Africa, East – Philip Nyangweso
Philip Mulama Nyangweso
BSc(Horticulture)(KU, Kenya), MSc. (Moi, Kenya, Wageningen, Netherlands), PhD(Moi, Kenya)
Philip is Acting Principal Moi University Odera Akang’o College Campus. He served as Director Academic Programmes, Odera Akang’o College Campus. He served as Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management, Moi University, Kenya. He is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management. He has published over 86 articles in refereed publications and international conference proceedings. In 2007 was awarded the Prize for the best scientific presentation at the African Association of Agricultural Economists in Accra, Ghana. He has attended over 37 international conferences in USA, South America, many parts of Africa, Canada and Europe. Philip organized and continues to organize international conferences in Africa and globally on Agricultural Economics and Farm Management issues by mobilizing funds and professionals as a Council Member of International Farm Management Association and as a past President of the Africa Farm Management Association. He served as a regional representative for East and Central Africa for African Association of Agricultural Economists in 2010-2013. He has supervised over 60 undergraduates, 25 masters, and 14 PhD students. He has also been involved in fundraising efforts either singly or collaboratively for professional associations, institutional grants for purchase of equipment and books for his department or multidisciplinary research on sorghum and maize and their implications for food security in East Africa. He joined Moi University in March 2004 after serving in various capacities and stations in the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture. Prior to joining the University, Prof. Nyangweso worked as a Senior Agricultural Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture where he executed government advisory services on various community development projects with special focus on Agricultural Marketing and Extension. Apart from teaching and supervision of both undergraduate and graduate students, his research interests are: Agriculture and Food Policy, Agricultural Marketing, International Trade and Household Food Security, Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Modeling, Farm and agribusiness management. He was consulted in 2010 as an expert on Agriculture and Food Policy by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) which was in the process of formulating a Regional Agriculture and Food Policy. He was consulted by IGAD in December 2016 to train ministry staff in 8 IGAD member countries on latest Developments in the System of National Accounting. He has externalized exams for Maseno University and Kabianga University for 4 years in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness management.
Philip joined IFMA Council in 2013