AGCO Africa Ambassador

AGCO Africa Ambassador

Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

An AGCO Corporation initiative, giving young Africans who are interested in agriculture, the opportunity to host and moderate the AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin every year.

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Our Mission

Food security has never been so profoundly challenged. The world’s population is projected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050. In addition diet patterns are changing.

Innovation and investment has driven agricultural productivity to new highs in developed countries, and should now be redirected towards a continent that has the resources and potential to feed the world.

The solution is to develop a systematic approach that enables a strategic partnership to deliver crops that feed increasing populations in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible way. While the challenge is enormous, the opportunities are both substantial and achievable. Farmers are among the main beneficiaries of agricultural development and are at the very core of the solution.

But there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. A lack of infrastructure, mechanization and technology across the continent calls for market-based cooperation between farmers, private sector, government and society to establish a new blueprint.

Africa holds the key to ensuring a sustainable food supply, but only if a new roadmap for progress is developed, harnessing both the expertise of the private industry sector and the knowledge of local communities.

Nyasha Mudukuti

AGCO Africa Ambassador 2016

Nyasha Mudukuti is an agro scientist from Zimbabwe. She is a member of the Global Farmers Network under Truth about Trade and Technology and she is also a Global Youth Ambassador of the initiative A World at School. Nyasha was one of the young scientists selected to participate at the 2013 Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Zimbabwe. She was also a panelist of the Borlaug Dialogue on “Drought and Disease Tolerant Crops for Food Security“ at the World Food Prize held in the USA in 2014.

Nyasha Mudukuti is a BSc Hons graduate in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University of Technology. Next to her professional career she is growing sorghum on a family farm in rural Chikombedzi in Zimbabwe.

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Jean Kaahwa

AGCO Africa Ambassador 2015

Jean Kaahwa is Managing Director of Shalom Fish Farm Limited in Uganda. He is also Member of the Africa Agribusiness Academy, Chairman of Nakawa Fish Farmers Association and Vice-Chair of Youth in Agriculture Innovation Community. He has worked on developing training and capacity building with a wide range of farmers and youth groups on fish farming, especially in the field of using fish as animal feed in Uganda.

Jean Kaahwa gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in the field of Marketing at the Makerere University Business School and is currently pursuing a degree of Masters in Financial Management and Investment at The Cyprus Institute of Marketing.

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Joy Jelimo Chelagat

AGCO Africa Ambassador 2014

Joy Jelimo Chelagat is a multimedia journalist with experience in radio, television, print and web production. She is currently working at Royal Media Services Limited in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to her current position she worked for Standard Bank Group as well as the Standard Group. She started her career at the Kenyan NGO Education Center for Women in Development and for International Organization for Migration (IOM), a humanitarian organization in Kenya in the years before that. Joy graduated with honors from Daystar University, Kenya in 2012, where she gained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Electronic Media Concentration. She was as well producer and presenter of the student run radio station of the university, Shine FM.
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Tosin Odunfa

AGCO Africa Ambassador 2013

Tosin Odunfa is a Nigerian TV Presenter with Ebonylife TV, the foremost Global African Entertainment And Lifestyle Media Network. He has a passion for promoting sustainable Agriculture value chain activities as a means to economic empowerment in Africa and believes that the media has a significant role to play.

Tosin is affiliated with the 2015 Africa Green Revolution Forum AGRF, a private sector led and multi-stakeholder initiative to discuss and develop concrete investment and development plans and policy support strategies for agriculture value-chain development in Africa. He is on the bill as a co-moderator of two panels in the 2015 AGRF in Lusaka Zambia. Tosin is also an acclaimed live events host and Master of Ceremonies (MC) is involved.

Tosin's undergraduate education was at the Howard University School of Engineering, Washington DC and post graduate training at the Northampton Business School, England. He is a British Council Innovation 360 Award winner and is passionate about emerging market business activities.

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Sue Musunga Chuzu

AGCO Africa Ambassador 2012

AGCO Africa Ambassador 2012, Marketing Services Specialist and Director, AGCO Zambia Limited

Sue Musunga Chuzu graduated with distinctions - top of her class from Cavendish University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration. Sue was the first ever AGCO Africa Ambassador and hosted the first AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin in 2012. At that time, she was a senior management trainee at Standard Chartered Bank Zambia where she assumed various duties on a quest to be a well-rounded banker.

With a background in Public Relations, Communications and Media, Sue worked as a television and radio presenter at Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation and as news anchor, television presenter and Public Relations Manager for Muvi TV for 4 years. She is now working as a Marketing Services Specialist for AGCO Zambia where her key responsibilities are to create and execute the region’s communications strategy and support the creation of industry shaping ideas that continue to build the AGCO brand. She is also one of the two directors of AGCO Zambia Limited.

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The AGCO Africa Ambassador Competition

The AGCO Africa Ambassador competition gives young people living in Africa who are passionate about agriculture a chance to travel and visit Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany in the heart of Europe, meet people from all over the world and show off their skills in front of a large audience. The role of the ambassador is to host the AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin and represent the continent for AGCO as an Africa Ambassador at various events throughout the year. The competition is run off various social media platforms, where young people are asked to introduce themselves by simply uploading a video taking about what they are passionate about I agriculture and why they should be considered as the preferred candidate. There is also prize money worth $10,000 plus an all-expenses paid trip to Berlin.

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