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Name: Prof. Bett Kiplangat Hillary
Date of birth: 20th February 1977
Place of birth: Kericho District
Nationality: Kenyan
Marital status: Married

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2011 Phd. Phd in Agricultural Economics - Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Title of Dissertation: “Economic Analysis of Indigenous Chicken Genetic Resources in Kenya”.
  • 2007 M.Sc. Masters in Agricultural Economics - Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. Thesis Title: Intra-household Resource Allocation Decisions and Poverty status linkage in selected rural districts of Kenya.
  • 1997-2002 B.Sc. Agribusiness Management (Second class honours upper division) - Egerton University Njoro, Kenya.
  • 1995 KCSE Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Kabarnet - High School Kabarnet, Kenya.
  • 1991 KCPE Kenya Certificate of Primary Education - Chagaik Primary School Kericho, Kenya.
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Economics
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • April 2018 to date: Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
  • October 2011- April 2018: Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
  • 2012- 2016:  Examination Officer, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
  • February 2009- January 2012:  Research Associate, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  • 2004 –January 2009: Part-time Lecturer in Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
  • 2001: Supervisor - Unilever Tea, Chagaik Estate, Kericho, Kenya
  • 2000: Supervisor and quality control - Unilever Tea, Chagaik Factory, Kericho, Kenya.
KEY PROJECTS
  1. Exploring the Use of Blockchain Technology to Improve Food Security Through African Indigenous Vegetables in Western Kenya, Center for International Research, Education, and Development, Virginia Tech (Laser Pulse, USAID, Virginia Tech, Egerton University, AgUnity,) (KES 5 Million)
  2. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP): Contracting to offer Climate Smart Agricultural Extension Services to farmer groups in Sheep and Goats Value Chains in Kajiado County (KES 2,826,980.00)
  3. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP):  Contracting to offer Climate Smart Agricultural Extension Services to farmer groups in Indigenous Chicken Value Chain, Bomet County (KES 3.5 Million)
  4. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP):  Contracting to offer Climate Smart Agricultural Extension Services to farmer groups in Tomato Value Chains in Kajiado County (KES 2.8 Million)
  5. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP):  Contracting to offer Climate Smart Agricultural Extension Services to farmer groups in Dairy and Red Meat value chain, Kajiado County (KES 3,671,200.00)
  6. HORTINLEA: Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa; within the framework of the program “Global Food Security (GlobE)” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.
  7. INCIP project II: Indigenous chicken Productivity Project-Socio-Economist.
  8. INCIP project I: Indigenous Chicken Improvement Project-Socio-Economist.
  9. Edulink - (Egerton University (Kenya), Alemaya University (Ethiopia) and Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany) -Coordinator Cooperatives and cooperation module.
RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Agricultural Economics, Value Chains and Marketing, Livestock Economics, Resource Economics and Agribusiness Management

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Karani, C., Gido, E., and Bett, H.K., (2021). What Drives Generation of Agro-Food Waste Typologies among Urban Agro-producer Households? Insights from a developing Country. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 7(1): 920-940.
  2. Karani, C., Gido, E., and Bett, H.K., (2021). Agro-food Waste Management and Safety Practises among Small-Urban Farm Businesses: Micro-level Insights. Journal of the Austrian Society for Agricultural Economics. Accepted. In press.
  3. E. I. Wanyonyi , E. W. Gathungu , H. K. Bett & D. O. Okello (2021).Determinants of Porter’s competitive strategy utilization among agro-dealers in Kenya, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 7:1, 1865595, DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2020.1865595
  4. Mulungu, K., Tembo, G., Bett, H.et al.(2021). Climate change and crop yields in Zambia: historical effects and future projections. Environ Dev Sustain. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-01146-6
  5. Wilfred Omondi, Hillary Bett, and Timothy Njagi (2020). Influence of Collective Action Participation on Technical Efficiency among Smallholder Producers: A Case of Banana Farmers in Kisii and Nyamira, Kenya. Journal of Food Security, vol. 8, no. 3: 105-116. doi: 10.12691/jfs -8-3-4.
