamin K. Mutai. 2011. Socioeconomic factors affecting farmers’ awareness of clean development mechanism projects:case of smallholder forest carbon projects. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences 3(3): 213-218,         ISSN:2041-3246
  15. Achonga, B.O., Lagat, J.K., and Akuja, T.E. 2011. Evaluation of the diversity of crop and livestock enterprises among agro-biodiversity farmer filed schools (ABD-FFS) and non ABD-FFS households in Bondo district, Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences ISSN-5902. 38:2586-2591.
  16. Oscar I Ayuya, Job K. Lagat, and John M. Mironga. 2011. Factors influencing potential acceptance and adoption of clean development mechanism projects: case of carbon trade tree projects among small scale farmers in Njoro district, Kenya. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences. 3(3):275-285. Maxwell Scientific Organization.
  17. Ngeno Vincent, Lagat, J.K., Korir, M.K., Ngeno. E.K., Rop, W., and Kipsat M.J.         2011. Profitability of small scale poultry production in Bureti district, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development ISSN 1990-3375. 6:1-8
  18. Lagat, J.K. 2011. ‘Economics in Agrobiodiversity’ in N. Mungai (ed) Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use in Enhancing Food Security. A Training Manual. Pp 75-85. Tonaz Limited, Nairobi.
  19. Auma, J.O., Lagat, J.K., and Ngigi, M.W. 2010. “A comparison of male-female headed household headship and agricultural production in marginal areas of Rachuonyo and Homa Bay districts, Kenya. Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 6(4):
  20. Musyoka, M.P., Lagat, J.K., Ouma, D.E., Wambua, T., and Gamba, P. 2010. “Structure and properties of urban household food demand in Nairobi, Kenya: implications for urban food security” Food Science 2:179-193.
  21. Bett, H.K., Mutai, B.K., Lagat, J.K., Kaimba, G.K., Nassiuma, D., and Owuor, G. 2010. “Role of Agricultural Investments in Poverty Reduction in Kenya” Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 4: 1-17, ISSN 1990-3375
  22. Lagat, J.K. Vivian, J.B., Mburu, J. 2009. “An estimation of carbon storage potential, economic value, and determinants in Kakamega forest and adjacent farms, Kenya. In Elke Hoch and Siegbert Crunwald (eds) Carbon Sequestration. Nova Science Publishers Inc.
  23. Fridah G.L., Baltenweck, I., Lagat, J.K., Mburu,J., Mutembei, H., Amimo, J., and Okeyo, Mwai 2009. “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sexed In-Vitro Fertilization Embryo Transfer in Kenya”. In the proceedings of Regional Symposium on Livestock Marketing in the Horn of Africa: Working Towards Best Practices, 21st – 23rd October 2009. Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.
  24. Nyongesa, J.M., Lagat, J.K., and Mutai, B.K. 2008."Determinant factors influencing famers' use of received agricultural information and the impact on improved maize production marketing in Vihiga district, Kenya" Journal of Education and Human Resources Vol 5:83-93.
