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Kenya | Fellow

Winnie Yegon

Winnie is a Horticulture Fellow with a passion for finding solutions to food waste and losses across and along selected value chains. She’s a Food Systems Specialist at the Food and Agriculture Organization, working with a wide range of stakeholders both in the private sector and in government, applying the food systems approach to achieve food and nutrition security in a holistic manner.

Winnie has conducted extensive research on food waste and losses, and food systems assessments with findings informing national strategies by highlighting gaps and opportunities that inform decision making. Before joining FAO, she was a programme assistant in the Ministry of Agriculture where she supported coordination of government stakeholders in Agricultural policy and strategy development . Winnie has an MBA from Thompson Rivers University in Canada and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University. She believes that Africa has a lot to offer the world through the agricultural sector.