Jared specialises in agricultural value chain development, policy/advocacy, seed systems development & research. He holds a BSc in Agriculture, an MSc in Plant Breeding from Egerton University, Kenya and a post graduate certificate in Food Chains in Agriculture from Hochschule Weihenstephan -Triesdorf, Germany. At FSD Kenya, he is responsible for leading the trade facilitation project, implementing interventions & providing technical input across the programme. Jared has worked in academia, industry and the development sector for the last 9 years. His motivation is pro-poor inclusion of smallholders in full-scale sector-wide value chain development for broadened income opportunities.