Ruth Vaughan is the Technical Director for CropNuts. She is responsible for working closely with our farmers and ensuring that they get the first-class service they deserve. She has a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience from working the agricultural sector in Kenya for the last 22 years. Ruth started in agriculture by setting up a small soil testing and tissue culture lab in Naivasha, in 1997. This followed onto starting a large organic farming project and breeding roses. Ruth then ran a high end rose farm for 10 years, before moving onto managing Dudutech: a biological farm inputs producer. Ruth is passionate about soil fertility, IPM and biological pest control to reduce pesticide use in crops and improve yields, food safety and nutrient density. She is a great believer in soil health, organic matter management, biochar and carbon sequestration as a way to alleviate climate change and increase food security. She loves visiting the farmers and seeing all the different farming methods. She loves a good challenge and will go out of her way to resolve some very complex cases. Out of the office Ruth enjoys catching up with family and friends, gardening and relaxing with her beloved animals – dogs, donkeys, chickens, horses, pigs, goats and Amber the tame cow.