Lucy Kioko is the Agriculture Product Manager for Mercy Corps. Lucy has worked in agricultural development with a number of local and international NGOs and private sector businesses, notably FARM Africa, African Breeders Services, TechnoServe, Kenya Cooperative Coffee Exporters among others. She has specialised in value chain development and pro-poor development initiatives for small holder farmers. In the course of her career she has built a good understanding of the agricultural value chain approach and how it can empower farmers, improve productivity, bring value and improve incomes for poverty alleviation. Her experience is gained having worked in horticulture, oil seed sub-sector, dairy, coffee and pastoralist (livestock) value chains.