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Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli is a Co-Founder of Sahel Consulting: Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd. and serves as its managing partner.  She has 23 years of experience in international development, and through her work with Sahel has shaped agriculture strategy and policy Continue Reading

Nick Austin

Nick Austin is Director, Agricultural Development, within the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He joined the foundation on January 3 this year. Previously, he was Interim Executive Director, CGIAR, based in Montpellier, France, and prior Continue Reading

Prof. Joachim von Braun

Prof. Joachim von Braun is an agricultural economist from Germany. He is Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University, and Professor for economic and technological change. von Braun’s main research areas are in economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, Continue Reading

Cristina Duarte

Mrs. Cristina Duarte has 32 years of professional experience, most of which is in leadership and senior management positions in government and in the private sector. She served Cape Verde as Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Administration from 2006 Continue Reading

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

Dr. Kalibata joined AGRA as its President in September 2014. She leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, inclusive, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of Continue Reading