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Willis Oluoch-Kosura is a Kenyan born on December 20, 1952. He is the Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi.
He obtained his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University, Ithaca in 1983, MSc in Agricultural Economics from the Australian National University in 1978 and BSc in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi in 1976. His interest is in the area of Agricultural Development Policy, focusing on issues of Rural Factor and Product Markets, Food and Nutrition Policy, Poverty Dynamics, Technology Generation and Adoption, Institutional Analysis and Project Planning and Management. He has over 60 publications to his credit and has supervised many PhD and MSc theses. He was the

Program Director, Collaborative Msc in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC): 2004-2011. He has been consultant to Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya, FAO, World Bank, CTA, UNCRD, ILRI and several other National and International Organizations and Networks. He is the founding President of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) (2004-2007) and was member at large in the Executive Committee of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) (2003-2007) and a Life Member. He is particularly interested in facilitating collaboration on teaching, research and outreach with professional colleagues at best practice universities and development organizations for the benefit of the African Universities, institutions, Agribusiness practitioners and disadvantaged groups. He was awarded the Distinguished Long Service Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nairobi in December 2018.

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