Who Am I: I am a Nigerian national living and working in Washington, D.C. as a development economics research consultant with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the World Bank. I work primarily in the areas of agricultural development economics, policy strategy and governance. A few years ago, I led a field mission surveying smallholder farmer investment in agriculture in rural Ghana. I have not looked away from agricultural research since then.
Vision: Seed Africa is a website dedicated to providing a forum for consistent, insightful engagement on the subject of agricultural development in Africa. With capacity scattered across the globe, Seed Africa provides a strategic platform from which like-minded individuals can learn about and participate in agricultural development efforts happening across the continent; contributing their knowledge and expertise in areas such as research, training (providing virtual extension services), as well as in civil society and community engagement.
Value Statement: Creating a global community of individuals dedicated to researching and developing sustainable ways to develop and feed Africa.
Partnership: Seed Africa works in partnership with Compare Afrique, a website dedicated to providing a forum for innovative writing and discussion about Africa’s development challenges. Join the discussion at www.compareafrique.com!
I am inspired everyday by the brilliant researchers I work with who spend most of their waking hours effecting change. But even more importantly I am moved to action by the hard-winning, resilient spirit of the African farmer who is able to survive and in some cases, thrive in a supremely challenging environment.
Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to continuing on my journey with you.