Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya (AWAK) is a Non-Profit  women led, women focused organization legally registered in Kenya, under section 10 of the Societies Act.

Our target is to reach and impact at least 4,000,000 women in 10 years. Empowering a woman is empowering a society.

AWAK was conceived on the precept of scaling up agribusiness from conventional subsistance farming, to advanced climate smart agriculture, urban food security, value addition and advocacy in the quest of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both at household and national levels.

At AWAK we are passionate about empowering  women, youth  and the vulnerable in Agri-sector; with skills to maximize productivity sustainably; for better production, better nutrition, better environment and better lives. We believe that this is a critical intervention area that will transform Kenyan communities and contribute towards Climate Action, Women Economic Empowerment and the Food Security Goal of the Kenya Big 4 Agenda.

To achieve the above, we focus on 4 key thematic areas, which are:

  1. Food Security.
  2. Women Economic Empowerement.
  3. Climate Justice and Climate Action.
  4. Advocacy, Policy and Partnership.

The strategies to achieve the four thematic ares inform our programs and acivities.

To create a Nation where all women and their households are empowered, equal and equipped to reach their full potential.

Our mission is to Transform, grow and Prosper small scale women in agriculture and vulnerable mothers in urban slums to become informed decision makers and key industry players.

  • Empowerment
  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Equality
  • Food Secure
  • Professionalism

Our beneficiaries include:

→ Women in rural settings.

→ Women in urban informal settlements.

→ Youth.

→ He for She - men champions in Gender Justice.

→ School children.

Our Team

The Board of Directors

Dr. Judy Matu

National chairlady

Josephine Kamanthe

Vice Chairlady

Faith Mwikali


Esther Amani


Florence Mwova



Erastus Ouko

Associate - Policy and governance

Ken Okwero

Associate - Strategy and technology


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