PANEL DISCUSSION – Solutions to Challenges Faced by African Youth in Agriculture

Lack of Capital, information and resources have been said to be a few of the challenges that African youth aspiring to be, and indeed those in the Agricultural sector face.

Join us on Sunday 14th November 2021 at 17:00 CAT as we engage with:

Sam Exaudy ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ; Callister Olochukwu ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ; Joab Frank Chakhaza ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ; and Alhassan Mohammed ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ; in a quest to find some lasting solutions ๐Ÿ’ก that can be implemented in order to overcome some of these challenges on a personal, community, country and continental level!

The good news is certificates of participation will be awarded to all participants!


Time: Nov 14, 2021 17:00 Africa/Blantyre


Meeting ID: 575 169 0759

Passcode: DYV14


1. Alhassan Muhammed – Nigeria

Alhassan Muhammed is a young, vibrant and enthusiastic young man who have distinguised himself both in learning and in character.
The need to prepare himself for the future and also make himself relevant to the society, took him to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.

To hone his business and entrepreneurship skills, he have participated in several leadership and entrepreneurship trainings including an Agribusiness training at Songhai Farm at Porto-Norvo; Republic of Benin, Ghana and Togo.

Coming from a humble background, his passion for Agriculture and quick knowledge of the need to provide food and other Agricultural services for the ever increasing African population fueled his drive to study and practice Agriculture extensively.

He has won numerous awards over the years in recognition of his meritorious and excellent performance in his humanitarian and Voluntary services.

Alhassan Muhammed is a man of his words and a stickler for proper etiquette and ethics in both private and business life. He is an astute thinker and articulated leader who would never compromise his lofty values.

2. Joab Frank Chakhaza – Malawi

Joab is a communications expert, businessman and farmer. He took serious interest in farming in 2012 when he ventured into pig farming. He built a piggery which has 30 pens where he raises the Tristar and Camborough breed of pigs. In 2019 he ventured into Quail and Chicken farming and built coops for the quails, complete with a small incubator and brooder. Joab is currently expanding his business and getting inroads into crop farming.


Joab is a holder of a Masters Degree in Media Management (with Distinction) from Westminster University (UK) and a Masters Degree in Strategic Management obtained from university of Derby (UK). He also has a Bachelor of Education Degree in Humanities (specializing in French and English). He has 13 yearsโ€™ experience as a communications specialist, with a specialized knowledge and skills in radio and television broadcasting and a solid practice in Malawi and the UK. He has worked with Zodiak Broadcasting Station for more than 15 years and BBC in London.

3. Calister Olochukwu Onwuta

Callister is an indigene of Udi local government area, Enugu state of Nigeria.

She is a Plant science and Biotechnology graduate from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.

Currently, she works as an early years teacher who also doubles as an investigative journalist for an online media company.

She creates incisive and captivating text contents for corporate brands, particularly, political brands.

‘I am very passionate about the agricultural sector, this can be seen in my pet project, my fish farm which I run on the side, alongside my brothers.’ย she says.

Her life’s greatest work, as it stands, is the group of teen whom she mentors and offers guidance academically and career-wise.

4. Sam Exaudy – Tanzania

On the surface, Samuel Exaudy is an accomplished Agro-entrepreneur and modern farmer who specializes in agriculture, with over 10 years of experience in the agricultural sector in Tanzania.

Exaudy always ensures the possibility of imagining long-term modern techniques in this industry.

He is so efficient at his job that he considers himself as a “whisper of an agricultural portfolio.” Exaudy has the ability in this agriculture sector in particular the cultivation of onions, He knows the unhealthy ways that can undermine modern agriculture and crop yields for the farmer and transform them into healthy and thriving ones, he is a talented farmer who can dismantle and fight against those mistakes with the highest level of professionalism. Because of his skills in the industry, Exaudy is able to deliver productive and sustainable results to the growing community of farmers of this crop at the highest level.

He is a major participant and stakeholder in agriculture sector, so he spends most of his time studying modern agriculture through various seminars and workshops offered by large organizations in and outside Tanzania, these occasions give him the opportunity to meet great people in this industry who are a good bridge for him in crossing barriers and minor mistakes in agriculture.

More than his role as an agro-entrepreneur and modern farmer, he is also effective at persuading and influencing high-ranking individuals and youths in this industry. His opinions are highly valued, people trust and respect his judgements. Exaudy earned a degree in business administration, through his course, he developed a passionate interest in agribusiness.

In particular, he focused on topics like sustainable agriculture development in Africa, self government, and the political economy. After he graduated, Exaudy worked hard in
agriculture to attain his role as agro entrepreneur for a couple of years. In addition to this rich record in the agriculture sector in Tanzania, Exaudy is also a youth tutor at Majengo and Amani children organization, he has tutored many youths on how to manage growing up in every aspect of life in a proper and respectable behavior to adulthood file.

As a Tour Operator, Samuel Exaudy has worked with Fanaka lodge and Campsite, where he
has rendered selfless services to the people. He carries out local city tour, and walks with tourist through the town of Arusha, Tanzania to the waterfalls when needed. Passion driven, Exaudy also picks up tourist from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha City and conveys them around to get beautiful insights in Tanzania.

Samuel Exaudy is known for his sporting activities, for he has keen interest in sports, and plays volleyball he is also a fan of Manchester United and Simba Sport Club.

Below is a link to our previous panel discussion:

Youth in Agriculture; The Decision Making Process of What Agripreneurship Venture to Invest in

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