Dr. Pricilla Marimo, is a Socio-economist for the African Plant Nutrition Institute. She is based in APNI headquarters in Benguérir, Morocco.
Pricilla 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.
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.
As part of her role as a socio-economic scientist, Dr. Marimo will develop, plan and implement research programs that contribute to the effectiveness and impact of APNI’s research and outreach at the farm and landscape scale.