- The capital and main city is Nairobi. Mombasa is the second largest city.
- The official language is Kiswahili
- Area: 224,081 sq mi (approx. 2x the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 49 million in 2017
- Climate: Kenya's climate varies from tropical along the coast to temperate inland to arid in the north and northeast parts of the country
Fun Fact: Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh water lake behind Lake Superior, with Uganda and Tanzania
Main Research Themes
- Agrifood System Transformation
- Climate Change
- Input Use and Market Development
- Policy Research and Capacity Building
- Training and Capacity Building
- Value Chain Analysis
- Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
Publications and Presentations
The Political Economy of Kenya’s Agricultural Transformation: A Comparative Value Chains Approach
Published on December 20, 2022
SARA-KEA Policy Note #2. An approach to Kenya's agricultural changes and the political economy implications using a comparative value chains approach.
Assessment of the Policy Enabling Environment for Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) —With an Application to Kenya—
Published on December 5, 2022
PRCI Research Paper #13. Assessment of the policy enabling environment for large-scale food fortification using a novel framework.
Policy options for supporting household food security and resilience in the context of high food, fertilizer, and fuel prices in Kenya
Published on October 31, 2022
SARA-KEA Policy Note #1. Presents policy options for supporting household food security and resilience to high food, fertilizer, and fuel prices in Kenya due to the Ukraine war.
Economic burden of COVID-19 continues as Kenya enters the twelfth month into the pandemic
Published on July 1, 2022
Policy Brief #6. This research aimed to monitor and analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated containment measures on rural and urban livelihoods in Kenya, to help guide resource allocation and inform policy actions for future crises.
Les impacts économiques du COVID-19 en Afrique urbaine et rurale: Des résultats inattendus dans cinq pays
Published on September 24, 2021
Les résultats sont présentés suivant deux aspects : 1) les impacts sur le revenu et la pauvreté et 2) les impacts sur la consommation alimentaire et la sécurité alimentaire.
MSU Foundation Professor emeritus