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PROF. PATIENCE MLONGO MSHENGA

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SUMMARY

Prof. Patience Mlongo Mshenga is a...

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2007 - 2009: PhD., Agribusiness Management – Research - Egerton University

2005 - 2006: PhD., Agribusiness Management – Coursework - Michigan State University

1998 - 2000: M.B.A. University of Nairobi, Kenya

1990 - 1995: Bachelor of Agribusiness Management  - Egerton University, Kenya

1986 -1989: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E), Moi High School Kabarak, Kenya

1978 -1985: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E), Mgandini Primary School, Kenya

 

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agrienterprise Development
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • April 2021: Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Feb 2017-April 2021: Chairperson, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
  • 2014- Present: Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
  • 2010 – 2014: Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
  • 2003 – 2010: Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
  • 2001-2003: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
  • 1996-2001: Teaching Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
KEY PROJECTS
  1. European Commission. 2021-2024. Strengthening Agri-Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement Training in East, West and North Africa (AgriENGAGE). Principal Investigator
  2. Finnish Government. 2020-2024. Problem-based-learning bioeconomy entrepreneurship and capacity building programme in Africa (PBL-BioAfrica). Collaborator
  3. European Commission. 2020-2023. Innovative learning and co-creation of teaching methodology for scaling entrepreneurship in food and agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa (AgriSCALE). Collaborator
  4. RUFORUM. 2018-2020. Empowering Kenyan Youth through Agrienterprise Incubation for Improved Livelihoods and Economic Development (AGLEAD). Principal Investigator
  5. The Mastercard Foundation. 2016-2024. Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev). Collaborator
  6. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (WOTRO). 2015-2019. Local and International Business Collaboration for Productivity and Quality Improvement in Dairy Chains in Vietnam, Indonesia, Tanzania and Kenya (LIQUID). Collaborator
  7. European Commission -ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II). 2013-2015. Strengthening University capacity to enhance competitiveness of Agribusiness in East and West Africa. Principal Investigator
  8. Ford Foundation (through RUFORUM). 2012-2014. Transforming Universities to Stimulate Pro-Poor Agri-Enterprise Development in Eastern Africa using Value Chain and the Round Table Approach to Postgraduate Training. Principal Investigator
  9. Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NUFFIC). 2012-2014. Building capacity to deliver competent graduates for enhanced competitiveness in the dairy value chain. Collaborator
  10. CMAAE Faculty Research Grant. 2012-2013. Potential of Integrating Underutilized Vegetables into Agro-Pastoral Livelihoods for Income and Nutritional Security in Kajiado and Narok, Counties of Kenya. Principal Investigator
  11. National Council for Science and Technology (NCST). 2012-2013. Linking Agriculture to Tourism Livelihoods in Coastal Kenya. Collaborator.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Mwaura, S. N., I. M. Kariuki, S. Kiprop, A. S. Muluvi, B. Kiteme and P. Mshenga (2020). Impact of water-related collective action on rural household welfare in the Upper Ewaso Ng’iro North Catchment Area: The application of the endogenous switching regression, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 6:1, DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2020.1834667
  2. M. Mwambi, J. Bijman, P. Mshenga, S. Oosting (2020).  Adoption of food safety measures: The role of bargaining and processing producer organizations,  NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 92 (2020) 100337: 2-9
  3. Jerop, R., G. Owuor, P. Mshenga and P. Kimurto (2020). Effects of finger millet innovations on productivity in Kenya, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 6:1, 1830476
  4. Mshenga, P. M, N.W. Mungai, O.I. Ayuya, D.O. Okello, D. Mwangi, D. Ouma and J. Jabu (2020). Influence of entrepreneurship education on Egerton University’s graduates’ intention to start a business. African Journal of Crop Science, 28(1): 273-288
  5. Rafoneke, L.P., P. M. Mshenga, G. Owuor and A.M. Rantlo (2020). Influence of transaction costs on choice of marketing outlets among smallholder peach farmers in Lesotho. African Journal of Crop Science, 28(1): 175-186
  6. Opondo, F., G. Owuor, P. Mshenga, A. Louw,  D. Jordan (2020), Estimation of the Effect of Cassava Commercialization on Different Household Income Measurements in Kilifi County, Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Development, 13, (1):  44-58.Mwambi, M., J. Bijman, P. M. Mshenga (2020), Which type of producer organization is (more) inclusive? Dynamics of farmers’ membership and participation in the decision-making process. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 1-24. DOI: 10.1111/apce.12269
  7. Binge, A., Mshenga, P., Kgosikoma, K. (2019), Production and Marketing Constraints of Small Stock Farming: Evidence from Limid and Non-Limid Farmers in Boteti Sub-District, Botswana, Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 3(53): 195-201
  8. Mukamugema, A., Mshenga, P. and Birachi, E. A. (2019), Barriers to Institutional adoption of New Products Innovation: A Case of Precooked Beans among Schools in Rwanda, Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 2(52):1-8
  9. Aku, A., Mshenga, P., Afari-Sefa, V. and Ochieng, J. (2018), Effect of Market Access provided by Farmer Organizations on Smallholder vegetable farmers’ income in Tanzania, Cogent Food and Agriculture, 4(1), 1560596. htpps:/doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2018.1560596
  10. Ingabire, C., Mshenga,P. M., Amacker, M.,  Langat, J.K., Bigler, C., and Birachi, E.A. (2018), Agricultural transformation in Rwanda: Can Gendered Market Participation Explain the Persistence of Subsistence Farming? Gender and Women’s Studies, 2(1):4.
  11. Mbudzya, J., Ingasia, O. A. and Mshenga, P. M. (2017), Drivers of small scale farmers’ participation in agricultural land rental markets in Kenya. African Journal of Rural Development. Vol. 2, (4), p. 511-522, Dec. 2017
  12. Arinaitwe, S., Mshenga, P. M., and Ayuya, A. O.  (2017). Analysis of risk attitudes and social capital in pineapple marketing: The case of small-scale farmers in Luwero district, Uganda. African Journal of Rural Development, Vol. 2 (2): pp. 235-246.
  13. Ingabire C., Mshenga M. P., Langat K., Bigler C., Musoni A., Butare L. and Birachi, E. (2017). Towards Commercial Agriculture in Rwanda: Understanding the Determinants of Market Participation among Smallholder Bean Farmers. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. Vol. 17 (4), Pp. 12492-12508.
  14. Mshenga, P. M., M. Saidi, A. O. Nkurumwa, J. Magogo., S. I. Oradu (2016). Adoption of African indigenous vegetables into agro-pastoral livelihoods for income and food security: Evidence from Kenya. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Vol. 6 (2), pp.110 – 126.
  15. Mwambi, M. M., Oduol, J., Mshenga, P. and Saidi, M. (2016). Does Contract Farming Improve Smallholder Income? The Case of Avocado Farmers in Kenya. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, 6 (1), pp. 2 – 20.
  16. Wachira, J. M., Mshenga, P. M. and Saidi, M. (2014). Comparison of the Profitability of Small-scale Greenhouse and Open-field Tomato Production Systems in Nakuru-North District, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 6 (2) PP. 54-61. 
  17.  Mshenga, P. M., and R. Richardson (2013). “Micro and small enterprise participation in tourism in coastal Kenya.” Small Business Economics.  41, 667–681.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.” Asian Research Publishing Network (ARPN) Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, Vol. 5, (5), pp. 65-71.
  22. Saidi, M., F. M. Itulya, J. N. Aguyoh, P. M. Mshenga and G. Owour (2010). “Effects of Cowpea Leaf Harvesting Initiation Time on Yields and Profitability of a Dual–Purpose Sole Cowpea and Cowpea-Maize Intercrop.” Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vol. 9, (6), pp. 1134-1144.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. BOOKS
  29. Giel T., N. O. Haddad, J. Bijman, M. Sraïri and P. Mshenga (2016). Organizational Challenges and the Institutional Environment: A Comparative Analysis of Kenya and Morocco. Food and Agriculture Organization. ISBN 978-94-6343-031-9 (WUR), ISBN 978-92-5-109579-9 (FAO).
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CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

