Dr K Kgosikoma
Faculty of Agri-Business, Education and Extension
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Keneilwe Kgosikoma holds a PhD in Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics from Michigan State University in Michigan, USA. She has research interests in climate change, food security and sustainability, ecosystem services and environmental management. She has a keen interest in corporate sustainability and environmental and social impact assessment and is currently engaged in pursuing personal development in these two areas. Dr Kgosikoma’s interest in sustainability, particularly in the livestock sector, saw her undertake the role of individual country consultant for United Nations Environmental Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). This was a regional study on "Fostering sustainable transformation of agriculture in Africa through inclusive green economy: The case of the livestock value chain in Southern Africa (Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe) with the aim of drawing recommendations to facilitate sustainable transformation along different value chains, including the dairy value chain.
Dr Kgosikoma has excellent research skills, particularly in the areas of non-market valuation, and socio-economic analysis. She has worked in internationally funded SASSCAL research, assessing the market potential and prospects of indigenous fruit trees, namely kgengwe, and morama, with the objective of encouraging the communities where these resources are abundant to commercially produce these otherwise climate tolerant production inputs for sustained household income and food security. She was involved in community capacity building in product marketing and pricing under the same project. Currently, she is part of a research team exploring the development and utilization of camel milk and camel milk products, with the main objective of growing the knowledge base for the potential for the use of camels and camel products as an adaptation strategy to climate change.
COURSES CURRENTLY TAUGHT
Intermediate Microeconomics (AEB 226) Semester 2
Environmental Economics (AEB 310) Semester 1
Price analysis (AEB 312) Semester 1
Farm Business Management (AEB 322) Semester 2
N. Tselaesele, Eyassu Seifu, M. Molapisi, W. Boitumelo, A. Angassa, K. Kgosikoma, , 2021. Perceptions and attitudes of communities on socio-economic importance of camels and consumption of camel milk and camel milk products in Kgalagadi District, Botswana. Journal of Camelid Science, 14 (1): 52-66. http://www.isocard.net/en/journal .
Kgosikoma K., Mackenzie-Tsedi, L. Kelebang, B., Ranchobolo, T. 2020. Market Prospects and Willingness to Pay for Indigenous Products: The Case of Morama (Tylosema esculentum). African Journal of Agricultural Research, Volume 16 (7), pp. 963-975, ISSN: 1991-637X, https://doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2020.14798
Binge, A., Mshenga, P. and Kgosikoma, K.R. 2019. Production and Marketing Constraints of Small Stock Farming: Evidence from LIMID and Non-LIMID Farmers in Boteti Sub-district, Botswana. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, Volume 3 (53), pp. 195-201, ISSN (e) 1899-5772, ISSN (p) 1899-5241, http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.JARD.2019.01197
Kgosikoma, K.R., Lekota, P. and Kgosikoma, O. 2018. Agro-pastoralists’ determinants of adaptation to climate change, International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Volume 10 (3), pp. 488-500, ISSN: 1756-8692, http://doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-02-2017-0039
Kgosikoma K.R. and Malope, P. 2016. Determinants of market participation and the institutional constraints: case study of Kweneng West, Botswana, Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Volume 8 (9), pp. 178-186, ISSN 2141-2170, DOI:10.5897/JAERD2016.0780.
Malope, P. and Molapisane, K.R. 2006. Poverty Reduction Through Alternative Livelihoods in Botswana’s Desert Margins, South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, Volume 35 (1), ISSN 0301-603X.
Genomic, meat yield, carcass quality and economic profiles of smallholder village goat populations of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe: Opportunities of optimal production under low input production systems. August 2021 – December 2024. Funded through Agricultural Research Council (ARC)/ SADC. Role: Economic analysis of the goat value chain.
12 May, 2023