Forah Mokua Obebo, PhD

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Principal investigators
Based In
Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Forah Mokua Obebo is as Economist with over fifteen years of experience in food systems analysis, agricultural and nutritional policy research, socio-economic analysis, and monitoring and evaluation. He holds a PhD in Economics from Kenyatta University and a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the prestigious Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, where he passed with Distinction.

He has conducted policy research and studies in agricultural value chains including vegetables, legumes, potato, avocado, tea, coffee, sugar and milk and potato).  He supported studies of fruit and vegetable systems in Kenya, with a focus on the traceability and distribution, marketing, seed system, value addition, agro-processing and nutrition. He also has a good understanding of the gender and nutritional issues affecting agricultural households in Kenya.

Currently, he teaches at the Department of Applied Economics, Kenyatta University. Some of the institutions he has collaborated with include: the United Nations Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), International Labour Organization (ILO), Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Agriculture Industry Network (AIN) and East Africa Tea Trade Association (EATTA).

He is passionate about mentoring young researchers – having been appointed as Mentor for the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). In this project, he supporting the modelling of costs and benefits in the selected vegetable value chains including conceptualization and measurement