Dr. Edouard Musabanganji (PhD)

Academic rank: 
Senior Lecturer
School of Economics
College of Business and Economics(CBE)
(250) 788 31 78 78
Educational Background: 
• PhD in Agricultural Sciences and Biological Engineering (Major in Agricultural Economics), Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Université de Liège, Belgium. • Master in Applied Statistics, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. • Bachelor in Education (Major in Mathematics), National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda.
Research Interests and area of expertise : 
• Statistical Modeling and Computing (SAS, STATA, R, SPSS, SPAD, SAS E-guide, Jump, etc.) • Research Design and Methods • Agricultural Competitiveness and Value Chain Analysis • Agricultural economics • Rural and community development • Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  1. Musonera, A., Musabanganji, E., Musahara, H. (2021). Tourism demand modelling and forecasting: A review of literature. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. Vol 10, No 4, pp. 1370-1393. DOI: 10.46222/ajhtl.19770720-168
  2. Mutai, K.C., Patrick E. McSharry, P.E., Ngaruye, I., Musabanganji, E. (2021). Use of machine learning techniques to identify HIV predictors for screening in sub-Saharan Africa. MC Med Res Methodol 21, 159 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01346-2
  3. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., & Lebailly, P. (2021). A comparative study between major crop (potato) and minor crop (onion) in Volcanic Highlands of Rwanda. Journal of Agriculture and Crops (In press). Available at http://hdl.handle.net/2268/265823
  4. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., Nkikabahizi, F., & Lebailly, P. (2021). Analysis of small-scale farmers’ exposure to environmental risks: Empirical evidence from rural Rwanda. Agronomie Africaine (In press). Available at http://hdl.handle.net/2268/265821
  5. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., Berti, F., & Lebailly, P. (2021). La rentabilité de la pomme dans la région des sols de laves au Rwanda. Tropicultura, 39(4), 1909. DOI: 10.25518/2295-8010.1909.
  6. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., & Lebailly, P. (2021). Food security status and coping strategies among small-scale crop producers in Volcanic Highlands in Rwanda. Journal of Central European Agriculture (In press). Available at http://hdl.handle.net/2268/264073 
  7. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., & Lebailly, P. (2021). Factors affecting farm performance among small-scale farmers in Volcanic Highlands in Rwanda: what is the role of institutions? Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 11(4), 262-268. Available at http://hdl.handle.net/2268/264070
  8. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., Nkikabahizi, F., Ruranga, C., & Lebailly, P. (2021). Analysis of the determinants of households’ expenditures in Rwanda. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 8-17. DOI : https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjss.v5n1y2021.pp8-17
  9. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., Mulumeoderhwa, F., Manirakiza, D., Lebailly, P. (2021).  Preferences of Small-scale Farmers for Modern Farming Techniques in Volcanic Highlands in Rwanda. (In press) Agris online Papers in Economics and Informatics. December 2021. https://online.agris.cz
  10. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., Lebailly, P. (2020).  Analysis of Economic Efficiency of Small-scale Onion Production in Volcanic Highlands in Rwanda, Montenegrin Journal of Economics, Vol. 16, No. 3 (2020), 185-196. DOI: 10.14254/1800-5845/2020.16-3.15
  11. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., Lebailly, P. (2020). An analysis of savings among rural poor households in Rwanda (Chapter 2). In Gouranga, D. and Rukundo, B. J. (Eds.) Rwandan Economy at the Crossroads of Development. Frontiers in African Business Research, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-5046-1
  12. Nkikabahizi, F. , Hategekimana, V. , Musabanganji, E. (2020). The working of  Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Rwanda: An Econometric Analysis using Equilibrium Model (Chapter 4). In Gouranga, D. and Rukundo, B. J. (Eds.) Rwandan Economy at the Crossroads of Development. Frontiers in African Business Research, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-5046-1
  13. Musabanganji, E., Ruranga, C., Maniriho, A. (2019). Migration decisions among rural households in Rwanda: What does the push-and-pull model reveal? AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 4 (3): 68-75. DOI: 10.7251/AGRENG1903068M
  14. Musabanganji, E., Ruranga, C., Nzabanita, J., Nkikabahizi, F., Ndizeye, I., Lebailly, P. (2019). Productivity and competitiveness of Rwandan agriculture: a case study of the maize sector. AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 4 (1): 32-40. DOI: 10.7251/AGRENG1901032M
  15. Musabanganji, E. (2017). Contraintes et Stratégies d’Amélioration de la Filière Maïs au Rwanda. Thèse de Doctorat en Sciences Agronomiques et Ingénierie biologiques (Agro-économie), Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Université de Liège. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/214299
  16. Nkikabahizi, F., Ndagijimana, J. and Musabanganji, E. (2017). Relationship Between Inflation and Real Economic Growth in Rwanda. In A. Heshmati (Ed.), Studies on Economic Development and Growth in Selected African Countries, Frontiers in African Business Research, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-4451-9_6
