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Leah Ndanga

Leah Z.B. Ndanga

Ph.D. Student in Strategic Management 

 

Email: lndanga@som.umass.edu 

Office: SOM 231

 

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Education:

M.S., Agricultural Economics (Agribusiness), Purdue University, 2012

M.S., Agriculture (Agricultural Economics), University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2009

B.S., Agriculture (Agricultural Economics), University of Fort Hare, South Africa, 2005

Preschool Teachers Certificate in Childcare Education, Southdowns Preschool Training Centre, Zimbabwe

Research/Teaching Interests:

Organizational Strategy

Social Labeling

Indigenous knowledge systems as a form of strategic resource allocation

Industrial Organization

Fresh Produce Supply Networks

 


 

Publications:

Louw, A. Geyser, M. & Ndanga, L. (2006). Financial management and deal structuring for AgriBEE transactions. Part of the ABSA Investigation on AgriBEE in South Africa, 2005. ABSA Chair in AgriBusiness, Pretoria.


Louw, A. Madevu, H. & Ndanga, L. (2006). Guide to Agricultural Business Planning Series (Article 11and 12). South African Vegetable and Fresh Produce. Online Journal. http://www.saveg.co.za/businessdev.htm   


Louw, A. Geyser, M. & Ndanga, L. (2007). Issues in Agriculture. ABSA Chair in AgriBusiness, Pretoria.


Ndiyoi, M. Mudenda, C. Louw, A. Chikazunga, D. Haankuku, C. & Ndanga, L. (2007). Restructuring Food Markets in Zambia: Dynamics in the Beef and Chicken Sub-sectors. Micro Report Module 3 of Component 1, Regoverning Markets Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London.


Sefoko Ngwako, M & Ndanga, L. (2007). Analysing the emerging black wine market. Unpublished paper. 


Sefoko, N., and Ndanga, L.Z.B. (2007). Exploring emerging black wine business. SA Wine Council, September 2007.


Chikazunga, D. Ndanga, L. Louw, A. & Biennabe, E. (2008). Smallholder Farmers Participation in Restructuring Food Markets in South Africa: A Case of the Tomato Sub-Sector in South Africa. Micro Report Module 3 of Component 1, Regoverning Markets Programme, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London.


Louw, A. Ndanga, L. Chikazunga, D. & Jagwe, J. (2008). Restructuring food markets in the southern African region: Dynamics in context of the fresh produce sub sector. A synthesis of country findings.  URL: http://www.regoverningmarkets.org/en/filemanager/active?fid=1043  Available on CD-Rom. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London.


Louw, A. Ndanga, L. & Chikazunga, D. (2008). Restructuring food markets in the sub-Saharan Africa region: Dynamics in context of the fresh produce sub sector. A synthesis of country findings. URL: http://www.regoverningmarkets.org/en/filemanager/active?fid=1042  Available on CD-Rom. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London.


Chikazunga, D. Ndanga, L. Louw, A. & Biennabe, E. (2008). Smallholder Farmers Participation in Restructuring Food Markets in South Africa: A Case of the Tomato Sub-Sector in South Africa. Micro Report Module 3 of Component 1. Regoverning Markets Programme. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London.


Chikazunga, D. Louw, A. Ndanga, L. & Bienabe, E. (2008). Smallholder Farmers Participation in Restructuring Food Markets:  A Case of the Tomato sub-sector in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces in South Africa. Working Paper. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London.


Louw, A. & Ndanga, L. (2007). Editors for a series of eight policy briefs on Restructuring food markets in the southern African region. Available on CD-Rom. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London.


Louw, A. Chikazunga, D. Ndanga, L. Bienabe E. & Jordaan D. (2008). Improved small scale farmer access to fresh produce agri-food markets in South Africa. Regoverning Markets Policy Brief No. 4. January 2008. Available on CD-Rom. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London.


Louw, A. Ndanga, L. & Chikazunga, D. (2008). Restructuring food markets in the SADC region: A synthesis of country findings. Regoverning Markets Policy Brief No. 1. January 2008. Available on CD-Rom. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) London.


Louw, A. Jordaan, D. Ndanga, L. & Kirsten, J.F. (2008). Alternative Marketing Options for Small Scale Farmers in the wake of changing Agri-Food Supply Chains in South Africa. Agrekon.  Vol. 47(3):287-308, September 2008.


Ndanga, L. Louw, A. & Van Rooyen, J. (2008). Increasing Domestic Consumption of South African Wines: Identifying the Key Market Segments of the "Black Diamonds".  URL: http://www.wine-economics.org/workingpapers/AAWE_WP41.pdf  American Association Of Wine Economists (AAWE) Working Paper No. 41: Business


Ndanga, L. Louw, A. & Van Rooyen, J. (2010). Increasing Domestic Consumption of South African Wines: Exploring the market potential of the "Black Diamonds". Agrekon.  Vol. 49(3):293-315. September 2010.


Labuschagne, A. Louw, A. & Ndanga, L. (2011). A consumer-orientated study of the South African beef supply chain. Agrekon.  Vol. 50(1):71-88. June 2011.

 

Ndanga, L. Quagrainie, K. & Dennis, J. (2013). Economically feasible options for increased women participation in Kenyan aquaculture value chain. Aquaculture. Vol. 414-415, 15 November 2013. p. 183-190.
 

Presentations: 

Louw, A. Geyser, M. Madevu, H & Ndanga, L. (2006). Global trends in Fresh Produce Markets. Part of the NAMC Section 7 Section Committee Investigation on Fresh Produce Marketing in South Africa, 2005. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA). Grahamstown, South Africa, September 2006. Online: http://www.namc.co.za/ASSETS/PDF/FPM%20Global%20trends%20Report%20for%20NAMC%20Final%20220806%20_2_.pdf


Louw, A. Ndanga, L. & Van Zyl, S. (2007). The growth of South Africa Agri-business in Sub-Saharan Africa. Paper presented at the Regional Resource Centre for Rural Development (RRD) - Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) meeting for East and Southern Africa. Lusaka, Zambia, May 2007.


Louw, A. & Ndanga, L. (2007). Restructuring food markets in South Africa: Dynamics in context of the tomato sub sector. Poster presented at the Africa Agricultural Science Week and the 4th General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2007.


Louw, A. & Ndanga, L. (2007). Restructuring food markets in South Africa: Dynamics in context of the tomato sub sector. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA). Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2007.

 

Louw, A., Chikazunga, D. & Ndanga, L. (2008). Smallholder Farmers Participation in Restructuring Food Markets in South Africa. Dynamics in context of the fresh produce sub sector. Poster presented at the Inclusive Business in Agrifood Markets: Evidence and Action. International Conference, Beijing, China, March 5-6, 2008. URL: http://www.regoverningmarkets.org/resourcesglobalposter_2_smallholder_farmers_participation_in_restructuring_food_markets_the_case_of_the_tomato_subsector_in_so


Ndanga, L. Louw, A. & Van Rooyen, J. (2008). Increasing Domestic Consumption of South African Wines: Black Diamonds' Consumer Perceptions and Market Segmentation. Paper presented at The 8th International Conference on Management in AgriFood Chains and Networks, Ede, Netherlands, 28 May - 30 May 2008


Madevu, H. Ndanga, L. & Louw, A. (2008). Mapping the competitive food chain for fresh produce retailers in Tshwane, South Africa. Paper presented at The 8th International Conference on Management in AgriFood Chains and Networks, Ede, Netherlands, 28 May - 30 May 2008


Ndanga, L. Louw, A. & Van Rooyen, J. (2008). Increasing Domestic Consumption of South African Wines: Exploring the market potential of the "Black Diamonds". URL: http://dev.ifama.org/library.asp?collection=2008_monterey&volume=symposium_presentation_files/1089_paper.pdf Paper presented at The International Food & Agribusiness Management Association 18TH Annual World Symposium, Monterey, California, USA, June 14-17, 2008


Madevu, H. Ndanga, L. & Louw, A. (2008). Competition in the tridimensional urban fresh produce retail market: Mapping the competitive food chain for fresh produce retailers in Tshwane Metro, South Africa. Paper presented at the University of Philippines Mindanao, Curtin University of Technology & Regoverning Markets Symposium, Davao City, Philippines, July 8-12, 2008.


Madevu, H. Louw, A. Ndanga, L. & Haankuku, C. (2008). Mapping the competitive food chain for fresh produce retailers in Tshwane, South Africa. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), Windhoek, Namibia, 23-26 September 2008.


Louw, A. Chikazunga, D. Haankuku, C. & Ndanga, L. (2008). Restructuring food markets in the Southern African region: A synthesis of country findings. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), Windhoek, Namibia, 23-26 September 2008.


