PROFILE: AFRICANFARMER AFIOLUWA MOGAJI

Africanfarmer Afioluwa MogajiPROFILE: AFRICANFARMER  AFIOLUWA  MOGAJI

Named by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a ‘Champion for Change’, Africanfarmer Mogaji is the CEO of X-Ray Farms Consulting and AF Marketing. A new generation agricultural expert, coach and consultant with over 19 years robust experience both in the livestock and crop production industry within and outside Nigeria. Africanfarmer is passionate about leveraging agriculture and food security initiatives as a platform to reduce unemployment, underemployment, transform lives out of poverty, promote enterprise development among rural and urban farmers in Nigeria and Africa at large. 

In 2009 he hosted the entire members of Nigerian senate committee on Agriculture and Water resources on his 250 acre irrigation farm in Iseyin, Oyo state.  Also, he received a delegate from the Minister of Agriculture same year.

His strong passion to alleviate poverty among rural farmers attracted the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship in 2013. In 2014 he represented Nigeria in the United States on "US Foreign Policy and Food Security" sponsored by the US Department of State and became a Fellow of International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)

He is a recipient of many awards including "National Youth Merit Award (Most Outstanding Youth in Nigerian Agriculture 2009) and N.Y.S.C Honours in Jigawa State, Award for self financing and introduction of practical modern beekeeping to Jigawa state.

He has been featured on leading media platforms including U.S Government's Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative ( Feed The Future News letter), Punch Newspapers, Business Day, The Nation, Daily Independent, Success Digest and others across the world and is currently an analyst on Business Morning segment on Channels TV sharing practical solutions to national agricultural related issues. 
 

His areas of core competence include Pioneering Change, Agricultural project turnaround Management, Project Stakeholders Analysis & Management, Identifying hidden Agricultural Business Risk and Assessment,  Lobbying Government Parastatals in Utilizing Abandoned or Underutilized Agricultural Facilities especially in Rural Communities, Program Design, Development and Administration, Breaking Barriers to Entry in Rural Farming Communities.

AfricanFarmer consults on Agricultural Insurance to protect farmers and investors on hidden risks and has been successful in getting claims in situation of natural disasters. He supports farmers in rural communities in Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Lagos, Ekiti, Ondo and Kwara states in providing improved seeds, fertilizers, latest industry information , climate smart farming and agricultural best practices. 

He obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Federal College of Animal Production, Moor Plantation, Oyo state and a  National Diploma in General Agriculture from Federal College of Agriculture, Akure , Ondo State. He is an Alumni of Fate Foundation Business School and Entrepreneurship Development Centre and a member of International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (USA). He has acquired knowledge  in Consumer Neuroscience and Neuro-marketing, New Venture Financing, Telephone Marketing and Information Marketing.

Africanfarmer Mogaji is happily married with two children and is the author of two unpublished books: 8 Simple Steps to Agricultural Wealth and Farming By Revelation.

Release Date: 
Sunday, July 12, 2015