Agribusiness in Africa
Organizing Farmers of the Future
January 23, 2017
Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany
AGCO Africa Ambassador 2017 - Yvon Hasitiana Rasoloniaiana Kamena
Yvon Hasitiana Rasoloniaiana Kamena is an agropreneur from Madagascar. He co-founded and is the Manager of KAM’E-COM, a venture specialized in website management and focused on promotion and communication of goods and services. Yvon is also Co-founder of LEGUMA, a business that produces and exports organic vegetables to various countries along the coastline of the Indian Ocean.
Moreover, Yvon has been supported by the I.O.F and Youth Ambition Indian Ocean for his venture KAME’COM as an entrepreneur working with new technologies in Madagascar. I.O.F and Youth Ambition Indian Ocean are both organizations that promote young, talented entrepreneurs and honor the most innovative projects. He is also the President of the Juniors of “Jery sy Paik’Ady Ho an’I Madagasikara”, an employers’ association that supports economic disadvantaged groups and decent work. As a member of “Green Hands Madagasikara“ Yvon is also a part of an association that campaings for recycling organic household waste.
Yvon gained a Bachelor and Master degree in the fields of Marketing and International Trade at L’Ecole Supérieure Sacré-Cœur Antanimena (ESSCA) in Madagascar.
AGCO Africa Ambassador 2016 - Nyasha Mudukuti
Nyasha Mudukuti is an agro scientist from Zimbabwe. She is a member of the Global Farmers Network under Truth about Trade and Technology and she is also a Global Youth Ambassador of the initiative A World at School. Nyasha was one of the young scientists selected to participate at the 2013 Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Zimbabwe. She was also a panelist of the Borlaug Dialogue on “Drought and Disease Tolerant Crops for Food Security“ at the World Food Prize held in the USA in 2014.
Nyasha Mudukuti is a BSc Hons graduate in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University of Technology. Next to her professional career she is growing sorghum on a family farm in rural Chikombedzi in Zimbabwe.
AGCO Africa Ambassador 2015 - Jean Kaahwa
Jean Kaahwa is Managing Director of Shalom Fish Farm Limited in Uganda. He is also Member of the Africa Agribusiness Academy, Chairman of Nakawa Fish Farmers Association and Vice-Chair of Youth in Agriculture Innovation Community. He has worked on developing training and capacity building with a wide range of farmers and youth groups on fish farming, especially in the field of using fish as animal feed in Uganda.
Jean Kaahwa gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in the field of Marketing at the Makerere University Business School and is currently pursuing a degree of Masters in Financial Management and Investment at The Cyprus Institute of Marketing.
AGCO Africa Ambassador 2014 - Joy Jelimo Chelagat
Joy Jelimo Chelagat is a multimedia journalist with experience in radio, television, print and web production. She is currently working at Royal Media Services Limited in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to her current position she worked for Standard Bank Group as well as the Standard Group. She started her career at the Kenyan NGO Education Center for Women in Development and for International Organization for Migration (IOM), a humanitarian organization in Kenya in the years before that. Joy graduated with honors from Daystar University, Kenya in 2012, where she gained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Electronic Media Concentration. She was as well producer and presenter of the student run radio station of the university, Shine FM.
AGCO Africa Ambassador 2013 - Tosin Odunfa
Tosin Odunfa is a Nigerian TV Presenter with Ebonylife TV, the foremost Global African Entertainment And Lifestyle Media Network. He has a passion for promoting sustainable Agriculture value chain activities as a means to economic empowerment in Africa and believes that the media has a significant role to play.
Tosin is affiliated with the 2015 Africa Green Revolution Forum AGRF, a private sector led and multi-stakeholder initiative to discuss and develop concrete investment and development plans and policy support strategies for agriculture value-chain development in Africa. He is on the bill as a co-moderator of two panels in the 2015 AGRF in Lusaka Zambia. Tosin is also an acclaimed live events host and Master of Ceremonies (MC) is involved.
Tosin's undergraduate education was at the Howard University School of Engineering, Washington DC and post graduate training at the Northampton Business School, England. He is a British Council Innovation 360 Award winner and is passionate about emerging market business activities.
AGCO Africa Ambassador 2012 - Sue Musunga Chuzu
Sue Musunga Chuzu graduated with distinctions - top of her class from Cavendish University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and holds an MBA from Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI). Sue was the first ever AGCO Africa Ambassador and hosted the first AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin in 2012. At that time, she was a senior management trainee at Standard Chartered Bank Zambia where she assumed various duties on a quest to be a well-rounded banker.
With a background in Public Relations, Communications and Media, Sue worked as a television and radio presenter at Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation and as news anchor, television presenter and Public Relations Manager for Muvi TV for 4 years.