James Rao

James Rao

Agricultural Economist

Elizaphan James Oburu Rao is a scientist working under the livelihoods, gender and impact program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). An agricultural economist by training, Rao has worked across East Africa implementing livestock research in development projects in collaboration with development partners and government agencies. Rao’s work focusses on adoption and innovation pathways of development interventions - technologies and institutional innovations, aimed at livelihood improvements. Rao has been leading monitoring learning and evaluation activities in the Tanzania Dairy Value Chain under the current Livestock and Fish Collaborative Research Program (CRP). He holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from University of Goettingen, an Msc in Agricultural Economics from University of Hohenheim, an Msc in International Cooperation Policy from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and a Bsc in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University.

My Publications

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Adoption of farm biosecurity practices among smallholder poultry farmers in Kenya – An application of latent class analysis with a multinomial logistic regression

  • Otieno, W.A.
  • Nyikal, R.A.
  • Mbogoh, S.G.
  • Rao, E.J.O.

Bridging the gap in data from smallholder dairy systems; The Africa Dairy Genetic Gains (ADGG) Data platform

  • Ojango, Julie M.K.
  • Okeyo Mwai, Ally
  • Mrode, Raphael A.
  • Chinyere, Ekine
  • Gebreyohanes, Gebregziabher
  • Rao, E.J.O.
  • Meseret, Selam
  • Mogaka, David
  • Lyatuu, Eliamoni T.R.
  • Komwihangilo, Daniel M.
  • Msuta, G.
  • Gibson, John P.
  • Kemp, Stephen J.

Impacts of climate-smart crop varieties and livestock breeds on the food security of smallholder farmers in Kenya

  • Radeny, Maren A.O.
  • Rao, E.J.O.
  • Ogada, Maurice
  • Recha, John W.M.
  • Solomon, Dawit

Dairy profitability simulator mobile application: IPSR Innovation Profile

  • Rao, E.J.O.
  • Ojango, Julie M.K.
  • Menjo, Dominic
  • Kang'ethe, Edwin
  • Kipkosgei, Gideon
  • Mogaka, David
  • Jabes, Yusuf
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Integrated approach for Dairy Development in Kenya

  • Rao, E.J.O.

Maziwa Zaidi: Selection of agripreneurs and linked households for testing delivery of bundled technology packages in Tanzania

  • Rao, E.J.O.
  • Omondi, Immaculate A.
  • Poole, Elizabeth J.
  • Omore, Amos O.