  25. Sikei, G.O., Mburu, J., and Lagat, J.K. 2008. “Household labour allocation to forest extraction and other activities in areas adjacent to tropical forests: the case of Kakamega forest, Western Kenya”. International Journal Environment, Workplace and Employment, Vol 4, (1) 32-44
  26. Ithinji, G.K., Buigut, S.K., Lagat, J.K. 2008. “Impact of low cost water harvesting technologies on rural household food security in semi-arid Lare division, Nakuru district, Kenya” International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 10 (2) 42-55
  27. Kaimba, G.K., Njehia, B.K., Lagat, J.K. 2008. “Dowry payment under changing state of cattle rustling: some insights from pastoral communities in Baringo”. In   (eds) Economics of Resources Use and Farming Systems Development in the Middle East and East Africa
  28. Bett, H.K.., Lagat, J.K., Nassiuma, D.K. 2007. “Intra-household resource allocation decisions, gender and household food consumption in selected rural districts of Kenya”. Egerton Journal Special Issue,7 (S):56-69
  29. Mungai, N.W., Nakhone, L.W., Lagat, J.K., Opiyo, A.M., and Mumera, L.M. 2008. ”Role of traditional leafy vegetables and associated cropping systems: A case study of Bondo district, Kenya” Egerton University, Faculty of Agriculture in collaboration with FAO-Netherlands Partnership Programme (FNPP).
  30. Bett, E.K., Freyer, B., Lagat, J.K. 2007. “Effect of agricultural commercialization in selected agrobidiversity and household income: A case of smallholder households in Nakuru, Kenya”. In Tielkes, E (Eds). Tropentag 2007 –Utilization of diversity in land use systems: sustainable and organic approaches to meet human needs, 09.10 – 11.10.2007, Witzenhausen, 226-236. ISBN 3-867-372-3.
  31. Lagat, J.K., Wangia, S.M., Njehia, B.K., and Ithinji, G.K. 2007. “Environmental Hazards in African Agriculture: Factors Influencing application of agrochemicals in Nakuru district, Kenya” in A Bationo (eds) Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, 795-804. Springer.
  32. Bett, E.K., Lagat, J.K., Ouma, D.E., and Njehia, B.K. 2007. “Determinants of on-farm tree planting decisions in river Njoro watershed, Kenya. Egerton Journal: Science and Technology Series, 7:79-92
  33. Ithinji, G.K., Mumera, L.M., and Lagat, J.K.2004. Ex-ante economic assessment of legume-cereal sequencing technology in Rongai division of Nakuru district, Kenya. Eastern Africa Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Vol 20. 24-33.
  34. Buigut, S.K., Ithinji, G.K., and Lagat, J.K. 2004. "Modification of technologies by farmers: The case of banana trench technology in Lare Division of Nakuru District, Kenya". Egerton Journal: Science and Technology Series, Volume V (1): 33-49.
  35. Lagat, J.K., Ithinji, G.K., and Buigut, S.K. 2003. “Determinants of adoption of water harvesting technologies marginal areas of Nakuru district, Kenya”. Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development 19 (1): 24-32.
  36. Lagat, J.K. and Maritim H.K. 2000. “Enterprise Choice and Market Boundaries of Selected Vegetable Commodities in Nakuru District, Kenya”. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 3: 8-16.

