Kiplimo Araap Lagat is a Development Economist with over 10 years experience in consultancy, research and training in both public and private sectors. Currently a Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Chairman in the Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Business and Economics at Moi University in Kenya. Teaching postgraduate and undergraduate econometrics, mathematics for economists, research methods and research design, managerial economics, International and Regional Trade and agricultural policy and law. Recently a visiting Fellow at Cornell University, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in USA (Under STAARS Fellowship) and previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Siena, Italy. He has engaged on a wide variety of rural and urban development related projects at various scales in Africa; including the management of change in rural and urban areas, development of agricultural and agribusiness projects. His areas of interest in research include; monitoring and evaluation of public policies in agriculture, public health, urban development, education and, food and nutrition, food security, sustainable development and value chain development. He is currently among the group of experts supporting National Agricultural Investment Plan Country reviews for African Union under IFPRI. He is also part of National Agricultural Value Chain Incubation Initiative project funded by the Government of Kenya in collaboration with Swedish Government. He has a wide experience in impact evaluation, value chain development, research designs, econometric modelling and data analysis. Specifically he has experience in the analysis of survey data, panel data (e.g. LSMS World Bank Data) and time series data using STATA, SPSS and E-Views. He is currently an active member of AAAE, IAAE, AES and AGRODEP (African Growth and Development Policy) consortium facilitated by IFPRI where he has attended several capacity building trainings. He recently received STAARS (Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces project) fellowship award which is a project in collaboration with Cornell University, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), and the World Bank. . He has been involved in research designs and data analysis in an EU 7th Framework project; Biowaste4SP being implemented in 5 countries in Africa. He has previously undertaken several consultancy assignments including training of Central Bank of Nigeria senior staff in ABUJA Nigeria, USAID projects on Value Chain Development and Investment Plan for Trans Nzoia County, Capacity Building for West African Monetary Institute (WAMI), European Union (EU), GIZ, AU, GoK, NGOs and other private companies in Kenya and Africa.