Louw, A., Ndanga, L., Chikazunga D. & Haankuku, C. (2009). Recommendations for restructuring food markets in the southern African region: Dynamics in context of the fresh produce sub sector. Paper presented at The International Food & Agribusiness Management Association 19TH Annual World Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, June 20-21, 2009


Ndanga, L., Louw, A., van Rooyen, J. & Chikazunga, D. (2009). Modelling Wine Choice: Investigating the Determinants of wine choice among of the "Black Diamonds". Paper presented at The International Food & Agribusiness Management Association 19TH Annual World Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, June 20-21, 2009


Geyser, M., Louw, A., Botha, L. & Ndanga, L. (2009). Investigating the Sufficiency of Geographic Diversification in Limiting Contract Grower Risk. Paper presented at The International Food & Agribusiness Management Association 19TH Annual World Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, June 20-21, 2009


Madevu, H., Louw, A. & Ndanga, L. (2009). Mapping the competitive food chain for fresh produce retailers in Tshwane, South Africa. Paper presented at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Beijing, China, August 16-22, 2009.


Louw, A., Chikazunga, D., Haankuku, C. & Ndanga, L. (2009). Dynamics of the restructuring fresh produce food markets in the southern African region. Paper presented at the International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Beijing, China, August 16-22, 2009.


Ndanga, L. Louw, A. & Van Rooyen, J. (2009). Increasing Domestic Consumption of South African Wines: Exploring the market potential of the "Black Diamonds". Paper presented at the 28th Annual Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA), Durban, South Africa, September 21-23, 2009.


Louw, A. & Ndanga, L. (2010). Importance of Sustainability on Agriculture in Southern Africa. Paper presented at the Joint 3rd African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) and 48th Agricultural Economists Association of South Africa (AEASA) Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September, 2010


Ndanga, L. Quagrainie, K. & Dennis, J. (2011). Value Chain Development for Tilapia and Catfish Products: Opportunities for Female Participation. Poster presented at the Aquaculture America conference, New Orleans, March 2011.


Ndanga, L. Quagrainie, K. & Dennis, J. (2012). Economically Feasible Options for Increased Female Participation in Kenyan Aquaculture Value Chain. Paper presented at the Aquaculture America conference, Las Vegas, March 2012.


Ndanga, L. Quagrainie, K. & Dennis, J. (2012). A Gender Based Analysis of Tilapia and Catfish Aquaculture Value Chain in Kenya: Key Regional Differences. Poster presented at the Aquaculture America conference, Las Vegas, March 2012.

Honors and Awards:

Awarded the 2002 Zimbabwe Presidential Scholarship to the University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Award Winner of the 2003 Excellent Performance Award and the 2004 Best BSc Agriculture Third Year Student
Awarded the 2006 University of Pretoria's achievement award based on the first degree results
Accepted to the Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (2006)
Accepted as part of the South African student case competition team for IAMA 2007
Awarded the 2008 IAMA Student Travel Grant
Accepted for the 2009 University of Michigan's African Presidential Scholars' Exchange Program for PhD preparation
Awarded a 2009 IAAE Student Travel Grant


Professional and Academic Memberships:

Member of World and American Aquaculture Societies

Girls Quest

International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)

International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA)

Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA)

Regoverning Markets and Lions Club International

Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) node member 

 

Previous Employment:

Statistical Analyst
May 2013 - Aug 2013- Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Graduate Research Assistant
May 2013 - Aug 2013- Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Jan 2013 - May 2013- Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA

Graduate Research Assistant
Oct 2012- Dec 2012- Mount Holyoke College, Holyoke, MA, USA

Graduate Research Assistant
2010 to 2012- Department of Agricultural Economics; Purdue University

Lifeguard
Summer 2010 - Girls Quest Camp-Oh-Neh-Tah; Windham, NY, USA

Research Assistant
2006 to 2010 - Agribusiness Section. Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development; University of Pretoria.

Editorial Support Consultant
2006 to 2008 - Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Pretoria

Agribusiness Research Consultant
2008  - Top Harvest Consulting, Pretoria

Agribusiness Research Consultant
2008   - ECI Africa Consulting Pty, Johannesburg

Teaching Assistant
2005  - Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development; University of Fort Hare.

Primary School Temporary Teacher
2001- Jairos Jiri Naran School for the Deaf and Mute, Gweru, Zimbabwe.