Prof. Damian M. Gabagambi

Name:Prof. Damian M. Gabagambi
Date:Aug 04, 2015

Prof. Damian M. Gabagambi holds PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. He currently works as Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has also worked as Senior Researcher at Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) in Dar es Salaam. He also serves as Secretary General of the Agricultural Economics Society of Tanzania (AGREST), and is a Board Member of Agricultural Non-state Actors Forum (ANSAF), and a member of a range of professional organizations such as AGREST, Policy Forum, DAAD Alumni, Tropentag Konfernz, alumni of Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED) and Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD). Prof. Gabagambi has been involved in a number of government assignments such as resource group agricultural expert at the Global 2013 Smart Partnership Dialogue on 28th June-1st July 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme was “Leveraging Technology for Africa’s Socio Economic Transformation: The Smart Partnership Way”. The Dialogue was hosted by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania and attended by 10 seating presidents and 5 former presidents. Likewise, Prof. Gabagambi was a full-time Delivery Lab Member for Agricultural Lab during preparation of the Big Results Now (BRN) programme to accelerate realization of Tanzania’s aspiration to become a middle income status by 2025. The Labs were organized by the President’s Office, State House from 22nd Feb 2013 to 14th April 2013 at Whitesands Hotel, Dar es Salaam. His recent publications include: Assessment of operational aspects of the input supply chain under national agriculture input voucher scheme (NAIVS) in Tanzania (Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics. Vol. 6(1), January, 2014 pp. 94-105); Assessment of Global Economic Crisis Impact on Tanzania’s Economy (Journal of Cooperative and Business Studies Vol. 1 No. 1; 2013 pp 1-15); Determinants of Entrepreneurial Tendencies among Tanzanian University Graduates: A Case of University of Dar-es-Salaam (Journal of Education and Practice. Vol.4, No.28, 2013 pp. 130-146); Comparative economic analysis of specialty and conventional coffee production in Kigoma district of Tanzania (Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development, Vol. 9 (2012) pp 87-95); and National Agricultural Input Voucher Scheme impact on productivity and food security of smallholder farmers in Tanzania (Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, ISSN (Paper) 2222-1700 ISSN (Online) 2222-2855).