Dr. Festus M. Murithi
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization


Dr. Festus M. Murithi works for the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization as Director, Socio-economics and Policy Development. Prior to this appointment in 2015, he was an Assistant Director, socio-economics and Applied Statistics, in the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute from 2000, and has worked in agricultural research for over 32 years. He holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from Reading University-UK, obtained in 1998, and MSc (Agricultural Economics) and BSc (Agriculture) degrees both from the University of Nairobi. He coordinates a team of over 90 researchers in implementing socio-economics, policy and applied statistics research. His research interests include economic analysis of technologies and projects, social and gender issues, priority setting, market analysis, adoption and impact assessment, policy analysis, technology transfer and applied statistics.