Phd Students Supervised

  1. Bett, K. Eric. BOKU, Vienna, Austria 2006 – 2010. Graduated. “Integrated organic agriculture and agroforestry systems: exploring its economic, social, and ecological potentials in smallholder farming systems of East Mau catchment, Nakuru, Kenya”.
  2. Langat, Jackson Kipngetich “Economic analysis of integrating biofuel feedstock farming on smallholder households in Meru, Makueni, and Kwale districts, Kenya” 2010 – 2014
  3. Oscar Ingasia Ayuya Effects of organic certified production systems on the livelihood of smallholder farmers in Kenya” 2012- 2015

    Publications

    1. Bernard O. Apind, Job K Lagat, Hillary K Bett, Japhet K Kirui.2015.Determinants of Smallholder Farmers Extent of Market Participation ; Case of Rice Marketing in Ahero Irrigation Scheme, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 6(2):154-160
    2. Hillary C Korir, Job K Lagat, Mary C. Mutai, Wintana O Ali .2015. Influence of Social Capital on Producer Groups’Performance and Market Access Among Smallholder French beans Farmers in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development 6(2):161-171
    3. Nokuphiwa L Sithole, Job K Lagat, and Micah B Masuku.2014. Factors influencing Farmers Participation in Smallholder Irrigation Schemes: the case of Ntfonjeni Rural Development Area. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 5(22):159-167
    4. Odipo O Timothy, Bett K Hillary, Lagat K Job, Sigei K Geoffrey.2014. Analysis of market integration; A case of sugar in selected markets in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. 5(2):197-204
    5. Sime S Tefera, Job K Lagat, and Hillary K Bett. 2014. Determinants of artificial insemination use by smallholder dairy farmers in Lemu-Bilbilo district, Ethiopia. International Journal of African and Asian Studies. (4):91-98.
    6. Magembe, E.M., Bebe, B.O.,and Lagat, J.K. 2014. Evaluation of livestock-crop enterprise diversity associated with shift from pastoral to agro-pastoral farming systems in Trans Mara west district in Narok county, Kenya. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(3):101- 109
    7. Magembe E.M., Bebe, B.O., Lagat, J.K., and P.K. Chelanga. 2013. Comparison of socioeconomic factors associated with shift from pastoral to agro-pastoral farming systems in Transmara west district of Narok county, Kenya. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 3(7):528-535.
    8. Geoffrey K Kosgei, Job K Lagat, Mary C Maina, and Patrick M Ngore. 2013. A comparison of the socioeconomic characteristics of dairy-crop integrators versus non intergrators: A case study of Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol 4, No 19. ISSN 2222-1700 (paper), ISSN2222-2855 (online)
    9. Kangogo Daniel, Lagat Job, and Gicuru Ithinji. 2013. Social Capital Dimensions and other Determinants Influencing Household Participation in Micro-credit Groups in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.Journal of Developing Country Studies. 3(3): 213 - 222.
    10. Wanjiru, R.W., Owuor, G., and Lagat, J.K. 2012. Decision making in the presence of transaction costs: evidence from smallholder banana farmers in Muranga county, Kenya. Conference proceedings of the 8th biennial African Farm Management Association (AFMA) congress held at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 25th-29th November, 2012. 171-180
    11. Kabiru, M.W. and Lagat, J.K. 2012. Identification of best practices to ensure market access for the smallholder farmers in Kenya. Conference proceedings of the 8th biennial African Farm Management Association (AFMA) congress held at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 25th-29th November, 2012. 389-399
    12. K. Korir Luke, K. Lagat Job and K. Njehia Benard . 2011. The Role of Non-farm Investments in Agricultural Risk Management in Kenya. Current Research Journal of Economic Theory 3(2): 62-68, ISSN: 2042-4841
    13. Auma, J.O., Lagat, J.K., and Ngigi, M.W. 2011. Gender differences in agricultural production and productivity: case of marginal areas of Rachuonyo and Homa bay Counties, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (June):12-22 , ISSN 1990-3375
    14. Oscar I Ayuya, Job K Lagat, John M. Mironga, and Benjamin K. Mutai. 2011. Socioeconomic factors affecting farmers’ awareness of clean development mechanism projects:case of smallholder forest carbon projects. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences 3(3): 213-218,         ISSN:2041-3246
    15. Achonga, B.O., Lagat, J.K., and Akuja, T.E. 2011. Evaluation of the diversity of crop and livestock enterprises among agro-biodiversity farmer filed schools (ABD-FFS) and non ABD-FFS households in Bondo district, Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences ISSN-5902. 38:2586-2591.
    16. Oscar I Ayuya, Job K. Lagat, and John M. Mironga. 2011. Factors influencing potential acceptance and adoption of clean development mechanism projects: case of carbon trade tree projects among small scale farmers in Njoro district, Kenya. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences. 3(3):275-285. Maxwell Scientific Organization.
