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Dr Josiah Mwangi

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Africa, Kenya

Country of current residence

Africa, Kenya

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

academia and research, agribusiness management and consultancy, Agriculture and food systems, climate change adaptation and vulnerability assessments

Disciplinary Expertise

Agribusiness Incubation, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Statistics, climate change, Climate Smart Agriculture, Dietary Assessment, Food Security

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Consumption, Food, Food markets, Food security, Food value chains, Climate change, Sustainability, Sustainable diets, Water and sanitation


Members introduction

I am an Agricultural Economist with specialization in the analysis of smallholder agricultural systems, value chain analysis, food systems, environment and econometrics. currently I teach Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics courses at JKUAT. In addition to university teaching, I have been involved in a number of research projects and consultancies across different agricultural value chains.

Academic publications

Recent publications

Ateka J.,  Onono  P. and Etyang M . (2018). Productivity and Its Determinants in Smallholder Tea Production in Kenya: Evidence from Bomet and Nyamira Counties of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Vol. 4(2), pp. 416-422, May, 2018.

Ateka J.,  Onono  P. and Etyang M . (2018). Technical Efficiency and its Determinants in Smallholder Tea Production: Evidence from Nyamira and Bomet Counties in Kenya. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: D Agriculture and Veterinary,  18(3). 

Wanda, D, Ateka, J.  and Mbeche, R . (2018). Adoption of ‘Push-Pull’ Biological Control of Striga Weed among Smallholder Maize Farmers in Homa-Bay, Kenya.  Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology

Kamau, V., J. Ateka, R. Mbeche and  M. Kavoi  (2017).  Assessment of the Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Coffee Farming Enterprises in Muranga, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology


Mose G.N., Mbeche R., and Ateka J (2016).  Institutional Innovations for Smallholder Agricultural Production Systems in Kenya: A Case of Smallholder Tea Subsector. European Journal for Sustainable Development. European Center of Sustainable Development.


Recent Projects

Click the links below for details of this members recent projects

Impact of agricultural policies on nutritional outcomes in Kenya. March 2018-September 2020.

Mapping and survey of urban food systems components for Nairobi, 2017-2018.


Member for
1 year 6 months