Bonface Okute holds a Diploma in Horticulture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Before joining AATF he worked for CARE International in Kenya as a Project Officer in The improved Agriculture for Western Kenya (TASK) Project where his duties included training smallholder farmers to adopt farming as a business by introducing high value crops and linking the farmers to markets and input suppliers. Bonface previously worked with World Council of Credit Union (WOCCU) as an agriculture specialist appraising agricultural loans and training farmers on how to maximise their yields and incomes. He also worked as a project officer in an integrated livelihood project implemented by Kenya Red Cross in Turkana North where he trained a pure pastoralist community to adopt irrigated agriculture to cushion them against drought. Bonface is Kenyan.