School of Agriculture and Veterinary Science

Education: PhD Agricultural Sciences (Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany), MSc. Agricultural Economics and BSc Agriculture (University of Nairobi).
Agricultural economist teaching diverse units in BSc. Agriculture, Range Management, Dryland Agriculture and Dryland Animal Science and MSc. Agricultural Resource Management.

Summary of Strengths
A doctorate holder specialized in Agricultural Economics with a bias towards natural resource and environmental economics, resource use and development and policy. Coordinated and worked in projects dealing with environmental valuation at micro, meso and macro levels, marketing and value chain of agricultural commodities and natural resources, food security and policy. Undertaken research and taught (for about 8 years) several courses at B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels in areas that include Agricultural Marketing and International Trade, Production Economics, Development Economics, Natural resource and Quantitative Economics.

Current Employment:
Lecturer in the department of Agricultural Sciences, South Eastern Kenya University

Research Interests.

  • Natural Resource  and Economics and environmental economics with emphasis on household energy use pollution, resource use, conservation and climate change
  • Development economic; sustainable development and poverty reduction; poverty indicators, measurements and management of programmes for improved household livelihoods

Publications

  1. Mtei K., Ngome F.A., Wambua S. and Becker M. (2013) ‘Assessment of Technology Options Addressing Agricultural Production Constraints in Western Kenya’, Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol 3 (3), (2013) 222-234

  2. Börner J., Mburu J., Guthiga P. and Wambua S. (2009), ‘Assessing opportunity costs of conservation: Ingredients for protected area management in the Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya’, Forest Policy and Economics 11 (2009) 459–467

  3. Mbuvi, M., Wambua, S., and Ayiemba, W. (2007), ‘Assessing the social and economic costs and benefits of protected areas: The case of Arabuko-Sokoke forest reserve, Kenya’, A report prepared for the Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network, CARE International, Nairobi, September 2007.
  4. Enock Warinda, Dickson M. Nyariki, Stephen Wambua & Reuben Muasya (2019) Impact of smallholder farmers’ welfare through participation in on-farm regional projects in East Africa, Agrekon, DOI: 10.1080/03031853.2019.1653203
  5. Musyoka, Stephen M.; Kanui, Titus I.; Nguluu, Simon N.; Wambua, Stephen; Ndathi,Aphaxard J. N. (2017) The Socio - Economic Factors Influencing Dairy Goat Milk Production In Kitui Township, Kyangwithya East and Kyangwithya West Wards of Kitui Central Sub County – Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research Vol. 5 No. 12, 2017
  6. Kelvin Mark Mtei, Ajebesone Francis Ngome, Stephen Wambua and Mathias Becker (2013) Assessment of Technology Options Addressing Agricultural Production Constraints in Western Kenya. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences ISSN: 2276-7770 Vol. 3 (3), pp. 222-234, March 2013
  7. Jan Börner, John Mburu, Paul Guthiga and Stephen Wambua (2009) Assessing opportunity costs of conservation: Ingredients for protected area management in the Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya. Forest Policy and Economics Volume 11, Issue 7, November 2009, Pages 459-467

Workshops/ Seminars Presentations

  1. Wambua, S., Wünscher,T. and  Wollni, M. ( 2011), ‘ Determinants of Household Fuel Use and Options for Fuel Switching in Rural Western Kenya’, A poster presented at the TROPENTAG, 2011, October 5-7,  Bonn, Germany.

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