CONFERENCES AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Mshenga, P. M. (2020). Developing Youth Agribusiness Opportunities for attaining the DSG targets: Experience from Egerton University. Lead Paper. 13th Egerton University International Conference, 24th November, 2020.
  2. Ingabire, C., Mshenga, P., Bigler, C., Michèle Amacker, M., Birachi, E., (2017). ‘Shifting from Subsistence Farming in Rwanda: Understanding the Effects on Food Access among Smallholder Farmers.’ Tropentag 2017, September 20 - 22, Bonn, Germany.
  3. Mshenga, P. M., Mugonola, B., Carsten, N. P., Olufemi, M. A. and Manjur, K., (2016). ‘Embedding entrepreneurship in agribusiness teaching in African Universities to enhance competitiveness of the agribusiness sector. Paper presented at the African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Fifth Biennial Conference 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 17-21 October 2016.
  4. Otieno, D. O., P. Mshenga, M. Saidi (2016). “Agrienterprise development as pathway to youth and rural development in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of agrienterprise business prototypes at Egerton University.” A Paper presented at the African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Fifth Biennial Conference 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 17-21 October 2016.
  5. Adesope, O.M., Mshenga, P.M., Mugunola, B., Manjur, K., Hjortsoe, C.N.P. and Wigwe, C.C., (2016). ‘Enhancing undergraduates’ competitiveness in agribusiness to strengthen University-Agribusiness Industry linkage’ Paper presented at the African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Fifth Biennial Conference 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 17-21 October 2016.
  6. Kiratu, N. M., Mshenga, P. M., Ngigi, M. (2016). ‘Determinants of smallholder farmers’ perception towards smart subsidies; a case of Nakuru North district, Kenya.’ Paper presented at the 5th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  7. Kamunye, K. K, E. A. Birachi and P.M. Mshenga (2016). ‘Determinants of smallholder common bean market participation and extent of participation in Rwanda by gender.’ A paper presented at the Pan-African grain legume and World Cowpea Conference, Livingstone, Zambia, 28th February to 4th March, 2016.
  8. Mshenga, P.M., Langat, J., Wambua, T. & Gathungu, E. (2014). ‘Improving the competitiveness of the potato and carrot value chain in Kenya: An agro- cluster approach.’ A paper presented at the 5TH RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 19-25TH July, Maputo, Mozambique.
  9. Wanyama, R. N, P. M. Mshenga, A. Orr, M.E. Christie and F.P. Simtowe (2013). ‘A Gendered Analysis of the Effect of Peanut Value Addition on Household Income in Rongo and Ndhiwa Districts of Kenya.’ Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, Hammamet, Tunisia, 22-25th Sept. 2013.
  10. Mwambi, M., Oduol, J., Mshenga, P. and Saidi, M. (2013). ‘Does Contract Farming Improve Smallholder Income? The Case of Avocado Farming in Kenya.’ Paper presented at the 138th EAAE Seminar on Pro-poor Innovations in Food Supply Chains, Ghent Belgium 11th -13th Sept. 2013.
  11. Mshenga, P. M. (2010). ‘Tourism and Agriculture Linkages: Determinants of Local Agricultural Products Purchase by Hotels at the Kenyan Coast.’ Regional Conference on Building Capacity for improved Food and Livelihood Security in Africa. 13-17 September, 2010 Entebbe, Uganda
  12. Mshenga, P. M., B. K. Njehia, R. Robertson and E. A. Birachi. (2009). ’Contribution of Tourism to Micro and Small Enterprise Growth.’ Fourth Annual Research Week and International Conference, Egerton University. 15th-17th September, 2009.
  13. Mshenga, P. M., B. K. Njehia. (2008). ‘Determinants of Micro and Small Business Sales to Tourists: Case of the Kenyan Coast.’ Third Annual Research Week and International Conference, Egerton University. 16th-18th September, 2008.
  14. Re-invigorating the University Mandate in a Globalising Environment: Challenges, Obstacles and Way Forward. 26th-27th, May 2005. Kenyatta University
  15. Mshenga, P. M. (2002). `Market Segmentation Practices of Micro and Small scale Businesses: The Case of Furniture Manufacturers in Mombasa District.’ DAAD Scholars’ Annual Conference. 23rd - 25th January 2002, Egerton University.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  1. DAAD scholarship and USAID Scholarship (through HEPAD program) to undertake doctoral   studies 2005-2009.
  2. DAAD In-country scholarship to undertake MBA 1998-2000.
  3. Marketing Society of Kenya Prize for being the best MBA Marketing Option student, Faculty of Commerce, University of Nairobi for the year 2000.
  4. Nation - Aga Khan Award for being the best girl student in 1985 K.C.P.E.– Kwale District, Kenya

