Martin Njoroge

Programmes Officer

Among other skills and experience,Martin is a climate resilience and sustainability expert with over 10 years of experience working with rural communities in Kenya. Martin has a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University: Additionally, he was Mentoring Research Program Fellow with the International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD) working on Energy Science and Rural Sociology.

Martin has extensive local knowledge promoting sustainability practices such as ecotourism, organic production methods and renewable energy technology use in communities. In recognition of these efforts, he is a recipient of the Ecotourism Kenya EcoWarrior Award for working with communities in Kilifi and Taita-Taveta counties, in Kenya, developing high revenue low cost tourism circuits. This work has earned him a research grant from Egerton University to Develop an Ecotourism Database. Among other achievements, Martin was part of the core team from Egerton University that developed the Seeds of Gold Farmer’s Magazine in Partnership with the Nation Newspaper.

Currently Martin is working on Organic Value Chain efficiency enhancement to create more value for consumers while empowering farmers to participate in formal market systems. So far he has been able to link over 1000 farmers with Markets Locally and internationally. He leads the Social Media Influencer Project from KOAN working with the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture [FiBL] and WOWZI. He is also the lead facilitator for the Participatory Market Chain Project, working with FiBL and KALRO which has made significant headway in creating synergistic relationships between value chain actors.

He is under the mentorship of various world renown researchers in Organic Agriculture Marketing and is working to upscale the organic sector in Kenya by building globally competitive products and brands.

You can reach Martin on https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-njoroge/