Dibba, Lamin

Company: National Agricultural Research Institute

Position: Director of Research

Expert Summary

Lamin Dibba is a Gambian. He is the Director of Research at the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) of The Gambia . He graduated from the University of The Gambia in 2004, with a degree in Agriculture and Economics. In 2010, he was awarded an MPhil in Agricultural Economics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. His PhD in Agricultural Economics was obtained at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany in 2015 where he lectured on a PhD level course in Food Security and MSc level courses in Farm and Project Evaluations, and Poverty and Development Strategies. Lamin is also an adjunct lecturer of the University of The Gambia where he lectures undergraduate courses in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Marketing and Trade, and Farm Management and Accounting. His research interests include impact evaluation, technology adoption, food security, policy and poverty analysis


 1. Jallow. EAA, Dibba. L, Manneh. FJ, Sonko LB, Jarju OM, Trawally. DNA, Jallow. DB, (2023): A comparative study of physical grain quality of saline tolerant, improved and imported rice varieties in The Gambia. African Journal of Food Science.

2. Sonko, L.B., Dibba, L., Camara, J., Trawally, D.N., Faye, M.N., Jallow, D.B., Nyassi, A. and Jobe, M., (2022): Grain yield response of fonio (digitaria exilis) varieties to fertilizer and cost-effectiveness under two different production systems in the gambia. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 22(1), pp.19062-19075.

3. Dibba. L, Zeller M, Diagne. A (2017): The impact of New Rice for Africa (NERICA) adoption on household food security and health in The Gambia. Food Security 9 (2017), No. 5: pp 929-944

4. Dibba. L, Zeller. M, Diagne. A, Nielson. T (2015) : How accessibility to seeds affects the potential adoption of an improved rice-based technology: The case of NERICA varieties in The Gambia. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 54 (2015), No. 1: 33-58

5. Dibba L, Fialoh. SC, Diagne. A, Nimoh (2012): The impact of NERICA adoption on productivity and poverty of   small-scale rice farmers in The Gambia. Food Security, Vol 4, No 2, pp 253-265

6.  Dibba. L, Fialoh. SC, Diagne. A, Nimoh (2012). F: Diffusion and adoption of New Rice Varieties (NERICA)  in The Gambia. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 141 - 15


·       PhD (Agricultural economics) University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. 2012-2016

·       MPhil. Agricultural economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 2008-2010

·       BSc. Agricultural economics, University of The Gambia, Brikama, The Gambia. 2000-2004.


·       Focal Point for CORAF Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) ex-Pillar IV Africa Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations for Agricultural Research and Innovation project (CAADP XP4), October 2020 to present

·       Focal Point for FOA Dry land community forestry management project, March 2021 to present

·       Focal Point for Rice Value Chain Transformation project, March 2021 to present

·       Director of Research, NARI. Brikama, December 2019 to present

·       Director of Social Science Research, NARI, Brikama. September 2017 to present

·       Adjunct Lecturer University of The Gambia. September 2016 to present

·       Head of Socio-economics research, NARI, Brikama. July 2016 to August 2017

·       Assistant lecturer University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Germany. September 2015 to May 2016

·       National Coordinator, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded project, The Gambia. 2011-2012

·       Visiting Scientist (Technology Impact Evaluation Specialist), Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Cotonou, Benin. March-April 2011.

·       Resource person, Impact evaluation workshop, Accra, Ghana. 22-29 April 2010

·       Impact Evaluation Scholar, Africa Rice Center, Cotonou, Benin. 2009-2010

·       Visiting Scientist (Database Manager), Africa Rice Center, Cotonou, Benin. 2007-2008

·       National Coordinator, Participatory Adaptation and Diffusion of Technologies for Rice-Based Systems (PADS) project, The Gambia. 2006-2007