Justus Njeru

Senior Analyst

Justus Njeru is a Senior Manager at the Private Sector Development Practice Group under the MSC Anglophone Africa domain based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has more than 12 years of experience in financial inclusion, enterprise development, market systems, and value chains.

Justus is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to solve social problems through business and create wealth. He specializes in agribusiness, renewable energy, agriculture insurance, microfinance, and WASH sectors with a focus on the high-quality development of commercially sustainable solutions for the low and moderate income. Justus manages field research, data analysis, and modeling and provides high-quality advice to clients in agriculture value chain, financial services, and product design, pilot testing, and roll-outs. He is certified in agriculture value chain digitization and therefore has worked on digitization and efficiency enhancement projects. Justus has worked in development consultancy and technical advisory modeling in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Before joining MSC, he was associated with GiZ’s Promotion of Private Sector Development in Agriculture in Kenya where he conducted value chain financing analysis of various agro-value chains. These included dairy goats, beef, product-specific value chains (carpenter fish), mangoes, passion fruits, Irish potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Justus is also an avid writer on agriculture value chains, and youth role in transforming the sector in the digital age. He is fluent in English and Swahili.

Posts by Justus Njeru

Revitalizing Agriculture market systems

The short video highlights the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and points to the need to revitalize agriculture market systems. What will be the role of governments have to develop a longer-term solution?

Floods and drought in 2019, a locust invasion in 2020, and now COVID-19: How do these incidents, particularly COVID-19 affect the food supply chain in the Horn of Africa?

Locust invasion, which followed a spell of flood and drought in 2019 left farmers in the horn of Africa left the farmers in anguish. Before the farmers could recover, Covid-19 has brought a new cause of concern. On the other hand, these disasters seem to bring new equilibrium in the agri-value chains coordination. This blog analyzes the role of digitization, innovative agriculture finance and policy and regulations to safeguard food supply chain in the COVID-19 era.

MSC’s support in youth employment initiatives across Sub-Saharan Africa

This video gives the highlight of how MSC supports youth employment initiatives across Sub-Saharan Africa

How do we engage youth in agricultural activities? What are the bottlenecks and possible solutions

This video talks about how we can engage youth in agricultural activities and explores some of the bottlenecks and possible solutions. Watch and learn more

Engaging youth in agriculture

This video explores how we can engage youth in agriculture to help alleviate the unemployment crisis in Sub- Saharan Africa. 

Youth in agriculture: how to engage and retain youth in agricultural activities

This blog focuses on how we can engage and retain youth in agricultural activities. Its also walks us through how MSC helps its clients to tailor its services through vocational training, technological innovation and skills & entrepreneurship development to create opportunities for youth.

How Ecosystem Issues Fail Rural FIS to promote Digital Financial Services:Observations from MFIs in Tanzania

While the advantages of digital transformation for MFIs are set to be numerous, MicroSave takes stock on how ecosystem issues fail rural FIs to promote digital financial services in Tanzania.

How ecosystem issues fail rural FIs to promote digital financial services: Observations from MFIs in Tanzania

MFIs have been central to expanding financial inclusion, creating an opportunity for the rural population and women to enter the financial sector. Further, MFIs enable many poor clients to manage emergencies, raise their incomes and improve living standards. But there is still far to go