Prof. Mbogoh Gichovi Bio

Prof.Mbogoh has a bachelor degree in Agriculture and a Master and Doctoral degrees in agricultural economics. He has over 35 years of professional experience as an agricultural, livestock and resource development economist and has taught and conducted research at university level since 1976. Prof. Mbogoh started his career initially as a tutorial fellow at the Department of Agricultural Economics of the University of Nairobi in1976. He was then promoted to the post of a lecturer in agricultural economics in 1980 after completing his doctoral (Ph.D.) studies and to the post of an associate professor in May 1994. He had a fairly short stint of work as a Post-doctoral Research Associate and an Economist/Policy Analyst in the Livestock Policy Unit of the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), based at the ILCA Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between January 1984 and February 1986. He also served as the Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, from November 1993 to November 1999. He is fluent in spoken and written English and Kiswahili languages and has proven writing and communication skills. Prof Mbogoh has also published extensively on research and policy issues related to his field of training. He has consulted widely for both public and private sector. For example, he served on a Two-Years Contract as a Market and Business Development Advisor, in a consulting capacity, for the African Development Bank (ADB)/Government of Kenya (GoK) ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands) based Livestock and Rural Livelihoods Support Project 2 that was being implemented by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MOLFD) in Kenya between April 2006 and March 2008. Prof. Mbogoh is now serving at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi, where he is involved in teaching and research mainly on issues of project analysis planning, agricultural marketing and international trade and development economics. He is also involved in the supervision of both undergraduate and graduate students in their research projects.

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