Elsie Kangai Mathiu
From Kenya. She has a passion for agribusiness development, youth empowerment and partnership building. She is an Agricultural Economist with MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics (Rural Development option) and BSc. Agricultural Economics. She has twelve (12) years of experience in development work, both as a practitioner and a consultant in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). She has managed development projects serving smallholder crops and livestock farmers with successful business cases in Kenya. Thus, she has built expertise in program management, R&D, coordination, preparation of training manuals, resource mobilization and networking. She has served in different capacities as a consultant in development programs in the East African Region including Usomi Ltd/ABS, Agri-Experience, AGRA, NRI (UK), IFPRI, UNECA, FAO, Techno Serve Kenya, ASDSP, ASARECA and Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) among others. She has also co-authored different reports, presentations, policy briefs and publications covering agricultural policy, youth and agriculture, livestock policy issues, Agribusiness public-private partnerships, technology uptake pathways, technology inventory, private sector investments in agricultural R&D and high value crops.