Ronald Kabbiri

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PhD. Applied Biological Sciences (Agricultural Economics), Ghent University
Job Title
Senior Lecturer
Office Hours
9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)
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Ronald Kabbiri (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agribusiness and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences since December 2020. He is also the Head of Department and Coordinator of Industrial Training and Outreach programmes. Prior to joining Busitema University, Ronald worked at Mountains of the Moon University as a faculty dean and lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Ronald holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (Agricultural Economics) from Ghent University, Belgium. He also has a MSc Agricultural Economics and BSc Horticulture degrees from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro – Tanzania. Ronald has several years of teaching, research and consultancy experience. His research is mainly on agricultural value chains, farm management, agricultural marketing and market integration. In addition, Ronald is a programme assessor. He has had several engagements with National Council for Higher Education. He has also been involved in developing and reviewing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in agribusiness in Mountains of the Moon University and Busitema University. Consequently, he has participated in writing several projects for research and community engagement. Previously, he headed Project 1, a component under VLIRUOS programme. Ronald has also been involved in many capacity building initiatives and transferable skills focusing on corporated planning, horticulture, agricultural marketing, farm management, phytosanitary and climate change in agriculture and natural resources. He also has significant practical experience and interdisciplinary research publications in agriculture and food economics. Ronald was a member of European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) from 2015 to 2018.

Publications and Papers
Research Focus
  • Agri-food value chains
  • Market integration
  • Financial literacy
  • Market econometrics
  • Farm management 
Courses Taught
Farm Management, Production Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Value Chain, Enterprise Projects.
Staff Type
Academic Staff