Charles Muteithia Kagure
Charles is a Horticulture Fellow and an agri-food professional with more than 11 years of experience helping farmers to realize better yields and incomes. A Programme Officer at the Irish Embassy, he is leading the implementation of Ireland Kenya Agri-food Strategy 2017-2021 to improve dairy and potato value chains. Charles has led and managed country programmes, designed and developed projects, managed contracts and grants, and undertaken monitoring and evaluation. He has extensive experience in the potato value chain where he has leveraged donor funding to catalyze private sector engagement in seed production and potato processing; training farmers in good agricultural practices leading to more than 40% increase in yield. Previously, Charles worked for Hello Tractor as a project manager and as a farmer services manager at Mumias Sugar Company. He has an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nairobi and is a certified public accountant. Charles has published a paper on implementation of outsourcing strategy in sugar companies.