John is a development expert, social entrepreneur, prolific writer with recognition, economic and environmental analyst and likes challenging status quo in human livelihoods and welfare's improvement. His professional and academic interests cut across sustainability, youth development and diffusion of agricultural innovations in terms of value chain management, agribusiness and rural development, policy advocacy, Innovative financing for development and consumer behavior. His passion lies in sustainable development through the use of modern tools to improve partnership, creativity and enhance human livelihoods. John founded Cedro Royal Multiventures, a social enterprise which engages in helping rural youths to see the big picture in healthy living, eco-friendly community, education, and agriculture through training, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, field trips and digital innovations on social medias by which people across the globe can easily be reached. He facilitates Youth in Sustainable Development Initiatives of Nigeria that undertakes programs in health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, the environment, child protection, gender issues and development in coordination with governments, local communities and other aid organizations. These have become part of his life passion & career. He is now working on methods that can be used in addressing contemporary issues facing agriculture such that productivity & access to finance by smallholder farmers are improved & promotes profitable business model. He has more than 6 years professional experience in Agribusiness, Rural Development and Policy in West Africa. He presently work with the John. A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF) under Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) in Nigeria as Policy Advisor in Knowledge Management and Extension Services, Policy advocacy & Access to Finance. John is globally relevant as community leader such as his remarkable work as an advocate for youth inclusions.


  • development
  • farming / crops
  • agricultural financing
  • public administration
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • nigeria
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  • Funders
  • Countries
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