Rakiatou Gazibo has been appointed director of the first Partners for Innovation office in Africa: PfI Niger. Rakiatou is an agriculture, livestock and food science entrepreneurship expert. She has been collaborating with Partners for Innovation on several projects for a number of years.
Rakiatou will focus on developing the Partners for Innovation agroforestry programme in West-Africa. Her focus will be on creating economic opportunities to promote rural entrepreneurship and on strengthening producer organisation capacities.
Rakiatou: “I am very excited about this opportunity. I am very entrepreneurial and I like challenges. I’ve been working with Frank and Peter for a long time. We always work closely together with the community. When they are involved, the results are much more sustainable.”