Dr. Haruna Sekabira was a GlobalFood member from 2014-2017. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.
Occupation after leaving GlobalFood
Agri-Foods systems scientist at the International Institute of Tropical agriculture (IITA)
Dr. Haruna Sekabira
Field of Research
Smallholder participation in modern supply chains and impacts on income, poverty, and development (SP-D1), [Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development; Supervisor: Prof. Matin Qaim, GlobalFood Subproject: D1]
Major Research Interests
Agricultural and Food Policies
Agricultural Technologies and their Adoption
Agricultural Economic Development, Food security & Nutrition, and Poverty & Welfare
Agricultural Commodities´ Marketing and Markets
- 2014 - 2017
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, RTG 1666: GlobalFood, University of Göttingen, Germany.
Thesis: Mobile Phone Technologies and their Impacts on Household Welfare and Rural Development in Uganda. PhD thesis, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen. (Download)
- 09/2009 - 09/2010
M.Sc. Agricultural and Applied Economics, Makerere University, Uganda, School of Agricultural Science (2012)
University Of Pretoria, Pretoria (RSA), Shared Facility for Elective Courses, Collaborative M.Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) (Semester abroad in 2010)
M.Sc. Thesis in collaboration with IDRC (International Development Research Centre) "Determinants of adoption of ICT-based market information services by smallholder farmers and traders in Mayuge District, Uganda"
- 10/2005 - 08/2008
B.Sc. in Agriculture, Makerere University (Kampala), School of Agricultural Sciences (2009)
- 06/2017 - 04/2018
Research Associate at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
- 01/2014 - 05/2014
Research Assistant, IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), Uganda; On Policy Action for Sustainable Intensification of Crop Systems in Uganda (PASIC) Project.
- 08/2013 - 11/2013
Assisting Consultant, CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture), Uganda; On Impact Assessment of Improved Bean Varieties Adoption in Ethiopia
- 10/2012 - 04/2014
Intern and Principal Researcher, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya; on an ex-ante impact assessment of transgenic cassava varieties in Uganda and Kenya
- 03/2013 - 09/2013
Team Member and Research Assistant, (IFPRI-Uganda & United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Finland; On the Growth and Poverty Project (GAPP)
Peer-reviewed publications or book chapters
- Sekabira, H., Nalunga, S. (2020). Farm Production Diversity: Is it Important for Dietary Diversity? Panel Data Evidence from Uganda. Sustainability, 12(3), 1028.
- Sekabira, H., M. Qaim (2017). Mobile money, agricultural marketing, and off-farm income in Uganda. Agricultural Economics 48(5), 597-611. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12360.
- Sekabira, H., M. Qaim (2017). Can mobile phones improve gender equality and nutrition? Panel data evidence from farm households in Uganda. Food Policy 73, 95-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.10.004.
- Van Campenhout, B., Sekabira, H., and Nattembo, F., (2017). Uganda: A New Set of Utility-Consistent Poverty Lines. In Arndt, C., and Tarp, F., (Eds.), Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries, (pp. 139-161). Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom.
- Van Campenhout, B., Sekabira, H., and Aduayom, H. D., (2016). Poverty and its Dynamics in Uganda – Explorations Using a New Set of Poverty Lines. In Arndt, C., McKay, A., and Tarp, F., (Eds.), Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, (pp. 138 – 160). Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom.
- Taylor, J. N., Sekabira, A. H., Sibiko, W. K., Bua, A., and Lynam, K. J., (2015). Disease-resistant GM cassava in Uganda and Kenya during a pandemic. In Mitton, J. P., and Bennett, J. D., (Eds.), Analyses: Africa’s Future ... Can Biosciences Contribute? (pp. 76 – 85). Banson/B4FA, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
- Sekabira, H., (2013). Capital Structure and Its Role on Performance of Microfinance Institutions: The Ugandan Case. Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Research, 2(3): 86 – 100.
- Sekabira, H., Bonabana, W. J., and Asingwire, N., (2012). Determinants for Adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-Based Market Information Services by Smallholder Farmers and Traders in Mayuge District, Uganda. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 4(14): 404-415.
- Sekabira, H. (2017). Mobile Phone Technologies and their Impacts on Household Welfare and Rural Development in Uganda. PhD thesis, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen. http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1735-0000-0023-3EBE-5.
- Sekabira, H., M. Qaim (2017). Can Mobile Phones Improve Gender Equality and Nutrition? Panel Data Evidence from Farm Households in Uganda. GlobalFood Discussion Paper 95, University of Göttingen. http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/213486.html.
- Sekabira, H., M. Qaim (2016). Mobile Money, Agricultural Marketing, and Off-Farm Income in Uganda. GlobalFood Discussion Paper 82, University of Göttingen. http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/213486.html.
Luganda (mother tongue)
Complete CV here