Growing the Agripreneurs of the Future
A core focus has been to work with partners to develop a unique cloud-based agripreneurship programme that will take the budding agripreneur through the business start-up process and develop a suite of business start-up guides to help inspire and guide young Agripreneurs. In addition, we will build a network of experts who are willing to share their knowledge by responding to 'Ask the Expert' type requests from young Agripreneurs and also recruit a team of volunteers who can share their skills and experience to support young Agripreneurs develop their business ideas through short-term coaching and mentoring.In 2018 we were delighted to work with SIANI and our partners at Egerton and Laikipia Universities (Kenya), Gulu University and IITA Kampala (Uganda) and ISTVS (Somaliland) to roll-out a pilot 'Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness' blended learning course to enable students to develop high quality business plans within the agrifood sector.
To promote and stimulate youth driven entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness within developing economies.
Dr. Ruth Oniang’o, winner of the 2017 African Food Prize, has kindly accepted our invitation to become Patron of the Agripreneurship Alliance.
Across my career, I have worked in academia, in the private sector (Tetra Pak and Nestlé) and as an entrepreneur in the UK, Switzerland, the USA, Italy and France.
I am focused on improving the life chances of young adults with particular experience on those living in conflict and/or poverty within a Community Development framework.
I believe that young adults are powerful innovators & change agents. I work to empower young adults to enable them to challenge old ideas and practices so that they may change not only their own futures but also that of their families and the wider community.
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Early career international development expert, with a background in Agricultural Sciences, International Development, Natural Resource Management and Development Law, whose work has been centered on policy and promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development practices across the globe, encouraging active participation of youths and women.