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Winners From Kenya

Dr Felister Wambugha Makini Dr Felister Makini holds a BSc in botany and chemistry from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, MSc in plant pathology from Georgia State University, United States of America and a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. She is the deputy director general, crops in the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) that was established after the merger of Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Coffee Research Foundation, Tea Research Foundation and Kenya Sugar Research Foundation. She is responsible for crops research that includes technology development and transfer, promotion of the establishment and strengthening of strategic partnerships along the research development to utilisation continuum and along the agricultural product value chains (APVC), an approach adopted by KALRO. Prior to her current position, she worked as the deputy director outreach and partnerships in KARI.

From Nigeria Nkiru Okpareke

Nkiru Okpareke wants to leverage her world-class work experience, academic background, passion for excellence and deep rooted motivation to add-value to any firm she works in. She is the chief executive officer of Enviro Gro Farms/Enviro Gro Services. Driven by a passion to make Nigeria a dominant producer and exporter of high quality vegetables rather than an importer and a determination to make food production into an efficient, vertically integrated and profitable business, Enviro Gro Farms has invested over USD500 000 in vegetable production systems that ensure all year round production of premium vegetables by leveraging on cutting edge technology and global best practices in food production. Also, due to our expertise in horticulture, the Lagos State government has partnered with them in the area of training.

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