Patrick MBATARU - Membres associés

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Maître de conférences en politiques de développement Urban mutation – Middle class economies – Land mutation – Food security


Research Themes

  • Urban mutation
  • Middle class economies
  • Land mutation
  • Food security


  • 2005-2008: Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development: The University of Toulouse, le Mirail, France. Thesis title:  Economic Strategies of Stakeholders after reforms in a Market Chain: The case of Coffee Value in Nyeri, Kenya.
  • 2004-2005: Masters of Development (space, society and economy): Dissertation title: Social and Economic impact of reforms in a Value Chain: the case of coffee Production in Nyeri, Kenya, University of Toulouse, Le Mirail.
  • 1986-1989: Bachelor of Philosophy: Urbanian University, Rome.


  • 2007- 2008: CIRAD, Coffee agro-systems and Certification project ( objective: preparing coffee farmers for the certification projects in central Kenya).
  • 2012- 2014: IFRA, Factors Influencing food Insecurity in the E A highlands. (Objective: Finding out the factors influencing food production, access and nutrition in central Kenya).
  • 2012- 2013: LAM-CREPAO:  The middle classes in Africa. (Ojective: Profiling the economy of the  rising middle class in Kenya).


  • 2003: Evaluation  of the community based hospital insurance scheme in Nyeri Kenya.
  • 2007: Evaluation of the community based hospital  insurance scheme in Muranga, kenya
  • 2010: Ex-ante impact assessmentnt of Voi- Arusha Road, Kenya.
  • 2010: Ex- ante impact assessment of Kibwezi- Isiolo Road, Kenya.
  • 2013: Impact assessment on land around Lake Albert oil fields, Uganda (ongoing, not available).






2013 Nanjing University, China Visiting lecturer Real estate economics, food security and agriculture in Africa
2010-current Kenyatta University Lecturer Food Security, International Trade, Project Management, Agriculture and Wealth creation. Global Agrifood Chains and food systems
2002-Current French Institute For research in Africa Research Associate Food security, Land transformation ( urban and rural), Middle class economy
2008-10 CIRAD/ICRAF Project Communication Manager Small Scale Coffee Value  Modernising Project
2007-10 Jomo Kenyatta University Lecturer Innovation,  History of Development
2010-11 CIRAD/ICRAF Consultant Value Chain Upgrading
2010-11 EGIS- BCM Consultant Social-Economic Impact Assessment: Infrastructure
2005-Current Destination-Business ( Paris) Consultant Training and preparing  direct foreign investors for Africa
1994-2001 St Augustine’s Teachers College Lecturer Commerce/ teaching methodology