Speakers Livestock Finance

    • Kennedy Dzama

      Kennedy Dzama Head of Department and ProfessorStellenbosch University, Department of Animal Sciences

      Prof Dzama’s academic career started in 1993 when he graduated with his PhD from Texas A&M University in the USA. Since then he has taught at a number of universities in Southern Africa, including Universities of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Fort Hare and Stellenbosch.

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    • Calvin Miller

      Calvin Miller Microfinance SpecialistFormerly FAO, Founder MicroVest

      Calvin Miller is an experienced expert on agricultural and rural finance and investment as well as working in rural economic development with smallholder organizations.

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    • Karl Rich

      Karl Rich Associate ProfessorLincoln University

      Karl M. Rich is an Associate Professor of Agribusiness and International Development and Director of the Lincoln University Centre for International Development at Lincoln University in New Zealand.

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    • Gusti Ayu Putu Mahendri

      Gusti Ayu Putu Mahendri Indonesian Centre for Animal Research and Development (ICARD)

      Gusti Ayu Putu Mahendri  is a Phd student at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on improving finance for cattle fattening in Indonesia. As an agricultural economist, she has done  researches on improvement of cattle production systems in Indonesia for instance cattle marketing systems, integrated cattle-palm oil system and other beef cattle projects.

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    • Kaleb Shiferaw

      Kaleb Shiferaw International Livestock Research Institute

      Kaleb Shiferaw is a research officer at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). He is in charge of developing detailed research methodologies for qualitative and quantitative value chain analysis and training research assistants, supervisors and enumerators to implement data collection. Kaleb earned holds  BA and MSc degrees in Economics from Addis Ababa University.

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    • Henry Chipasha

      Henry Chipasha Ministry Of Agriculture

      Henry is a District Agricultural Coordinator for Pemba district under the Ministry of Agriculture, Zambia . His expertise ranges from Farm management, Cooperative Development, Value chain management, Agribusiness and sustainable agriculture. He holds a BSc. degree in agricultural economics from the University of Zambia and a Masters degree in agribusiness from the University of Queensland Australia.

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    • Hillary Korir

      Hillary Korir National Treasury

      Hillary Korir is an economist specialising in financial and sectoral affairs at the National Treasury, Kenya. He holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Agribusiness Management degree  from Egerton University (Kenya). Hillary has keen interest in agricultural finance, food security and climate change finance.

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    • Charlotte Owusu

      Charlotte Owusu University of Ghana

      Charlotte Owusu is a young researcher, whose mission is to contribute to building entrepreneurship and growing profitable businesses in the global food chain and agriculture.

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    • Evaghn Naicker

      Evaghn Naicker Jaltech Financial Consultants

      Evaghn is a member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa with A BSC Actuarial Science degree  from the University of the Witwatersrand. He currently manages the technical financial services team at Jaltech and he specialises in actuarial and financial modelling, corporate finance, business analytics, business feasibility and project management.

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    • Wegayehu Bogale Fitawek

      Wegayehu Bogale Fitawek University of Pretoria

      Fitawek is a PhD Student at the University of Pretoria. Her research study is on the effects of rural financial services on Livestock Production in Ethiopia

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    • Sophia Nyakunga Mlote

      Sophia Nyakunga Mlote Dr.Ministry Of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

      Sophia is the principal agricultural economist and coordinator of the Platform for Agriculture Policy Analysis and Coordination (PAPAC) of the Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP), working under the Department of Policy and Planning, at the Ministry Of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF). She has 29 years of experience, working in various technical and managerial capacities.

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    • Thelma Namonje-Kapembwa

      Thelma Namonje-Kapembwa Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute

      Thelma Namonje-Kapembwa, is a research associate with Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. She holds a BSc and MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zambia and Michigan State University respectively. Her past research studies have focused on agriculture marketing and pricing of food staples as well as gender relations in agriculture development. She is currently focusing on livestock market development for smallholder farmers in Zambia.

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    • Oluwafunmiso Olajide

      Oluwafunmiso Olajide University of Ibadan

      Oluwafunmiso Olajide has contributed significant knowledge to agricultural development through quality research in the field of Agricultural Economics.  A DAAD scholar, she holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Hohenheim, Germany, and holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s  in Agricultural Economics from  University of Ibadan; where she now teaches.

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    • Michael Adedotun Oke

      Michael Adedotun Oke Michael Adedotun Oke Foundation

      Michael Adedotun Oke ,is the   founder of   Michael  Adedotun Oke  Foundation. He is an  extension agent and agricultural professional  with the Federal Capital Territory of Agricultural Development Program. He holds a Post Graduate Diplomas in Farm Management and Extension from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and  Lagos State Polytechnic  and Federal College of Forestry Ibadan . He is an International Speaker and has delivered papers internationally.

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    • Kennedy Sean Kalundu

      Kennedy Sean Kalundu University of Namibia

      Kennedy Sean Kalundu is a lecturer at the University of Namibia, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the department of agricultural economics.  He was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M University (USA), respectively, where he taught in the Fall and Spring 2011 -2012. His research area focuses on modelling agricultural commodities. More recently he has been working on modelling the dynamics of beef demand and supply in Namibia and is studying for a PhD in agricultural economics at the University of Pretoria.

