Professor Owuor is currently an Associate Professor, Director of the World Bank Funded, African Center of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management(CESAAM)and Director of Income Generating Units at Egerton University. Before the current position, Owuor served as the regional Manager for the Collaborative research and post graduate programme, at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), a capacity building and research programme that covers 17 universities in 13 countries in Eastern, Central and South Africa funded by a consortium of funders such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, African Capacity Building Foundation, Alliance for Agreen Revolution in Africa, Future Agricultures, and with collaborations with FAO-Agricultural Investment Planning Division-Working on knowledge sharing on implementation of CAADP process, AFRACA-rural finance Knowledge Management Programme among others
Tertiary: 2005-2008: PhD in Agribusiness Management (Through DAAD-German Academic Exchange programme between Kiel University in Germany and Egerton University in Kenya)
Title of Thesis: Evaluation of the Impact of Group-Credit Linkages on Agri-cultural productivity and Poverty Reduction in, Kenya. (The modeling used was Propensity Score Matching and Switching Regression Approach)
2000 –2002: MSc. in Agricultural Economics at Egerton University-Kenya. Title of thesis: The Effect of Informal Self-Help Groups On Agricultural Production in Kenya.
1990-1995: Bachelor of Agribusiness Management at Egerton University-Kenya. Grade: Second–Class honors upper division (with an average of 66% - B)
1999-2000 Computer application training in Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Access and additional analytical statistical packages, namely: SPSS, LIMDEP, STATA and LINDO.
Secondary: 1986-1989: Sat KCSE at Usenge Boys High School, Siaya District-Kenya and scored C+ grade.
Primary: 1979-1985: Sat KCPE at Sega Boys Primary School and scored 56 marks = B plain
George Owuor is an Agribusiness specialist, interested in Micro-finance Impact Assessment (IA) research work covering crop and livestock value chains. Key focus areas are rural agricultural finance and enterprise development as well as land use management. He has been active in collaborative research projects and consultancy projects with World Bank, USAID-Laser Pad Project, CIMMYT, CIAT, IFPRI, ILRI, Syngenta Foundation and International Centre for Development and Decent Work- in Germany. He is also involved in post-graduate student supervision and external examination of PhD and Msc theses.
May 2021-To date: Director Income Generating Units at Egerton University, with roles to guide, coordinate 18 income generating units, ranging from 480 acre Tatton farm, guildford dairy proceeding factory, knitting factory, Egerton University Press, Medical Department, Egerton Funeral Home, Accommodation, Catering, and other academic department that generate some income through innovative products.
March 2017-Mach 2021: Managing Director at Egerton University Investment Company LTD. Roles involved coordination, directing and overall oversight of 3 income generating units namely a 2728 acre Ngongogeri Mixed Farm, ARC 3 Star Hotel of 90 rooms and Lord Egerton Castle and Resort. Main success was the turnaround programme which was successfully implemented leading to recovery of the company from disclaimer reports to clean qualified audit reports, and repayment of over 50 million shillings credit.
June 2016 to date: Director at the World Bank Center of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management. Involved in coordination of center activities involving capacity building and research for over 240 Masters and PhD students, capacity building of farmers and extension, coordination of over 20 partners in Africa, Europe e and USA including industry involved in sustainable agriculture and agribusiness.
Jan 2015-Feb 2017: Head of Department, at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management at Egerton University. This was a management role, with duties of overall coordination of over 25 Academic staff and coordination of examination at the department. In addition to this role I doubled as Associate Professor and Thematic leader for Agribusiness Management Programme at post-graduate level.
April 2015-To date: Associate Professor at the department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management of Egerton University, with duties in teaching Econometrics, Agricultural Finance and Applied Micro-Economics, including Institutional and Behavioral Economics. Also doubles as Director for the Egerton University Investment Company which is an Agribusiness based Company. This is besides leading the African Center of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management.
April. 2011 to March 2015: African Regional Programme Coordinator, Collaborative Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics, at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi Kenya. Duties: Overall operations Management of the CMAAE programme with 17 participating Universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Region. Also coordinated a project on Purchase for Progress project under the World Food Programme evaluating the Impact of P4P Procurement from smallholder farmers on Productivity and Access to Markets.
