Board Members

Ms. Margarita Astralaga, Co-Chair

Ms. Margarita Astralaga is a Colombian biologist and Regional planner who has worked more than 40 years with Government agencies, NGOs and international organizations. Read More>>


Mr. Charlie Martial Ngounou, Co-Chair

Charlie is a very passionate expert working in various sectors: Fiscal Transparency, Public Governance, Information System, Human Rights Online, Digital Democracy, Data Rights, Open Data, etc. Read More>>


Mr. Gary Burniske

Mr. Burniske is a specialist in international relief and development, with a technical focus on sustainable agriculture, forestry and natural resource management. Read More>>


Prof. Jessica Fanzo, PhD

Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics at
the Johns Hopkins University in the USA. Read More>>


Mr. Rodolfo Daldegan

Rodolfo is currently the Agribusiness Specialist at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Delegation in Brazil, and his main goal is to change the misconception that agriculture has to be suppressive and harmful for the environment.
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Mr. Anantdeep S. Dhillon

Anant is an international development
professional with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural
Science, worked in Agribusiness & Micro-finance, rural banking and rural development sectors. Read More >>


Dr. Valasia Iakovoglou

Dr. Valasia Iakovoglou is a distinct graduate of Iowa State University, USA. She has more than 25-
yrs of international research and teaching experience as an Urban Forester. Read More>>


HE Amb. Mussie Hailu

HE Amb. Mussie Hailu is a peace builder who is working at national, regional and international level in promoting peace, reconciliation, interfaith harmony, disarmament.
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Dr. Mahamadou Nassirou Ba

Mahamadou Nassirou Ba
(Nassirou) is an Agricultural Economist specializing in the analysis of

the nexus Agriculture, Food Security, trade and Climate Change issues. Read More>>


Dr. Sarada Prasad Mohapatra

Associate Professor in Botany & Environmental Sciences at Narasingh Choudhury Autonomous College, Jajpur, in Odisha, India. A UN Food System hero, an Independent Dialogue Convener of UNFSS from India, full member of CFN Read More>>


Ms. Leah Wanambwa

Ms.Wanambwa is in charge of developing and advocating for policies on environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction. Read More>>


Dr. Debisi Araba

Dr. Debisi Araba is a public policy and strategy specialist and is currently the Managing Director at the AGRF.
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Dr. Cedric Habiyaremye

Dr. Cedric Habiyaremye is a renowned crop scientist and agricultural entrepreneur developing solutions for a zero-hunger and malnutrition-free world.
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Ms. Pauline Christian

Pauline is the immediate Past President for the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), effective October 26, 2017. Read More>>