Dr. Priscilla Hamukwala

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education
Senior Lecturer
Academic Qualifications:
  • 2020-  Ph.D.  Agricultural Economics, University of Pretoria, SA.
  • 2003 - Master of Science – Agribusiness, Alabama A& M University, Normal Alabama, USA.
  • 1999 -  Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, University of Zambia.

Priscilla Hamukwala joined in January 2005 as a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension.  She teaches farm management courses and co teaches Fundamental concepts of integrated primary science and Teaching and learning primary science for undergraduates. She also co-teaches Agricultural police analysis and Production economic courses for post graduates. Other work includes consultancy and supervising undergraduate students’ research projects and Masters’ thesis. Prior to joining the University, she worked as a Research assistant at Zambia Seed company, and earlier as a Research assistant and Trainer in the Zambia Rural Youth Initiative Project sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture –Foreign Agricultural Service and USAID in support of the Zambia National Farmers Union.

Research Interests

Priscilla Hamukwala’s research interests include; Economics of micronutrients nutrition; Impact assessment studies; Poverty Analysis; and farm business analysis.

On-going Research

Gender differences in preferences for biofortified food crops in three Sub-Saharan African countries.

Selected Publications
  1. Hamukwala, P., Oparinde, A., Binswanger‐Mkhize, H.P. and Kirsten, J., 2019.  Design Factors Influencing Willingness‐to‐Pay Estimates in the Becker‐DeGroot‐Marschak (BDM) Mechanism and the non‐hypothetical Choice Experiment: A Case of Biofortified Maize in Zambia. Journal of Agricultural Economics vol. 70(1), pp 81-100

  2. Hamukwala, P., Oparinde, A., Binswanger-Mkhize, H.P., and Kirsten, J. Design Factors Influencing Willingness-to-Pay Estimates in the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak (BDM) Mechanism and the Non-Hypothetical Choice Experiment: A Case of Biofortified Maize in Zambia.  Accepted for publication in the Journal of Agricultural Economics. January, (2018).

  1. Tembo, G., Hamukwala, P., Chimai, B & Chishimba, E. (2014).  Socio-economic characteristics of sorghum & millet farmers in Luansshya district of Zambia: Does improved seed matter? International Journal of Current Research, 6(2) pp 5172-5177   

  1. Kalinda, T., Banda D.J, Hamukwala, P., Maimbo, F., and Sjaastad. E. (2013). "The impact of the Zimbabwean crisis on informal cross_border trade with Zambia." In the Shadow of a conflict: Crisis in Zimbabwe and its effects in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, African book collective, edited by Bill Derman and Randi Kaarhus, 309-326. Harare: Weaver Press.

  1. Meenakshi, J. V.; Banerji, A; Manyong V.; Tomlins, K. Mittal, N and Hamukwala P. (2012). Using a discrete choice experiment to elicit the demand for a nutritious food: Willingness-to-pay for orange maize in rural Zambia. Journal of Health Economics. Vol 31 (1) pp 62-71.

  1. Hamukwala, P., Tembo, G., Erbaugh, J.M. and Larson, W.D., (2012). Improved seed variety value chains in Zambia: A missed opportunity to improve smallholder productivity. African Journal of Agricultural Research7(34), pp.4803-4818.

  2. Tembo, G., T.H. Kalinda, and P. Hamukwala, D.W. Larson, J. M. Erbaugh. 2010. “Factors Influencing the Adoption of Improved Technologies by Smallholder Cereal Producers in Zambia.” UNISWA Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology 13(2): 121-133.

  3. Tembo, G., T. Kalinda, P. Hamukwala, D. Larson and M. Erbaugh. (2010). Adoption of Improved Maize, Sorghum and Millet Technologies by Smallholder Farmers in Southern Zambia. Journal of Science and Technology 14(2), December 2010, pp27-39.

  4. Meenakshi, J. V., Tomlins, K., De Groote, H., Manyong, V., Chowdhury, S., Banerji, A., & Hamukwala, P. (2009). Willingness to Pay for Provitamin A Crops In Africa. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 55, 26.

  5. Hamukwala, P., Muuka, G.N., Wheelock, G. and Bukenya, J., (2008). NGO Project Managers' Perception of the Sustainability of Development Projects: Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of African Business, 9(1), pp.191-217.

  6. Kalinda, Thomson, Diana J Banda, Priscilla Hamukwala, Fabian Maimbo, and Espen Sjaastad. (2013). "The impact of the Zimbabwean crisis on informal cross border trade with Zambia." In the Shadow of a conflict: Crisis in Zimbabwe and its effects in Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia, African book collective, edited by Bill Derman and Randi Kaarhus, 309-326. Harare: Weaver Press.

  7. Lubinda, R., Likulunga, M.  and Hamukwala, P. (2008). “Financial and marketing management of dairy cattle and goat enterprises.” In Husbandry and cattle economics of dairy cattle, goats and milk processing manual, by University of Zambia, Department of Animal Science, pp. 233-289. Lusaka: Card Express Limited. ISBN 978-9982-22-020-0.