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Regional

Winners

From Uganda

From South Africa

Judith Bakirya is the Director of Busaino Fruits and Herbs, and an Award winner, “National Best Farmer 2014”. She holds a master’s degree in health and development from Birmingham University, United Kingdom. She has a passion for agriculture and her talent is always going that extra mile in whatever she does. Judith introduces herself as a ‘farmer’, and ‘Senga Namaz’ to bring honour to the farming profession and also counsellors of girls and women. From a young age, Judith helped out on the family farm, rising early to dig vegetables for meals, fetching water from the village wells, and collecting firewood from the forest. But unlike many girls from her district, she and her sisters were sent to school along with the boys.

Country and regional winner in the Agricultural sector in the SADC South, Adri Kitshoff-Botha is the chief executive officer of Wildlife Ranching South Africa, a membership-based organisation, representing the interests of the wildlife industry, related to the sustainable breeding, conservation, production and marketing of wildlife in South Africa. As the CEO, Adri attends to the organisation’s strategic focus areas namely demand creation, protecting organisational reputation and credibility, market development/membership growth, transformation, as well as creating unity in the industry. “It is important to pay attention to governance and values, legislation, applied research and our organisation’s capacity, capabilities and funding,” she states. Adri has served as the CEO of at least three organisations and held the position of chair, vice chair and secretary-general of various industry, government and international organisations/forums.

Judith Bakirya

Adri Kitshoff-Botha

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