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Wisdom Mgomezulu, Agricultural Economics,  Young Scientist Award

👨‍🏫Wisdom Mgomezulu is an enthusiastic, hardworking, and determined individual with a strong background in Economics, International Trade, Business Management, and Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Wisdom R. Mgomezulu is a highly competent professional with extensive experience and knowledge in various fields. Holding a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, MSc degrees in Agricultural Economics (Quantitative Economic Policy Analysis) and Data Science, and a BSc in Agricultural Economics, he is well-versed in both theoretical and applied aspects of his domains.

🌐 Professional Profiles

Academic Qualifications 🎓

PhD in Agricultural & Resource Economics: Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Bunda College, 2021-2023. PhD in Business Management Studies: University of Zambia, Graduate School of Business,  2021-2024. MSc in Data Science: Guglielmo Marconi University, School of Data Science, 2022-2023. BSc in Agricultural Economics: University of Malawi

Professional Experience 🌍💼

Director of Research: Daeyang University. Research and Consultancy: Conducted various research projects and consultancies for prominent organizations such as the World Bank, IFAD, Land O, Lakes, GIZ, WFP, UNDP, Plan International, CIP, Save the Children International, and the Government of Malawi.

Skills and Specializations 🧠💻

Expertise: Economics, International Trade, Business Management, Mathematical Sciences. Specialization: Economic Policy Impact Analysis using advanced econometric tools. Certificates: Trained expert in Economic Policy Impact Analysis from University of Laval, Certificate in Pedagogy from Domasi College of Education 🌍🎓✨

Membership in Professional Associations and Awards 🌐🏅

Member of Association of African Agricultural Economists (AAAE), 2023 Innovative Research in Sustainable Agriculture Awardee (Early Career Researchers Category), Member of Young African Leaders Forum (YALF), Member of Young African Leaders Journal of Development (YALJOD): Awardee of YALJOD 2018 Outstanding Contribution in Research

Reviewer for Journals:

Cogent Food and Agriculture, Taylor and Francis Journal, Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, Journal of Economics, Management, and Trade

Developmental Projects Publications 📖🌍

A Comprehensive Value Chain Analysis for Dairy, Beef, and Banana in Malawi : Report submitted to Heifer International, Lilongwe (2022), Baseline for “Securing Sustainable Livelihoods for 2,000 Subsistence Fishermen and Smallholder Farmers at Lake Malawi” : Baseline Report submitted to Sign of Hope, Berlin (2022),  A Comprehensive Value Chain Analysis for Rice, Cassava, Mango, and Fish in Salima and Nkhotakota Districts ; Report submitted CADECOM, Lilongwe (2022). End-line Evaluation of the DEC 2 Appeal Cyclone Idai project :End-line Survey Report submitted to Save the Children International, Zomba (2021). Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) IV Project Endline Survey : Report submitted to Local Development Fund, Lilongwe (2021). Baseline Study for Programme for Rural Irrigation Development (PRIDE) : Report submitted to Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Lilongwe (2020). Baseline Study for Enhancing the Resilience of Agroecological Systems Project (ERASP) ;Report submitted to Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Lilongwe (2020). Market Assessment and Minimum Expenditure Basket Baseline for ECHO “PREPARE” Project :Report submitted to Save the Children International, Lilongwe (2019)

Academic Publications 📝📚

Direct and Spillover Effects of Biofortified Sweetpotato Interventions on Sustained Adoption in Malawi: Published in Food Policy, Volume 121, 2023, Understanding Poverty Dimensions and Transitions in Malawi: A Panel Data Approach: Published in Research in Globalization, 100160, Elsevier (2023), Towards Sustainability in the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices: Implications on Household Poverty, Food, and Nutrition Security: Published in Innovation and Green Development, 2(3), Elsevier (2023), Effectiveness of Pro-Poor Interventions on Wealth Accumulation and Household Engagement in Income Generation in Malawi: Published in Research in Globalization, 100127, Elsevier (2023), Are Common Bean Traders Efficient? An Empirical Evidence from Malawi: Published in Outlook on Agriculture, 52(1), 47-56 (2023), Modelling Farmers’ Adoption Decisions of Sustainable Agricultural Practices under Varying Agro-Ecological Conditions: A New Perspective: Published in Innovation and Green Development, 2(1), Elsevier (2023), Structure, Conduct, and Performance of Beans Marketing in Malawi: A Case Study of Lilongwe District: Published in Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 67(1), 49-62 (2023), Responding to Inefficiencies on Smallholder Maize Farms: Can Sustained Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Practices Make a Difference?: Published in African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 17(4), 313-329 (2022)

Modules Developed 📚👨‍🏫

LUANAR Open & Distance Learning Modules: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Econometrics II, Introduction to Statistical Packages, Statistics for Economists I, Mathematics for Economists, 2019, 2021, 2020, 2023

Computer Skills 💻🔧

Professional knowledge of Stata statistical package, SPSS, R, ODK Collect, Data Collection tool, Kobo toolbox, Survey Solutions, QGIS, Microsoft Office packages


Wisdom Mgomezulu’s citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

📊 Citation Metrics (Google Scholar):

  • Cited by: All –43 Since 2019–43
  • h-index: All – 4 Since 2019 –4

Top Noted Publications by Dr.Santiago

Mas-Coma 📚:

Wisdom Mgomezulu | Agricultural Economics | Young Scientist Award

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