Dr. Oliver Kiptoo Kirui

Research themes
  • Renewable energy
  • Institutions
  • Politics & Democracy
Research countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Nigeria
  • Benin
  • Mali
  • Togo
Research projects

Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation

Working groups


Tutorship of doctoral candidates

Annet Adong

Additional information
Professional experience

Senoir Researcher - Center for Development Research (ZEF); Junior Research Fellow - Center for Development Research (ZEF); Research Associate - International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT); Research Assistant - Regional Strategic Analysis and knowledge support system-ECA at the International Livestock Research Institute; Research Assistant - Electronic Agricultural Research Network in Africa (eARN-Africa)


BSc. Agric Economics (2008) MSc. Agric and Applied Economics (2011) Phd. Development Economics (2016)

Funding institutions



Center for Development Research (ZEF) University of Bonn, Genscheralle 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany Tel: +49 (0)228 73-4902 Mob: +49 (0)1601825250 Fax: +49 (0)228 73-1869 Email: okirui@uni-bonn.de


Kirui, O.  2016.  Economics of Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management and Poverty.  Doctoral Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn.  Further Information


Kirui, O., J. Okello, R. Nyikal, and G. Njiraini.  2013.  Impact of Mobile Phone-Based Money Transfer Services in Agriculture: Evidence from Kenya.  Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 52(2) : 141-162 .


Kirui, O. K., J. J. Okello, J. J., and R.A. Nyikal.  2012.  Awareness of Mobile Phone-Based Money Transfer Services in Agriculture by Smallholder Farmers in Kenya..  International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA). , 3(1), 1-13 : 1-13 . Further Information
Okello, J.J. O. K. Kirui, G.W. Njiraini and Z. Gitonga.  2012.  Drivers of Use of Information and Communication Technologies by Farm Households: The Case of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya..  Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol 4, No 2 (2012) : 111 . Further Information


Kabubo-Mariara, J., J. Massawe, J. Karugia, O.K. Kirui, and J. Wanjiku.  2011.  Status, distribution and determinants of poverty in the COMESA region: a review of existing knowledge,.  International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)., Working Paper No.33. : 1-33 . Further Information

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Oliver Kiptoo Kirui

Senior Researcher


ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change

okirui(at)uni-bonn.de; oliverkk(at)yahoo.com