Samuel Angwenyi

Project Officer, TAAT Maize Compact

Samuel Angwenyi holds an MSc. degree in Molecular Biology from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania and a BSc. degree in Biotechnology from Kenyatta University. His MSc research involved training on Recombinant DNA technology at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as adoption of the technology in Mwanza, Tanzania. Before joining AATF, Samuel worked an Assistant Program Coordinator at Farm Input Promotions (FIPS) – Africa where he was mandated to oversee product and inputs deployment activities geared towards stimulating farmer adoption of technologies. Prior to this, Samuel worked as a Research Technician at Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)-ILRI Hub-Kenya within the Capacity and Action for Aflatoxin Reduction in East Africa (CAAREA) project. Samuel was previously engaged in the Biological Sciences Department at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) where he was part of the BioAWARE-Kenya secretariat which was mandated to spearhead agricultural biotechnology advocacy in Kenya. Samuel has over five years hands-on experience in technology development and delivery. As Project Officer for the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Maize Compact Initiative, Samuel coordinates and ensures project implementation in 14 African countries (Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) geared towards ensuring scale out and dissemination of Water Efficient and other climate smart maize technologies through public-private partnerships along the maize value chain. He also coordinates the MLN Diagnostics and Management Project’s activities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to ensure MLN free seed production by seed companies. Samuel is Kenyan.