  6. Patrice Mugenzi, George Owour, Hillary K. Bett. (2020). What Constrains Smallholder Farmers Decisions to Participate and use Agricultural Value Chain Financing in Rwanda? The Case of Smallholder Potato Farmers in Musanze and Nyabihu Districts. International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (IJTSRD), Volume 5 Issue 1. Available Online: www.ijtsrd.com e-ISSN: 2456 – 6470.
  7. Chepkoech, W., W., Mungai, N. W., Bett, H. K., Stöber, S., Lotze-Campen, H. (2020): Toward Climate-Resilient African Indigenous Vegetable Production in Kenya. - In: Leal Filho, W. (Ed.), Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Cham: Springer, 845-868. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93336-8_76
  8. Evans Ngenoh, Barnabas K. Kurgat, Hillary K. Bett, Sindu W. Kebede and Wolfgang Bokelmann (2019). Determinants of the competitiveness of smallholder African indigenous vegetable farmers in high-value Agro-food chains in Kenya: A multivariate probit regression analysis. Agricultural and Food Economics (2019) 7:2 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40100-019-0122-z
  9. Robert Ouko Gwada, Hillary Kiplangat Bett, Kenneth Waluse Sibiko (2019): Factors Influencing the Extent of Push-Pull Technology Expansion Among Smallholder Maize Farmers in Homa Bay, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online) DOI: 10.7176/JESD Vol.10, No.7, 2019
  10. Bandiougou Dembele, Hillary K. Bett, Isaac Maina Kariuki, Marjorie Le BARS, (2018). Understanding the Multiple Sources Drivers of Agricultural Income Amongst Smallholder Farmers in Southern Mali. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 21 (2) 32-40, doi: 10.15414/raae.2018.21.02.32-40.
  11. Barnabas K. Kurgat, Evans Ngenoh, Hillary K. Bett, Silke Stöber, Samuel Mwonga, Hermann Lotze-Campen & Todd S. Rosenstock (2018): Drivers of sustainable intensification in Kenyan rural and peri-urban vegetable production, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, DOI: 10.1080/14735903.2018.1499842
  12. Winifred Chepkoech, Nancy W. Mungai, Silke Stöber, Hillary K. Bett, Hermann Lotze-Campen, (2018)."Farmers’ perspectives: Impact of climate change on African indigenous vegetable production in Kenya", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 10 Issue: 4, pp.551-579, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-07-2017-0160.
  13. Vinjero Jennifer Mkandawire, Hillary K. Bett, Edith Gathungu (2018). Determinants of Participation in Value Addition Activities Among Farmer Groups in Ntchisi District, Malawi. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol.9, No.20.
  14. Ngenoh, E., Kebede, S.W., Bett, H.K. and Bokelmann, W. (2018) Coping with Shocks and Determinants among Indigenous Vegetable Smallholder Farmers in Kenya. Agricultural Sciences, 9, 804-823. https://doi.org/10.4236/as.2018.97057
  15. Patrick Lupiya, H. K. Bett, E. Kuntashula, (2018). Spatial Integration of Groundnut Markets in Zambia: Application of Co-integration and Vector Error Correction Model. ADRRI Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Ghana: Vol. 3, No. 11 (2), Pp. 1-31, E-ISSN: 2026-5204.
  16. Kevin O. Ouko, Hillary K. Bett, Bandiougou Dembele (2018). Technical Efficiency of Sugarcane Monoculture and Sugarcane-Soybean Integration among Smallholder Farmers in Awendo Sub-County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol.9, No.22, 2018.
  17. Barnabas K. Kurgat, Evans Ngenoh, Hillary K. Bett, Silke Stöber, Samuel Mwonga, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Todd S. Rosenstock. (2018). Impacts of Sustainable Intensification of Vegetable Production on Farmers’ Livelihoods in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol.9, No.10.
  18. Modibo Guindo, Bett K. Hillary, Amadou Guindo, Assoumane Maiga, Lassina Diakite (2018). Determinants of Market Participation Among Pearl Millet Farmers in Dioila Cercle, Mali. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol.9, No.12, 2018.
  19. Kamau NJ, Margret WN and Hillary BK (2018) Structural Analysis of Social Networks Revealed by Small Holder Banana Farmers in Muranga County, Kenya. J Agri Sci Food Res, 9:221
  20. Stöber S., Chepkoech W., Neubert S., Kurgat B., Bett H., Lotze-Campen H., (2017) Adaptation Pathways for African Indigenous Vegetables’ Value Chains. In: Leal Filho W., Belay S., Kalangu J., Menas W., Munishi P., Musiyiwa K. (eds) Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham.
