Elizabeth Okullow

Elizabeth Okullow, 24, is a beneficiary of the KCB Foundation’s 2jiajiri programme in Kenya, where she was sponsored to study Hydroponics Technology and Agribusiness Management at Miramar International College in Kikuyu. Elizabeth, an agripreneur passionate about agriculture and entrepreneurship is the co-founder and CEO of Lafamia Greens.

Lafamia Greens produces organic African indigenous and exotic vegetables using hydroponics (soil-less) and greenhouse technologies. . Her background is in Microbiology from Karatina University with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Leadership from Africa Leadership X (ALX). Currently, she is part of Africa YES, a program for early stage social entrepreneurs and she has recently been nominated for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

With a mission to work towards daily food availability through sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship, Elizabeth is committed to promoting food security in Africa. Elizabeth has trained 700+ youths across Africa on agriculture. She strongly believes that young people are the key to tackling food insecurity and promoting agriculture in Africa. Notably, she is co-authoring a book to demystify negative attitudes towards agriculture and enlighten young people on the available opportunities in agriculture in Africa.

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