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Effective agriculture has the power to change lives. It underpins prosperity, food security and stability the world over. Farm Africa focuses on transforming agriculture and managing natural resources sustainably. We champion a holistic approach that boosts yields, protects the environment and connects smallholder farmers to thriving markets.

We work with different types of farmers in a range of regions. Their local situations vary, but the problems they face are all too familiar: lack of training and technology, inadequate inputs, no finance, vulnerability to climate change and poor links to markets.

We have an ambitious strategy to expand our work over the next five years. We’ll increase our impact. Lift more communities out of poverty. Work with more corporate partners who share our vision. Open up more agricultural markets. Provide more expertise.

We’ll make change happen.

Current vacancies

Chief Executive

Competitive package

Location: London

Today, half of the world’s extreme poor live in sub-Saharan Africa, and the vast majority work in agriculture. Prosperity in Africa depends on making agriculture work better, using natural resources well, and creating stronger markets for what farmers produce. Farm Africa is a leading technical INGO working in agriculture, natural resource management and market engagement that aims to permanently reduce poverty in rural Africa through supporting African farmers. Currently operating in several countries in east Africa, we use technical expertise, sustainable eco system management and the power of business to enable farmers to grow more, sell more and sell for more.

Farm Africa is a growing and innovative organisation. Over the last four years we have increased our programme portfolio and reach from £5m and 1.8 million people to £15m and 2.6 million people. Our new Chief Executive will be an inspiring and entrepreneurial leader who can harness our momentum to continue and accelerate growth. They will be a skilled influencer who is adept at building partnerships and creating opportunity and will be comfortable working across borders with a culturally diverse team.

If you are excited by this challenge and have a passion for sustainable development in Africa, please visit www.odgers.com/73829 or contact Sarah Wright, Elizabeth Theobald or Sarah Lowndes Jones on 0207 520 0681.

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st November 2019.