The European Review of Agricultural Economics (ERAE) awarded Dr. Kelvin Mashisia Shikuku, a Kenyan, the best referee for the year 2022
The economist was honored for his contribution to the success and profile of the ERAE and the value added to papers that are published in the ERAE.
In his message, on September 11, Dr. Shikuku celebrated the achievement and thanked ERAE for the opportunity.
“Elated to have been awarded the best referee for the year 2022 by the European Agricultural and Applied Publications (EAAEP). Grateful for the opportunities that ERAE gave me as a referee, I learnt a lot from the manuscripts,” said Dr. Shikuku.
The University of Oxford and the EAAEP are the official publishers of ERAE.
European Review of Agricultural Economics
According to Oxford University, ERAE publishes original research contributions in the areas of Economics and Microeconomics.
Further, the journal is targeted at professors, practitioners and researchers who are focused on such areas of scientific research.
The dominant research topics covered in this journal are Agriculture, Agricultural economics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and Public economics.
Also, ERAE features novel scholarly documents which go through peer review by experts in the given subject area.
Additionally, the journal encourages submissions from the research community where emphasis will be placed on the originality and the practical importance of the reported findings.
The ERAE Referee Award
ERAE introduced a yearly Referee Award, to recognize the contribution of referees to the success and profile of the ERAE and the considerable value they add to papers that are finally published in the ERAE.
In their selection procedure, the editors considered typical referee qualities as willingness to review, speed, and content of the review in terms of relevance, exhaustiveness, constructiveness, and consistency in follow-up.
About Dr. Shikuku
According to information on his LinkedIn page, Kelvin Mashisia Shikuku is Scientist (Economist) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Further, his current research focuses on drylands innovation systems including drought risk financing and drylands information systems.
Prior to joining ILRI, Dr. Shikuku worked at WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia as Innovation and Scaling Scientist.
Also, he worked with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and with the International Potato Center (CIP), both in Nairobi, Kenya.
Moreover, he holds a master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a PhD in Development Economics.
Additionally, his research interests are primarily in the fields of agricultural economics and development economics, with a focus on aquaculture/agricultural and rural development.