    17. Ngeno Vincent, Lagat, J.K., Korir, M.K., Ngeno. E.K., Rop, W., and Kipsat M.J.         2011. Profitability of small scale poultry production in Bureti district, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development ISSN 1990-3375. 6:1-8
    18. Lagat, J.K. 2011. ‘Economics in Agrobiodiversity’ in N. Mungai (ed) Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use in Enhancing Food Security. A Training Manual. Pp 75-85. Tonaz Limited, Nairobi.
    19. Auma, J.O., Lagat, J.K., and Ngigi, M.W. 2010. “A comparison of male-female headed household headship and agricultural production in marginal areas of Rachuonyo and Homa Bay districts, Kenya. Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 6(4):
    20. Musyoka, M.P., Lagat, J.K., Ouma, D.E., Wambua, T., and Gamba, P. 2010. “Structure and properties of urban household food demand in Nairobi, Kenya: implications for urban food security” Food Science 2:179-193.
    21. Bett, H.K., Mutai, B.K., Lagat, J.K., Kaimba, G.K., Nassiuma, D., and Owuor, G. 2010. “Role of Agricultural Investments in Poverty Reduction in Kenya” Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 4: 1-17, ISSN 1990-3375
    22. Lagat, J.K. Vivian, J.B., Mburu, J. 2009. “An estimation of carbon storage potential, economic value, and determinants in Kakamega forest and adjacent farms, Kenya. In Elke Hoch and Siegbert Crunwald (eds) Carbon Sequestration. Nova Science Publishers Inc.
    23. Fridah G.L., Baltenweck, I., Lagat, J.K., Mburu,J., Mutembei, H., Amimo, J., and Okeyo, Mwai 2009. “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Sexed In-Vitro Fertilization Embryo Transfer in Kenya”. In the proceedings of Regional Symposium on Livestock Marketing in the Horn of Africa: Working Towards Best Practices, 21st – 23rd October 2009. Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.
    24. Nyongesa, J.M., Lagat, J.K., and Mutai, B.K. 2008."Determinant factors influencing famers' use of received agricultural information and the impact on improved maize production marketing in Vihiga district, Kenya" Journal of Education and Human Resources Vol 5:83-93.
    25. Sikei, G.O., Mburu, J., and Lagat, J.K. 2008. “Household labour allocation to forest extraction and other activities in areas adjacent to tropical forests: the case of Kakamega forest, Western Kenya”. International Journal Environment, Workplace and Employment, Vol 4, (1) 32-44
    26. Ithinji, G.K., Buigut, S.K., Lagat, J.K. 2008. “Impact of low cost water harvesting technologies on rural household food security in semi-arid Lare division, Nakuru district, Kenya” International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 10 (2) 42-55
    27. Kaimba, G.K., Njehia, B.K., Lagat, J.K. 2008. “Dowry payment under changing state of cattle rustling: some insights from pastoral communities in Baringo”. In   (eds) Economics of Resources Use and Farming Systems Development in the Middle East and East Africa
    28. Bett, H.K.., Lagat, J.K., Nassiuma, D.K. 2007. “Intra-household resource allocation decisions, gender and household food consumption in selected rural districts of Kenya”. Egerton Journal Special Issue,7 (S):56-69
    29. Mungai, N.W., Nakhone, L.W., Lagat, J.K., Opiyo, A.M., and Mumera, L.M. 2008. ”Role of traditional leafy vegetables and associated cropping systems: A case study of Bondo district, Kenya” Egerton University, Faculty of Agriculture in collaboration with FAO-Netherlands Partnership Programme (FNPP).
    30. Bett, E.K., Freyer, B., Lagat, J.K. 2007. “Effect of agricultural commercialization in selected agrobidiversity and household income: A case of smallholder households in Nakuru, Kenya”. In Tielkes, E (Eds). Tropentag 2007 –Utilization of diversity in land use systems: sustainable and organic approaches to meet human needs, 09.10 – 11.10.2007, Witzenhausen, 226-236. ISBN 3-867-372-3.
    31. Lagat, J.K., Wangia, S.M., Njehia, B.K., and Ithinji, G.K. 2007. “Environmental Hazards in African Agriculture: Factors Influencing application of agrochemicals in Nakuru district, Kenya” in A Bationo (eds) Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, 795-804. Springer.
    32. Bett, E.K., Lagat, J.K., Ouma, D.E., and Njehia, B.K. 2007. “Determinants of on-farm tree planting decisions in river Njoro watershed, Kenya. Egerton Journal: Science and Technology Series, 7:79-92
    33. Ithinji, G.K., Mumera, L.M., and Lagat, J.K.2004. Ex-ante economic assessment of legume-cereal sequencing technology in Rongai division of Nakuru district, Kenya. Eastern Africa Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Vol 20. 24-33.
    34. Buigut, S.K., Ithinji, G.K., and Lagat, J.K. 2004. "Modification of technologies by farmers: The case of banana trench technology in Lare Division of Nakuru District, Kenya". Egerton Journal: Science and Technology Series, Volume V (1): 33-49.
    35. Lagat, J.K., Ithinji, G.K., and Buigut, S.K. 2003. “Determinants of adoption of water harvesting technologies marginal areas of Nakuru district, Kenya”. Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development 19 (1): 24-32.
    36. Lagat, J.K. and Maritim H.K. 2000. “Enterprise Choice and Market Boundaries of Selected Vegetable Commodities in Nakuru District, Kenya”. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 3: 8-16.

