Role Model Directory

Name Position Country
Baldur Heinrich Koch Regional Director, Department of Agriculture, Mpumalanga, 1995-2004 (retired) South Africa
Mary Abukutsa-Onyango Professor of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya
Edward Kofi Ahiabor Production and Quality Control Manager, Tip Top Foods Ghana
King David Amoah Co-ordinator, ECASARD Ghana
Irene Annor-Frempong Director of Capacity Strengthening, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Ghana
James Aucha Founder and CEO, Greenfarm International Kenya
John Nene-Osom Azu Independent consultant and farmer Ghana
Ousmane Badiane Africa Director for the International Food Policy Research Institute Senegal
Kwame Boa-Amponsem Chief Research Scientist, CSIR – Animal Research Institute, Ghana Ghana
Hamidou Boly Director, TEAM-Africa Burkina Faso
George W. Byarugaba-Bazirake Dean, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University Uganda
Costain Chilala Chairman and Managing Director of the Chimsoro Group of Agribusiness Companies Zambia
Linley Chiwona-Karltun Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow Malawi and Sweden
Pierre Coulibaly Project Coordinator, Initiative Intégrée pour la Croissance Economique au Mali (IICEM) Mali
Bandiougou Dembélé Institut de l’Economie Rurale (IER), Department of Bovine Research Mali
Nango Dembélé Minister Commissioner for Food Security Mali
Josué Dioné Special Advisor to the AU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mali
Baba Dioum Coordinator General, Conference of West and Central African Ministers of Agriculture Senegal
Adipala Ekwamu Executive Director, Regional Universities Forum Uganda
Patricia Gant Founder, Patom Farming Enterpris Liberia
Gracious Hamatala Agricultural Specialist, Barclays Bank, Lusaka Zambia Zambia
Chance Kabaghe Executive Director, Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute Zambia
Chris Kaijuka Founder and Managing Director, Farm Inputs Care Centre (FICC) Ltd. Uganda
Maggie Kigozi Commercial Farmer, Honorary Professor and Former Director, Uganda Investment Authority Uganda
Johann Kirsten Head of Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria South Africa
Margaret Kroma World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Assistant Director General, Partnerships & Impact Sierre Leone
William Kyamuhangire Associate Professor and Manager of the Food Technology and Business Incubation Centre, Makerere University Uganda
Gisèle Lopès d’Almeida Managing Director, EM – Seeds and Technologies Senegal
Robert B. Mabagala Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology, Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania
Samuel Matthew Mahamadu Farmer Ghana
Moraka Nakedi Makhura Head of Economic Research & Business Intelligence, Land & Agricultural Bank of South Africa South Africa
Cripsin Mangaki Horticulture Farmer Zambia
Nalishebo Meebelo Regional CAADP Coordinator, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Zambia
Richard Mkandawire Vice President African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) Malawi
Amos Mpofu Horticulture Farmer Zambia
Adrain Mukhebi Former Dean, School of Business & Economics, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) Kenya
Charity Kawira Mutegi East Africa Aflasafe Project Coordinator, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Kenya
Jacob Mwale Executive Director, Grain Traders Association of Zambia Zambia
Wilfred Mwangi Principal Scientist, CIMMYT Kenya
Tsakani Ngomani Rural Development Specialist (Deputy Director General level): The Presidency, Department of Planning and Evaluation South Africa
Mathews Ngosa CEO, Poultry Association of Zambia Zambia
Ali Amadou Niangado Regional Coordinator, Initiatives Intégrées pour la Croissance Economique au Mali (IICEM) Mali
Joseph Nkandu Executive Director, National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) Uganda
Felicia Afia Nyantakyi Agribusiness entrepreneur and founding member of the Ghana Agricultural Input Dealers Association Ghana
Drinah Banda Nyirenda Head of Department of Animal Science & Professor of Nutrition, University of Zambia Zambia
Steven Were Omamo World Food Programme (WFP), Senior Advisor Kenya
John Purchase CEO, Agricultural Business Chamber South Africa
Karim Sanogo Sesame Project Coordinator, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Mali
Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute Ethiopia
Martin Ndabikunze Shem Professor Emeritus, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) Tanzania
Langelihle Simela Chief Executive Officer, National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (NERPO), South Africa South Africa
Dunstan Spencer Sierra Leone National Policy Advisory Committee, Chair 1998 to 2004 Sierre Leone
Gelson Tembo Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Zambia Zambia
Anna Andrew Temu Chair and Founder, Sokoine University Graduate Enterprises Cooperative Society (SUGECO) Tanzania
August Temu Deputy Director General, International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) Tanzania
Eugene R. Terry Senior Technical Advisor, TransFarm Africa Sierra Leone
Sunday Ekele Uhiene Department of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture of Nigeria Nigeria
Johann van Zyl CEO, SANLAM (Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Lewens Assuransie Maatskappij Beperk) South Africa