Kelvin Mulungu

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Cape Town

Kelvin Mulungu holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University in the US. He was a Sustainability Leadership Fellow at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability during the 2019-2020 academic year, and a PhD student research fellow at the Africa Rice Center in 2019. He obtained a Collaborative MSc in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Egerton University in Kenya and University of Pretoria in South Africa. He worked for a CGIAR project in Zambia as Research Manager for an agriculture for nutrition and health project. He also worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Zambia Institute of Economic and Social Research. His research interests include nutrition, gender in agriculture, climate change, natural resource economics, and biodiversity. For his PhD dissertation, he studied the effectiveness of forests as natural insurance for nutrition, how weather shocks affect risk attitudes of smallholder farmers and hence their investment decisions, and provided an alternative explanation for the ‘hungry farmer paradox’.

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