Dr. Aristide MANIRIHO

Academic rank: 
School of Economics
College of Business and Economics(CBE)
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7367-1479
Educational Background: 
Dec 2018 – Dec 2021 Doctoral training and research at Université de Liège, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Belgium (PhD in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development) 2010 – 2012 Master of Science in Economics, National University of Rwanda 2001 - 2006 Licence in Economics, National University of Rwanda 1991-1997 Diplôme des Humanités Professionnelles, Option: Economie
Research Interests and area of expertise : 
My research focuses on the areas of agricultural and rural development economics (productivity, profitability, efficiency, sustainability, technology adoption), environmental and natural resource economics (climate change, natural resource management, adoption of farming climate-smart practices), development economics (internal migration, women empowerment, welfare analysis), as well as food economics (food demand analysis, food and nutrition security). Secondary research areas include university pedagogy of economics, and international economics (globalization and economic integration).

Journal Articles

  1. Maniriho, A., Nkikabahizi, F., & Musabanganji, E. (2024). Learning and teaching preferences among undergraduate economics students: empirical evidence from the University of Rwanda. Rwandan Journal of Education, 8(2024) (Forthcoming).
  2. Maniriho, A., Nkikabahizi, F., Kayisire, P., & Musabanganji, E. (2024). Agroforestry for improving small-scale farm yield in Volcanic Highlands in Rwanda. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 89(1) (Forthcoming).
  3. Maniriho, A. (2024). Satisfaction and academic performance of undergraduate economics students. Cogent Education, 11(1), 2326707. https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2024.2326707
  4. Nyiratuza, M., Maniriho, A., Ming’ate, F. L. M., & Mireri, C. (2024). Impact of Volcanoes National Park conservation on local food security. Cogent Social Sciences, 10(1), 2319690. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2024.2319690
  5. Maniriho, A. (2024). Consumption of protein-rich food items: effect of cattle ownership and land-use consolidation. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 10(1), 2306720. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2024.2306720
  6. Ngango, J., Musabanganji, E., Maniriho, A., Nkikabahizi, F., & Mukamuhire, A. (2023). Examining the adoption of agoforestry in Southern Rwanda: a double hurdle approach. Forest Science and Technology, 19(4), 260-267. https://doi.org/10.1080/21580103.2023.2254317
  7. Musabanganji, E., Maniriho, A., & Lyumugabe, F. (2023). Production, commercialization and consumption of traditional sorghum beer (“ikigage”) and its impact on local farmers’ welfare in Rwanda. Agronomie Africaine, 35(2), 333-346.
  8. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., Nkikabahizi, F., & Lebailly, P. (2022). Analysis of small-scale farmers’ exposure to environmental risks: Empirical evidence from rural Rwanda. Agronomie Africaine, 34(2), 281-291. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/265821
  9. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., & Lebailly, P. (2022). Preferences of small-scale farmers for innovative farming techniques in Volcanic Highlands in Rwanda. Agris online Papers in Economics and Informatics, 8(2), 68-74. https://hdl.handle.net/2268/265823
  10. Mulumeoderhwa Munyakazi, F., Maniriho, A., Neema Ciza, A., Banza Iyoto, E., Nfuamba Lukeba, F., Vwima Ngerizabona, S., Furaha Mirindi, G., Mastaki Namegabe, J. L., & Lebailly, P. (2022). Characterization of small-scale farming as an engine of agricultural development in Mountainous South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 12(2), 123-129. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/264162
  11. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., & Lebailly, P. (2022). Food security status and coping strategies among small-scale crop producers in Volcanic Highlands in Rwanda. Journal of Central European Agriculture, 23(1), 165-178. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/264073 
  12. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., & Lebailly, P. (2022). A comparative study between major crop (potato) and minor crop (onion) in Volcanic Highlands of Rwanda. Journal of Agriculture and Crops, 8(2), 68-74. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/265823
  13. 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. https://doi.org/10.25518/2295-8010.1909
  14. 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. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/264070
  15. 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. https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjss.v5n1y2021.pp8-17  
  16. Maniriho, A. (2021). Effects of farm cooperatives on farmers’ incomes and welfare: empirical analysis from Vunga coffee washing station in Nyabihu district, Western Rwanda. Agronomie Africaine, 33(1), 1-14. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/257350
  17. Mizero, M., Maniriho, A., Bashangwa-Mpazi, B, Karangwa, A., Burny, P., & Lebailly, P. (2021). Rwanda Land Policy Reform: Self-employment Perspectives from a case study of Kimonyi Sector. Land, 10, 117. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/260230
  18. 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, 16(3), 185-196. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/250900
  19. Mulumeoderhwa, F., Maniriho, A., Manirakiza, D., Furaha, G., Mastaki, J. L., & Lebailly, P. (2019). Risk analysis in the peasant framework: empirical analysis of farmers in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Agriculture & Forestry, 65(4), 35-45. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/243008
  20. Nilsson, P., Backman, M., Berkje, L., & Maniriho, A. (2019). One cow per poor family: effects on consumption and crop production. World Development, 114, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.09.024


Book chapters

  1. Maniriho, A., Musabanganji, E., & Lebailly, P. (2020). An analysis of savings among the poor rural households in Rwanda. In Das, G. D., & Johnson, R. B. (Eds.), Rwandan Economy at the Crossroads of Development: Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Perspectives (pp. 21-41). Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. eISBN: 978-981-15-5046-1. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/249182
  2. Maniriho, A., & Nilsson, P. (2018). Determinants of Livelihood Diversification among Households in Rwanda: the Role of Education, ICT and Urbanization (pp. 377-395). In: A. Heshmati (Ed.), Rwanda Handbook of Economic and Social Policy (Vol. 1). Jönköping International Business School and University of Rwanda. ISBN: 978-91-86345-78-5. http://hdl.handle.net/2268/264583
Professional Achievements: 
From March 2024 Lecturer & Acting Deputy Dean, and School Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs, School of Economics, University of Rwanda January - March 2024 Lecturer & Acting Head, Department of Economics, School of Economics, University of Rwanda July 2022 – to now Deputy Team Leader – Sustainable Economics Research Oct 1, 2015 – Jun 20, 2022 Assistant Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Rwanda Feb 2008 to Oct 2010 & Jan 2014 to Oct 2015 (two rounds) Head, Department of Applied Economics, INES-Ruhengeri Sep 3, 2007 – Oct 7, 2015 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Applied Economics, INES-Ruhengeri Awards and scholarships 2023 Erasmus+ award, a two-month research visit at Kiel Institute of the World Economy (Germany). 2018 Bourse exceptionnelle de doctorat (Exceptional PhD scholarship) - ARES-CCD, University of Liège – Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Belgium. 2017 Research Career Development Initiative (CDI) – a two-week research visit funded by UR-Sweden Research Program. Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS), Jonkoping, Sweden, February - March 2017.