    Workshops/Conferences/Symposia/Training Attended

    1. Attended Training by AGRODEP on GAMS-based CGE modelling at Pretoria, South Africa on 3-5 December, 2012.
    2. Participated in the 8th biennial African Farm Management Association (AFMA) Congress held at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya 25th-29th November, 2012
    3. Attended Annual and Thematic Conference by ICDD at the University of Kassel, Witzenhausen Germany, 2nd – 8th July 2012.
    4. Attended 1st Biannual AERC conference, Mt Meru Hotel, Arusha Tanzania on 2nd – 7th June, 2012
    5. Attended Training by AGRODEP on GAMS-based CGE modelling at Entebbe, Uganda on 13-25 May, 2012.
    6. Attended Annual and Thematic Conference by ICDD at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan on 17th-22nd October 2011.
    7. Attended a consortium for African Growth for Development and Policy (AGRODEP) in Dakar, Senegal on 8th-12th June 2011
    8. Attended Graduate student workshop for International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) ant University of Witwatersrand, South Africa on 6th-11th May 2011
    9. Presented and officiated in 4th Annual Research Week and International Conference at Egerton University, 15th-17th September, 2009
    10. Attended the CMAAE Technical Workshop at University of Pretoria, South Africa January 20-26th 2009.
    11. Presented report on “Value Chain Analysis of Cotton in Kenya” produced in conjunction with FAO training on Ex-Ante Analysis of Socio-Economic Policy Impacts 9th -13November, 2009 and finalized on 26th October 2010 in Nairobi.
    12. Attended training on Ex-Ante Analysis of Socio-Economic Policy Impacts 8th April -28th May, 2008 and subsequent trainings till 2010 in Nairobi. Coordinated by Agriculture Sector Coordinating Unit (ASCU)
    13. Attended Annual GL-CRSP PARIMA project meeting at OARI, Yabello Pastoral and Agro pastoral Research Centre, Yabello, Ethiopia on 15-22 March, 2008.
    14. Participated in Instructor’s Workshop for Collaborative Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) on 22nd – 24th July, 2007 at Grand Regency, Nairobi.
    15. Participated and co-presented 2 papers during the Second Research Week and International Conference on 16-20 July, 2007 at ARC, Egerton University.
    16. Participated in Conference on Pastoral Risk Management (PARIMA) on 31 May – 6 June, 2007 at ARC, Egerton University.
    17. Participated in CMRT Stakeholders Workshop on 2 March,2007 at ARC, Egerton University
    18. Participated in Workshop on Consultative and Planning of the ARPPIS Academic Board at Duduville, Nairobi on 22-23 February, 2007.
    19. Participated in a workshop by FAO on Agro-biodiversity Awareness on 5 December, 2006 at ARC Hotel, Egerton University
    20. Presented a paper at the KOG/FAO Integrated Natural Resource Assessment (INRA) Workshop at Hotel Waterbuck, Nakuru on 11-15 November, 2006.
    21. Participated in Departmental Curriculum Review Stakeholders workshop on 5 July, 2006 at ARC, Egerton University
    22. Presented a paper entitled “Economic and Environmental Effects of Agrochemical Applications: Lessons from Tomato Production in Nakuru District, Kenya”, during First Research Week Conference on 17-21 July, 2006 at ARC, Egerton University.
    23. Participated in a Seminar on “Local Knowledge” by University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna on 5-8 December, 2005 at Egerton University.
    24. Participated in Stakeholders Workshop on “Organic Agriculture with Trees” on 23 June, 2005 at ARC Hotel, Egerton University.
    25. Attended and presented a paper entitled “Determinants of the Adoption of Water Harvesting Technologies in the Marginal Areas of Nakuru District, Kenya” at 2nd Scientific Conference at KARI, Njoro on 25-26 November, 2002.
    26. Attended and presented a research proposal at IFPRI 2020 Network Proposal Writing Workshop, University of Nairobi 4th –5th March, 2002
    27. Presented paper entitled “The Use of Medicinal Plants in Greening the ASALs” and co-presented 2 papers “A Socio-economic Analysis of Strategies for Managing Cereal Farming Systems in Nakuru District” and “Agricultural Development in Kenya: Agrarian Reform” at Drylands Farming Workshop held at Egerton University, 20th - 24th Jan 2002.
    28. Participated in University Teaching Methods Course on 25-27 July, 2001 in FASS Theatre 1, Egerton University..
    29. Presented a paper for KARI/ARF Competitive Grants Seminar entitled “An Assessment of the Agricultural Extension Policy and Its Implications on Farm Level Production: Some Policy Alternatives Using Selected Vegetable crops in Nakuru District, Kenya” on 2nd May, 1997 at CMRT Utafiti Hostel, Egerton University.
    30. Attended a workshop as PhD candidate on “Agriculture in Transition Towards Sustainable   Tropical Land Use” by NWO Program, the Netherlands on 25-28 March, 1998 at Garden Hotel, Machakos, Kenya.

