Mr.Willis Audi
Director General
Agriculture and Food Authority

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Willis Magak Audi holds a Master of Science in Horticulture degree from Egerton University. He has worked in Ministry of Agriculture in various deployments since 1993 in Rift Valley and Central Kenya regions and in Kilimo House in Extension services and Food Security Unit, before deployment to the former Kenya Coconut Development Authority (Predecessor of the Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate) in 2014. He has also worked in Horticultural Crops Directorate for 4 years as senior horticultural officer, until April 2018. Professional trainings attended include “planning and designing agricultural statistics for policy making” in Japan, “Seminar for Agricultural Officials of African Nations” in China, “Oil Crops Development”, ‘Training of Trainers on quality management for certification of fruits and vegetables. The major milestones include initiation and implementation in collaboration with KALRO team the establishment of mango mother-block at KALRO Perkerra; the development of “Training Guidelines and Manual on Agricultural Data Collection and Management” and the preparation and promotion of Macadamia production in Baringo.

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           Christine Chesaro

Horticultural Crops Directorate

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Dr. Benson O. Apuoyo, PhD
Ag. Director
Coffee Directorate

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Dr. Apuoyo holds Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Entrepreneurial Finance from Kenyatta University. He also holds Master of Business Administration (Finance) Degree and Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) Degree both from the University of Nairobi. He has an experience of over 30 years in the coffee industry having worked for the Coffee Directorate (the defunct Coffee Board of Kenya) since 1989. Prior to this, Dr. Apuoyo worked for the Ministry of Agriculture as a frontline extension officer for two years in the former Kisii District. He has served in various positions including Coffee Inspector, Area Manager, Marketing & Research Officer in the defunct Coffee Board of Kenya. Under the Agriculture and Food Authority, Dr. Apuoyo has served as the Manager- Market Research & Product Development Department- Coffee Directorate and Deputy Director- Coffee Directorate in charge of Market Research and Product Development Department. Dr. Apuoyo is member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) and has published in refereed international journals and presented in a number of local and international conferences.



Grace Kyallo
Ag. Director
Fibre Crops Directorate

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Ms. Grace G. Kithusi is a horticulture specialist who holds a Master of Science degree in Horticulture from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Egerton University, Kenya. She holds the position of Technical and Advisory Services Manager at the Horticultural Crops Directorate with 23 years of experience, working in the horticulture sector. She has diverse knowledge in various aspects of the sector in Kenya including technical, policy and cross cutting matters and has worked with different stakeholders including small holder and large producers, stakeholders in both public and private sectors such as regulators and policy makers, County government officials, extension providers, input suppliers, financiers as well as development partners.


Anne Gikonyo

 Ag. Director
Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate

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Mrs. Anne Gikonyo holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from University of Nairobi. She has over 15 years of professional experience in the Public sector in market linkage, policy formulation and trade negotiations for Netherlands, South Africa, Rwanda, Israel, Turkey and Ghana, in the horticulture sector.

She has also had over 10 years in the private sector in marketing and is a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK).Anne’s notable achievements are; setting up of the 1st international flower show in Kenya, bringing in international exhibitors and buyers into the country and giving exposure and market linkage to small holder flower producers; committee member of Kenya Defense Forces food processing factory operationalization; committee member of the National Exports Development Strategy, development of the HCDA regulations (2011) and HCD regulations (2013).

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Calistus Efukho

Ag. Director
Food Crops Directorate

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Jude Chesire

 Ag. Director
Sugar Directorate

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Felix Mutwiri
 Ag. Director

Miraa, Pyrethrum & Other Industrial Crops Directorate

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