|Education||Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (In Progress)|
|STAARS Research||The Effect of Livestock Shocks on Pastoral Households in Northern Kenya and Implications for Index Based Insurance Contract|
Mumina Shibia is a graduate student and research assistant at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States. She is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics and is a Borlaug higher education for agricultural research and development scholar. Her dissertation research is on the impact of index based insurance on livestock production for pastoral households in Northern Kenya. She received her Master of Science in agricultural and applied economics (specialized in agribusiness), her Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics, and her Diploma in agricultural education and extension from Egerton University Kenya. She is an applied economist working for the Kenya agricultural and livestock research organization. She worked as a monitoring and evaluation expert for 3 national wide projects: Kenya agricultural productivity and sustainable land management, Kenya agricultural productivity and agribusiness, and Kenya adaptation to climate change in the arid and semi-arid lands funded by the World Bank and the Government of Kenya. Her research interests include applied development economics specifically focusing on: risk management and resilience to shocks, food security, food nutrition, pastoral household livelihoods, entrepreneurship and agricultural product value chain development, sustainable land and water management and conservation, community-driven development innovations, and participatory project monitoring and evaluation. Mumina is interested in applied microeconomics, econometrics, and agricultural policy.