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

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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.

6

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.

8

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.

9

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.

10

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.

11

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.

13

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