  21. Dembele, B., Bett, H.K., Mutai, M., Le Bars, M., (2017). Dynamics and adaptation of agricultural farming systems in the boost of cotton cropping in southern Mali. African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol.12 (18), pp. 1552-1569.
  1. Nyongesa, J, M., Bett, H.K., Lagat J.K., Ayuya, I. O., (2016). Estimating farmers stated willingness to accept pay for ecosystem services: case of Lake Naivasha watershed Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme-Kenya. Ecological Processes, 5:15
  2. Mbugua, R. C., Bett, H.K., Mutai, B.K., (2016). Analysis of Willingness to Pay for Community Based Potato Cold Storage Facilities: A Case of Small-Scale Producers in Nakuru County. Int Journal of Social Sciences Management and Entrepreneurship 3(1):27-35
  3. Wamuyu, S. N., Lagat, J.K., Bett, H.K., (2016). Drivers of Crop Distribution and Duration Diversification among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya. Sch J Econ Bus Manag. 3(9):471-480.
  4. Wamuyu, S. N., Lagat, J.K., Bett, H.K., (2016). Distribution and Duration-Based Crop Diversification Strategies and Household Living Standards among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya. Sch J Econ Bus Manag. 3(9):481-485.
  1. Ayuya, O.I., Gido, O.E, Bett, H.K., Lagat, J.K. Kahi, 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.
  1. Njiru, R.D., Bett, K. H., Mutai, C. M., (2015). Socioeconomic Factors that Influence smallholder Farmers’ Membership in a Dairy Cooperative Society in Embu County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol.6, No.9, 2015.
  1. Mabeta, J., Bett, H. K., Kiprop, S.K., Gutema, T.Y., (2015). Growth of Tobacco Exports in Zambia: An ARDL Approach. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol.6, No.18.
  2. Berem, R.M., Obare, G., Bett, H.K., (2015). Analysis of Factors Influencing Choice of Milk Marketing Channels among Dairy Value Chain Actors in Peri-urban Areas of Nakuru County, Kenya. European Journal of Business and Management. Vol.7, No.28.
  3. Gicheha. K. S., Ngigi, M., Bett, H.K., (2015). Determinants of farmer participation in collective marketing and intensity of participation in indigenous chicken markets in Western Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. Volume 8, Issue 10 Ver. II (Oct. 2015), PP 98-105.
  4. Apind, B.O., Lagat, J.K., Bett, H.K., Kirui, J., (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
  1. Nyariki, I.K.S., Bett, H.K., Mshenga, P., Nyairo, N., (2015). Analysis of Technical Efficiency among Smallholder Farmers in Kisii County, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. Volume 8, Issue 3 Ver. I (Mar. 2015), PP 50-56
  1. Tefera, S.S., Lagat, J.K., Bett, H.K., (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.
  2. Odipo,T.O., BettK., H., Lagat, J.K., Sigei, G.K., (2014). Analysis of Market Integration: A Case of Sugar in Selected Markets in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. 5, No.2, ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online).
  3. Mutai E. K., Lagat J., Bett H. K., Ngenoh E., (2014). Asset Endowment and Opportunities for Alternative Household Livelihoods for Il Ng’wesi Group Ranch residents in Laikipia County, Kenya. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, Volume 2 (6): 300-307. (ISSN 2321 - 9203).
  4. Wintana, O.A., Bett, H.K., Kiprop, S.K., Korir,H.,(2014). Economic Analysis of spatial Integration of Pulse Market in Ethiopia; A case of Selected Pulse Market in Ethiopia. European Journal of Business and Management. Vol.6, No.33, 2014.
  5. Bett, H. K., Nwankwo, U. M., Peters, K.J., Bokelmann,W., (2013).Estimating consumer preferences and willingness to pay for the underutilised indigenous chicken products. Food Policy. 41:218-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.05.012
  6. Sigei, G.K., Bett, H.K., Kibet, L.K., Mutai, M.C., (2013). Determinants of Market Participation among Small-Scale Pineapple Farmers in Kericho County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol.4, No.19 ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online).