2005-2010: SeniorLecturer at the department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management of Egerton University, with duties in teaching Econometrics, Agricultural Finance and Applied Micro-Economics (Managerial Economics).
Summary of other responsibilities
2021 To date: Coordinator and Socio-Economist for the International Finance Cooperation (World Bank Group) funded Twiga Foods Project on Creating Farms as Centres of Excellence in Kenya. Project is worth USD, 29, 000.00
Interested in Participatory Impact Assessment (IA) research work covering crop and livestock value chains including nutrition, rural agricultural finance and enterprise development as well as land use management. He has been active in collaborative research projects and consultancy projects with World Bank, USAID-Laser Pad Project,
CIMMYT, CIAT, IFPRI, ILRI, Syngenta Foundation and International Centre for Development and Decent Work- in Germany. He is also involved in post-graduate student supervision and external examination of PhD and Msc theses.
N/B: Citations in Research Gate: 665
1. Owuor George (2021). Filling the Niche—A Synthesis of Financial Inclusion among Smallholder Farmers in Africa, the Case for Kenya. Modern Economy > Vol.12 No.12, December 2021 : https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=114055.
2. Okello D, G. Owuor, C. Larochelle, E. Gathungu, P. Mshenga (2021). Determinants of utilization of agricultural technologies among smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, Vol 6.
3. Follman A, Wilkomen M, Ndungu, Owuor, G and Dennenberg P, (2021) Continuity under change: Towards a spatiotemporal understanding of market-oriented urban and peri-urban agriculture -Insights from Kenya. Project: on Urban and peri-urban agriculture under rapid urbanization in Kenya.. Continuity under change: Towards a spatiotemporal understanding of market-oriented urban and peri-urban agriculture – Insights from Kenya - ScienceDirect
4. Abel Mbega Mwembe, Owuor G, Jackson Langat & Patience Mshenga (2021). Factors affecting market outlet choice of agroforestry based mango producers in Kwale and Kilifi counties, Kenya: The application of the Multivariate Probit model, Cogent Food & Agriculture
5. Kabayiza, A, G Owuor, JK Langat, F Niyitanga (2021). Factors Influencing Tea Farmers’ Decisions to Utilize Sources of Credit in Nyaruguru District, Rwanda: A Multivariate Probit Regression Analysis. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 23 (4), 753-765
6. Gachuhi, M, W., G Owuor, E Gathungu (2021). Determinants Of Intensity Of Soybean Commercialization Among Smallholder Farmers In Butere, Kenya. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics (RAAE) 24 (1340-2021-1623), 101-111
7. Kabayiza A, Owuor, G, Langat, J.K, Mugenzi. P (2021). Does credit utilization lead to increasing farm outcome? a micro-perspective of tea production from Rwanda, Agro-Science 20(2):92-100.
8. Chepkirui, N, G Owuor, L Kibet (2021). An evaluation of the effects of revolving funds on dairy inputs use in Chepalungu Sub-County, Kenya. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 13 (4), 325-331
9. D. Okello, G. Owuor, C. Larochelle and E. Gathungu (2020). Effect of agribusiness support services on choice of dairy cooperative market channel in Kenya. African Crop Science Journal, Vol 28 Issue Supplement, s1..
10. Rafoneke, LP, PM Mshenga, G Owuor, AM Rantlo (2020). Influence of transaction costs on choice of marketing outlets among smallholder peach farmers in Lesotho. African Crop Science Journal 28 (s1), 175-18. DOI: 10.4314/acsj.v28i1.13S. https://www.ajol.info/index.php/acsj/article/view/200185.
11. Rebecca Jerop , G, Owuor , Patience Mshenga & Paul Kimurto (2020). Effects of finger millet innovations on productivity in Kenya. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 6:1,1830476. DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2020.1830476. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347707043.
12. Okello, D.O., S Feleke, E Gathungu, G Owuor, OI Ayuya (2020).Effect of ICT tools attributes in accessing technical, market and financial information among youth dairy agripreneurs in Tanzania. Cogent Food & Agriculture 6 (1), 1817287. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2020.1817287
13. Florence Opondo1, G Owuor , Patience Mshenga , Andre Louw & Daniel Jordan (2020). Estimation of the Effect of Cassava Commercialization on Different Household Income Measurements in Kilifi County, Kenya, Journal of Sustainable Development; Vol. 13, No. 1; 2020. doi:10.5539/jsd.v13n1p44 https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v13n1p44.
