Bio

Prof.Ogutu .A.C.Ogutu

Professor Ackello-Ogutu is a graduate of University of Nairobi (BSc Agriculture and MSc Agricultural Economics) and University of California at Davis (PhD, Agricultural Economics - 1982). He rejoined the Department of Agricultural Economics (University of Nairobi) in June 1982 as a Lecturer and was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in 1987. He was appointed as Chairman of the Department later that same year and ascending to the position of Associate Professor in May 1990.

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Publications


2012

Ackello-Ogutu, Chris; Okoruwa, V; BGN.  2012.  Long-term challenges to food security and rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Abstract

This briefing paper is one of the 10-part Global Development Network (GDN) Agriculture Policy Series for its project, ‘Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia’. It is based on a longer synthesis paper, Long-term challenges to food security and rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa, which draws on extensive published and unpublished research. It will be of value to policymakers, experts and civil society working to improve agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. A total of 180 million food-insecure people live in Sub-Saharan Africa, over 21 per cent of the African population. These are among the world’s most vulnerable people, poorly equipped to respond to the threat of climate change, demographic stresses, or spikes in global food prices. This briefing examines how improvements in agriculture might help to achieve g

2011

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2008

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2008.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (2008). Supply and Demand for Major Agricultural Commodities in the COMESA Region. COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia; November.. COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia; November.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

2007

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2007.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (2007). FAO-Kenya Government National Medium Term Priority Framework(NMTPF). FAO/Kenya. COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia; November.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

2006

2005

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2005.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (2005). Kenya. COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia; November.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2005.  Afework Aklilu, L. Eturu; and C. Ackello-Ogutu, (2005). Evaluation of AfDB Bank Group Assistance Strategy for the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector of Kenya. August, AfDB/Tunis. July. COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia; November.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

2004

Mutie, S;, Mburu J;, Ackello-Ogutu C;, Guthiga P.  2004.  Local Communities' Dependence on Ntfps in Kakamega Forest: Analysis of Economic Value, and Determinants of Participation and Extraction Levels.. Abstract

The study assesses the types and quantities of direct non-timber forest products (NTFPs) extracted by the local people living around the Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya. It further analyses the factors that influence a household's decision to participate in NTFPs' collection and the level of extraction undertaken. The results of this study are derived from a stratified sample of 370 households who were interviewed with a semi-structured questionnaire. The quantities of the different products obtained by extracting households are valued at the average market prices to obtain their financial values. The results of the study indicate that the forest generates a substantial economic value to the local people. It was found that this value is comparable to that of the common crop enterprises in the research area. A Heckman two- stage regression model is used to analyse the socio-economic, institutional, and geo-physical factors that influence the household decision to participate in forest extraction and the quantities of the different products obtained. Proximity to the forest edge, the form of forest management approach, age and education level of the household head, household private land holding and participation in forest conservation activities are the main factors influencing the household decision to extract NTFPs from the forest. The level of extraction for the participating households is influenced by their proximity to the forest, the household size, participation in forest conservation activities and whether the household uses the extracted forest products as a source of income. The study concludes by highlighting some important policy inferences for sustainable use and conservation of Kakamega Forest.

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2004.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (2004). Review of Research on Agriculture and Rural Development in Kenya over the past five years. World Bank/Kenya. COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia; November.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2004.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (2004). Markets to raise incomes for Poor Farmers in Africa, Abstracts of Workshop Papers. Rockefeller Foundation, Food Security Division.. COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia; November.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

2003

Wanjiku, J;, Ackello – Ogutu C;, Kimenye LN;, Place F.  2003.  Socio-economic Factors Influencing Use Of Improved Fallows In Crop Production By Small-scale Farmers In Western Kenya. Abstract

Abstract This study analysed the factors influencing the intensity of adoption of improved fallows in Western Kenya. Three hundred farmers were interviewed. Descriptive results showed the adopters to be older, more educated and had more contact with technology promoters than the non-adopters. Partial budgets were constructed and marginal rates of returns (MRR) showed that the technology is profitable. Based on the censored Tobit, the results indicate that the intensity of adoption was significantly influenced by age, experience of the household head and spouse, total land area, contact with technology promoters, technology profitability and use of other soil fertility replenishment options. It is recommended that education efforts be intensified. There is need to strengthen contact with the technology promoters. In order to ensure information flow to all, there is need for improvement in the approach and methods employed in on-farm research. Further, there is need to establish and strengthen networks of information exchange among relevant and interested organisation

