Josey Kamanda

Contact details

Name: Josey Ondieki Kamanda

Institute: Wageningen University and Research Centre

Department: Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group


Address: Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, building no. 201, Room: 4018, the Netherlands
Mobile phone: +31 (0) 644 340 110 (Netherlands)/ +255 682 821 671 (Tanzania)
Landline phone: +31 (0)317 484 310 (Netherlands)/ +255 222 780 768 (Tanzania)

About Josey

Josey’s postdoctoral work focuses on analyzing governance challenges in the provision of crop protection services in Tanzania. He conducted his PhD research (October 2011 – November 2014) at the University of Hohenheim (Germany) where he studied the comparative advantage of CGIAR centres viz-a-viz other actors in agricultural research for development. Empirical analysis was carried out at the legume improvement program of ICRISAT with case studies in India, Malawi and Ethiopia. Prior to joining the University of Hohenheim, he worked as a Dutch-funded APO (Institutional Innovation Specialist) at ICRISAT based in Hyderabad, India.

Major research areas/ expertise: agricultural innovation systems, institutional learning and change processes, governance and institutions for agricultural development

Nationality: Kenyan

In the PARASITE project

Role in the project: Postdoctoral researcher

Subproject: 4 – Sociology and Innovation Systems

Project location: the Netherlands, Tanzania

Start of the project: 1 February 2015

Expected finish: 30 September 2015

Supervisory team

Supervisor: Laurens Klerkx

Co-supervisor: Jonne Rodenburg


Banerjee Rupsha, Kamanda Josey, Bantilan Cynthia and Singh Naveen. 2013. Exploring the relationship between local institutions in SAT India and adaptation to climate variability. Natural Hazards, Volume 65 Issue 3, pp 1443–1464.

Kamanda Josey and Regina Birner. 2013. Governance challenges in legume seed systems: What role can the International Agricultural Research Centers play? Poster presented at Tropentag 2013 Conference, University of Hohenheim, September 17 – 19, 2013, Stuttgart, Germany

Kamanda Josey, Birner Regina and Bantilan Cynthia. 2013. Strategic positioning of CGIAR centers: Comparative advantage and trade-offs from a transaction cost economics perspective. 57th Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 5th – 8th February, 2013

Kamanda JO, Bantilan MCS, Erkossa Teklu, Pathak Prabhakar and Kai Mausch. 2012. Internationality and public good nature of downstream research: Lessons from ICRISAT’s experiences with natural resource management technologies. Research Program Markets, Institutions & Policies. Policy Brief No. 16, March 2012. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru 502324, AP, India

Banerjee R. and Kamanda JO. 2011. Electrification in the agricultural development of India, in G. Pancaldi (ed), Electricity and Life, episodes in the history of hybrid objects, 183 pp. Bologna Studies in History of Science (BSHS) 13. CIS, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Bologna, Italy

Mohan Rao Y, Kiresur VR, Bantilan MCS and Kamanda JO. 2011. Village Aurepalle: Harnessing Livelihoods Beyond Agriculture. Research Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Kamanda JO and Bantilan MCS. 2010. The Strategic Potential of Applied Research: Developing International Public Goods from Development-oriented Projects. Working Paper Series no. 26. Patancheru 502 324, AP, India: ICRISAT 32pp

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