14. Humphrey Jumba, Henry Kiara, G. Owuor,, Nils Teufel (2020). Are there gender differences in access to and demand for East Coast fever vaccine? Empirical evidence from rural smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics Vol. 121 No. 2 (2020) 219–231. https://hdl.handle.net/10568/110127 .DOI: https://doi.org/doi:10.17170/kobra-202010191970
15. Humphrey Jumba , Nils Teufel , Isabelle Baltenweck , Nicoline de Haan , Henry Kiara & George Owuor, (2020).Use of the infection and treatment method in the control of East Coast fever in Kenya: does gender matter for adoption and impact? Gender, Technology and Development, 24:3, 297-313, DOI: 10.1080/09718524.2020.1829359. https://doi.org/10.1080/09718524.2020.1829359
16. Bosire M, Owuor G, Asienge Irene and Kalui F (2019). Personal Financial Management Practices of Secondary School Teachers in Kisii County: Kenya.Research Journal of Finance and Accounting www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1697 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2847 (Online) DOI: 10.7176/RJFA Vol.10, No.6, 2019 https://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/RJFA/article/view/46979/48511.
17. Gitahi D. W, Murithi B, W, Owuor G, Diro, G. and Mohamed S., ( 2019). Willingness to Pay for an Integrated Pest Management Strategy for Suppression of Citrus Infesting False Codling Moth, Africa Citrus Trioza and Greening Disease Among Citrus Producers in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol 10, No 2 of 2019. DOI: 10.7176/JESD/10-2-06 :https://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEDS/article/view/46206/47705
18. Ochieng, J., Knerr, B., Owuor, G. and Ouma, E. (2019) Food crops commercialization and household livelihoods: Evidence from rural regions in Central Africa. Agribusiness. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/agr.21619.
19. Jerop R, P Dannenberg, G Owuor, P Mshenga, P Kimurto, M Willkomm (2018). ,Factors affecting the adoption of agricultural innovations on underutilized cereals: The case of finger millet among smallholder farmers in Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research 13 (36), 1888-1900
20. Ochieng, J., Knerr, B., Owuor, G., and Ouma, E. (2018). Strengthening collective action to improve marketing performance: evidence from farmer groups in Central Africa. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2018.1432493
21. Jerop, R, G Owuor, P Mshenga, P Kimurto (2018).Finger Millet Output Commercialization Among Smallholder Farmers: Role of Agricultural Innovations in Kenya European Jounal of Business Management 10 (27), 91-100
22. Bosire M, Owuor G, Asienge Irene and Kalui F (2018). Effects of Demographic Factors on Value of Investments of Teachers in Kisii County, Kenya. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1697 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2847.
23. Dembele, Khadija D, PM Mshenga, G Owuor, F Badolo (2018). Economic Analysis and Determinants of Selected Women-Led Vegetable Enterprises Performance in Koutiala and Bougouni Distircts, MalI. Economic Analysis,
24. Keita,Mahmoud M, GM Ogendi, G Owuor ( 2018). Socio-economic Factors That Influence Household Incomes in Artisanal Gold Mining Area of Tangandougou Commune, Mali ADRRI Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences 4 (2), 1-19
25. Kisaka N, Owuor G. (2018). Hedonic Analysis of Edible Winged Termites Prices in Kenya. Journal of Marketing and Consumer Research, 49:51-58.8.
