East Africa Awards - Ricker‐Gilbert


Research Team


Jacob Ricker‐Gilbert


Jacob Ricker‐Gilbert, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics Purdue University



Timothy Rendall

Managing Director for FPIL, Purdue University    


Embedded Research Translation Lead:

Dr. Patrick Ketiem




Project Information

Building Sustainable Resilient Supply Chains: A model of Youth Input Resellers in Kenya


Food Security    



Lead Institution:    

Purdue University

Co-PI Institution:    

Kenya Agricuture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)


Bell Industries Ltd.

Final Budget:    $199,202

Project Length:    24 months

Research Goals:

The overall project goal is: to develop sustainable and resilient supply- chains by having rural youth sell agricultural inputs to farmers who lack market access in Kenya.

Embedded Research Translation Product:

  1. Final project report
  2. Power point presentation
  3. Guidebook for private sector on how to work with vendors and engage rural youth
  4. One three paragraph success stories
  5. Podcast (crossed out)
  6. Blog post (crossed out)
  7. Workshop on rural youth input suppliers hosted by KALRO

Embedded Research Translation Audience:

Ministries (particularly looking a rural youth and urbanization), NGO’s, private-sector companies, and the international development community as a whole.