Placide Uwimana

05 Jan 2023

Contact details : University of Rwanda/ CAVM
Email address :uwipla@gmail.com
Contact number : +25078886274
Country : Rwanda
Current studies
 PhD in Agricultural Economics in Egerton University/ Kenya
 Short Course on Land Economics and Governance in University of Cape Town
Current Work experience
University teaching staff since 2010

Research interests :
Export of agricultural commodities, marketing of agricultural products, land economics, Behavioral Economics and impact of agriculture on poverty alleviation among smallholder farmers.
In short, my research interest is on micro and macroeconomic activities on growth and development

Background Information :
Teaching experience
Teaching staff, ISAE then UR-CAVM, 2010 – present
Econometrics I (undergraduate level)
Mathematics for economists (undergraduate level)
Environmental economics (undergraduate level)
Introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics (undergraduate level)
Operations research (undergraduate level)
Education and training
From 2012 to 2015 : Masters in agricultural economics and resource management
Awarding University : Moi University in Kenya
From 2017 – present : PhD in agricultural economics in Egerton University
From January to February 2018 : PhD short course in land economics and governance Awarding University : Cape Town University
1) Analysis of determinants of rural to urban migration among rural youths in Northern and Western provinces of Rwanda
2) Integrating indigenous vegetables into smallholder production systems for enhancing food security : Analysis of experiences from Musanze District, Rwanda
3) Adoption of organic farming techniques as an alternative approach to addressing livelihood concerns in Rwanda
4) Analysis of causality between tea export and its determinants in Rwanda

Work in progress
1) PhD thesis writing on non mandatory cash and traditional crop production effects on poverty among smallholder farmers in Rulindo District, Rwanda
2) Paper writing for publication


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