APNI Scientific Staff Joined by Socio-Economist Dr. Pricilla Marimo
Newly appointed APNI Scientist Dr. Pricilla Marimo is an applied economist with experience in various socio-economic and gender-related issues in agricultural development, particularly technology adoption, preferences and impact evaluations.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Marimo to our team of research and development experts,” said APNI Director General, Dr. Kaushik Majumdar. “Her background and expertise as a socio-economist broadens our capabilities and allows us to more fully explore our strategies for enhanced farmer livelihoods and farm community resilience through enhanced plant nutrition.”
Dr. Pricilla Marimo has joined APNI as Socio-economist based at the Institute’s headquarters in Benguérir, Morocco.
As part of her role as Socio-economist, Dr. Marimo will develop, plan and implement socio-economic research programs that contribute to the effectiveness and impact of APNI’s research and outreach at the farm and landscape scale. Dr. Marimo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining APNI, Dr. Marimo worked as an Associate Scientist at The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT in Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Marimo managed research grants funded by CGIAR and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that focused on improved root, tuber, and banana (RTB) production options for smallholder farmers in east Africa. Dr. Marimo’s efforts helped assess the gender, culture, and other socio-economic aspects of these RTB production systems. Her research also explored commodity value chains and associated economic development opportunities for women and youth.
Dr. Marimo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Exeter, UK; a M.Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech, USA; and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zimbabwe. During her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Marimo was selected as a fellow in the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Fellowship program for young African professionals. Her work in this role focused on research aimed at gender equity, climate change, and economic development for women.
The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) is a not-for-profit research and education organization founded in 2019 and based in Benguérir, Morocco. Our mission is enhanced plant nutrition for a resilient and food-secure Africa.
For more information, contact Gavin Sulewski, APNI Editor, at email@example.com