Farmer, innovator, leading social entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of the Smallholders Foundation Ltd./Gte in 2003.
Created Smallholder Farmer Rural Radio (2 million Nigerian listeners), The Agriprenuership Academy, The Smallholders Seed Store, Smallholders Microcredit, and GrainStore polypropylene bags (grain preservation bags).
Highly honored with 23 awards - Ashoka Fellow 2008, Rolex Awards 2010, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative in Business 2012, Nigeria’s Young Person of the Year 2011, Niigata International Food Prize Laureate, 2012 and 2013 Laureate of the Yara Prize for Green Revolution .
Bright Benjamin Igbokwe - COO
Experienced business development manager with extensive expertise in agribusiness startups, rural logistics, distribution, commercial strategy, contract negotiations, business processes, and team building.
Chioma A. Onyekpere - ICT and Media Officer
Full stack software engineer and a skilled graphic designer who loves to create responsive, beautiful and user friendly functionalities with a demonstrated history of working in the I.T industry.She has a well versed knowledge of digital marketing and use of analytics tools to promote organisation campaigns and search engine optimizations.
Chidubem Maxwell Okoro - Technical Officer (TO)
Chidubem is an agricultural engineer, with extensive knowledge and expertise in clean energy, solar cells, batteries, air conditioning, cold room design, and refrigeration. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) Agricultural Engineering, from the Federal Polytechnic Owerri, Nigeria and a Technical Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Enginering. As TO, He designs, constructs, installs and maintains the solar powered walk in cold rooms. He also trains technicians and operators on installation, maintenance and repair of the cold rooms.