I am currently pursuing my PhD in Agriculture Economics at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. My research addresses how research practices can inform policy. I am thereby particularly interested in studying the research-practice-policy nexus along the AIV value chain. The study is part of HORTINLEA's SP13 and supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Bokelmann and Dr. Susanne Neubert.
I hold a Master of Science degree in Horticultural Economics from Leibniz Universität in Hannover, Germany, and a Bachelors degree in Horticulture from Egerton University in Nakuru, Kenya. I have worked with the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI, now KALRO). At the two institutions my areas of focus included: Policy research and analysis, food security and socio-economic evaluation of the agricultural technologies.
I’ am married to Daniel M’mionki and we are blessed with two children Wambui and Kiema.
After completing my doctorate degree I will continue carrying out policy research and analysis, and hopefully participate in a post-doctoral assignment.