  7. Bett, H.K., Musyoka, P.M., Peters, K.J., Bokelmann,W., (2012). Demand for meat in the rural and urban areas of Kenya. A focus on the indigenous chicken. Economics research International. Volume 2012 (2012), doi:10.1155/2012/.
  8. Bett, H.K., Bett, R.C., Peters, K.J., Kahi, A.K., Bokelmann, W., (2012). Linking utilisation and conservation of indigenous chicken genetic resources to value chains. Journal of Animal Production Advances.2(1), 33-51
  9. Bett, H.K., Bett, R.C., Peters, K.J., Kahi, A.K., Bokelmann, W., (2011). Estimating farmers' preferences in selection of indigenous chicken genetic resources using non-market attributes. Animal Genetic Resources, 49, 51-63. (FAO)
  1. Bett, H.K., Peters, K.J. Bokelmann, W., (2011). Hedonic price analysis to guide in breeding and production of Indigenous chicken in Kenya. Livestock research for Rural Development 23(6). 2011.
  2. Kaimba, G.K., Guliye, Abdi, Y., Njehia, B.K., Bett, H.K., (2011). Livestock Marketing Decisions Among Pastoral Communities: The Influence of Cattle Rustling in Baringo District, Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development 1, 123-137.
  3. Langat, J.K., Mutai, B.K., Maina, M., Bett, H.K., (2011). Effect of credit on Household welfare in Bomet District, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3, 162-170.
  1. Bett, H. K., Mutai, B. K., Lagat, J. K., Kaimba, G. K., Nassiuma, D., Owuor,, (2010). Role of agricultural investments in poverty reduction in Kenya, Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Volume 4, January 2010
  2. Nwankwo, U. M., Thompson, S., Bokelmann, W., Peters, K.J., Bett. K., (2010). The Need for Information Sharing Among Stakeholders: Lesson for Sustainable Biotechnology Adoption'. American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 4, 374-385.
  3. Bett, R.C., Bett, H.K., Kahi, A.K., Peters, K.J., (2009). Evaluation and effectiveness of breeding and production services for dairy goat farmers in Kenya. Ecological Economics. 68, 2451-2460.
  4. Bett, H.K., Lagat, J.K., Nassiuma D.K., (2007). Intra-household resource allocation decisions, gender and food consumption in selected rural Districts of Kenya. Egerton Journal Volume 7 Special Issue.

Accepted/Submitted and under review:

  1.  Joshua Mabeta, Hillary K. Bett, Symon Kiprop. (2020). Auto-Regressive Distributed Lagged Model analysis of factors affecting Growth of Cotton Exports in Zambia. World Development (Under review).

BOOK:

  1. H.K. Economic analysis of indigenous chicken genetic resources in Kenya.Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin. ISBN. 978-89574-787-8.

Online: www.verlag-koester.de.ISBN-13: 978895747878.

 2007       MSc.Theses.

              Title: Intra-household Resource Allocation Decisions and Poverty status linkage in selected rural districts of Kenya.      

CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Conference Proceedings:

  1. African indigenous vegetables' value chains: smallholders' experience to changing climate and their response strategies for International Symposium on Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Horticulture & VI International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies November 2016 Australia.
  2. Kurgat, B., Stöber, S., Neubert, S., Bett, H.K., Chepkoech, W., Lotze-Campen, H., Potential of African Indigenous Vegetables to Contribute to Climate-Smart Food Systems.Tropentag 2015. Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions, held on September 16-18 in Berlin, Germany.
  3. Chepkoech, W., Stöber, S., Neubert, S., Bett, H.K., Kurgat, B., Lotze-Campen, H., Vulnerability to Climate Change of African Indigenous Vegetable Farmers in Selected Agro-Climatic Zones of Kenya. Tropentag 2015, Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions, held on September 16-18 in Berlin, Germany.
  4. Mwangi, J., Bett, H.K., Zikos, D., Bokelmann, B., Utilising Stream-Water and Valley-Land for Commercialising Indigenous Vegetables Production and Livelihoods Improvement in Peri-Urban Kenya. Tropentag 2015, Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions, held on September 16-18 in Berlin, Germany.
