Dr. Dennis Ochieng 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

Research Fellow at Development Strategy and Governance Division (DSGD), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Dr. Dennis Ochieng

Field of Research

Assessing farmers' preferences for various contract designs attributes using DCE Models: Case of vegetable farmers in Kenya

[Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development; Supervisor: Prof. Matin Qaim, GlobalFood Subproject: D1]

Research Interests

Agri-food systems transformation in developing countries


  • 2014 - 2017: Ph.D. in Economics, RTG 1666: GlobalFood, University of Göttingen, Germany. Thesis: Supermarket Contracts and household welfare in the small farm sector: Panel data evidence from Kenya (Download)
  • M.Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics; Egerton University, Kenya
  • B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics; Egerton University, Kenia

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - 2014 Data Analyst at African Economic Research consortium
  • 2010 Agricultural markets consultant with ABMAB Ltd
  • 2008 - 2009 Research Assistant/MSc student with CSO Dio-Bass Project in DRC
  • 2007 Intern Agricultural Economist at Ministry of Agriculture
  • Supervisor in several surveys with AGMARK Trust, Duke Global Health Institute, CIAT, UNWFP, UNFAO, Syngenta Foundation among others.


Peer-reviewed publications or book chapters

Other publications

  • Ochieng, D.O. (2017). Supermarket Contracts and household welfare in the small farm sector: Panel data evidence from Kenya. PhD thesis, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen.http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1735-0000-0023-3E60-8.
  • Ochieng, D.O. (2017). Supermarket Contracts, Income, and Changing Diets of Farm Households: Panel Data Evidence from Kenya. GlobalFood Discussion Paper 104, University of Göttingen. http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/213486.html.


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