 

TEACHING AREAS
  • Entrepreneurship and Agrienterprise Development
  • Inclusive agribusiness models
  • Farm and non-farm Linkages
  • Agribusiness Strategic Management
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Organizational management
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  1. Rafoneke, L. P. (2020). Transaction Cost factors influencing choice of market outlets among smallholder peach farmer in Lesotho
  2. Binge, A. (2019). Effects of participation in limid programme on household welfare of small stock producers in Boteti sub-district, Botswana
  3. Mukamugema, A. (2019). Ex-ante evaluation of economic and environmental effects of using precooked bean products by schools in Rwanda
  4. Ageyo, C. O. (2018). Business models for linking smallholder farmers to markets: The case of banana producers in Meru county, Kenya
  5. Twaya, G. W. (2018). Effect of participation in farmer based organizations on profitability of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) enterprise in Mulanje District, Malawi
  6. Arinaitwe, S. (2017). Role of risk attitude and social capital in pineapple marketing among small scale farmers in Luwero District, Uganda
  7. Mtui, M. A. (2017). Economic cost evaluation of selected vegetable post-harvest losses in Babati District, Tanzania
  8. Aku, O. A. (2017). Influence of Farmer Organizations as a market Information System on Market Access and Income of smallholder Vegetable farmers in Babati District, Tanzania
  9. Njogu, J. W. (2017). Assessment of demand for dairy cow feeds and market participation decision of small scale farmers in Kiambu county
  10. Biru, G. D. (2016). Determinants of Adoption of Organic Fertilizer by Smallholder Farmers in Shashemene District, Ethiopia
  11. Karane, S. V. (2016). Factors Influencing On-Farm Common Bean Profitability: The Case of Smallholder Bean Farmers in Babati District, Tanzania
  12. Kimei, S. (2016). Analysis of Bean Commercialization and Food Security Trade-Off: A Case of Smallholder Farmers in Rwanda.
  13. Kamunye, K. K. (2016). An Analysis of Determinants of Market Participation Among Smallholder Common Bean Farmers in Rwanda: A Gendered Approach.
  14. Ngozi, S. (2016). Efficiency and Effectiveness of Participatory Research Approaches Among Smallholder Farmers in Babati District; Tanzania
  15. Odera, E. V. (2015). Analysis of common Bean Cross Border Trade in East Africa: The Case of Kenya
  16. Macharia, M. A (2013) Effect of Transaction Costs on Smallholder Maize Market Participation: A case of Kwanza district, Transnzoia County, Kenya.
  17. Mwambi, M. (2013) Participation of smallholder avocado farmers in contract farming and its effect on income in Kandara district, Kenya
  18. Gachucha, M. (2013). Socio-Economic Analysis of Commercial Fish Farming in Kisii County– Kenya.’
  19. Oloo, G. I. (2013) Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and their Effect on Food Production among Smallholder Farmers in Bungoma County, Kenya.
  20. Ayele, Y. A. (2013) Factors Influencing Market Participation of Farmers along the Haricot Bean Market Chain in Meskan District, Ethiopia.
  21. Nanjala, R. W. (2013) A gendered Analysis of the Determinants and Effects of Peanut Value addition on household income in Rongo and Ndhiwa Districts, Kenya.
  22. Orinda, M. A. (2012). Analysis of Factors Influencing Sweet potato value addition amongst Farmers in Rachuonyo South District, Kenya.
  23. Ogeto, R. M. (2012). Influence of Socioeconomic and Institutional Factors on Participation and Extent of Sorghum Production: Case of Nakuru County, Kenya
  24. Isaboke, H. (2011). Factors Influencing the Adoption of Butternut Squash Farming.
  25. Wachira, John (2011). Comparison of Open Field and Greenhouse Tomato Production Systems in Nakuru North District, Kenya.
  26. Muthee Patrick (2010). Evaluation of Factors Influencing Value Addition by Butchery Agribusinesses in Igembe North District, Kenya.
  27. Kirui Leonard (2010). Farmers Response to Climate Change. The Case of Wheat Farmers in Nakuru District, Kenya.
  28. Otieno, G. (2010). Effect of value addition on price: a hedonic analysis of peanuts in Nairobi, Kenya retail supermarkets.
PhD. LEVEL :
  1. Jerop, R. (2019). Role of Agricultural Innovations on Productivity and Commercialisation of Underutilized Cereals: The Case of Finger Millet among Smallholder Farmers in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya
  2. Ingabire, C. (2019). Market Participation and its Effects on Employment and Food Access Within Households of Smallholder Women Farmers in Rwanda
  3. Opondo, F. A. (2018). The effect of cassava commercialization on household income of smallholder farmers in arid and semi-arid land (ASALS). The case of Kilifi and Siaya counties, Kenya.
REFEREES

Prof. Adipala Ekwamu,

Executive Secretary,

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

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Prof. B. K. Njehia,

Dept of Agribusiness Management and Trade,

Kenyatta University,

P. O Box 43844-00100.

Nairobi, Kenya.

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