  17. Musabanganji E., Karangwa, A. and Lebailly, P. (2016). Intensification of Smallholder Agriculture in Rwanda: Scenarios and Challenges towards a Sustainable Transformation. Paper selected as a Contribution and presented at the 5th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, September 23-26, 2016, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.246384
  18. Musabanganji E., Karangwa, A., Azadi, H. and Lebailly, P. (2016). Regional Integration and Agricultural Trade Development in Rwanda: The case of Staple Foods Sector.  Agriculture & Forestry, Volume 62 (2): 1 53-1 62. DOI: 10.17707/AgricultForest.62.2.14
  19. Bashangwa M. B., Musabanganji, E., Ndimanya, P. and Lebailly, P. (2015).  Analysis of the Adoption of Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) in farming systems, Matongo-Burundi. Agriculture & Forestry, Volume 61 (4): 117-124. DOI: 10.17707/AgricultForest.61.4.12
  20. Musabanganji, E., Karangwa, A. and Lebailly, P. (2015). Determinants of Access to Agricultural Credits for Small Scale Farmers in the Southern Province of Rwanda, In Dusan, K. (Ed.), Book of Proceedings, Sixth International Scientific Agricultural Symposium “AgroSym 2015” (6): 1815-1820. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/190058
  21. Musabanganji, E., Karangwa, A. and Lebailly, P. (2015). Price transmission mechanism analysis: An application to selected foodstuffs on the main markets of the Southern Rwanda. East African Journal of Science and Technology (EAJST), Volume 5 (2): 179-200. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/186896
  22. Karangwa, A., Niyitanga, F., Bucagu, C., Musabanganji, E. and Habimana, S., (2015). Effect test of Industrial Organic Manure on the Physical Growth and Yield Performance of Bean in Bugesera District Environment. Case of Earth Boost fertilizer on Colta variety. East African Journal of Science and Technology (EAJST), Vol.5 (2): 32-49. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/186745
  23. Musabanganji, E. and Rukundo, J.B. (2014). Unemployment and Under-employment in Rural areas of Rwanda. A case study of Huye District. In Mihyo, P. (Ed.), Employment Policies and Unemployment in Southern and Eastern Africa, 370-395. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/169869
  24. Musabanganji, E. (2013). Analysis of the behavior of the main food product on local markets in Rwanda. A Methodological approach using the Equilibrium model. Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking (JEIEFB), Vol. 1 (3): 163-183. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/157411
  25. Jose, A. M., Musabanganji, E., Niwemahoro C., Banamwana, L., Uwitonze, M. and Mukamana, A. (2011). A study of institutional environment and household food security at local level in Rwanda. Rwandan Journal, Vol. 22 (B): 96-128. https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rj/article/view/71505
  26. Niwemahoro, C., Musabanganji, E. and Banamwana, L. (2011).  Fertility preferences and level of Family planning in Rwanda: Case of Huye District. Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS), Vol. 2 (3): 168-174. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/159526
Professional Achievements: 
• Member of the Scientific Committee in charge of preparing the Annual International Agriculture Symposium (AGROSYM) held annually and organized by the University of Eastern Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. From April 2020 to now • Reviewer, Financial Innovation, a Springer Open Journal affiliated with Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. https://jfin-swufe.springeropen.com From Jan. 2018 to now • Co-Principal Investigator of a NCST funded Project under UR-SPIU on “Enhancement of Production Technology and Quality of Rwandan Traditional Beers “IKIGAGE” by Optimization Process incorporating the Innovative Local Raw Materials”. From April 2021 to March 2024 • Principal Investigator, UR-ULg/Project KIKI-R.CFRA.9043, a 3 year-Regional Development Project funded by Wallonie-Bruxelles International(WBI) through the Center for Development Partnership and Cooperation (PACODEL) of the University of Liège implemented in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Rwanda. From January 2018 to December 2020. • Lead Researcher, OSSREA Funded Project under OSSREA’s Unemployment and Employment Policies and Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa. From 2011 to 2013.
Personal Statement: 
Dr. Edouard Musabanganji has more than 10 years of experience in various leadership and professional positions in Higher Learning Institutions and Projects management. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Rwanda. Dr. Musabanganji has published in international peer-reviewed journals more than 25 scientific papers and book chapters in Rural Development, Agricultural Economics and Sustainable agriculture. Dr. Musabanganji attended and gave presentations in more than 5 international conferences and facilitated more than 5 capacity building technical workshops. Further, he has been actively involved in more than 20 consultancies in International NGOs and government institutions where he served as Team Leader and Team Member. He has a sound background in leadership and management of Research programmes and Development projects, and in coordination of various activities such as meetings and workshops.