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Martin Paul Jr. Tabe-Ojong

Researcher and Doctoral Student

Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy

Nußallee 21
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49-228-73 2577
Fax: +49-228-73 4693
Webpage: Personal Webpage
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Research Interests

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Aspirations and Poverty
  • Social (rural) Development and Labour Market Outcomes
  • Impact Evaluation and Applied Econometrics

Current PhD Project:

Aspirations, Shocks and Poverty

Research Project

  • CRC228 Future Rural Africa: Future-Making and Social-Ecological Transformation

Academic Education

Since 04/2018: PhD student at Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
12/2015-10/2017: Masters of science (MSc) in Agricultural and Food Economics (AFECO), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
10/2010-08/2014: Bachelors of science (BSc) in Agricultural Economics, University of Buea, Cameroon

Employments

Consultant
World Bank Group (WBG)
01/2020-07/2021
Research Assistant
Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Bonn, Germany
04/2018 to present
Researcher
Centre for Independent Development Research, Buea, Cameroon
01/2018-04/2018
Research Fellow
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Nairobi, Kenya
04/2017-09/2017

Academic Awards

2020: Contending with COVID-19 in selected African countries (€25,000), Argelander Kit Grant

2020: World Bank Group Africa Fellowship in Washington D.C. USA and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (January – June 2020).

2019: Hans H. Ruthenberg Graduate Award

2019: World Bank/GIZ/AERC fellowship on Land Economics and Governance at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa (Jan 7- Feb 8, 2019).

2018: IAAE young research scholar travel grants for participation at the International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Vancouver Canada.

2017: Scholarship of the GIZ (BEAF Program, Advisory Group for Development-Oriented Agricultural Research) for a research internship at ICRISAT, Nairobi, Kenya.

2014: Most Disciplined undergraduate student at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

2014: Best graduating student in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Buea, Cameroon.

2014: Best graduating student in the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Buea, Cameroon.

Publications

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Mausch, K., Woldeyohanes, T.,Heckelei, T.(2021). Three hurdles towards commercialization: Integrating subsistence chickpea producers in the market economy.European Review of Agricultural Economics.link.

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Heckelei, T., Kathy B. (2021). Aspiration Formation and Ecological Shocks in Rural Kenya.The European Journal of Development Research. link

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Molua, E., Ngoh, B., Beteck, S. (2021). Production, Consumption and Market Diversification of Grain Legumes in the Humid Forest Agroecology of Cameroon.Sustainable Production and Consumption. link

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Boakye, J., Muliro, M. (2020). Mitigating the impacts of floods using adaptive and resilient coping strategies: The role of the emergency Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty program (LEAP) in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Management. link

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Molua, E., Minkoua, J., Fuh, G. (2020). Production and Supply of Tomato in Cameroon: Examination of the Comparative Effect of Price and Non-Price Factors. Scientific African.link

Molua, E.,Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Meliko, M., Nkenglefac, M.,Akamin, A (2019). Efficiency differentials in resource-use among smallholder cassava farmers in southwestern Cameroon. Development in Practice.link

Working Papers

Tabe-Ojong, M., Rukundo, E. (2021). Religiosity and parental educational aspirations for children in Kenya. PDF

Tabe-Ojong, M., Gebrekidan, B.H, Rukundo, E. , Börner, J. ,Heckelei, T.(2021). Coping with locusts and COVID-19 in rural Africa: An analysis of household-level coping strategies to food insecurity in Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania. PDF

Tabe-Ojong, M., Alvarez, M., Ihli, H., Mathias, B.,Heckelei, T. (2021). Action on Invasive Species: Control Strategies of Parthenium hysterophorus L. on Smallholder Farms in Kenya. PDF

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Heckelei, T., Kathy B., Rasch S. (2021). How Does Collective Action Affect the Aspirations of Smallholder Households . PDF

Work in progress

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Rasch, S., Heckelei, T., (2021). Income Aspirations and Livestock Savings: Evidence of Aspiration Failure in Kenya. PDF (Manuscript under preparation)

Tabe-Ojong, M. P.,(2021). Income Shocks and Non-Cognitive skills. PDF (Manuscript under preparation)

Gebrekidan, B.H., , Tabe-Ojong, M.,Heckelei, T., et al., (2021). The relevance of shocks for the formation of aspirations: a rural household level analysis across Kenya, Namibia, Zambia and Tanzania.(Manuscript under preparation)

Gebrekidan, B.H., Rukundo, E. , Tabe-Ojong, M., et al., (2021). Willingness to pay for COVID-19 vaccine in Africa: Evidence from a Cross-sectional Online Study in Seven Countries .(Manuscript under preparation)

Conference Contributions

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Heckelei, T., Baylis, K. (2020): Aspiration formation and ecological shocks in rural Kenya, contributed paper to be presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 26-28 July 2020, Kansas (USA).

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Heckelei, T., Baylis, K. (2020): Collective action and smallholder rural households: Implications for income and asset aspirations, contributed paper to be presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 26-28 July 2020, Kansas (USA).

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Mausch, K. (2019): Impacts of improved chickpea adoption on smallholder production and commercialization in Ethiopia, Hans H. Ruthenberg Graduate Award presentation at the Tropentag, 18-20 September 2019, Kassel (Germany).

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Mausch, K., Woldeyohanes, T., Heckelei, T. (2018): Impacts of improved chickpea adoption on smallholder production and commercialization in Ethiopia, contributed paper presented at the International Conference of Agricultural Economists, 28-02 August 2018, Vancouver (Canada).

Tabe-Ojong, M. P., Mausch, K., Woldeyohanes, T., Heckelei, T. (2018): A triple hurdle model of the impacts of improved chickpea adoption on smallholder production and commercialization in Ethiopia, contributed paper presented at the 92nd AES Conference, 16-18 April 2018, Warwick (United Kingdom).

 

 

 


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