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M.S.c. Dieu-Merci Akonkwa Nyamuhirwa


PhD Student


Institute for Agricultural Policy and Market Research

Justus-Liebig-University Gießen

Senckenbergstraße 3

D-35390 Gießen


Zeughaus, Room 304 (3rd floor, left-hand corridor)

Tel +49 641 / 99 37314

Fax +49 641 / 99 37029



Short CV


Research and Qualifications
since 10/2023 –
PhD Student in the International PhD-Programme of Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development (IPPAE), Institute of Agricultural Policy and Market Research, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany


M.Sc. International and Development Economics, University of Namur and Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium


B.Sc. Rural Economics, Catholic University of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo


Professional Experience
08/2022-07/2023 Research Assistant  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Democratic Republic of Congo


Research Assistant  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Democratic Republic of Congo


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Research Interests

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Bioeconomy
  • Food Security
  • Impact Assessment
  • Gender Issues
  • Applied Econometrics


Selected Publications

Simbeko, G., Nguezet, P. M. D., Sekabira, H., Yami, M., Masirika, S. A., Bheenick, K., ... & Akonkwa Nyamuhirwa D.M., Manyong, V. (2023). Entrepreneurial potential and agribusiness desirability among youths in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sustainability, 15(1), 873.

Manyong, V., Bokanga, M., Akonkwa Nyamuhirwa, D. M., Bamba, Z., Adeoti, R., Mwepu, G., ... & Nguezet, P. M. D. (2022). COVID-19 outbreak and rural household food security in the Western Democratic Republic of the Congo. World Development Perspectives, 28, 100469.

Akonkwa Nyamuhirwa, D. M., Awotide, B. A., Kusinza, D. B., Bishikwabo, V. K., Mignouna, J., Bamba, Z., & Dontsop Nguezet, P. M. (2022). A comparative analysis of technical efficiency and profitability of agribusiness and non-agribusiness enterprises in Eastern DRC. Sustainability, 14(14), 8384.


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