Dr. Jonathan M. Nzuma


Dr. Jonathan Nzuma is a Senior lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi, where he specializes in Agricultural Trade Policy, Commodity Markets, Rural Development, and Impact Evaluations. He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Business from the University of Guelph, Canada, and an MSc and BSc from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Nzuma has a wide-spanning experience in agricultural research and development has been a faculty member since 2002 where he has supervised several masters and Ph.D. students successfully and won numerous academic awards and research grants. His research interests include analysis of agricultural policies, consumer demand analysis, price transmission analysis, impact evaluations, food security and agricultural technology transfer, social networks, and gender empowerment dividends. To keep abreast of cutting-edge developments in Agricultural Economics, Dr. Nzuma is a member of the International Association Agricultural Economics (IAAE), and the African Association of Agricultural Economics (AAAE). His strong academic experience is coupled with a vast out-of-class experience having worked for The World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He is well-traveled within Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and North America making him conversant with the diverse agricultural systems around the world. This puts him on the frontline in putting agricultural research into perspective.