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Joseph Irungu

Joseph Irungu

Young Expert at Practica Foundation - Kenya
YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 21

YEP Role

As a Young Expert working for PRACTICA Foundation and Kijani Testing Ltd Kenya I am mainly involved in testing the newly developed Minipivot (a scaled down version of the center pivot irrigation system), this involves looking for test sites and constantly monitoring and evaluating their performance.  To ensure they meet customers’ requirements and expectation before being officially launched into the market.

I am also responsible for developing a market entry plan and upscaling strategy based on my interactions with the test volunteers of this product and my past experience in agribusiness models. 


  • Specialist in Agricultural technologies
  • Specialist in Agribusiness models
  • Expert and trainer on solar water pumps and water distribution systems
  • Monitoring and evaluation  
  • Field data collection

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: BSc Agricultural Engineering

Experience before YEP

I have been working with Kijani Testing Ltd in Kenya as the M&E assistant in irrigation, my major tasks involve meeting farmers, gathering feedback on test products like solar pumps, special irrigation systems, solar refrigerators, and solar water heaters.

I also worked for Futurepump, as a distributors manager and a champion trainer of the Futurepump products.

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Organisation: Practica Foundation
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