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    • Khalid Khan

      Khalid Khan Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan

      Khalid Khan is an Assistant Professor at the department of Economics, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal, Balochistan, Pakistan. He holds MSc and M.Phil degrees from the government postgraduate Jahanzeb College Swat and Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC)  and University of Karachi respectively. He received his PhD degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan China. Currently he is working on issues related to Livestock and Agriculture Economics.

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    • Abdrahmane Wane

      Abdrahmane Wane Economist

      Abdrahmane Wane is an Economist with a Ph.D. in Development Economics and significant professional experience in Agriculture Economics mostly in the Sahelian Livestock Economics. Over the past 13 years, he has been conducting  research  with two  worldwide research centers: CIRAD and ILRI. In these positions, he is  working on support studies and impact assessments to  inform the policy-making process, to determinate how to improve the conditions of value-chain actors and stakeholders and to strengthen the resilience of small-scale farmers in a context of recurrent global change without neglec...

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    • Fumani Ndlovu

      Fumani Ndlovu Business Development FacilitatorHuman Dynamics, University of Swaziland

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    • Willam Van Niekerk

      Willam Van Niekerk ProfessorUniversity of Pretoria

      Small stock management and nutrition

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    • Sirak Bahta

      Sirak Bahta ILRI

      Sirak Bahta is a senior agricultural Economist at International Livestock research Institute (ILRI). He holds a Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics) from the University of Giessen, Germany. Prior to joining ILRI, he was working as a researcher at Thunen Institute, Federal agricultural research institute in Braunschweig, Germany.

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    • Girma Kassie Tesfahun

      Girma Kassie Tesfahun 

      Girma Kassie Tesfahun is an agricultural economist (PhD) working for the international center for agricultural research in the dry areas (ICARDA) as a senior scientist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has close to 20 years of research and teaching experience in many fields of applied economics particularly in the fields of agricultural production economics, agricultural marketing and value chain analysis, discrete choice analysis, agricultural risk analysis, and monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of agricultural programs and technologies.         ...

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    • Tengetile Xolile Mamba

      Tengetile Xolile Mamba 

      Tengetile Xolile Mamba is an agricultural economist with experience in teaching and project research. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management from the University of Swaziland coupled with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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    • Nadhem Mtimet

      Nadhem Mtimet Senior Agricultural EconomistILRI

      Mtimet is senior agricultural economist in the Policy, Trade and Value Chains program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). He has over 10 years of experience in topics related to consumer behavior, food demand and agri-food marketing. In the last 5 years, he has been involved in research for development studies of livestock and commodity based value chain analysis in different countries (Tunisia, Kenya, Swaziland, Pakistan, Somaliland, Uganda, Nicaragua, etc.).

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    • David Mfanimpela Myeni

      David Mfanimpela Myeni 

      David Mfanimpela Myeni is a professional economist with training in agriculture economics and development finance. He has vast experience and expertise in managing programmes and has been involved for at least 2 years per assignment with various international development agencies such as the IFAD, EU, World Vision, UNDP and the WK Kellogg Foundation Africa. He has been involved in the provision of consultancy services in the country mainly in the area of agriculture, economic analysis and business development. Mr Myeni is currently the National Programme Director for the M...

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    • Kayalethu Sotsha

      Kayalethu Sotsha Senior economistMarkets and Economic Research Centre (MERC)

      Kayalethu Sotsha is a senior economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council under the Markets and Economic Research Centre (MERC). His work focuses more on research related to smallholder farmers’ market access. He is also undertaking his Ph.D. at Stellenbosch University. His research focuses on the willingness of arable farming households to participate in land reform in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He earned his Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Fort Hare University, where he started as an undergraduate student in the same subject in 2007. He is a hard-working indiv...

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    • Florence Nherera-Chokuda

      Florence Nherera-Chokuda 

      Florence Nherera-Chokuda is a senior researcher at the Agriculture Research Council, Animal Production Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. Her career focuses on research and development for sustainable ruminant livestock production within the smallholder sector- with emphasis on forage nutrition from rangeland and planted pastures, forage and milk value chains and capacity development.

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    • Waliyat Olaide Oloyede

      Waliyat Olaide Oloyede LecturerUniversity of Ilorin

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    • Isaac B. Oluwatayo

      Isaac B. Oluwatayo ProfessorDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Animal Production, University of Limpopo

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    •  Manyewu Mutamba

       Manyewu Mutamba 

      Manyewu Mutamba is a Senior Specialist - Climate Change in the Agribusiness and Market Development Practice at Genesis Analytics. He has more than 16 years’ experience in research and development on Agriculture, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management. He has worked for regional and international Organisations, gaining experience in East and Southern Africa, as well as South East Asia. Dr Mutamba currently holds an honorary Senior Fellowship at the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). He is...

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    • Akinsola O. Grace

      Akinsola O. Grace  University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

      Akinsola Grace  holds a PhD. in Agricultural Economics, with specialization in Poverty, Agricultural Development and Policy. She is one of the team members of Stress Tolerant Maize Variety (STMA) Project of IITA in University of Ilorin.    

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    • Skhumbuzo B.S. Mlipha

      Skhumbuzo B.S. Mlipha University of Swaziland

      Skhumbuzo is an agricultural economist and researcher who currently holds the position of Research Fellow at the UNISWA Research Centre of the University of Swaziland (UNISWA). He is also a part-time lecturer at the Agric. Economics and Management Department. He is pursuing his PhD studies with the University of Pretoria.

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