Monica K. Kansiime
Scientist Seed Systems
+256 (0) 752834551
CABI, Canary Bird, 673 Limuru Road, Muthaiga, PO Box 633-00621, Nairobi, Kenya
PhD in Agricultural Economics, MSc in Agricultual Economics, BSc in Agriculture
I joined CABI in July 2015 as seed systems scientist. My role is to support the implementation of CABI's Good Seed Initiative in Africa, including providing technical support to seed production, seed commercialization and raising awareness of the importance of high quality seed. in addition, I support research and evaluation of seed systems with partners in the region, to learn how best to promote seed systems development.
My experience spans project management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and research. I have worked with development practitioners, managers, field staff, evaluators and monitors, who need practical, usable tools to help them track and manage results of their interventions. As a research scientist, I have a spectrum of practical experience in research methods, namely – descriptive, regression/correlation, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), quasi experimental, and meta-analysis - which have all been core in my routine M&E functions. My research interests are in climate change, value chains and market-based systems, farming and seed systems.
Previously, I have worked with the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI), the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD), Oxfam, ASARECA and Heifer International.