  5. Gido, E., Bokelmann, W., Mutai, B., Bett, H.K., Demand Analysis for African Indigenous Vegetables among Rural and Urban Consumers in Kenya. Tropentag 2015, Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions, held on September 16-18 in Berlin, Germany.
  6. Ngenoh, E., Kebede, S., Bett, H.K., Bokelmann, W., Evaluation of Coping Strategies among African Leafy Vegetable Farmers in Kenya. Tropentag 2015, Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions, held on September 16-18 in Berlin, Germany.
  7. Bett, H. K., Nwankwo, U. M., Peters, K.J., Bokelmann, W., 2011. Estimating consumer preferences and willingness to pay for the underutilised indigenous chicken products (poster). TROPENTAG, University of Bonn, Germany October 5-7, 2011
  8. Bett, H.K., Peters, K.J., Kahi, A.K., Lagat, J.K., Bokelmann, W., 2009. An Economic Analysis of the Market Channels and Factors Influencing Indigenous Chicken Marketing in Kenya (poster). TROPENTAG, University of Hamburg, Germany October 6-8, 2009. http://www.tropentag.de/2009/abstracts/links/Bett_TEWq2eJV.pdf
  9. Bett, R.C., Bett, H. K., Kahi, A.K., Peters, K.J., 2009. Willingness to Pay for Breeding and Production Services: Application of a Contingent Valuation to Dairy Goat Breeding Programmes in Kenya (poster). TROPENTAG, University of Hamburg, Germany October 6-8, 2009. http://www.tropentag.de/2009/abstracts/links/Bett_1ueOTqBF.pdf
  10. Bett, H.K., Mbuku, S.M., Musyoka, P.M., Kahi, A.K., Kosgey, I.S., 2007. Economic valuation of small ruminant genetic resources in Kenya. Proceedings of Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference, 15th – 16th March 2007, KARI-Mtwapa, Mombasa., Kenya.
  11. Musyoka, M.P., Gamba, P.O., Bett, H.K., 2007. Livestock Market Participation elasticities and livestock income in Kenya. Proceedings of Animal Production Society of Kenya Annual Scientific Conference, 15th – 16th March 2007, KARI-Mtwapa, Mombasa., Kenya.
  12. Bett, H.K., Lagat, J.K., Nassiuma, D.K., 2006. Intra-household resource allocation decisions, gender and food consumption in selected rural Districts of Kenya. Paper presented in the Conference: Researching for Scientific and Socio-Economic Development in the New Millennium 17th- 21st July 2006, ARC Egerton University, Kenya.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  1. Yousef Jameel Scholarship
TEACHING AREAS
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Economics
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
    1. Michael Joseph Matata: Analysis of Cash Transfer Effects on Household Livelihoods in The Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Northern Kenya (Proposal stage- Faculty)
    2. Rita Wnagari Shillisia: Extent of Use of Non-Structural Flood Control Measures and Their Impact on Household Welfare in Bunyala Sub-County, Busia County (Proposal stage- Faculty).
    3. Bwema Ombati: Factors influencing smallholder farmers’ uptake of climate-smart soil practices in selected counties in Western Kenya (Data Collection Stage).
    4. Alex Njoroge Kinuthia: Effect of Participation in Agriwallet Platform on Perfomance Of Smallholder Dairy Agrienterprises in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County, Kenya (Thesis Stage).
    5. Henry Too: Analysis of Wheat Importation and Its Associated Effects on Domestic Wheat Production in Kenya (Data collection stage).
    6. Brian Vigedi: Influence of Entrepreneurial Skills on Commercialization of Indigenous Chicken Among Smallholder farmers’ in Lurambi, Kakamega County (Data Collection Stage).
    7. Emmanuel Angelo Ater: Effect of Commercialization of Horticultural Crops on Farm Household Income in Juba, South Sudan (Thesis stage)
    8. Winnie Ogutu Okello: Effect of Improved Groundnut Varieties on Dietary Diversity Among Smallholder Households in Homabay County, Kenya (Thesis stage)
    9. Grace Chepkoech: Assessing the Influence of Purple Tea Diversification on Farm Perfomance: A Case of Smallholder Farmers in Kericho County, Kenya (Thesis Stage- Deferred)
    10. Eileen Inyanji Wanyonyi: Influence of Porter’s Five Forces on Competitiveness of Agrodealer Businesses in Nakuru East Sub-County, Kenya (Submitted Thesis for Examination).