    Fellowships

    1. On fellowship – “Value chains for poverty reduction in agri-food sector – problem based learning in higher education” Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Germany on May 4-16th 2009.
    2. On Fellowship - “Agriculture in transition: analysis, design and management of sustainable farming” at Wageningen International, the Netherlands on 18-29 June 2007.
    3. On Fellowship - “International Course on Agribusiness for Rural and Peri-Urban Development” at the Centre for International Agricultural Development and Co-operation, at Shefayim, Tel Aviv, Israel on 3 November - 16 December 1998.

    Selected Funded Projects

    • Structural dimensions of liberalization in agriculture and rural development in Kenya” Funded by The World Bank completed 2008-2010.
    • Organic Agriculture with Trees. Collaborative Project between BOKU Austria and Egerton University 2006-2010
    • Value-Lead Project in collaboration between Egerton University, Haramaya University, Ethiopia, and Humboldt University, Germany Ongoing 2008-2012
    • Economic analysis of integrating biofuel feedstock farming on smallholder households. Collaborative Project between Egerton University, Szedged University Hungary, and BOKU University Austria 2009 – 2011
    • Promotion of value adding alternatives for small scale milk producers in rural-urban areas of Nakuru district. Funded by Egerton University. Completed 2009
    • Indigenous chicken productivity for improved livelihoods in Kenya” Funded by World Bank through KAPP in 2008. 1st phase completed 2009
    • Capacity building among pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Marigat division, Baringo district”. Funded by PARIMA, University of Utah, USA. Project ended 2009.
    • Case study on intercropping versus mono-cropping and role of indigenous leafy vegetables in Bondo district, Kenya” Funded by FAO-Netherlands Partnership Project in 2006-2008.
    • Economic impacts of tobacco growing in Kenya Funded by British American Tobacco (BAT) (2005 – 2006)
    • Effects and economic determinants of fertilizer and pesticide use in tomato production in Nakuru district, Kenya   Funded by United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), Nairobi   (2004 – 2005)

    Academic Qualifications
    1. Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics.
    Wageningen University/Egerton University (sandwich), 2002 – 2005
    2. Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics.
    Egerton University, 1992 – 1995
    3. Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics.
    Egerton University, 1988 - 1991.
    4. Diploma in Farm Management.
    Egerton College, 1979 – 1982

     

    Agricultural Economics and Business Management Staff List

    Agricultural Economics and Business Management

    The Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management is in the Faculty of Agriculture.  The history of this department dates back to 1939 when it was first created to train manpower for farm management to meet the needs of the agriculture sub-sector in Kenya. The main emphasis in the program includes: Agriculture, Farm Management, Economics, Marketing Management, and practical orientation.The department has expanded its emphasis to include a business orientation towards agriculture.  The degree in Agribusiness management was designed to meet this challenge.  Currently, the degree programs in the department are:

    • Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics
    • M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics
    • M.Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics
    • B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics
    • B.Sc. in Agribusiness Management
    • Diploma in Farm Management

     

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