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Ishmael D Sunga

CEO, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

Ishmael Sunga is the Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

Ishmael D Sunga

Biography

BSc in Economics, University of Zimbabwe; Master's in Strategic Management, University of Derby, UK. Extensive experience in rural and agricultural development, small enterprise development, development planning and management, and organizational development. Former: research fellow, economist, programme manager, small enterprise adviser and as a development consultant. Since 2005, with Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU); currently, Chief Executive Officer. Ishmael has more than 30 years’ experience, mainly in the development sector. Prior to his current position as head of a regional farmers’ organization for southern Africa, he previously worked in various capacities for research and academic institutions, and for international development agencies. His experience covers southern Africa and other parts of Africa, the UK and Asia (India, Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka), and spans several areas, including agricultural development; rural transport; micro-hydro power; irrigation schemes; farm machinery; agro-processing; small scale mining; light engineering, cooperatives, farmers’ and other membership-based organisations. Ishmael has published a number of articles and publications.

Articles

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Right now, in Southern Africa, there are a lot of young farmers that are doing great things, they are ambitious with an appetite to grow, and want to achieve this growth through the creation of profitable agribusinesses that will deliver the same quality of life as other professions. They are just not visible. What we see at events like the recent African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which took place in Abidjan between 4th-8th September 2017, is just a microcosm of a larger pool of agripreneurs.

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Right now, in Southern Africa, there are a lot of young farmers that are doing great things, they are ambitious with an appetite to grow, and want to achieve this growth through the creation of profitable agribusinesses that will deliver the same quality of life as other professions. They are just not visible. What we see at events like the recent African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which took place in Abidjan between 4th-8th September 2017, is just a microcosm of a larger pool of agripreneurs.

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events

  1. Apr 19

    Brussels Briefing 57: "Smallholder agriculture: key to food security/nutrition and sustainable food systems"

    The Brussels Briefing 57 on "Smallholder agriculture: key to food security/nutrition and sustainable food systems", organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, discusses smallholder agriculture and its key role in delivering food security/nutrition, and sustainable food systems, as recognised in SDG 2.Examples of successes from smallholders in various sectors and value c…
    Type:
    Briefing
    Role:
    Chair
  2. Apr 19

    COP23 side event: Agriculture Advantage: The case for climate action in agriculture

    Based on previous sessions which articulate the different dimensions of climate actions in agriculture, this event called on countries, international organizations and businesses to take cognizance of the advantage offered by climate investments in agriculture, and urged stakeholders to come together for the transformation required within the sector.

    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Speaker
  3. Apr 19

    Connecting agricultural insurance to meet farmers’ needs – success stories and lessons

    Weather-based insurance has the potential to benefit farmers by assisting them to withstand the effects of climate change. Through the provision of an insurance cover against erratic weather, farmers can be protected against food insecurity and hunger. Pilot projects on insurance have been implemented in different forms by a number of actors in various geographical areas. Some successes have be…
    Type:
    Conference
    Role:
    Panellist

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