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2003.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (2003). Policy Influence by Selected Natural Resource Management Projects of the East and Central Africa Program for Agricultural Policy Analysis (ECAPAPA). Project Evaluation Case Study of IDRC funded projects in East Africa. Report to . Project Evaluation Case Study of IDRC funded projects in East Africa. Report to IDRC/Ottawa.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2003.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. and Echessah, P. (2003). Changing Comparative Advantage and Regional Trade in the Greater Horn of Africa: Implications for Food Security. REMPAI Technical Paper. Implications for Food Security. REMPAI Technical Paper. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

2002

Freeman, H.Ade; Rohrbach, DA-OCD;.  2002.  Strategic Assessments and Development Pathways for Agriculture in the Semi-Arid Tropics. Abstract

The agricultural economies of Africa have witnessed three major changes during the past 10 to 15 years that justify a reassessment of agricultural research priorities. First, liberalization of macroeconomic and trade policies has increased the relative importance of tradeables in the commodity mix. Second, agricultural input and product markets have expanded, broadening the range of livelihood strategies available to rural households. Finally, broader partnerships for technology development and dissemination are creating new opportunities. Many of Africa’s poorest and most food-insecure farmers live in semiarid areas. To survive in a harsh and variable environment, they pursue a range of livelihood strategies. Different households pursue different development paths. But almost all seek to diversify their income sources and investment strategies as a means to reduce risk and respond to changing market conditions. How can R&D agencies improve the payoffs to farmers’ investments? There are trade-offs between different alternatives – should the farmer spend her limited money looking for an off-farm job, or on livestock, or on a bag of fertilizer? It is hard to evaluate these trade-offs. But recent investment trends offer some clues on the trade-offs involved, and on how farmers’ investment decisions are influenced by changes in policy, technologies, and market conditions. In July 2002, ICRISAT sponsored a conference on Targeting agricultural research for development in the semi-arid tropics of sub-Saharan Africa to discuss how best to link technology development, market expansion, and agricultural growth in Africa’s semiarid tropics (SAT). This meeting • Examined and compared alternative growth paths for poverty alleviation and development of smallholder agriculture • Reviewed the market and institutional factors influencing technology adoption • Assessed the current stock of available technologies • Discussed institutional arrangements linking national and international research programs and the public and private sectors. The meeting concluded with a series of recommendations for better targeting of agricultural research to achieve faster development. This policy brief summarizes the discussions and outputs from the meeting.

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2002.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. and P. Echessah, N Mwania and T. Oketch, Editors (2002). Opportunities and Challenges of Intra-regional Trade in East and Southern Africa. Proceedings of a forum on Agribusiness Development and regional integration in Malawi held at Capi. Proceedings of a forum on Agribusiness Development and regional integration in Malawi held at Capital Hotel Lilongwe, Malawi 16th April 2002. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2002.  Mwania, N. and C. Ackello-Ogutu, Editors (2002). Opportunities and Challenges of Intra-regional Trade in East and Southern Africa. Proceedings of a forum on regional integration of Ethiopian cereals markets held in Addis Ababa, 19th July 2002.. Proceedings of a forum on regional integration of Ethiopian cereals markets held in Addis Ababa, 19th July 2002.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2002.  Echessah P. and C. Ackello-Ogutu, Editors (2002). Opportunities and Challenges of Intra-regional Trade in East and Southern Africa. Proceedings of a forum on regional integration of Eritrean cereals markets, held in Asmara, 23rd July 2002. Proceedings of a forum on regional integration of Eritrean cereals markets, held in Asmara, 23rd July 2002. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2002.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (2002). Targeting Agricultural Research for Development in Semi-Arid Tropics of Sub-Sahara Africa. Report by Workshop Facilitator for ICRISAT/Nairobi. Report by Workshop Facilitator for ICRISAT/Nairobi. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2002.  Freeman, H. A.; D. D. Rohrbach and C. Ackello-Ogutu . Proceedings of a Workshop, 1-3 July 2002, ICRISAT Nairobi, Kenya. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  2002.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. and P. Echessah, N Mwania and T. Oketch, Editors (2002). Opportunities and Challenges of Intra-regional Trade in East and Southern Africa. Proceedings of a Regional Workshop held in Zanzibar December 6-8 2001. RTAA/Technoserve, USAID RED. Proceedings of a Regional Workshop held in Zanzibar December 6-8 2001. RTAA/Technoserve, USAID REDSO/ESA, Nairobi. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

