Dr. Franklin Simtowe

Country of current residence

Kenya

Current position

Senior Agricultural and Development Economist

Since

2014

Website current institute
Office address

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) P.O. Box 1041-00621 Nairobi Kenya

Office phone

+254 20 722 4572

Office fax

+254 20 7224001

Previous positions

November 2007 to November 2008: Post-Doctoral Fellow- Impact Assessment economist- Africa Rice Center (WARDA), Cotonou, Benin 2008 - 2013 ICRISAT 2013 - 2014 ILRI, Nairobi

Profession

Economist

Specialisation

Institutions, Markets, Policy & Impacts and Project Coordinator for Treasure Legumes

Degrees / expertise

2001, M.Sc. Agricultural Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi

 

1995, Bsc Agricultural Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi

Professional experience

Agricultural Economist- International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT)- Nairobi 2008-till present

 

Impact Assessment Economist- The Africa Rice Center, based in Cotonou, Benin- but Working in eight countries in West African countries,

Period: November 2007-till 2008

 

Research Fellow/Lecturer

University of Malawi, Agricultural Policy Research Unit (APRU)

Period: 2000-2007

 

 

Economist For the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Period: May 1999 to December 2000

 

 

Research Analyst, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Rural Development Department, University of Malawi, Bunda College

Period: 1995 to 1999

2013

Franklin Simtowe, Mariapia Mendola, Julius Mangisoni, Hardwick Tchale and Clement Nyirongo.  2013.  The Economic Effects of Land Redistribution: The Case of a Community-Based Rural Land Development Project in Malawi:.  In: Stein Holden, Keijiro Otsuka and Klaus Deininger (eds.): Land Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Assessing Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management.. Palgrave.   75-105.  Further Information

2011

Simtowe, F., M. Kassie, A. Diagne, S. Silim, E. Muange, S. Asafw and B.Shiferaw.  2011.  Determinants of Agricultural Technology adoption: the Case of Improved Pigeonpea Varieties in Tanzania: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 50 (4). 

2009

Simtowe, F. , M. Zeller and A. Diagne.  2009.  The Impact of credit constraints on the Adoption of hybrid maize in Malawi.  Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, 90 (1)   : 5-22   .

2008

Simtowe F., M. Zeller and A. Diagne.  2008.  Who is credit constrained? Evidence from Rural Malawi.  Agricultural Finance Review, , 68 (2)   : 255-27   .

2007

Simtowe F., M. Zeller, A. Phiri, and J. Mburu.  2007.  Long-Run Determinants of Moral Hazard in Microfinance: A Study of Group Lending Programs from Malawi using Panel Data.  Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 46 (1)   : 69-84   . Further Information
Simtowe, F..  2007.  Mutual insurance in joint liability lending programmes from Malawi -- its determinants and policy implications.  Journal of Rural Development, 26 (4)   : 541-576   . Further Information

2006

Simtowe, F.  2006.  Can Risk-aversion towards Fertilizer explain part of the Non-adoption Puzzle for Hybrid Maize? Empirical Evidence from Malawi.  Journal for Applied Sciences, 6 (7)   : 1490-1498   . Download [PDF]
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Simtowe, F.  2006.  The Impact of Access to Credit on the Adoption of hybrid maize in Malawi: An Empirical test of an Agricultural Household Model under credit market failure. 
Simtowe, F.  2006.  Performance and Impact of Group based Credit in Rural Malawi.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Göttingen.  Development Economics and Policy Series. 58. Peter Lang- Germany  
Simtowe, F., M. Zeller, A. Phiri.  2006.  Determinants of Moral Hazard in Microfinance: Empirical Evidence from Joint Liability Lending Programs in Malawi.  African Review of Money Finance and Banking. Supplementary Issue of Savings and Development, . Further Information

2002

Edriss, A.-K. and F. Simtowe.  2002.  Technical Efficiency in Groundnut Production in Malawi: An Application of a Frontier Production Function.  UNISWA Journal, : pp. 45-60   .
Snapp, S.S., D.D. Rohrbach, F. Simtowe and H.A. Freeman.  2002.  Sustainable soil management options for Malawi: Can smallholder farmers grow more legumes?.  Agric. Ecosys. Environ. 91, : pp. 159-174   .

2001

Löfgren, H. (ed), O. Chulu, O. Sichinga, F. Simtowe, H. Tchale, R. Teska and P. Wobst.  2001.  External Shocks and Domestic Poverty Alleviation: Simulations with a CGE Model of Malawi.  TMD Discussion Paper NO. 71, Trade and Macroeconomics Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C. Further Information

2000

Simtowe, F.  2000.  Export Agriculture in Malawi: Alternatives to Tobacco.  .   Download [PDF]
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Tchale, H., F. Simtowe and O. Chulu.  2000.  Agricultural Policy Reforms in Malawi.  Download [PDF]
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1998

Simtowe, F. and A. Diagne.  1998.  MALAWI RURAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY.  Further Information

Samuel Benin,James Thurlow, Xinshen Diao, Christen Lungren, Franklin Simtowe.  Agricultural Growth and Investment Options.  Further Information
Simtowe, F.  Determinants of Intra-group Insurance in Microfinance: Empirical Evidence from joint liability lending programs in Malawi. 

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Renewable energy
Research countries
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
Research projects
http://www.uncdf.org/english/microfinance/newsletter/pages/2005_08/voice.php
Professional experience
Agricultural Economist- International Crops Research Institute (ICRISAT)- Nairobi 2008-till present Impact Assessment Economist- The Africa Rice Center, based in Cotonou, Benin- but Working in eight countries in West African countries, Period: November 2007-till 2008 Research Fellow/Lecturer University of Malawi, Agricultural Policy Research Unit (APRU) Period: 2000-2007 Economist For the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Period: May 1999 to December 2000 Research Analyst, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Rural Development Department, University of Malawi, Bunda College Period: 1995 to 1999
Degrees

2001, M.Sc. Agricultural Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi

 

1995, Bsc Agricultural Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi

Funding institutions

BMZ via DAAD & GTZ

Research partners

University of Hohenheim

Former Department :

Office E-Mail:
F.Simtowe(at)cgiar.org