- April 26, 2022
- Posted by: IRC Africa
Chinenye Juliet Ejezie is the Founder and CEO of Dozliet Anim farms Nigeria. The farm specialises in pig rearing, pork processing and consultancy services for Pig farm start-ups.
Her belief that the participation of youths and women in agriculture is very critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2-Zero Hunger made her join the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), a civil society organisation whose objective is building the productive capacity of youths in Climate-Smart Agriculture.
She is currently the Country Coordinator for CSAYN in Nigeria. She is also the West African Hub Coordinator for Women in Agriculture for Sustainable Agriculture (WASA) which focuses on training African women on profitable agribusiness. Through the activities of CSAYN and WASA, she has been able to train several youths and women on how they can practice profitable agriculture via Pig Farming, Fish Farming, Snail Farming, and Potato farming. A good number of those trained, who hitherto were not involved in any form of agriculture, now own a farm.
She collaborates with other experts in agriculture to reach out to farmers on improved farming practices to adopt so as to boost their farm produce. She has lectured on various international forums where she shared her knowledge towards solving some of the challenges facing Agriculture.
She convened an Independent dialogue on UN Food Systems Summit 2021 in March 2021. The report of the dialogue, which was titled “Timing seasonal supply of agro-inputs and taking off of farm produce with the use of ICT”, is available at https://summitdialogues.org/dialogue/8856/. She was a lecturer on “Climate Change and Rural Youth” at the “International Rural Youth Forum” Organised by Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in partnership with CSAYN, November 29, 2021.
She authored a handbook titled “Pig Farming Guide for Beginners”, which serves as a guide to prospective pig farmers intending to set up small and medium scale pig farms.