Launched in June 2022 by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and the US Agency for International Food and Agricultural Development (USAID), the subcommittee will lead transdisciplinary evidence gathering to advise BIFAD with independent recommendations to improve USAID programming and strategies. The subcommittee is envisioned to support USAID’s role in accelerating systems change and transformative climate change adaptation and mitigation approaches in agriculture, food systems and nutrition, and in targeting climate finance to benefit smallholder farmers. Subcommittee members bring a breadth of expertise across disciplines, diversity of views, and organizational perspectives to tackle the greatest challenge to food security. The subcommittee members’ bios can be found here .
Chinenye Juliet Ejezie
Country Coordinator CSAYN, Nigeria; Founder and CEO, Dozliet Anim Farms. Nigeria
Ms. Chinenye Juliet Ejezie is the Founder and CEO of Dozliet Anim farms Nigeria. The farm specializes in pig rearing, pork processing, and consultancy services for pig farm start-ups. Chinenye’s belief that the participation of youth and women in agriculture is very critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2-Zero Hunger made her join the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), a civil society organization whose objective is building the productive capacity of youth in climate-smart agriculture. Chinenye is currently the Country Coordinator for CSAYN in Nigeria. She is also the West African Hub Coordinator for Women in Agriculture for Sustainable Africa (WASA) which focuses on training African women on profitable agribusiness. Through the activities of CSAYN and WASA, she has been able to train several youth and women on how they can practice profitable agriculture via pig, fish, snail, and potato farming. Chinenye authored a handbook titledPig Farming Guide for Beginners , which serves as a guide to prospective pig farmers intending to set up small- and medium-scale pig farms.