Samuel Karanja

Agriculture Manager

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Samuel has over 12 years’ experience designing inclusive market facilitation and financing models for small and medium enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a seasoned expert in making markets work for the poor (M4P) through developing innovate and competitive value chains and has successfully completed numerous consultancy assignments for different organisations including; WFP, World Vision, NRC, DCA and Mercy Corps.

Prior to this role, he led the Growth Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods, USAID project in Somalia in developing competitive agriculture value chains. He has also worked with Equity bank Kenya where he supported to establish an agribusiness docket for financing small scale farmers. Samuel has also worked with other development organisations across East Africa including; TechnoServe where he offered business advisory to agribusinesses and Global Communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi supporting agribusiness SMEs to expand their trade.

He is a PhD finalist on Strategic management, holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture.