Through the Link-up platform we bring together individuals, projects and organizations, working in the agro food sector.  We create opportunities and facilitate connections that promote  socially impactful development in Africa. Our aim is to insure entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, institutions, organizations and SMEs have access to useful contacts that will help them achieve their set goals. You will find below some potential link-up opportunities with projects or individuals that may benefit from your collaborations, partnerships, funding and other resources. All the people included here, have verifiable projects and expertise.

ADAN’s mandate is to promote and enhance the quality of teaching and research in faculties of agriculture in Nigerian universities. The focus is geared towards the production of agriculture graduates that will be equipped with skills for self-reliance and to also contribute to the growth of the Nigerian agricultural sector through good quality research.

ADAN has about 45 members who are deans (i.e. Heads of Faculties) of the different Faculties of Agriculture in Nigeria. Through the respective deans, all faculty members connect and participate in ADAN programmes and projects. With this, the expertise and research interest of ADAN is in all fields of Agriculture.

All ADAN members have different projects going on in their Faculties. As a body, ADAN is currently collaborating with USAID on two projects, which are (1) post-harvest loss reduction and (2) food safety policy.

Contact : Professor Olanrewaju Bamikole - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Associate Professor of "traditional medicine"  at the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS) Faculty of Medicine, Department of Bio-Medical – DRC. Her work focuses on a  scientific and pragmatic approach to the contribution of traditional medicine in modern medicine and reflections on the integration of traditional medicine into the health care system in DRCongo.

She is also a researcher and advocate for the optimization of the  African indigenous food plants’s health, economic and social values.

Professor Dr  Helen Mavar - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Dr Nvenakeng Suzanne Awung holds a PhD from the University of York, Britain, a BSc. in Chemistry and Chemical Process Technology from the University of Buea - Cameroon (1998); MSc. in Human Ecology and Sustainable Development (2005) and Advanced MSc. in Environmental Coordinator ‘A’ (2009) from Free University Brussels.

Her research interest is focused on assessing local communities’ involvement in the design, implementation and monitoring of the Mount Cameroon National Park REDD+ conservation  project.

‘The Forgotten Green Heroes’ is non-governmental organization which seeks to build capacity among the local forest communities and indigenous people in Cameroon. This enables them  to better engage in decision making on issues that involved them such as  improving  and safeguarding  the livelihood, well-being, and culture of the people living in and from the forest .

She is also the founder of Suzy – farms cooperation located in Beau Cameroon. She not only runs this integrated organic farm but also trains local farmers on sustainable farming methods and helps them access profitable markets for their produce.

Dr Suzanne Awung - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Women And Children Life Advancement Initiative is a non-profit organization based in Katsina State of north west Nigeria. The  membership are  mostly grassroot women and farmers.

Their  main areas of focus are:-

Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment, Health, Children and Women. It is an NGO with  no religious bias, although majority of the members are indigenous Christians, who are marginalized because of their faith.

The organization collaborates and partners  with individuals, organisations  and state government on various projects targeting  the grassroots communities. The services they render include but are not limited to : animation, mobilization, awareness and sensitization campaign, monitoring of projects, capacity building training for women farmers, who  they helped form  co-operative association, registered with the government.

Economic Empowerment

They have accessed – Agricultural Guaranteed Credit Scheme (AGCS) Loan which they  recorded 100% repayment. The Central Bank of Nigeria Katsina Branch paid them, Interest Draw Back as signed in the terms of agreement. Katsina State Agricultural Development Authority (KTARDA) and the Division of Co-operation Society, Ministry of Agriculture are stakeholders to this scheme and can testify.

To boast their projects in the farming sector, they also accessed loan from Oceanic Bank Plc (now Eco Bank) on “Help me grow” scheme and recorded 100% repayment.

 Awareness and Sensitization campaigns

Sensitizing rural women to use energy saving stove to reduce felling of trees and fight against climate change.

Proactively holding awareness campaigns on dangers of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).

Capacity building - training rural farmers on agricultural practices, accessing of Loan etc.

Environment  - Tree planting and nurturing , which is very important because Katsina state lies in the arid zone close to the desert

They  also insert health, education other issues in their work because the plight of the rural women are enormous.

GLORIA M. OKON (President) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.