Michael Orang’i Onchabo is the Director Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition – Kenya. He provides overall leadership, developing and delivering on FOLU Kenya strategy, programming framework, fundraising, project delivery, building and managing partnerships & communications. He gives strategic direction on approaches and best practices related to food systems transformation in Kenya by operationalizing and delivering on four critical transitions namely: i) Productive and regenerative agriculture; ii) Protecting and restoring nature; iii) Reducing food loss and waste; and iv) Healthy diets. He serves as a bridge between the Kenya country platform, FOLU partners and the FOLU Global Secretariat.

Prior to joining the World Resources Institute (WRI) as the Kenya FOLU Director, Michael was the Country Director, Kenya|Tanzania of the Rainforest Alliance, where he provided strategic and technical leadership and managed the strategic planning and implementation of all activities, projects and programs in Kenya and Tanzania. He has over 20 years of working experience in different organizations and sectors and has served in different capacities in Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade Africa, Ethical Tea Partnership, the Wood Foundation Africa, Sasini Coffee and Tea and Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Company Limited (KTDA).

Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Soil Science, a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and an International Diploma in Project Management (Professional Level).

Michael lives in Oloosurutia Bungalows, Kajiado County with his wife and four children.