African Agribusiness Alliance is a non-profit private sector led initiative. We are a member based organization for the mobilization of resources and investment facilitation into the agribusiness industry in Africa.
The AAA initiative was driven by the global concern for food security and eradication of hunger in developing countries, particularly in Africa, in the face of the growing population. This concern was clearly expressed in the new Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDGs 1 and 2, which call for ending extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. To address this concern, there is the need for institutional platforms that will promote and advocate for better agricultural practices, investment and private sector participation in the agriculture industry.
Therefore, AAA is established as a non-profit private sector led initiative and network of African and international agribusiness stakeholders committed to the transformation of African agricultural value chain into a market-based, economically efficient, commercially viable and environmentally sustainable business enterprise.
Thus we aim to attract local and international private investors to engage in value addition that will promote economic development through foreign exchange earnings, employment generation and poverty reduction. It is a member based organization for the mobilization of resources and investment facilitation into the agribusiness industry in Africa.
AAA is driven by the Vision of a globally competitive, sustainable and inclusive African Agribusiness
To transform African agriculture through innovative and profitable agribusiness enterprises enabled by access to finance, capacity building, and policy advocacy.
AAA is built on a foundation strong combination of Accessibility, Commitment, Collaboration, Dedication, Innovation & Transparency.
We aim to empower the African Agribusiness sector, providing the needed
backbone at which Agriculture in Africa can thrive upon.
We help with linking financial institutions to the agribusiness value chain that will bring together the stakeholders and the financial institutions in a B2B forum.
AAA will provide Information on the developments in the agribusiness market with emphasis on the national, regional and international market prices of agricultural products.
An annual Africa International Agribusiness Conference and Exhibitions (AIACE) will be organized to network and discuss policy issues on agribusiness value chain in the continent and globally.
African Agribusiness stakeholders dedicated to innovating Agriculture across Africa
Dr. Babafemi Oyewole is the Managing Director/CEO and Secretary to the Advisory Board of African Agribusiness Alliance. A former Managing Director/CEO and Secretary to the Governing Board of the African Cashew Alliance (ACA), Accra, Ghana, a USAID funded international alliance for promoting agribusiness in the cashew industry.
Dr. Oyewole is a regular speaker at regional and international conferences on agribusiness, finance, oil, gas and development energy issues in Africa. He enjoys travelling, networking and research on development issues. He is married with two children. He is bilingual with proficiency in English and professional working knowledge of French.
Mr. Murasira is a global business development expert with a passion for combining traditional indigenous practices with modern technological breakthroughs to (efficiently) optimize business value and maximize socio-economic impact. Mr. Murasira Co-managed business development for the largest digital soil analysis provider in Africa, focusing on West and East Africa (HQ, Netherlands); Co-founded Rwanda's largest potato processing firm (HQ, Rwanda). He is Business Advisor to the Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN); a member of Expert Review Committee, Food and Agriculture Benchmark at World Benchmarking Alliance, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Strategic Advisor, Pan-Africa Farmers Organisation (PAFO). He was educated at Swedish Institute of Management and Wageningen University, Netherlands.
Chief Operating Officer
Dr Olowogbon is a researcher, trainer, entrepreneur, and agribusiness specialist, supporting the capacity building, investment facilitation programmes and policy advocacy of the Alliance. He has over 10 years of managing agricultural training consultancy services and developing relevant training content for building sustainable agribusiness in Nigeria. Toyin served as trainer during trainings sessions and evaluated training programmes for several private sector corporate organisations. He obtained his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher education and professional development from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Programmes & Policy Advocacy
Mr. Mensah provides finance and administrative support to the Alliance and oversees procurement, resource mobilization, staff matters and reporting. He have over fifteen years’ experience in the management of finance and accounts of international regional organisations. Until he joined the Alliance, he was the Director of Finance and Administrative services with the African Cashew Alliance, Accra, Ghana where he managed a multimillion grants from Walmart and USAID. Mr. Mensah is a First-Class graduate of University of Legon, Accra, Ghana and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in Ghana.
Finance and Administration
Ms Gladys H. Morales is a specialist in digital transformation and communication, partnerships and resource mobilization (fundraising and advocacy). She has over 20 years of experience working as an independent international consultant for multilateral development banks and development agencies with a demonstrated history of work in digital transformation, communications, strategic partnerships, project management, knowledge sharing and resource mobilization. She is Principal Adviser on Digital Transformation and Innovation to the AVSI Foundation. She’s fluent in Spanish, English and Italian and has an intermediate level of French. She also attended Executive Program in Digital Business in Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York, USA.
Communications and Digital Marketing
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