Emma Feenstra

Consultant, Country Representative Kenya

Areas of expertise:

Value Chain Development
Gender in Value Chains
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

“It is my passion to support development practitioners to develop agricultural value chains that are inclusive and provide a fair benefit to women and men all along the chain. I aim to stimulate (young) people to amplify their skills and talents through learning, collaboration and self-reflection.”

Emma is a development professional, who has gained most of her experience working in non-profit organizations as gender advisor and planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) specialist.  She is very committed to equality and inclusion. She has produced and published several toolkits and learning materials on this topic. She is experienced as a facilitator and trainer in intercultural settings. She has an engaging working style and with her enthusiasm and energy, she manages to foster collaboration across divides.

From 2020, she works for Fair and Sustainable Kenya in Nairobi. She holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights (Utrecht University) and an Advanced Master’s degree in International Development (Radboud University Nijmegen).


Stephen Otieno


“I support dissemination of innovations and practices targeting sustainable agriculture and rural development and are inclusive and provide a fair benefit to marginalized populations. I aim to stimulate dissemination of knowledge and skills to rural populations to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.”

Mr. Stephen Otieno Otieno, is an agricultural extension professional, who has gained most of his experience working in social enterprises as an extensionists focussing on Good Agricultural Practices, Agricultural Value Chain Development, Research, Monitoring And Evaluation. Well conversant with extension delivery, inclusion and participation of the marginalized groups (youth and women). He has robust experience on food and nutrition security and resilience building focusing on mitigation of effects of climate change.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Agroforestry and Rural Development (University of Eldoret) and is in the process of completing his Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension (Kisii University).