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Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru

Founder & CEO, Farmshoppe

Bio Current as of September 19, 2020

Mosunmola is an Agribusiness entrepreneur and Industry thought leader based in Nigeria.

She is extremely passionate about food, farming and the community. Her dream Is for Nigeria to attain national food security.

A vision she believes can be attained through increased investment in the education of youths and women within the local communities.

Mosunmola is the Founder and Chief Realization Officer, of Honeysuckles PTL Ventures, which engages principally in farming, food production, processing and distribution of a wide range of products through her Farmshoppe™️, a retail brand for fresh produce and packaged products.

She has a bachelors degree in Zoology from the Lagos State University, Nigeria. She has served as a youth consultant ambassador and advocate to the African Union Commission (Youth Division). An alumnus of the Pan African University under the Enterprise Development Center (CEM) and Alum of the Stanford School or Earth

In 2009 she set up ABIRA Agribusiness Support Initiative to help bridge the gaps identified and to pursue youth involvement in the sector. Mosunmola has volunteered with Junior Achievement (JA); Facilitated training for the Lagos State Agricultural Youth Empowerment Institute Araga; Served as panelist and Youth Representative for West Africa, 17th Ordinary Summit of African Heads of States in Malabo (2011); Panellist, 2012 AGRF, Arusha, Tanzania; Guest Speaker, Imbuto Foundation, Rwanda (2011). She is an Ashoka Fellow; Goldman Sachs 10,000 women Scholar. Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum (WEF)

She is Recipient of numerous honours and awards, including: Desmond Tutu Fellowship (2015); Australian Government SVP Alum (2015); International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S States Dept.

She recently served as the first ever Senior Technical Adviser on Youth and Gender in in the office of the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and rural development in Nigeria a role she occupied from December 2016-May 2019.

She has since returned to her constituency and is currently involved with the development of over 700hectare farm projects in the southwestern region of Nigeria.