Leah is a Horticulture Fellow with keen interest in value chains, specifically facilitating horizontal and vertical linkages for micro, small and medium enterprises. She’s Project Manager at SNV, the Netherlands Development Organization, responsible for helping SMEs access markets and finance. Leah believes in sharing knowledge, has extensive research experience and has published several papers, the most recent being an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on Kenyan food systems, a collaboration between SNV and WUR. Among her greatest achievements is linking MFIs and financial institutions to secure money for lending to smallholder farmers. Before moving to project management, Leah worked in M&E. She read Agricultural Economics at Egerton University and has a Master in Economics from the University of Nairobi.