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Dr Okello joined the Department of Agricultural Economics as a Tutorial Fellow in 1995.  He obtained his PhD from Michigan State University, USA, in 2005 where he did a major in International Agricultural Development and a minor in Agricultural markets and marketing and Resource and Environmental Economics.  He obtained his MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nairobi in 1994 and a BSc in Agriculture in 1991 from the same University.  Dr Okello is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department where he teaches and supervises both graduate and undergraduate students.  He has also supervised many PhD and MSc in and out of the University of Nairobi.

 Until recently, Dr Okello has been the Program Coordinator of Agribusiness Management Program at the Department where has been providing leadership and encouraging team work spirit to program participants; managing student industrial placement, developing and managing good relations with agribusiness firms/companies that offer internships to the student, and organizing formal and informal interactive forums between students and agribusiness firms.

 Dr Okello‚Äôs research interest is in agricultural value chain development particularly focusing on green vegetables.  In collaboration with others, he has conducted many researches in this area through competitive research grants.  This research has been published in reputable regional and international journals and in book chapters.  Dr Okello also consults widely for both government and non-state actors including the World Bank, FAO, ILRI, ICRISAT, East African Grain Council, and Oxfam America.

Dr Okello is currently on sabbatical leave working as an Impact Assessment Specialist for Sub-Saharan African region with the International Potato Centre in Kampala Uganda.

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