    11. Kevin Kipkemei Koech: Factors Influencing Access and Consumption of Nutrient Dense Porridge Flour by The Base of Pyramid Consumers in Kawangware, Nairobi County (Thesis stage).
    12. Wilfred Omondi: Influence of Participation in Collective Action on Technical Efficiency: A Case of Small Holder Banana Producers in Kenya (Submitted Thesis for Examination).
    13. Ruth Chemutai: Evaluation of Government Policies on Irish Potato Production and Marketing in Njoro And Molo Sub-Counties, Kenya (Thesis stage).
    14. Knowledge Mtambo: Effectiveness of Business Development Grants for Smallholder Rice Farmers on Farm Income in Nkhatabay District, Malawi (Thesis stage).
    15. Stephie Muthoni Mwangi: Economic Assessment of Training and Use of Integrated Fruit Fly Management Strategy Among Mango Farmers in Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya (To Graduate in the next Graduation 2021).
    16. Mittei Vincent: Factors Influencing Choice of Market Outlets for Unprocessed Tea by Small and Micro Tea Agri-Enterprises in Chesumei Sub -County, Kenya (Graduated 2020).
    17. Matete Simiyu: Analysis of Market Access and Its Effect on Household Incomes Among Smallholder Banana and Plantain Farmers in Kiminini Sub-County, Kenya (Thesis Submitted for Examination).
    18. Chepkwony Kenneth: Contribution of Table Banking to the Growth of Micro Agri-Enterprises in Bomet County, Kenya (Graduated 2019).
    19. Robert Ouko Gwada: Effect of Push-Pull Technology Adoption and Dis-Adoption on The Livelihood of Smallholder Maize Farmers in Homa Bay County (Graduated 2019).
    20. Modibo Guindo: Economic Assesment of Pearl Millet Commercialization Among Farmers in Dioila Cercle, Mali (Graduated 7th December 2018).
    21. Vinjero Jennifer Mkandawire: Effect of Value Addition on Income among Deepening Enterprise Development (DED) Groups in Ntchisi District, Malawi (Graduated 7th December 2018).
    22. Patrick Lupiya: Spatial Market Integration and Price Transmission of Selected Groundnuts Markets in Zambia (Graduated 7th December 2018).
    23. Kevin Okoth Ouko: - Technical Efficiency of Sugarcane Monoculture and Sugarcane –Soybean Integration among Smallholder framers in Awendo Sub-County, Kenya (Graduated- June 2018).
    24. Cheruiyot Peter Langat: Intrahousehold Decision Making Power and Implications on Food Security Among Small Holder Farmers In Chepalungu Constituency, Bomet County, Kenya (Graduated 2016).
    25. Joshua Mabeta: Determinants of Non-Traditional Agricultural Exports Growth in Zambia: A Case of Cotton and Tobacco (Graduated 2016).
    26. Joram Ngungi: Influence of Social Networks on Agricultural Commercialization: Case of Banana in Murang’a County, Kenya (Graduated 2016).
    27. Japheth Kipngetich Kirui: Assessment of Risk Attitudes and Optimum Enterprise Mix for Crop Farmers in Homa Bay County, Kenya (Graduated 2016).
    28. Oliver Barasa: M-banking and Flexibility in Loan Repayment in Microfinance Institutions: A Case of Small-scale Dairy Farmers in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. (Graduate 2016).
    29. Nyariki K. S. Ibrahim: Effects of Land Fragmentation on Agricultural Productivity in Kisii County, Kenya (Graduated 2015).
    30. Benard Apind: Determinants of Smallholder Farmers Market Participation. A Case of Rice Marketing in Ahero Irrigation Scheme (Graduated 2015).
    31. Elly Kipngeno Mutai: Asset Endowment and Opportunities for Alternative Household Livelihoods in IL Ng’wesi Group Ranch, Laikipia County, Kenya (Graduated June 2015).
