Betty Kibaara is an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, Africa Region Office. At the Foundation, Betty leads the implementation of the YieldWise Initiative that with a goal to reduce food loss in Maize (Tanzania), Mangoes (Kenya) and Cassava and Tomato value chains to improve livelihoods of the small holder farmers. She serves as the regional champion for the Foundations initiatives in strengthening food security, agribusiness and the building of resilience to the devastating effects of climate change to enable real, sustainable and equitable economic growth.
Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation in 2009, Betty worked as a Research Fellow at the Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University. For over a decade she conducted numerous large-panel household data surveys and has published widely on food security, efficient use of agricultural inputs and agricultural markets. On the policy front, she has published work on the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program and the agricultural policy-making process in Kenya.
Ms. Kibaara holds a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, USA and Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, Kenya.