LEBILE ATINUKE, a vibrant lady with utmost interest in Agriculture and its value chain is feeding the nation and ensuring food security in her own way, as the Strategist Officer for Ogunmod Farms and Farmers’ Academy and the COO/ Production Manager of Cato Foods and Agro-allied Global Concepts. She is also the Director of La’luce Foods and Integrated Services, committed to food security and agricultural value addition.
Atinuke is a graduate of Agricultural Science from the University of Ilorin, with a certificate in Business and
Entrepreneurship from Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana USA. She works with rural communities to mentor young, out-of-school girls on various entrepreneurial leadership skills through her initiatives; MAGIC (mentor A Girl Child), and SheAgric Initiative where she raises intending female farmers, empowers and motivates women and youth into Agriculture and its value chain to ensure food security, poverty reduction and employment opportunities in Africa.
This passionate farmer collaborates with Harvestplus, Nigeria (www.harvestplus.org) to also
cultivate Vitamin A Biofortified Cassava and Orange Maize to curb the increasing rate of Vitamin A deficiency in Nigeria, which is the major micronutrient lacking in pregnant women and children below the age of 5. She is the first producer of Vitamin A cassava custard in Africa.
Atinuke is a global ambassador for A world at School, 2015; Global Alliance for youth Leadership Fellow, 2016; YALI(RLC) West Africa Fellow and 2017 Mandela Washington fellow under the flagship of Young African Leaders initiative of former USA president, Barrack Obama; and 2017/2018 Leap Africa fellow.
Atinuke who loves to be called a Cutefarmer, is presently the Program and Membership Mobilization Officer for Youth Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Nigeria.
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