Meet Our Team

We have a diverse competent team to get your work done

We become a part of you, and you, of us.

Our team comprises of experts with different specializations who all bring great quality to the team. Agriculture and food systems issues are always interconnected and a wholesome understanding of the science, the different drivers and actors is very key for successful business development as well as intervention execution. 

We are a young, enthusiastic company with lots of energy from a vibrant team of young professionals hungry to create change and make an impact in the sector. APSID continiously onboards attachees, interns and field agents on short term basis.  

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder & CEO

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The "A" Team

Chief Executive Officer

Emmanuel Atamba

General Manager

Felix Mwangala Jomo

Lead Consultant - Research, Seed and Food Systems

Noel Templer

Lead consultant - Nutrition and Health Outcomes

Mercy Kwamboka

Lead Consultant - Agricultural Research

Atsiaya Obwina Godfrey

Lead Consultant - Soil & Water

Caleb Mbayaki

Consultant - Crop Production & Agronomy

Josephine Lukamika

Consultant - Farm Enterprises

Sharon Cherobon

Consultant - Climate Resilience

James Karani

Consultant - Agroecosystems

Maryjoan Gathima

Consultant - Animal Production Systems

Joy Chepchumba

Consultant - Crop Protection, Digital Extension

Kelvin Waweru

Regional Coordinator - Western Kenya

Gasy Wasike

Platform Manager - APSID Farmer Community

Felix Atamba

Research Assistant

Dendry Hellen Oswago

Junior Consultant - Research & Extension

Jacobin Baraka

Chief Executive Officer

Emmanuel Atamba

Emmanuel Atamba is a food and farming systems expert with over 8 years of experience. Mr. Atamba’s experience cuts across the design and implementation of both private-sector business concepts and enterprises as well as civil society, and public-sector interventions. Key areas of strength include advocacy strategy development and implementation, communication for development, project design, implementation, MEAL, research, and dissemination strategies. Mr. Atamba has worked with other organizations: CEFA, Agriprocity, Wefarm, Standard Media Group, Justdiggit Foundation, and the Heinrich Boll Foundation in different capacities.

Favorite Quote: “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” –Mahatma Gandhi

General Manager

Felix Mwangala Jomo

Felix Mwangala Jomo is a Research Associate at Apsid. He has a strong interest in climate-resilient solutions for rural agricultural development. He was a Territory Manager at Advanta Seeds International for 13 months (July 2020 – August 2021). Handled go-to-market strategy for East and South Eastern Africa. Research and development for forages, horticultural crops, and cereals

Before this, Felix held the position of a Market Development Agronomist, at Yara Fertilizers. Felix occupied this role from January 2020 – July 2020. He managed crop nutrition for crop demonstration centers of excellence across the East African ecosystem. Previously, Felix held the position of Seeds Market Development Agronomist, at Seminis and Elgon Kenya Ltd. Felix held this role for 27 months (2017-2018 – January 2020 respectively). Developed farmer manuals for crops, and market strategy for the seeds portfolio.

He holds a BSc in Agriculture (Agricultural Economics major).

Favorite quote: “One of the keys to success is a clear and consistent understanding of your own limitations.”~Spadder.

Lead Consultant - Research, Seed and Food Systems

Noel Templer

Noel Templer is a development systems specialist working on the nexus of food, seed, and market systems in a changing climate. In his work and consulting practice, he prioritizes inclusive approaches to sustainability and resilience for smallholders, development programs, and businesses. He specializes in agroecology, policy advocacy, regenerative and climate-smart agriculture, and resilient livelihoods programming.
Favorite quote: “Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are plans to protect man.” – Stewart Udall

Lead consultant - Nutrition and Health Outcomes

Mercy Kwamboka

Mercy Kwamboka is a certified nutrition expert. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Nutrition from the University of Nairobi and has vast experience.

Lead Consultant - Agricultural Research

Atsiaya Obwina Godfrey

Atsiaya Obwina Godfrey is finalizing a PhD in Agricultural economics and holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics and a BSc. Agribusiness Management from Egerton University. He has over five years of experience in agricultural-based research, with areas of interest spanning from, climate-smart technologies, the role of market innovation in inclusive and sustainable smallholder agriculture, transitioning agri-food systems in sub-Sahara Africa, agri-value chains development, sustainable rural development, and livelihoods assessment. Atsiaya has experience in data management including data cleaning and analysis using STATA and SPSS econometric software and knowledge dissemination.

Favorite quote: “Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” – Daniel Webster

Lead Consultant - Soil & Water

Caleb Mbayaki

CALEB MBAYAKI is currently the Lead soil scientist at APSID Consulting Company Limited.
Having versatile experience in his field of practice, Caleb does research, conducts training and
consultancies on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, Irrigation, Crop and Water Management,
Water and Soil Science soil.
Experience wise, he has developed agrometeorological irrigation schedules on crop production
and climate coping strategies for the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya.
Caleb Holds a Masters’s degree in Land and water management, a bachelor of science degree in
Agriculture (soil science option) from the University of Nairobi.

