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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

Founder at Smallholders Foundation


Mr. Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, is a social entrepreneur and a farmer. He founded The Smallholders Foundation in 2003, in response to poor agriculture extension services in Nigeria and is tirelessly working towards transforming the agriculture sector through innovative ideas, improving the lives of smallholder farmers in Nigeria.

For his innovations that improve the yield and income of smallholder farmers, Mr. Ikegwuonu is a multi-award winning social entrepreneur with more than 24 local and international awards including Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2010, Future Awards Nigeria’s Young Person of the Year 2011 etc., making him Nigeria’s most prominent young agriculturist.

 Mr. Ikegwuonu holds a Master’s degree in International Development and Cooperation from the Institute for Advanced Studies, The University of Pavia, Italy.

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