Esther Ngumbi is an author, researcher, educator, mentor, speaker, and a champion for change around the issues of hunger, gender, education, youth activism, agriculture, sustainability, and public service. She works as an Assistant Professor, Entomology and African American Studies, at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is the founder of organizations that empower farmers and youth in Kenya, and she’s served as a mentor for entities like the Clinton Global University Initiative and President Obama’s Young Leadership Program.
WHAT THIS SEMINAR VIDEO COVERS
In this seminar video we discuss the critical challenges that women smallholder farmers face to establish and develop their business, for instance, from going from subsistence to commercial farming, and what companies can do to include and support women farmers in their supply chains.