26. Gido E, O. Ingasia A, Owuor G, and Bokelmann W (2017). Consumption intensity of leafy African indigenous vegetables: towards enhancing nutritional security in rural and urban dwellers in Kenya. Agricultural and Food Economics, pp 5-14
27. Owuor G, B Knerr, J Ochieng, T Wambua, C Magero (2017). Community tourism and its role among agropastoralists in Laikipia County, Kenya. Tourism Economics 23 (1), 229-236. DOI: 10.5367/te.2015.0508 ttps://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:sae:toueco:v:23:y:2017:i:1:p:229-23
28. Ochieng, J., Knerr, B., Owuor, G., Ouma, E. (2017). Migration and agricultural intensification at origin: Evidence from farm households in Central Africa. Migration and Development, 4(2): 312-40. https://doi.org/10.1080/21632324.2015.1123837
36. Ochieng, J, Owuor, G. and Bebe, B.O (2013). Management Practices and Challenges In Smallholder Indigenous Chicken Production In Western Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and rural development in the tropics and subtropics,114 (1): 51–58.
38. Njiru N, Muluvi A, Owuor, G, Langat,J., (2013). Impact of Khat Production On Rural Household’s Income in Gachoka Division Mbeere South District Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development www.iiste.orgISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 Vol.4, No.2. 39. Kakiya Grace, R Mugo, S Onyuma, G Owuor, M Bosire (2013). Do Earnings Announcement Have an Effect on the Level of Efficiency of The Nairobi Securities Exchange?. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting
40. MG Shibia, G Owuor, BO Bebe (2013). Evaluation of losses of replacement heifers in pastoral and peri-urban camel herds in semi-arid northern Kenya. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 3 (1), 1-8
41. Owido P, Onyuma S and Owuor G., (2013). A Garch Approach to Measuring Efficiency: A Case Study of Nairobi Securities Exchange. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting. Vol. 4. No 4.
42. Sibiko,K.W, G. Owuor, E. Birachi, E.O. Gido, O.I. Ayuya and 1 J.K. Mwangi (2013). Analysis of Determinants of Productivity and Technical Efficiency among Smallholder Common Bean Farmers in Eastern Uganda. Current Research Journal of Economic Theory 5(3): 44-55, 2013 ISSN: 2042-4841, e-ISSN: 2042-485X © Maxwell Scientific Organization, 2013.
43. AG Njuguna, JM Wabwire, G Owuor, S Onyuma (2013). The effect of initial public offer announcements on market returns of listed stocks at the Nairobi Stock Exchange. International Journal of Research in Management.
44. Kalio A.M.,Mutenyo J and Owuor G., (2012). Analysis of Economic Growth in Kenya: Growth Accounting and Total Factor Productivity. Journal of Business Management and Applied Economics, Volume I, Issue no 6
45. Ochieng, J., Owuor, G., B.O. Bebe (2012), Determinants of Adoption of Management Interventions in Indigenous Chicken Production in Kenya. African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics (AfJARE) Vol. 7 (1):39-50.
46. Kinambuga, D, Mutai B, Owuor G, Aquilars M. Kalio and Emmanuel K. Kinuthia (2012). Performance of Smallholder Dairy Farming in Nakuru County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Technology A. Vol 2, No. 4, 2012.
47. Berem R. M, G Owuor, G Obare (2011).Value addition in honey and poverty reduction in ASALs: Empirical evidence from Baringo County, Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development 23, 12
1. Melinda Smale, Hugo De Groote, and George Owuor:Predicting Farmer Demand for Bt-Maize in Kenya. IFPRI, CIMMYT and IPGRI, Research Brief No 23: Link: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/br1004_23.
2. Yuan Zhou, George Owuor, Benjamin Mutai. Impact of Syngenta Foundation Interventions on Smallholder Farmers in Larger Laikipia East District, Kenya. Syngenta Foundation Policy Brief. Link: http://www.syngentafoundation.org/__temp/Policy_Brief_Kenya.
3. Maize Project Has Valuable Spin-offs. IRMA Project Brief. Link. http://www.syngentafoundation.org/__temp/ar03_maize_project.pdf.
4. Insect Resistant Maize for Africa Annual Report 2003-2004: Link: https://books.google.com/books?isbn=970648132X.
1 President for the African Farm Management Association (AFMA)-Nov 2021 to Date
2. Vice President for the African Farm Management Association (AFMA)-2018-Nov. 2021
3. Member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
4. Member of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE)
5. Member of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
6. Member of Association of Third World Studies, INC. (ATWS) Kenya Chapter.
7. Associate Member of Kenya Institute of Management (AMKIM)
8. Member of the African Academy of Science (AAS)