2000

1999

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1999.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (1999). Constraints and Future Prospects in Marketing of Agricultural Commodities within the East African Community. Paper presented at a Ministerial Seminar on the East African Cooperation; Arusha, March 25 - 26, 1999.. Proceedings of a forum on regional integration of Eritrean cereals markets, held in Asmara, 23rd July 2002. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1999.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (1999). Trade in agricultural Commodities in eastern and Southern Africa: Policy Options for Malawi. Paper presented at a Seminar on Trade Liberalization and Regional Integration in southern Africa; Rural Policy Research Center/Malawi In. Proceedings of a forum on regional integration of Eritrean cereals markets, held in Asmara, 23rd July 2002. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

1998

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1998.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. and P. Echessah (1998). Unrecorded Trade between Tanzania and her Neighbors: Implications for Food Security. USAID SD Publication Series Technical Paper No. 89. Implications for Food Security. USAID SD Publication Series Technical Paper No. 89. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1998.  Macamo, J. L.; Ackello-Ogutu, C.; and P. Echessah - Editors (1998). Unrecorded Trade between Mozambique and her Neighbors: Proceedings of a Workshop held in Maputo, November, 1997. USAID SD Publication Series Technical Paper. Proceedings of a Workshop held in Maputo, November, 1997. USAID SD Publication Series Technical Paper. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1998.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (1998) Informal Cross-border Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa: Methodological Approaches and Preliminary Results. In Asiwaju, A. I. and M. de Leeuw (Editors): Border Region Development in Africa: Focus on eastern and southern Sub-Reg. Proceedings of a forum on regional integration of Eritrean cereals markets, held in Asmara, 23rd July 2002. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

1997

Kaguongo, WNW;, Stall S;, Ackello-Ogutu C.  1997.  Risk with Intensificatio n of Kenyan Smallholder Dairying..
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1997.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (1997). Regional Cooperation and Trade in the Greater Horn of Africa: Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Kenya Commercial Bank Institute, Nairobi, February 18-19 1997. Publication of the Technical Advisory Committee of the African Rur. Implications for Food Security. USAID SD Publication Seriers, Technical Paper No. 59.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1997.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. and P. Echessah (1997). Informal Cross-border Trade in east Africa: Implications for Food Security in Ackello-Ogutu, C. (Editor) - - Regional Cooperation and Trade in the Greater Horn of Africa: Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Keny. Proceedings of a Workshop held in Maputo, November, 1997. USAID SD Publication Series Technical Paper. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1997.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. and P. Echessah (1997). Unrecorded Trade between Kenya and Uganda: Implications for Food Security. USAID SD Publication Seriers, Technical Paper No. 59.. Implications for Food Security. USAID SD Publication Seriers, Technical Paper No. 59.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

1996

AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1996.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. and P. Echessah (1996). Informal Cross-border Trade between Kenya and Uganda: Proceedings of a Workshop held at Mayfair Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, December 6, 1996. USAID, SD Publication Series, Technical Paper.. Proceedings of a Workshop held at Mayfair Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, December 6, 1996. USAID, SD Publication Series, Technical Paper.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.
AKELLO, PROFOGUTUAC.  1996.  Ackello-Ogutu, C. (1996). Methodologies for estimating Informal Cross-Border trade in Eastern and Southern Africa. USAID SD Publication Series, Technical Paper # 29.. Implications for Food Security. USAID SD Publication Seriers, Technical Paper No. 59.. : Journal of British Ceramic Transactions, 99 [5], 206-211.

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