AFAP has an international staff that comes to the organization from the public and private sectors. It is united by the goal of creating vibrant and sustainable agriculture inputs and agribusiness markets in Africa.

Michael Sudarkasa
Michael SudarkasaCEO
Sudarkasa joins AFAP after 17 years as the founder and CEO of Africa Business Group, a Johannesburg based economic development company whose focus is increasing the role of the African private sector in the implementation of the continental development agenda.
Jarryd Botha
Jarryd BothaSenior Operations Consultant
Jarryd comes to AFAP with over 14 years of experience working in International Development, with hands-on international experience in over 42 countries. His experience ranges across multiple public and private donors across the globe, including government agencies and both large and small private funders.
Maria Wanzala
Maria WanzalaHead of Operations and Compliance, and Director of Policy
Dr. Maria Wanzala-Mlobela, Head of Operations and Compliance and Director of Policy, joined AFAP in 2013. Dr. Wanzala has more than 20 years of experience in agricultural policy and market development. She previously served as the Director of Policy for AFAP and Senior Policy Advisor.
Dr. Joseph Rusike
Dr. Joseph RusikeChief Technical Officer
Joseph Rusike is Head of the AFAP Market Intelligence Unit. He has over 35 years of work experience in agricultural economics research and analysis, teaching, outreach, consultancy, agribusiness management, and agricultural policy advice and technical assistance.
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Sandra Pires
Sandra PiresDirector of Agribusiness Programs
Sandra joined AFAP in 2014 with over 20 years of program management expertise in the area of sustainable development and international economic development cooperation in the private and not for profit sectors.
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AFAP Technical Leads

Joseph Mwangangi
Joseph MwangangiHead of Business and Technical Services (BTS)
Joe passionately believes that appropriate agribusiness interventions have potential to effectively counter Africa’s perennial poverty and food insecurity trap.
Timothy Durgan
Timothy DurganSenior Project Manager
Tim Durgan has more than 35 years of agricultural business and international project management experience.
Joost Van Odijk
Joost Van OdijkTechnical Advisor
Joost van Odijk has over 25-Years background in corporate food companies at Unilever, Pepsico and Burger King, followed by assignments with various Internet and Agritech start-up businesses.
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AFAP Country Representatives

Nana-Aisha Mohammed
Nana-Aisha MohammedGhana Country Manager and Project Implementation for West Africa
Nana- Aisha Mohammed is the Country Manager and Project Implementation for West Africa for the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership.
Sheila Komen Keino
Sheila Komen KeinoRegional Director Programmes & Partnerships, Malawi Country Director
Sheila leads AFAP Malawi and also provides strategic programmatic and partnership support to AFAP operations in the region. Sheila has extensive experience in African Agriculture having supported and also led in the conceptualization, development and implementation of diverse projects and programmes in eighteen African countries, with vast field and board room experience, across value chains.
 Sergio Ussaca
Sergio UssacaMozambique Country Director
Sergio Ussaca brings more than 16 years of experience as a manager and agricultural specialist in Mozambique to AFAP’s Maputo office.
Matthew Adetunji
Matthew AdetunjiNigeria Credit Guarantee Manager
Matthew Adetunji, Nigeria Credit Guarantee Manager, Nigeria, has more than 10 years of experience in agribusiness management and innovative finance.
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Joel Kakire
Joel KakireUganda Country Manager
Joel has 11 years of productive work experience in agriculture and agribusiness development in private sector, NGOs and consultancy background in country and regionally supporting Local and International NGOs as well as Government programs.
Youssouf Traore
Youssouf TraoreSME Development Specialist for Mali and Burkina Faso
I am currently consultant SME Development Specialist (Mali and Burkina Faso) for African Fertilizer and agro dealer’s partnership (AFAP).
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Senior Program Services

Kgothatso Sethole
Kgothatso SetholeAccountant and Contracts Coordinator
Kgothatso Sethole has over seven years working in finance. Before joining AFAP, Kgothatso held the position of Compliance Officer and Compliance Team Leader under The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria grant (The Global Fund) at Right to Care NPC for three years overseeing the financial reporting of over fifteen NGO
Mildred Barasa
Mildred BarasaFinance and Administration and Project Operation
Mildred has accumulated 15 years of experience with Development Agencies in the Non-Governmental and Private Sector working in Finance and Administration and Project Operation functions.
Killian Banda
Killian BandaPolicy Programs Manager
Killian Banda is a Policy Programs Manager at AFAP where he has managed and implemented a number of policy related projects since he joined in May 2015.
Njabulo Mazibuko
Njabulo MazibukoPrograms Manager -Technical Services
Njabulo Mazibuko serves AFAP as a Technical Services Manager. He has a BSc Agriculture from the University of Swaziland, MSc from University of Natal, and Mphil in Economic Policy from the University of Stellenbosch.
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Isack Malipa
Isack MalipaProject Manager, Tanzania
Isack Malipa is working with AFAP Tanzania Project Manager on AFFM/AfDB funded Trade credit guarantee project. His roles are to identify the potential risk to the supplier,
Fisakani Nyondo
Fisakani NyondoProgrammmes and Business Development Officer
Conscientious, Efficient. Business developing officer with vast experience in grants management, preparing business plans, facilitating access to finance and markets, business forums, coordinating and managing projects and workshops planning of small and medium enterprises.
Kumbukani Munthali
Kumbukani MunthaliProgrammmes and Business Development Officer
Kumbukani Munthali is an experienced agriculturalist, community development practitioner with over 9 years’ experience in managing, leading, planning and implementing programs and projects on agricultural production, food security and livelihoods, agribusiness, economic empowerment, and entrepreneurship & business development.
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Monitoring and Evaluation Team

