Dr. Anthony Mwangi Macharia

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Dr. Anthony Mwangi Macharia

Research Scientist II
E-mail : amwangi@kefri.org
Researcher ID : 0000-0002-3389-5694
Designation : Research Scientist II
Expertise : Forest Environmental Economics.

Journal Papers

  1. Carlos E. Carpio, Oscar Sarasty, Darren Hudson, Anthony Macharia & Mumina Shibia (2021) The demand for a COVID-19 vaccine in Kenya, Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutic, https://DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2021.1938494
  2. Macharia, A. M., & Mwangi, L. W. (2020). Determinants of smallholder maize farmers' choice of selling point: A case of Kwanza District, Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya. Journal of economics and sustainable development, 147-151.
  3. Macharia, M. A., Mshenga, P. M., & M Ngigi, O. E. (2014). Effect of transaction costs on smallholder maize market participation: Case of Kwanza District, Trans Nzoia County, Kenya. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 715-725.
  4. Harrizon, K., Benjamin, M. K., Lawrence, K. K., Patrick, K. R., & Anthony, M. (2016). Determinants of tea marketing channel choice and sales intensity among smallholder farmers in Kericho District, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 105-114.
  5. Kiprop, J. K., Lagat, J. K., Mshenga, P., & Macharia, M. A. (2015). Determining the Economic Value of Irrigation Water in Kerio Valley Basin (Kenya) by Residual Value Method. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 102-107.
  6. Kiprop, J., Mulungu, K., Kibet, N., & Macharia, A. (2017). Determinants of Smallholder Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for irrigation water in Kerio Valley Basin, Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Development, 135-142.

Mentorship and Supervision

  1. 2018-2020: Supervised MSc. Student, Stanley Were Onyimbo (KM15/13533/14 – Egerton University) “Adoption and effect of integrated pest management strategy for the suppression of mango fruit flies on household welfare in selected counties of Kenya.

Conferences/ Seminars and Workshops

Presentationn of Papers at Academic and Proffessional Conference

  1. Macharia, A. M., & Carpio, C. (2018). Heterogeneity in irrigation technology impacts: Implication for adoption. 2018 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual meeting. Washington D.C, U.S.A: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Macharia, A. M., Carpio, C. E., & Kirimi, L. (2018). Effect of irrigation technology adoption on smallholder common bean productivity in Kenya. Southern Agricultural Economics Association 2018 annual meeting. Jacksonville, Florida: Southern Agricultural Economics Association.


  • December 2020 to Date : Research Scientist, Forest/ Environmental Economics, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Nairobi, Kenya.
  • May 2020 to October 2020 : Consultant at CPHRM Group, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • June 2019 to November 2020 : Socio Economist and Partner at Clarion Economic Consulting, Nairobi, Kenya
  • January 2020 to October 2020 : Part-Time Lecturer at Chuka University, Chuka, Kenya.
  • August 2015 to December 2019 : Graduate Research Assistant at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
  • 2013 to November 2020 : Part-Time Lecturer at Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya
  • April 2015 to August 2015 : Part-Time Lecturer at Karatina University, Karatina, Kenya.
  • January 2014 to May 2015 : Part-Time Lecturer at University of Kabianga, Kericho, Kenya.
  • April 2013 to August 2013 : Research Assistant, Genetic Improvement of Small Indigenous East African Zebu Cattle Project at Egerton University, Laikipia University and KALRO Kiboko, Kenya
  • January 2013 to April 2013 : Research Assistant at Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Nairobi.
  • September 2012 to December 2012 : Agribusiness Trainer at Afribusiness Development Company, Nairobi.

Academic Qualification

  • 2015-2019 : PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
  • 2010-2013 : MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
  • 2006-2010 : BSc. Agricultural Economics, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.
  • 2001-2004 : Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Lenana School, Nairobi.

Key Competencies

  1. Scientific data analysis using Excel, Stata, SPSS and R software.
  2. Forest Environmental Economics.

Other Courses

  1. April 2018 to June 2018: Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation Leadership in Learning, Washington State University, USA

Awards and Recognition

  1. August 2015: My proposal on the “adoption of irrigation technology to improve smallholder food security in Kenya” was selected for a USAID/ BHEARD Feed the Future scholarship to undertake PhD. In Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Membership to Proffesional Bodies

  1. American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), USA.
  2. Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), USA.
  3. Agricultural and Applied Economics Graduate Student Association (AEGSA), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA.