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Dr. Eric Kiprotich Bett


Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: AgriBusiness Management and Trade
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 - 00100 Nairobi
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Area of Specialization:
Agricultural Economics

 

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Research Interests

Food security- agribusiness specifically agricultural markets, agricultural policy, and agricultural value chains. Additionally, I have interests in evaluating the economics of low external input farming systems and also the link between environmental degradation and population growth, multiple objectives of land use bio-economic complexity, technology adoption, Farm management and sustainability.

Recent publications

  • Christopher N. Kamau, Lucy W. Kabuage, Eric K. Bett, 2019, Analysis of Improved Indigenous Chicken Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers: Case of Makueni And Kakamega Counties, Kenya, International Journal of Entomological Research https://www.escijournals.net/index.php/IJER 

  • Charles Ndenga, Lucy W. Kabuage and Eric K. Bett. 2018. Economic Analysis of Consumer Demand for Indigenous Chicken Eggs in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online) Vol.9, No.17, 2018 56

  • Christopher Njuguna K, Lucy W.Kabuage and Eric K. Bett. 2017. Economic analysis of indigenous chicken production: The case of smallholder farmers in Makueni and Kakamega Counties, Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development ISSN 3254-5428 Vol. 5 (5), pp. 564-570, May, 2017. Available online at https://www.internationalscholarsjournals 

  • Joseph Kiprotich Ruttoh, Eric K. Bett, and Newton Nyairo. 2018. Empirical analysis of structure and conduct of tomato marketing in Loitoktok, Kajiado County, Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development ISSN 3254-5428 Vol. 6 (4), pp. 628-638, April, 2018. Available online at www.internationalscholarsjournals.org © International Scholars Journals
  • Anderson, K. Mbuba, Eric K. Bett, Charles Ndenga and Newton Nyairo.2018. Analysis of factors influencing microfinance credit uptake among smallholder coffee farmers in Tharaka Nithi county, Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development ISSN 3254-5428 Vol. 6 (3), pp. 622-627, March, 2018. Available online at www.internationalscholarsjournals.org © International Scholars Journals

  • J. Mwaura, J.Koske and B. Kiprotich. 2017. Economic Value of Water Harvesting for Climate-Smart Adaptation in Semi-Arid Ijara Garissa, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Systems Research. DOI 10.1186/s40068-017-088-3

  • Christopher Njuguna K; Lucy W. Kabuage and Eric K. Bett. 2017 Determinants of adoption and intensity of use of brooding technology in Kenya: the case of indigenous chicken farmers in Makueni and Kakamega Counties, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development ISSN 2375-0693 Vol. 5(2), pp. 532-538, February, 2017. Available online at www.international scholarsjournals.org© International Scholars Journals.

  • Charles Ndenga, Eric K. Bett, Lucy W. Kabuage. 2017. Consumers’ preference attributes for indigenous chicken in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development Vol. 6(1), pp. 001-011, January 2017 Available online at http://academeresearchjournals.org/journal/jaed ISSN 2327-3151 ©2017 Academe Research Journals.

  • Charles Ndenga, Eric K. Bett and Lucy W. Kabuage. 2017. Analysis of Consumer Preference in Product Attributes: A Case Of Indigenous Chicken Eggs In Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, ISSN (Paper) 2222-1700 ISSN (Online) 2222-2855.

  • Christopher Njuguna Kamau, Lucy W. Kabuage, David O. Ayieko, Eric Kiprotich Bett. 2017. Adoption of Improved Indigenous Chicken Breeds: A Double Hurdle Approach among Smallholders in Kenya. Journal of Tropical Animal Health and Production in Springer Series [IN PRESS]

  •  Eric Kiprotich Bett & David Michael Ayieko. 2016. Economic Potential for Conversion to Organic farming: a Net Present Value analysis in the East Mau Catchment, Nakuru, Kenya. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability. A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development ISSN 1387-585X.Environ Dev Sustain DOI 10.1007/s10668-016-9800-0. Springer. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-016-9800-0

  • Mwaura J., Kiprotich B., Koske J. 2015.Assessing Economic Viability of Pasture Enterprise as Adaptation strategy in Dry Land Ecosystems – a Case of Ijara, Kenya Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, ISSN (Paper)2222-1700 ISSN (Online)2222-2855.

  • M. O. D. Ayieko, E. K. Bett & L. W. Kabuage (2015): Analysis of indigenous chicken marketing participation decisions: The case of producers from Makueni County, Kenya, East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal. Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00128325.2015.1040643

  • Evaline Chepng’etich, Sospeter Onchoke Nyamwaro, Eric Kiprotich Bett, and Kwena Kizito. 2015. Factors That Influence Technical Efficiency of Sorghum Production: A Case of Small Holder SorghumProducers in Lower Eastern Kenya. Advances in Agriculture Volume 2015, Article ID 861919, 11 pages. Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/861919

  • Fidèle B. B., Eric K. B., Njehia B. K., de Wolf J. and Karani-Gichimu C. 2015. Competitiveness of smallholder legume production in South Kivu region, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 10(26), pp. 2562-2567, 25 June, 2015 DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2014.9219 .Article Number: AE16B1753653 ISSN 1991-637X

  • Njoroge, S. C, Bett, E. K and Njehia, B. K. 2015. Impact of Poultry Feed Price and Price Variability on Commercial Poultry Production in Murang’a County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF) e-ISSN: 2321-5933, p-ISSN: 2321-5925.Volume 6, Issue 1. Ver. I (Jan.-Feb. 2015), PP 46-53 [Online] www.iosrjournals.org

  • Ouma, J.O, Bett, E.K., and Mbataru, P. 2014. Does Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties Enhance Household Food Security in Maize growing Zones of Eastern Kenya?. Journal of Developing Country Studies Vol.4, No.23. ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 [Online] www.iiste.org

  • Ouma, J.O, Bett, E.K., and Mbataru, P. 2014. Drivers of adoption of Improved Maize varieties in Moist Transitional zone of Eastern Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol.5, No.25 ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 [Online] www.iiste.org

  • Eric K. Bett, Newton Nyairo, David .M.O.Ayieko, Julius. O.Amolo. 2014. Determinants of Consumer Perception towards Genetically Modified (GM) Foods in Higher Learning Institutions in Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development Vol.5, No.24.ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online)

  • David M.O. Ayieko, Eric K. Bett and Lucy W. Kabuage. 2014. Profitability of Indigenous Chicken: The Case of Producers in Makueni County, Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development Vol. 5, NO.11, ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online).

  • David M.O. Ayieko, Eric K. Bett and Lucy W. Kabuage. 2014. An analysis of the efficiency of indigenous chicken marketing channels in Makueni County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development Vol. 3(2), pp. 026-034, April 2014 Available online at http://academeresearchjournals.org/journal/jaed ISSN 2327-3151 ©2014 Academe Research Journals.

  • David M.O. Ayieko, Eric K. Bett and Lucy W. Kabuage. 2014. Analysis of collective action: The case of indigenous chicken farmers from Makueni County, Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Extension. International Journal of Agricultural Extension ISSN: 2311-6110 (Online), 2311-8547 (Print). Int. J. Agr. Ext. 02(02) 2014. 137-145. Available Online at Esci Journals. http://www.escijournals.net/IJAE

  • Evaline Chepng’etich, Eric K. Bett, Sospeter O. Nyamwaro and Kwena Kizito. 2014. Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Sorghum Production in Lower Eastern Kenya: A Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approach. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online) Vol.5, No.4, 2014.

  • Ismail, M.I, Kavoi, M.M, Bett, E.K. 2013. Factors Influencing the Choice of Supermarket Channel by Smallholder Vegetable Farmer Suppliers in Nairobi and Kiambu Counties, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development Vol. 2(9), pp. 333-344, September 2013. Available online at http://academeresearchjournals.org/journal/jaed. ISSN 2327-3151 ©2013 Academe Research Journals.

  • Bett K. Eric, Ouma E. Desterio, Lagat K. Job, Njehia B.K. 2008. Determinants of On-Farm Tree Planting Decisions: The Case of Smallholders in River Njoro Watershed, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and technology series. Vol. 8. ISSN 1021-1128, Pg.79-92.

  • Krupnik, T. M.W. Jenkins, S. Mooney, and E.K. Bett. 2006. Net Present Value Analysis to Assess the Economic Consequences of Changing Farming Systems in the Upper Catchment of the River Njoro Watershed. Peer-reviewed paper accepted to the Tenth Biennial Scientific Conference & Agricultural Forum, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. 12 – 17 November 2006, Nairobi, Kenya.

Conference Proceedings

  • Bett, E.K and Ayieko, M.D. 2018. “Green Village Hubs” and Smallholder Marketing Preference: A Discrete Choice Modelling Approach. TROPENTAG, September 17-19, 2018, Ghent, Belgium“Global food security and food safety: The role of universities”

  • Bett, E.K, Ayieko, M.D, Kiarii, E.2017. Sustainable Agriculture Models and Willingness to Pay (WTP): A Matching Approach among Consumers in Kenya. Tropentag, September 20-22, 2017, Bonn “Future Agriculture: Socio-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts”

  • Ayieko, M.O.D., Bett, E.K. and Kabuage, L.W. 2014. An Analysis of Indigenous Chicken Marketing Participation Decisions: A Case of Producers from Makueni County, Kenya. Africa’s Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future opportunities. The 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi 27 -30 October, 2014.
  • Bashir, J, Asseta, D and Bett, K.E. 2014.Fertilizer quality problems in Africa: AGRA’s support to country implementation programs. Fertilizer Quality workshop May 13-14, 2014, Accra, Ghana.
  • Bett, K.E, Mugwe, J.N, Ayieko, D.M and Macharia, J. 2013. Bean Value Chain Analysis and Development for Improved Livelihoods in the Central Highlands of Kenya. ASARECA 2013 General Assembly. December, 10-13, 2013. Bujumbura, Burundi.
  • Chepng’etich, E., Nyamwaro S. O., Bett, E .K. and Kizito, K. 2013.Analysis of technical efficiency of sorghum production in lower Eastern Kenya. The 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and 6th Africa Soil Science Society Conference, at Cathay Hotel, Nakuru-Kenya, 20-25 October 2013.
  • Muba, N.K, Jayne Mugwe, J.M, Wambugu, S. K and Bett, E.K. 2012. Profitability of rotation systems under varied integrated soil fertility management regimes in the central highlands of Kenya. Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi 22nd to 26th October 2012.
  • Mutai, K.R., Bett, K.E. 2011. Role of Value Addition in enhancing Firm’s Competitiveness and Sustainability: The Case of Small and Medium Enterprises in Selected Districts of Coast Province. Paper presented at the Moi University 7th Annual International Conference 2011: ‟Knowledge Creation and Dissemination for Realization of Millennium Development Goalsˮ.
  • Krupnik, T. M.W. Jenkins, S. Mooney, and E.K. Bett. 2006. Net Present Value Analysis to Assess the Economic Consequences of Changing Farming Systems in the Upper Catchment of the River Njoro Watershed. Peer-reviewed paper accepted to the Tenth Biennial Scientific Conference & Agricultural Forum, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. 12 – 17 November 2006, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Bett, E., Freyer, B., Lagat, J. 2007. Effect of Agricultural Commercialisation on Selected Agrobiodiversity and Household Income: A Case Study of Smallholder Households, Nakuru, Kenya. In: Tielkes, E. (Eds.), Tropentag 2007 - Utilisation of diversity in land use systems: Sustainable and organic approaches to meet human needs., 1. Auflage, Tropentag 2007 - Utilisation of diversity in land use systems: Sustainable and organic approaches to meet human needs., 09.10.-11.10.2007, Witzenhausen, 226-226; ISBN: 3-86727-372-3 [Tropentag 2007 - Utilisation of diversity in land use systems: Sustainable and organic approaches to meet human needs., Witzenhausen, [09.10.-11.10.2007].
  • Kyalo, D., Freyer, B., and Bett, E. 2008. Integrating Small Scale Farmers to Regional Organic Markets: Issues, Opportunities and Constraints in East Mau Catchment, Kenya. In: Tielkes, E. 2008. Competition for Resources in a Changing World: New Drive for Rural Development, Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen; ISBN: 978-3-86727-755-6 [Tropentag 2008: Competition for Resources in a Changing World: New Drive for Rural Development, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, and [7.-9.10.2008].
  • Humer-Gruber, H., Bett, E. and Freyer, B. 2009. On-farm Tree diversity Management for livelihood improvement and enhanced farm based diversity: Experiences from the East Mau Catchment, Nakuru, Kenya. In: Tielkes, E. (Eds.).2009. Biophysical and Socio-Economic Frame Conditions for Sustainable management of Natural Resources. ISBN: 978-3-9801686-7-0. [Tropentag 2009, 06.10-08.10.2009, Hamburg, 86.
  • Bett, K.E., Birech, R.J., Freyer, B. and Kyalo, D.W. 2009. Integrated Organic and Agro forestry System: Its Relevance to the Mau Catchment, Kenya. Proceedings of the SUMAWA Mau forest complex conference held at Egerton University on 27th – 29th April, 2009. Pp. 197-201. ISBN 9966-05-180-5. Impress Communications Printers and Stationers Ltd.

 BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS & WORKING PAPERS

  • Bett, E., Mugwe, J., Nyalugwe, N. Haraman, E., Williams, F., Tambo, J., Wood, A. and Bundi, M. (2018) Impact of plant clinics on disease and pest management, tomato productivity and profitability in Malawi. CABI Working Paper 11, 30pp. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1079/CABICOMM-25-8089
  • Ngetich K. A., R. J. Birech, D. Kyalo, K. E. Bett and B. Freyer. 2009. Caught between Energy Demands and Food Needs: Dilemmas of Smallholder Farmers in Njoro, Kenya. J. AGRIC RURAL DEV TROP SUBTRO. 2009; 110(1): 23-28. [Listed in ISI Web of Science].
  • Fidele, B.B, K.E.Bett, Njehia, B.K. 2016. Uptake of Technology and Competitiveness of Legume Production. Lambert Academic Publishing. Available in Amazon bookstore. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uptake-technology-competitiveness-legume-production/dp/3659861340

 

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