Josiah Ateka holds a PhD in Economics (Agric Econ) from Kenyatta University and currently teaches Agricultural and Environmental Economics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nairobi, Kenya. His research interests are in the Agriculture–Food–and Environment nexus, in a developing country context. Dr Ateka consults for a number of organizations including; Government ministries at the national and county levels in Kenya, FAO, UN`s Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, UN Women, MSI/USAID, Business Advocacy Fund (BAF), Biovision Africa Trust and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Dr Ateka has been actively involved in various research and consultancy projects and has experience in implementing participatory and quantitative research designs. He has conducted extensive surveys among rural agricultural and pastoral communities in Kenya. Prior to his current appointment as a Lecturer in Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (JKUAT), he had held various management positions at KTDA, a leading smallholder organisation where he gained management experience in leading teams. Currently Josiah is working in a project seeking to assess the impact of payment for ecosystem services on livelihood outcomes in Mt Elgon, Kenya.