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Agricultural Finance Corporation and Egerton College of Agriculture in Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Makerere University College of the University of London. He has rich experience in policy formulation and implementation, HR management, and budgeting and accounting for financial and physical resources. He is currently involved in agricultural developments as an investor, with particular interest in international horticultural trade. His special interest in financial investment and Corporate Governance has led to his current involvement as Director in over 10 private sector companies and not-for-profit foundations and trusts. PROFESSOR SHABD S. ACHARYA is the Chair of the Program Committee of the Board. He is Honorary Professor at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur (India). He is Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing; Chairman of Editorial Board of Agricultural Economics Research Review; Chairman of Consortium Advisory Committee of NAIP Project on Risk Assessment & Insurance Products for Agriculture; and Chancellor’s Nominee on the Board of Selection of Rajasthan Agricultural University. He serves as consultant to numerous international organizations. Prof Acharya has numerous distinctions, including from Ohio State University, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, National Expert Group on Agricultural Marketing, Government of India, FAO, UNDP-FAO, UNDP-ILO-FAO, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), Standing Panel of Science Council of CGIAR, Center Commissioned External Review of WARDA and ICSSR-WIDER (UNU)-FAO and Planning Commission’s Working Group on Agricultural Marketing and Trade for XI Five Year Plan of India. He has written extensively on Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Prices, Agricultural Development and Policy Analysis. His publications include 17 books, 44 chapters in other books, 409 research papers/articles, and 73 research monographs/reports. MS PRUDENCE NDLOVU is the Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee of the Board. As Managing Director of EPOD Global (Pty) Ltd., she has spent the last six years at the helm of this entrepreneurial venture offering human capital solutions. She has over 15 years’ experience as a HR specialist in large corporations, advising on full function human resource strategy and management. She holds a postgraduate degree in Business Studies, specializing in HR management and a training management qualification. Her corporate experience spans blue chip companies, including J. Sainsbury’s Plc, Pick ‘n Pay and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is the Vice Chairperson of Gauteng of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa, providing enterprise development support and capacity building programs for women entrepreneurs. She founded the Woman of Vision Networking forum eight years ago to be a platform for the inspiration and encouragement of women in business and spirituality. She has attended four Bible schools both in the UK and South Africa. She is a mother and wife. PROF DR MATIN QAIM is Professor of International Food Economics and Rural Development at the University of Goettingen, Germany. He has a PhD in agricultural and development economics from the University of Bonn and has held academic positions at the Universities of Hohenheim (Stuttgart), Kiel, and Berkeley (California). He has extensive research experience related to poverty, food security, and productivity growth in the small farm sector. He has implemented and coordinated research projects in various countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including on socioeconomic impact of agricultural biotechnology and GM crops. Dr Qaim has published widely in scientific journals and books and has been awarded academic prizes. He is a member of several scientific and policy advisory committees, including the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Furthermore, he is member of the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board and the Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (CIMMYT) Board of Trustees. DR BLESSED OKOLE is the Chair of Audit Committee of the Board. He is the Senior General Manager for Infrastructure and Planning in the Technology Innovation Agency-South Africa. He holds a PhD from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He was the CEO of LIFElab, the Biotechnology Innovation Center in Durban, and has 18 years’ international experience in the R&D environment in the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining LIFElab, he held the position of Business Development Manager and Strategic Partnership Manager for the CSIR Biosciences unit. He was also the interim Director for the NEPAD Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio) and the Technology Manager, Plant Biotechnology at AECI. At CSIR, Dr Okole, together with colleagues, obtained major grants like the US$21 Million Gates Foundation grant on nutritionally enhanced sorghum. He has vast experience in starting biotechnology businesses; and is conversant with national systems of innovation in Africa. Dr Okole is an entrepreneur who has a company that produces TC plants. He has several peer-reviewed publications and holds three patents. DR ARTHUR J. CARTY: Dr Carty is executive director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo. From 2004 to 2008, he served as Canada’s first national science advisor to the prime minister and the Government of Canada. He was president of the National Research Council of Canada for 10 years (1994–2004). Dr Carty has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Nottingham. Before joining NRC in 1994, he spent two

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Africa Harvest Strategic Plan 2012–2022

Africa Harvest 10 year strategic plan  

Africa Harvest 10 year Strategic plan

Africa Harvest 10 year strategic plan  

Africa Harvest 10 year Strategic plan

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