Simon Kariuki Gicheha

Simon Kariuki Gicheha portrait
Principal investigators
Based In
Nairobi, Kenya

Simon Gicheha has over ten years of experience implementing strategic research-for-development agenda specifically developing and refining robust analytical tools for implementing, monitoring, learning, and evaluation, including period tracking of relevant indicators in Eastern Africa.

He has supported multi-disciplinary impact evaluation of projects supported by local and international research and development institutions such as the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT),  International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Indigenous Chicken Improvement Programme (INCIP), Tegemeo Institute, International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), Association for Strengthening Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) and Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organization (KARLO).

He has worked on evidence-to-action focusing on sustainable agriculture intensification practices, specifically leveraging the potential of these practices towards improving smallholder farmers’ income, environmental stewardship, and the quality of diets/dietary diversity for women and children. He led the assessment of risk attitudes towards global-gap standards and welfare effects on smallholder horticulture production. Recently, he designed and implemented the assessment of sharing of cost reduction benefits and power in the regulation of agricultural value chains in the drylands targeting the Horn of Africa.

Currently, he is assessing the cost-benefit of integrating horticulture with staples among women smallholder farmers as part of Feed the Future Innovation lab for Horticulture Initiative at the International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED).