DR. PATRICK IRUNGU
2012 Diploma in Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modeling, University of Lavaal, Quebec Canada (15-25 May 2012 at Laico Lake Victoria Entebbe Hotel, Uganda).
2011 PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi.
2003 Eight-month coursework in Agricultural Economics, University of Guelph, Canada. 1999 MSc in Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi.
1997 Course in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Methods offered by DFID East Africa and Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) at Hunter’s Lodge, Kiboko, Kenya
1998 Course in Scientific Communication offered by University of Edinburgh, Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, KETRI and The British Council at KETRI, Muguga
1990-94 BSc in Range Management (First Class Honors), University of Nairobi.
1988-89 Kenya Advanced Certificate (‘A’ Level), Starehe Boys’ Centre and School, Nairobi: 3 Principals in Mathematics, Chemistry & Biology.
1984-87 Kenya Certificate of Education (‘O’ Level), Kangema High School, Murang’a, First Division (13)
Dr Irungu is an Agricultural Economist specializing on livestock economics. He obtained his PhD in 2011 from the University of Nairobi; MSc in Agricultural Economics and BSc in Range Management from the same university. He joined the University as a Lecturer in 2006. Prior to joining the University, Dr Irungu worked with the then Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI), now Trypanosomiasis Research Centre of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) where he was the Research Officer in charge of Environment and Socio-economics Section. Between 2004 and 2006, Dr Irungu was a PhD Graduate Fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Dr Irungu has worked extensively on livestock value chains analyzing issues on production, processing, marketing and trade as well as food policy. Dr Irungu has a wealth of experience in field research especially undertaking baseline data analysis at household, community and market levels. He also has wide knowledge and expertise in undertaking participatory rural appraisals, stakeholder analysis and statistical data analysis. He also consulted widely for both government and non-governmental organizations. He has published widely on economics of livestock utilization in Kenya and in the region. Dr Irungu has supervised both PhD and MSc students both within and outside the University of Nairobi.