Atinuke Lebile, a vibrant lady with utmost interest in Agriculture and its value chain,her passion for feeding the nation and ensuring Food security has made her the Strategist Officer for Ogunmod Farms and Farmers’ Academy and the COO/ Production Manager of Cato Foods and Agro-allied Global Concepts, she is also the Director of La’luce Foods and Integrated Services, that is committed to Food Security, agricultural value addition and bringing convenience to postharvest products.
A graduate of Agricultural Science from University of Ilorin, who also works with rural communities to mentor young out-of-school girls on various entrepreneurial leadership skills through her initiative called MAGIC (mentor A Girl Child) and SheAgric Initiative where she raises intending female farmers, empower and motivate women and youth into Agriculture and its value chain to ensure Food security, Poverty reduction and curbing unemployment in Africa. Atinuke also earn a certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship from Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana USA
The passionate farmer collaborates with Harvestplus, Nigeria (harvestplus.org) to also cultivate Vitamin A biofortified Cassava and Orange Maize to curb the ever-increasing rate of Vitamin A deficiency in Nigeria, which is the Major micronutrient we lack, especially in pregnant women and children below the age of 5 and presently the first producer of Vitamin A cassava custard in Africa.
She is a global ambassador for A World at School, 2015 Global Alliance for Youth Leadership Fellow, 2016 YALI(RLC)West Africa Fellow and 2017 Mandela Washington fellow under the flagship of Young African Leaders initiative of former USA president, Barrack Obama, 2017/2018 Leap Africa fellow.
Atinuke who love to be called a Cutefarmer, is presently the Program and Membership Mobilization Officer for Youths Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Nigeria.