MANOR HOUSE AGRICULTURAL CENTRE (MHAC) is registered as a nonprofit Trust under the Trustees Perpetual Succession Act (Chapter 164 of the Laws of Kenya) and holds a Certificate of Incorporation dated 26th August 1985 as P/S446/1. It is a public institution held in trust on behalf of the public by the Board of Trustees.
Our Vision: Evironmentally and foods secure livelihoods in Kenya.
Our mission: To promote sustainable livelihoods through Biointensive Agriculture for poverty alleviation, human and environmental health, and environmental conservation among Kenyan communities through training, research, extension linkages, and partnerships for sustainable community development.
Our goal: To facilitate environmental health and agricultural productivity learning through Biointensive Agriculture.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Professor Richard S. Musangi (Ph.D), - Former Vice Chancellor, Egerton University; Chairman, Kenya Forest Services
Mrs. Priscilla (Polly) Noyce - MHAC Founder
Mrs. Mary Tonje, Farmer
Mrs. Apondi Nyanga'ya - Community Development Consultant
Dr. Emmanuel Omondi (Ph.D) - Director, MHAC External Relations and Research; c0-PI, SANREM (USAID) Research Project
Mr. Joseph Wekundah - Agriculturist Consultant for Research and Development
Mrs. Anne Amadi-Lawyer - Independent consultant, Human rights, gender, and access to justice
Mr. Macdonald P. Wesonga - Executive Director, Appropriate Rural Development Progam (ARDAP)
Mr. Nicodemus O. Nyongesa - (Ex officio), Secretary to the Board and Centre Director
Professor Wilson K. Yabann (Ph.D) - Dean, School of Environmental Studies, Moi University, Eldoret
Dr. Kiran Shah - Veterinarian, MHAC Trustees Chairman
Dr. Emmanuel Omondi (Ph.D) - Director, External Relations and Research; c0-PI, SANREM (USAID) Research Project
Mr. Nicodemus O. Nyongesa - Centre Director
Mr. Joseph Kiguru- Accountant/Administrator
Ms. Rosemary Namatsi - Training Coordinator
Mr. David Were - Head of Livestock Department
Mr. Denis Shibonje Ashilenje - Research Coordinator
Mr. John Okombah- Head of Crops Department
Mr. Joshua Ouko - Head of Animal Draft Power & Appropriate Technology
Ms.Margaret Muhando- Head of Catering
Mr. James Namgala - Librarian
Mrs. Salome Maina - Stores
MHAC Staff. Standing from left: Mr. David Were - Head of livestock department, Ms. Rosemary Namatsi - Training coordinator, Mr. Jephnear Wafula - Livestock Attendant, Mr. John Okomba - Head of Crops Department, Mr. Eric Werengai - Trainer, Mr. Mark Chebittwey - Driver, Mrs. Salome Maina - Store Keeper, Mr. James Mukhwana - Garden Attendant, Mr. Simon Waliaula - Artisan, Mr. Edward Sandaji - Head Cook, Mr. Juma Barasa - Waiter, Mr. Augustine Waswa - Garden Attendant, John Barasa - Waiter, Ms. Margaret Muhando - Cateress, Sylvester Nyukuri - (former Livestock Attendant), Mr. Denis Ashilenje - Research Coordinator, Mrs. Alice Kikaya - Secretary, Mr. Joseph Waliaula - Cook, Front row from left: Mr. Simon Juma - Room Attendant, Mr. Joseph Kiguru - Accountant, Mr. David Mwangi - Accounts Assistant, Mr. Nicodemus Nyongesa – Centre Director