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Harsama. P.Kello
Director General
Agriculture and Food Authority

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Peris Mudida
Interim Director
Tea Directorate

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Benjamin Tito
Interim Director
Horticultural Crops Directorate

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Mr. Tito holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Production Chains Management from Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied sciences in the Netherlands and a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He is a technically skilled agricultural professional with 17 years working experience both in the private and public sectors of the horticulture industry backed by versatile administrative support skills. Mr. Tito has hands-on experience with keen attention to detail aimed at promoting 3R’s of sustainability and food safety standards. He is a dynamic leader instilling a shared sense of purpose in promoting vertical and horizontal chain linkages among value chain actors. Put simply, Mr. Tito is a facilitator of change focused on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Isabella Nkonge
Interim Director
Coffee Directorate

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Mrs Isabella Nkonge is the Interim Director of Coffee Directorate, Agriculture and Food Authority from May, 2018. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Agronomy from University of Nairobi. She has strengths in strategic planning and management, crop science, Compliance enforcement and Technical and Advisory Services in Coffee matters.

Mrs Isabella has over 30 years of professional experience in public sector, most of which have been spent in the Agricultural Sector. She joined the Ministry of Agriculture in 1985 as an Assistant Agricultural Officer and rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Director of Agriculture. While at the Ministry of Agriculture she served at different capacities and key among them was the appointment as the District Agricultural Officer in charge of Kiambu from 2005 up to 2008. In 2009, she joined Coffee Board of Kenya as the Chief Technical and Regulatory Manager in charge of regulations enforcement and technical advisory in coffee. She acted as the Managing Director, Coffee Board of Kenya from October, 2013 until the merger of the Board to AFA in August, 2014.

Among her notable achievements in the Agricultural Sector was the appointment as a Secretary to a Task Force on Assessment of Possibilities of Sorghum Production on Commercial Scale in July 2004, Member of a technical team on assessment of the potential for sugarcane production and factory capacity in South Nyanza belt in June, 2005 and further was appointed as a member of Taskforce on the Development of the Miraa Industry by His Excellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta in June, 2016 up to December,2016.

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Solomon Odera
Interim Director
Fibre Crops Directorate

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Dr. Florence Kaibi
Interim Director
Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate

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Dr Kaibi currently serves as the Head of Nuts and Oil Crops at Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA). She holds a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from University of Stellenbosch South-Africa and is an Alumnus of Moi and Kenyatta Universities. She has studied other courses such as a Post-graduate diploma in Food and Nutrition Security (Wageningen University-Netherlands) and Water Saving Agricultural Technology Yangling-China).

Dr Kaibi has over 20 years of professional experience in the Ministries of Education and Agriculture. She has authored and co-authored several scientific papers on Food and Nutrition Security issues; some as refereed journals and proceedings of international conferences. Florence has strengths in Leadership, Capacity Building, Policy development and Strategic planning.

beatriceBeatrice Nyamwamu
Interim Director
Food Crops Directorate

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Beatrice Nyamwamu is the Head of Food Directorate at Agriculture and Food Authority. Subsequently, She has been the Regulation and Compliance Manager at Food Directorate. She held several positions in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives. As a regulations and compliance manager, Ms. Nyamwamu coordinated a team of experts and stakeholders to develop the Irish potato regulations and the Food Crops Regulations, a sector that was hitherto unregulated since independence. Ms. Nyamwamu has vast knowledge and experience in public policy and agriculture legislations.She holds a Msc. In Agriculture resource management from the University of Nairobi among other professional trainings such as strategic leadership and management

rosemaryRosemary Owino
Interim Director
Sugar Directorate

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Raymond Kahindi
Interim Director Miraa, Pyrethrum & Other Industrial Crops Directorate

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Raymond Kahindi is a holder of a BSc. Agricultural Engineering from Egerton University. Raymond is the Interim Head, Miraa, Pyrethrum and Other Industrial Crops Directorate. Prior to this, he served as the Interim Head of Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate for over six years.

In 2009, he worked as the General Manager, Technical Services, Kenya Coconut Development Authority. He worked in various capacities at Tana & Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA): Agricultural Engineer (1996), Soil Conservation Specialist (2004), Principal Project Operations Coordinator (2005) and Team Leader in the rehabilitation of the Tana Delta Irrigation Project (2009).

 
 

 

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