    32. Ruth D Gicuku Njiru: Effectiveness of Dairy Cooperatives in Improving the Incomes of Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Embu County, Kenya (Graduated June 2015).
    33. Gicheha Simon Kariuki: Role of Rural Institutions and Farmer Marketing Organizations in Marketing of Indigenous Chicken. A Case of Kakamega County Kenya (Graduated 2015).
    34. Samwel Ngunjiri Wamuyu: Diversification; Determinants, Economic Importance and Influence on Production Risk Among Smallholder Crop Farmers in Mathira East District, Kenya (Graduated 2014).
    35. Kelvin Mulungu: Impact of Climate Change on Crop Production of Smallholder Zambian Farmers (Graduated 2014).
    36. Timothy Odipo: Analysis of Price Transmission and Market Integration of Sugar: A Case of Selected Markets in Kenya (Graduated 2014).
    37. Geoffrey Kiprotich Sigei: Determinants of Market Participation among Small-Scale Pineapple Farmers in Kericho County, Kenya (Graduated 2014).
    38. Mbaye K. Dorine: Evaluation of Response of Tobacco Growers in Teso District to Global Fight against Tobacco (Graduated 2014).
    39. Rosemary Chepkemoi Mbugua: Analysis of Economic Viability of Community Based Irish Potatoes Storage Facilities: A Case of Small-Scale Producers in Nakuru County (Graduated-2014).
    40. Venny M. Mayaka: An Assessment of Dry Bean Market Integration in Selected Markets in Kenya (Graduated- 2014).
    41. Sime Shiferaw Tefera: Determinants of Use of Artificial Insemination by Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Lemu-Bilbilo District, Ethiopia (Graduated 2013).
    42. Wintana Oumer Ali: Economic Analysis of Spatial Integration of Pulses Market: A Case of Selected Pulse Markets in Ethiopia (Graduated 2013).
    43. Wintana Oumer Ali: Economic Analysis of Spatial Integration of Pulses Market: A Case of Selected Pulse Markets in Ethiopia (Graduated 2013).
PhD. LEVEL :
  1. Samuel Ngunjiri Wamuyu: Contribution of Selected Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices in Smallholder Potato Farming in Kenya (Proposal stage- Faculty).
  2. Veronica Metto: Farmers’ Behavioural Response to Production and Marketing Incentives in Trans-Nzoia and Bungoma Counties, Kenya (Proposal Stage).
  3. Patrice Mugenzi: Analysis of Agricultural Value Chain Financing in Rwanda: Impact on Enhancing Potato Production and Market Access (Thesis Stage).
  4. Charles Karani: Behavioural Analysis in Management and Commercialization of Agro-Food Waste Among Urban Agro-Producer Households in Kenya (Thesis Submitted for Examination).
  5. Josephat Nyongesa: Valuing Ecosystem Services and Land Use Change Impact on Livelihood-Environment Nexus: Payment for Environmental Services Application in Lake Naivasha Watershed, Kenya (Graduated 7th December 2018).
  6. Dembele Bandiougou: Evaluation of Revenue Variability in an Integrated System of the Family Agricultural Exploitation in Cotton Area of Southern-Mali (Graduated 7th December 2018).
  7. Risper Maccs Berem: Evaluation of Urban Dairy Value Chains for Decent Work. The Case of Nakuru, Kenya. (Graduated 2016).
  8. Oscar Ayuya Ingasia: Effect of Organic Certified Production Systems on the Livelihood of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya: A Multiple Case Approach. (Graduated in 19th June 2015).
OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA)
  2. Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK)
REFEREES

Prof. Job Lagat
Department of Agric. Economics and Agribusiness Management,
Egerton University,
P.O. Box 536 Njoro.
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Prof. Dr. Wolgang Bokelmann
Humboldt University of Berlin
Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Institute of Horticultural Economics, Philippstr.13, haus 12,10117, Berlin Germany
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Prof. Alexander Kahi
Department of Animal Sciences, and
DVC. Academic Affairs.
Egerton University,
P.O. Box 536 Njoro.
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Prof. Dr. Kurt-Johannes Peters
Humboldt University of Berlin
Department of Animal Breeding in the
Tropics and Subtropics, Philippstr.13, haus 9,10115, Berlin Germany
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