Prof. Philip Mulama Nyangweso
BSc(Horticulture)(KU, Kenya), MSc. (Moi, Kenya, Wageningen, Netherlands), PhD(Moi, Kenya)
He is a Professor of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management of Moi University. He Served as Acting Principal, Moi University Odera Akang’o College Campus for about 4 years and managed to lobby the County government of Siaya to apportion Kshs.35 million for refurbishment of the campus. He served as Director Academic Programmes, Odera Akang’o College Campus for 3 years. He served as Head of Department of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management, Moi University, Kenya for 4 years.
He has published over 88 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 41 international conferences in USA, South America, Many parts of Africa, Canada, Australia and Europe. Has organized and continue 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 headquartered in the United Kingdom and a President of Africa Farm Management Association.
He has supervised over 60 undergraduate, 30 masters, and 20 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 9 May 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 and measurement of GDP. He has been consulted by AERC to review a number of thematic and collaborative research proposals.
He has externalized exams for Maseno and Kabianga Universities for 4 years in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness management. He was appointed as the editor of the Journal of Agriprenuership and Sustainable Development (JASD) centered at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi-Nigeria in 2018. Has reviewed articles for the International Journal of Agricultural Management (IJAM).
Philip joined IFMA Council in 2013