Milu Muyanga

Milu Muyanga

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Assistant Professor, International Development
Rm 206, Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824


Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., University of Nairobi
B.A., University of Nairobi

Dr. Muyanga joined the department at Michigan State in May 2013 as an assistant professor focusing on international agricultural development.  He is appointed in the fixed term system. Muyanga is involved in food policy research and outreach under the Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa (GISAIA) grant as well as under the USAID-funded Tegemeo Agricultural Policy Research and Analysis (TAPRA II) project.

His research focuses on agricultural land and water constraints; agricultural markets analysis; and poverty and inequality analysis. Milu is widely travelled and published on agricultural and resource economics. He was the first prize winner of the 2007 Global Development Network’s medal on the best research on household exposure to risk theme.

Prior to his doctoral studies, Milu Muyanga worked as a Research Fellow with Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University (Kenya) between 2004 and 2007. Before then he worked as an Economist in the Ministry of Planning and National Development in the Government of Kenya between 1997 and 2003. He is currently working on: 

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Agricultural land constraints in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Agricultural markets, prices and value chain analysis
  • Household welfare (poverty, inequality and food insecurity) analysis
  • Evidence-based agricultural policy processes
  • Agricultural and rural development programs/projects monitoring and impact evaluation

Tags: co-principal investigators, graduate student advisors

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