Agriculture in Kenya

The work of AGRA in Kenya is aligned with the Government of Kenya’s plans to transform its agricultural systems and increase the productivity and income of smallholder farmers per the country’s 10-year Agriculture Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS).

Total Population


Population Engaged in Agricultural Activities


Agriculture Contribution to GDP


John Macharia

AGRA Kenya
Country Manager

Abednego Kiwia

Associate Program Officer

Alfred Orora


Alice Gachuki

Program Coordinator

Allan Mwalati

Associate Grants Officer

Aneti Wangkyo

Program Assistant

Angela Maina

Senior ICT Officer, Service Delivery

Angela Owinga

Finance Officer

Angela Waweru

Legal Counsel

Ann Muthoni

Associate Partnerships Officer, AGRF

Anne Mwangi

Internal Audit Officer

Anthony Nzioka

Business Analytics & Innovations Officer

Assan Ng’ombe

PO, Resilience

Betty Otieno

Executive Assistant

Brian Kimutai

ICT Customer Service Assistant

Caroline Njeru

Senior Manager, Procurement

Charles Nhemanchena

Program Officer

Daniel Momanyi

Associate Finance Officer

David Adama

Policy Officer

Denis Laboso

Associate Finance Officer

Dorcas Mwakoi

Senior Program Officer

Doreen Muchai

Senior HR Officer -Talent Acquisition, Development & Management

Emelda Sebuufu

HR Administrator

Emmy Mukhebi

Senior Finance Officer

Esther Daud

Program Assistant

Eunice Kagiri

Senior Grants Officer

Ezra Anyango

SPO, Blended Finance

Faith Buyanzi

Internal Audit Associate

Frank Iro

Senior ICT Officer

Fred Muhhuku

Senior Program Officer

Gaitano Simiyu

Senior M&E Officer

Geoffrey Kiptoo

Finance Officer

Isaac Gichohi

Senior Driver

James Kiplimo

Development Cooperation Officer

Jane Njuguna

Knowledge Management Officer

Jill Barasa

Legal Counsel

John Muriuki

Financial Controller

Joseph Ahenda

Seed Regulatory Specialist

Joseph Nambiro

Grants Officer

Josephine Njau

Associate Program Officer

Juddy Kinuthia

Associate Travel Officer

Judith Bwire

Program Coordinator

Judith Malu

Executive Assistant

Julius Kagamba

Special Assistant to the President

Kevin Jacoyange

Strategy Officer

Leah Kihara

Senior Finance Officer, Program Finance

Lilian Gichuru

Associate Program Officer

Lilian Maina

Senior Strategy Officer

Lucas Keya

Associate Development Cooperation Officer

Mary Muthama

Data Analyst

Mashoko Chakanyuka

Development Cooperation Officer

Mike Wayamba

Procurement & Contract Monitoring Officer

Moses Tanda

Stores & Logistics Assistant

Mukami Njiru

Senior Administrative Officer

Mumbi Maina

Grants Officer

Mutiga Wanjohi

M&E Officer

Nega Wubeneh

Country Manager, Ethiopia

Ngendo Machua

Digital & Content Development Specialist

Nungari Mwangi

Strategy Officer

Nyasha Mhosva

M&E Officer

Olive Mogire

Executive Officer

Pauline Kamau

Strategy Officer

Pauline Kimani

Grants Officer

Priscilla Muthua

Associate Finance Officer

Protase Echessah

SPO, Policy (DFID)

Qureish Noordin

Program Officer

Rachel Shibalira

Policy Officer

Rogers Nyarega

Finance Officer

Rufaro Madakadze

Senior Program Officer

Salome Mirenja

Office Administrator

Samuel Mbalu

Associate M&E Officer

Sophie Nabuliri

Executive Assistant

Susan Gaitho

Administrative Assistant

Susan Mwachi

Executive Assistant

Tamnai Naibei-Kembe

Executive Assistant

Valentine Miheso

Program Officer

Wambui Musalia

Executive Assistant

Zuhura Masiga

Program Coordinator


West End Towers, 4th Floor
Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki Way
Nairobi, Kenya
+254 703 033000

Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries

Cathedral Road, Nairobi
P. O. Box 34188-00100 Kenya
Telephone: +254-20-2718870

Our Objective

Our objective is to increase the incentives for private sector participation and investment in the agricultural sector while enhancing access to finance and markets and the adoption of climate smart technologies and use of inputs (seeds and fertilizer). In Kenya, AGRA works with the Government and various strategic partners to support agriculture policy reforms. We also work to improve the incomes and food security of the rice, maize, beans, and potato farmers

Our Investments

In the first decade, AGRA built an asset base in technologies, partnerships and models that can be scaled for significant impact on the status of inclusive agriculture in Kenya. Our strategy and support for Kenya from 2017 to 2021 seeks to bring all of these elements to strengthen the agriculture sector delivery systems for improved productivity and marketing of produce to impact incomes and improve food security for at least 1.65 million smallholder farming households through an investment of $21m.

US$21 million invested in Kenya’s agricultural industry

Early Results


Invested in 8 grants


Farmers Committed to Date


in Loans Provided to Farmers


Private Sector Investments Leveraged


Smallholder Farmers Reached

Further Resources

Kenya Operational Plan

Funding partners

Other Partners