Agricultural Economics Research

The agricultural economics research focuses on the generation of information and knowledge that enhance internal and external research efficiency, and on their dissemination to relevant stakeholders. Effort at enhancing the internal research efficiency is geared towards generating information that assists research agenda setting so that research priorities are demand driven considering the diverse agro-ecologies, production systems and markets in the country. Similarly, enhancement of the external research efficiency focuses on ensuring a rapid and widespread distribution of generated technologies that bring actual changes in the income and livelihood of their user through generation of information and knowledge on production economics, agricultural marketing, rural finance, rural community development and agricultural policy analyses. Currently the program is staffed with six PhD(one woman), 22 MSc (4 women) and 9 BSc holders based in 14 research centers throughout the county.