Prof. Patience Mshenga (PhD)
Assistant Program Coordinator

Patience M. Mshenga is an Associate Professor of Agribusiness Management at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management and the current chair of the department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Kenya. With a key interest in agribusiness development, she has supervised many graduate students. She has extensive skills and experience in models for strengthening micro, small and medium scale enterprises including entrepreneurial development as well as farm and non-farm linkages. She was the project manager of the project ‘Strengthening universities capacity to enhance competitiveness of agribusiness in East and West Africa’ funded by the European Union under EDULINK 11 and is currently the Assistant Project coordinator of the project ‘Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAgDev)’ funded by Mastercard Foundation as well as RECAP project ‘Empowering Kenyan Youth through Agrienterprise Incubation for Improved Livelihoods and Economic Development (AGLEAD).’  She has been involved in development of many unique agribusiness related academic programs. Prof. Mshenga has been one of the judges of AgriBiz4Africa Competition organized by Enactus Kenya, Syngenta and AGRA. She has been involved in setting up the Agrienterprise Fund Scheme in Egerton, Gulu, Mekele and University of Portharcourt where students start and run agrienterprises in the ‘Learn as You Earn Model.’