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Farm Africa appoints Nicolas Mounard as its new Chief Executive

20 October 2015

Farm Africa appoints Nicolas Mounard as its new Chief Executive

Farm Africa has appointed Nicolas Mounard as its new Chief Executive. Nicolas is currently the Managing Director of Twin and Twin Trading and brings with him tremendous experience in developing and managing long term agricultural programmes in developing countries.

Nicolas is skilled at managing both commercial and not-for-profit organisations and spent seven years with Alter Eco, France, including four years as their Chief Executive Officer.

Nicolas will join Farm Africa on 22 February 2016, taking over from the current Chief Executive Nigel Harris who will be leaving this month. 

Nicolas said, “It’s a great honour to have been appointed new Chief Executive of Farm Africa and I can’t wait to work alongside the staff and Board of Trustees to deepen & increase our impact on smallholder farmer livelihoods in eastern Africa.”  

Richard Macdonald, Chairman of Farm Africa said, “We are absolutely delighted that Nicolas Mounard is joining us and look forward to him contributing hugely to Farm Africa’s continued growth and positive impact in eastern Africa. Nicolas brings drive and dedication to our cause as well as exceptional experience of linking smallholder communities to value chains in a sustainable way. We are very excited about him taking up this position and joining Farm Africa early next year.”

 

About Farm Africa:

Farm Africa is a different kind of charity working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. Working shoulder to shoulder with farmers in eastern Africa, Farm Africa helps the best farming and forestry techniques take root and spread so that farmers have more food to feed their families and sell.

Farm Africa helps smallholders in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to manage their natural resources sustainably, meaning they are better able to withstand climate change challenges, and ensure there’s food not just this harvest, but every harvest.

In 2015, Farm Africa celebrates 30 year of fighting poverty and hunger in eastern Africa. For more information, please visit our website, www.farmafrica.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Notes to Editor:

For media enquires please contact Tara Carey at the Farm Africa press office on:

T: 020 7841 5156

M: 07971 556340

E: Tarac@farmafrica.org