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Mr. Jimson Mwikamba | Agricultural Ecomics Award | Young Scientist Award

Mr. Jimson Mwikamba, University of Nairobi, Kenya

🌱 Jimson Mwikamba is a Kenyan agricultural economist with a Masters from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor’s from Egerton University. His expertise spans food security, environmental impact assessment, and agricultural training. He’s certified as a Plantwise Plant Doctor and has completed professional courses in monitoring and evaluation, education, and andragogy. With a solid educational foundation and practical training, Jimson is dedicated to enhancing agricultural practices and sustainable development in Kenya. 🌾


Publication Profile

Educational Background 

📚 Jimson Mwikamba’s educational journey is rooted in Kenya, where he pursued a diverse range of studies. He obtained his Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the prestigious University of Nairobi, building upon his Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Egerton University. His academic prowess traces back to Canon Kituri Secondary School, where he earned an impressive A- in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. His educational foundation was laid at Nyache Primary School, Taita, Kenya, where he completed his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education with a commendable C+. Jimson’s commitment to learning has shaped his expertise in agricultural economics and management. 🌱


Work Experience

🌱 Jimson Mwikamba’s career in academia and community service reflects his passion for agricultural education and leadership. Since May 2021, he has served as a Principal Lecturer at the Kenya School of Agriculture’s Nyeri campus, under the State Department for Crops Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries. Prior to this role, he held positions as a Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the same institution. He also contributes to his community as the Secretary of the Building Committee at Nyeri Town PEFA Cathedral of Grace since June 2020. His dedication to education and community development is further demonstrated by his previous role as a Tutor at St. Andrew East Africa College of Management. 📚


Research Focus

🔬 Jimson Mwikamba’s research primarily focuses on the adoption and impact of climate-smart horticulture practices, particularly in Taita-Taveta County, Kenya. His studies delve into the determinants and factors influencing the intensity of adoption of these practices, as well as the use of mobile phones in enhancing productivity in agricultural settings. Through publications in reputable journals like Cogent Food & Agriculture and the East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, Jimson contributes valuable insights into sustainable agricultural development and the integration of technology in farming practices. His dedication to understanding and promoting climate-smart agriculture underscores his commitment to addressing environmental challenges and improving livelihoods. 🌱


Jimson Mwikamba | Agricultural Ecomics Award | Young Scientist Award

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