Oliver Kirui

Dr. Oliver Kirui is a Senior Researcher and a Post Doc. fellow at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn, Germany. He earned his Ph.D. in Development Economics from the Centre for Development Research, the University of Bonn in 2016. He holds a collaborative Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Nairobi and the University of Pretoria with specializations in International Agricultural Trade and Agricultural Policy Analysis.  He has in the past worked as a Research Associate in the socioeconomics program in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre, Nairobi, Kenya;  a consultant with Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (ReSAKSS) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya; and as Research Assistant at the electronic Agricultural Research Network in Africa (eARN). Oliver’s research interests revolve around Sustainable Development. Oliver is currently carrying out research that would contribute to sustainable agricultural growth and food and nutrition security in developing and emerging economies. This includes research on the economics of Agricultural Innovations, Natural Sustainable Resource Management and Climate Change, assessment of Use and Impacts of Digitalization, Information Communication Technologies, Technical and Vocational Training, and Food Security and Poverty analysis. He is currently carrying out research that would contribute to sustainable agricultural growth and food and nutrition security as part of the Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (www.research4agrinnovation.org) in several countries in Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia, and Mozambique) and India. This involves identifying, promoting, and supporting the scaling of proven and promising innovations along and across the agri-food value chains. It also involves an assessment of the direct and indirect impacts of proven and potentially promising innovations.