Mumina Shibia, Dr.

Mumina Shibia
Principal investigators
Principal Investigator
Based In
Nairobi, Kenya

Mumina Guyo Shibia has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University in the United States (graduated Dec. 2019), an MS and a BS in Agricultural and Applied Economics, and a Diploma in Agricultural Education and Extension from Egerton University in Kenya. She has a Monitoring and Evaluation Leadership Certification in Learning from Washington State University. Dr. Shibia is very passionate about agricultural development and evidence-based socioeconomics and policy development research; climate-smart agriculture; women, youth, and other vulnerable groups, and smallholder farmers empowerment; value chain competitiveness, risk management; project management and participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL). She is the Director Planning, Performance Management, and Quality Control, a research scientist- (an agricultural and applied economist), and a policy analyst at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO).  Mumina has over 16 years of working experience principally in agricultural development, research, education, outreach, policies and strategies, consulting, and capacity-building programs. These experiences have been accumulated at leading agricultural research, university, and outreach-oriented institutions including the Government of Kenya and World-Bank funded projects, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives-through Kenya Agricultural Productivity Program (KAPP) Secretariat, Texas Tech University, and KALRO. Mumina has great skills in project concept notes and proposal development/reviews. She has exemplary expertise in conducting literature, policy, and strategy reviews; impact assessments; financial and economic analysis; diverse stakeholder engagement and training; designing a theory of change; organizing/conducting surveys; designing research problems, questions, hypothesis testing, and research methodologies (mixed methods); designing, organizing, and analyzing complex, historical and large data sets including cross-sectional, longitudinal, panel; manuscript development; generating specific user-friendly reports and presentations, and organizing for workshops including high level. Dr. Shibia fully understands Kenya’s agricultural development, research, and outreach landscape including priorities, challenges, and socio-economic dynamics. She has received several awards: Top 25 Women Behind Kenya’s Agriculture Sector Growth, Reforms and Transformation; a Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development Scholar; and a Research Fellow for the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces.