Chris, a PhD holder in Economics from the University of Tasmania, Australia, is an agricultural economist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He leverages his expertise to analyze climate, environmental, and socioeconomic data, generating insights and evidence that support climate change adaptation and mitigation among smallholder farmers in developing countries. His extensive experience in agricultural research and development across East and West Africa spans over seven years.
Chris's key research interests include impact evaluation, gender analysis, environmental economics, food security, and consumer behavior. His research journey began with a graduate research internship at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in 2014. He then joined the Busara Centre for Behavioral Economics as a survey coordinator in 2015, followed by a stint as a research associate at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in 2016. In 2019, Chris embarked on his PhD studies at the University of Tasmania.
Chris has authored and co-authored books, book chapters, and five articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals. His work has been presented at numerous national, regional, and international workshops and conferences. He also serves as a scientific reviewer for several journals focused on development economics-related topics.
Driven by a passion for improving livelihoods, enhancing food safety and security, and resource mobilization, Chris advocates for the utilization of data-based information to implement agri-business and economic management policies that promote sustainable environmental practices.