Wilfrida Onono
Wilfrida OnonoMonitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
Wilfrida Onono is a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist at African Fertilizer and Agribusiness partnership (AFAP) bringing 11+ years’ experience in Agricultural Development working with SMEs dealing in the Agricultural Inputs
Rumbidzai Michelle Nyabvudzi
Rumbidzai Michelle NyabvudziMonitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, South Africa
Rumbidzai Michelle Nyabvudzi is a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at AFAP with 2 years of experience dedicated to data collation and analysis.
Limbani Kakowa
Limbani KakowaMonitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, Malawi
Limbani Kakowa is a self-motivated, competent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning practitioner with previous experiences in Agricultural education.

Maudline Oye Okyere
Maudline Oye OkyereMonitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Ghana
Maudline Oye Okyere is an assiduous and dynamic personality with great passion for positive change. Her experience in research and project development emanates from various projects she’s been a part of over the last 7 years.
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Happy Lyaruu-Mollel
Happy Lyaruu-MollelMonitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Tanzania
Happy Lyaruu- Mollel has worked with the various international development institutions such as the College of Business and Management (CBM), World Wide for Nature (WWF), Southern African Universities Research Program (ESAURP), Research and Education for Democracy in Tanzania (REDET) and AMEND.
Nkadmbi Elian Ndamukong
Nkadmbi Elian NdamukongMonitoring and Evaluation Officer, Ghana
Elian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and multiple certificates of participation in various projects and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) courses. She worked with Quantum Data Consultancy as an M&E Associate, and with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) Ghana, as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Programme Assistant before joining AFAP.
Platiel Chiaule Agribusiness specialist and Field Coordinator , Mozambique
An experienced Agribusiness specialist and field coordination, with significant experiences in management, planning and monitoring skills.
Anastácio FarijãoMonitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Mozambique
Graduated in Agronomic Engineering from the Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering at Eduardo Mondlane University, in 2006.
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Support Staff

Tarron Passens
Tarron PassensOffice & Finance Administrator, South Africa
Tarron Passens Office & Finance Administrator for The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership.
Allen Mncube
Allen MncubeData Capture Clerk, South Africa
Allen Mncube Joined AFAP in 2019, self-motivated with 2 years’ experience of Data Capture Clerk working alongside the finance team HQ department.
Fatima Isaah
Fatima IsaahProgram and Administrative Assistant, Ghana
Fatima Abdulai Issah currently works with AFAP as the Programme and Administrative assistant at the AFAP Ghana local office.
Terrence Mutuswa
Terrence MutuswaCommunications Manager
Terrence Mutuswa has joined the AFAP family working as the Communications Manager at the HQ in South Africa.
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Albertina Menete
Albertina MeneteOffice Administrator, Mozambique
Working as Mozambique AFAP Office Administrator for, 07 years performing her job with high sense of responsibility.
Majaliwa Abiba Alice
Majaliwa Abiba AliceFinance and Administrator Intern, Uganda
Majaliwa Abiba Alice is the Finance and Administator working alongside the country manager for African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership team in Uganda.
Damaris Matola
Damaris MatolaFinance and administration Officer, Malawi
Damaris Matola is the Finance and administration Officer at AFAP Malawi. Prior to joining AFAP, she worked with Malawi Savings Bank, First Discount Bank Limited and Centre for the Development of People. Damaris holds a B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from Pentecostal Life University.
Norah Ngwira
Norah NgwiraGeneral Services and Office Assistant, Malawi
Norah Ngwira is responsible for providing operational and logistical support for the smooth running of both office and field activities among other duties. She also provides support to all staff in the areas of transportation and general duties ensuring that the organizations assets are well maintained and in good condition.
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Hermenegildo SadinaFinancial Assistant and Accountant, Mozambique
Hermenegildo Sadina is Financial Assistant and Accountant at AFAP Mozambique, bringing 11 years experience in Finance and Accountant in private sector and more 3 years in NGO before joined AFAP.
Moniz JoseProject Field Coordinator, Mozambique
An experienced leader with extensive knowledge of agriculture production with specialization in Integrated Soil Fertility Management; Design and Management of Food Security Projects.
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