Paul Omondi Gamba

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Paul Omondi Gamba

Lecturer,

Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management,

Faculty of Agriculture,

Egerton University,

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 722 462388

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EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

1995

MSc Agricultural Economics

University of Manitoba, Canada

1988

BSc Agricultural Economics (Honours)

Dalhousie University-NSAC, Canada

1981

Diploma Agriculture (Distinction)

Egerton College, Njoro, Kenya


CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Agriculture, Livestock and International Agribusiness Policy issues; Food Security and Rural Poverty Dynamics (Livelihoods ; Pathways out of and into Poverty); Application of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to the Design, Development and Application of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems; Input Access systems and delivery channels; New developments in Project Management systems; International Trade, Development and Distribution of gains (Welfare effects), Risk Analysis and Management in agriculture.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2007 to date

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton university

2002 to 2006

Senior Research Fellow, Tegemeo Institute

2000 to 2002

Chair and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton university

1995 to 1999

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton university

1990 to 1995

Assistant Lecturer and Data Analyst, Division of Research and Extension, Egerton University

1988 to 1989

Senior Research Officer, Seed Unit project, Scientific Research Division

1981 to 1988

Research officer, Seed Unit Project, Scientific Research Division

OTHER TASKS

Year

Task

2014

Government Task Force on Emerging Livestock Strategy

2013

Interim Coordinator, Livestock Socio-Economic and Policy Network for Africa (LSPNet-Africa)

2008 to 2012

Country Facilitator, IGAD Livestock Policy Initiative

2007 to 2012

Government Task Force on the National Agricultural Research System Policy

2005 to 2007

Government Task Force on National Dairy Industry Policy

2005 to 2007

Government Task Force on National Livestock Development Policy

2003 to 2004

Pyrethrum Industry Restructuring Task Force

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Musyoka, M.P., J. K. Lagat, D. E. Ouma, T. Wambua and P. Gamba (2010). Structure and properties of urban household food demand in Nairobi, Kenya: implications for urban food security. Food Security. 2:179–193.

2

Gamba P. (2006). Beef and Dairy Cattle Improvement Services: A Policy Perspective. Working Paper Number 23, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University.

3.

Waiyaki, N., S.Mwakubo, W. Odhiambo, J. Nzuma, F.Muriithi, P. Gamba, L. Mohammed et al. (2006). Determinants of Seed Maize Pricing in Kenya. KIPPRA Discussion paper Number 61.

4

Gamba P. (2005). Urban Domestic Consumption Patterns For meat: Trends and Policy Implications. Working Paper Number 17, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University.

5

Gamba P. (2005). Urban Domestic Consumption Patterns For meat: Trends and Policy Implications. Working Paper Number 17, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University.

6

G. Owuor, S. Wangia, S. O. Onyuma, P. Mshenga, and P. Gamba (2005) Self-help Group: A Social Capital for Agricultural Productivity. The Case of Smallholder Maize farmers in Siaya, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Volume 6 No1.

7

Gamba P. ,Jayne T.S. and Mghenyi E. (2004). Rural Poverty Dynamics, Agricultural Productivity and Access to Resources. Working Paper Number 21, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University.

8

Wachanga, S. W. and P. Gamba. (2003). Effects of Mastery Learning Approach on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Chemistry in Nakuru District, Kenya. Egerton Journal 5 (2):225 – 235.

9

Migwi, P.K., Gamba P. and T.A. Onyango. (2003). Participatory on-Farm Technology Transfer for Increased Livestock Productivity in sub-Saharan Africa: A case study of Lare Division in Nakuru District, Kenya. FAO, Agrippa Electronic Journalhttp://www.fao.org/DOCREP/ARTICLE/AGRIPPA/569-TOC-EN.HTM10

10

Bosire, J. and Paul Gamba. (2003). Measuring Business Skills Cognition: The case of Informal Entrepreneurs in Kenya. Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review 19(2): 1 – 21.

11

Gamba, P., C. Ngugi, H. Verkuijl, W. Mwangi and F. Kiriswa. (2003). Wheat Farmers’ Seed management and Varietal Adoption in Kenya. CIMMYT, Mexico.