Consultant - Crop Production & Agronomy

Josephine Lukamika

I am a community-led professional agronomist experienced in crop production, community mobilization, and management with hands-on experience. I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi and a Certificate Course in Agribusiness Management at Miramar International College.
Amongst my many skills, agronomy is my passion and so an expedition of related other skills like; agricultural training, crop protection, plant nutrition, growing, sales, and marketing of agricultural produce form my key competence.

Favorite proverb: “He who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of food with others,” – African proverb

Consultant - Farm Enterprises

Sharon Cherobon

I’m a farmer, marketer, and food security champion. A graduate of the University of Nairobi, I have constantly involved myself with agriculture and matters SDGs since my first years in school. I’m a co-founder of Mama Mboga Ke, a community-based organization based in Nandi. Through the organization, I’ve been able to both practice farming and teach the women of Chemase about achieving food security through the utilization of indigenous vegetables. I also social media as a tool to advocate for Agriculture as a career option.

Consultant - Climate Resilience

James Karani

I am an agricultural and food security expert with over five years of experience providing solutions to Farmers and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) worldwide. I have studied food and agriculture at the post-graduate level in Israel and the United States, delving deeply into research, sustainability, and climate-smart agriculture. I have worked on projects focusing on irrigation, food production, women’s participation in agriculture, and climate change locally (Kenya ) and in other African countries.

My goal is to build more sustainable food production and cost-effective systems, adding value to agricultural products in our African communities and helping countries adapt to climate change.

Favorite quote: “Once you plant a seed of knowledge, it will grow forever” – Chief Julius Karani

Consultant - Agroecosystems

Maryjoan Gathima

A young ambitious scientist looking to progress into the agriculture and environment sector. By making the most out of available resources and options. Having developed interpersonal and communication skills from the banking sector. I have nurtured successful working relationships. As a result posses an advantageous professional network. Acquiring experience via internships and volunteering I am equipped with the knowledge, and technological and analytical skills on environmental issues related to agriculture. Thus promoting environmentally acceptable and sustainable production practices in agroecosystems.
My hopes and desire is to secure a challenging role to bring value through research, nurturing partnerships and solution provision

Consultant - Animal Production Systems

Joy Chepchumba

Joy is an animal science and production consultant with vast knowledge in animal nutrition, feeding, and husbandry. Her expertise cuts across both complementary and supplementary feeding, research and development of feed formulation, and feeding programs for all kinds of animal production systems.

Consultant - Crop Protection, Digital Extension

Kelvin Waweru

Kelvin is an agricultural consultant with a focus on crop protection and digital extension. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma from Arava International Center for Agricultural Training (AICAT) Israel. He has also attended international agricultural exchange programs in the USA on sustainable agriculture, value chain management, and e-voucher technology.

He has over 6 years of experience working on different assignments in the East African region, successfully working with several counties in Kenya as well as neighboring countries of Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

“Agriculture is the only worthy pursuit allowing us to honor the gift of life” – Bryant McGill.

Regional Coordinator - Western Kenya

Gasy Wasike

Gasy Wasike is a teacher by training with lots of passion for agriculture and farming as a means to sustainable community development and livelihoods. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). He has also taken various professional training courses in agriculture, food and farming systems, community development, and management. Gasy believes in the power of effective coordination and people management in ensuring efficient processes and value for clients.

Favorite Quote: “If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest.” – Douglas Jerrold.

Platform Manager - APSID Farmer Community

Felix Atamba

Felix Atamba is a University of Nairobi BSc agriculture student. He completed training at the University of Nairobi in agroecology and agrobiodiversity course. He conducted a project with the Millennium Fellowship 2022’s theme of Agriculture and Food Systems. He has experience as a freelance author, community coordinator, and project manager.

Felix is passionate about environmental sciences, agriculture, agroecology, food sovereignty, seed sovereignty, regenerative agriculture, rural development, and food sovereignty.
Favorite Quote: “One of the sustainable approaches to food security is sustainable agricultural practices.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

Research Assistant

Dendry Hellen Oswago

Dendri is a final year student at the University of Nairobi undertaking Food Science and Technology. She is an alumnus of the International Training Course on Organic Agriculture – 2020 and was a Tutor for the Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity Training Course 2022. The two summer courses extensively empower young people on matters concerning Agroecology, Climate Action, and most importantly, Food and Nutritional Security.

Her expertise ranges from food safety issues (with strong experience in aflatoxin management) as well as research and training activities.

Favorite quote: “Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.” – Jacques Diouf

Junior Consultant - Research & Extension

Jacobin Baraka

Jacobin Baraka is a Scientist, Certified Counsellor, and Teacher.
He has pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology (UoN), a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (KU), a Certificate in Counselling (UoN), and trained in Agroecology and Agrobiodiversity (UoN).
He has taught in three schools, including Pangani Girls’ School, and carried out farm extension and field work under APSID consultancy. He’s a farmer and also runs an online a shoe business.
He’s defined as a team player, honest, accountable, organized, and self-driven in all the tasks assigned to him.

He’s guided by this philosophy; ‘living is learning, learning is a lifetime course.’

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

Emmanuel Atamba

Founder, CEO
Strength in Agroecology, Human Right to Food advocacy, campaign strategy and communication. Atamba has over 7 years experience and worked with multiple organizations.

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