Jamila Abass

Jamila was recently named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders from Africa. Prior to the YGL initiative, Jamila was CEO and Co-Founder of M-Farm, seeking to help farmers trapped in subsistence agriculture move into commercial farming by leveraging available mobile technology to provide needed real-time information and incentivise collective action. Using …

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Karan Chopra

Karan grew up in Ghana and is now helping the nation's poorest farmers reap higher profits. GADCO, which he cofounded, is now Ghana's largest producer of rice; the farm loops in 1,000 impoverished local farmers, providing seeds and fertilizer, buying their crops and selling them in a global supply chain. The efficiencies possible in a …

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Ramadhani Abdallah Noor

Noor says that shortly after qualifying as a junior doctor, he became overwhelmed by the number of patients that – despite his efforts – were dying from preventable and/or treatable diseases and conditions. He went on to study public health at Harvard, and took on the role of coordinating seven malaria vaccine trials in five …

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Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

Sibanda grew up on a farm in rural Zimbabwe, and believes her strong personal connection to Africa’s agricultural traditions has helped her become one of the continent’s leading advocates for food and nutrition security. At FANRPAN, Sibanda coordinates agricultural policy research and advocacy programs in 17 African countries. In 2010, she was invited into the …

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Emma Naluyima

Dr. Emma Naluyima is a smallholder farmer in Uganda and a private veterinarian focusing on clinical medicine and herd health. She has previously worked for the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank and as an officer in Entebbe in charge of a Livestock Environmental Station. Emma has worked for the President of the …

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