Lawrence Afere

Springboard Entrepreneurship Development Initiative

Springboard Entrepreneurship Development Initiative

Lawrence Afere

Biography

Lawrence Afere is an organic farmer and founder of Springboard Nigeria, a social enterprise that uses organic farming and healthy food production to create meaningful and responsible work for rural and semi urban youth and women in Nigeria. Presently, Springboard has over 3000 members within its network of organic farmers and village women entrepreneurs. Springboard farmers grow plantain, banana, vegetables, pepper, cocoa, corn, pineapple and pawpaw. And they also convert their farm produce into several products. Lawrence envisions a nation (Nigeria) in which farmers are prosperous, can make a sustainable and comfortable living, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurial organic farmers.

Publications

  1. Making agriculture attractive to young people

    This brief by Lawrence Afere, Oluwaseun Adedeji, Varun Baker, Constance Barbou des Courieres, Lilian Mabonga, Michael Ocansey and Paul Neate suggests that agriculture can be made attractive to the next generations of young people in ACP countries.

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