David Tarus holds an MSc degree in Managing the Environment: Risk Assessment of GM crops from the Aberystwyth University, Wales and a BSc (Hons) degree in Agricultural Education and Extension from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. David also holds professional trainings among them certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialisation from the University of California, Davis, USA and Project Planning, Management and Evaluation from the Institute for Capacity Development, Windhoek, Namibia. Before joining AATF, he worked with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Trans Nzoia District, as an extension officer where he was instrumental in the implementation of both the National Agricultural and Livestock Extension Project (NALEP) and the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Project (KAP) in the district. David previously worked at Kamanyinya Secondary School as a biology teacher. His responsibilities include initiation, coordination and submission of the technical reports to the Administration and Technical Department and providing effective support to management of AATF’s projects portfolio in the preparation of budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilised funds, operational, financial closure of projects and scheduling and participating in project review meetings. David is a Kenyan national.