[vc_row width=”stretch_row” full_width=”” vsc_row_type=”” bg_image=”” bg_color=”” vsc_id=”about”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/12″][vc_single_image image=”4539″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”left-to-right”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″][vc_custom_heading text=”Amani RUKUNDO” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%23b4252b”][vc_custom_heading text=”Regional Coordinator at Sustainable Growers” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left”][vc_separator color=”grey”][vc_column_text]With over 10 years of experience in the fields of agriculture and community development, Amani has a track record of developing and directing initiatives that support farmers and their families in coffee production to increase quality and quantity while optimising market opportunities and accessibilities, aiming to highlight women farmers’ visibility in the coffee value chain and unlock their potential to become economically independent through coffee farming as a business. 

I work for Sustainable Growers, a non-profit organisation with operations in Tanzania, the Southern Congo, and Rwanda, as the Regional Program Coordinator for the Northern Province. I previously worked for the National Export Development Board as a coffee extension officer in Kayonza and Nyabihu.

As a Coordinator, I oversee all aspects of sustainable coffee farming projects within Sustainable Growers, including developing and maintaining positive relationships with partners, implementing, and monitoring programs, and providing technical support to cooperatives. Over the last six years, I worked with 10,893 women farmers and 28 coffee cooperatives in Rwanda’s Northern Province (Gakenke, Rulindo & Gicumbi) to improve their performance, increase household income, and promote women’s leadership.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1622260621327{margin-top: -60px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ventcamp_button title=”View all speakers” style=”custom” custom_text=”#ffffff” custom_background=”#b4252b” custom_border_color=”#b4252b” custom_border_width=”0″ custom_border_radius=”8″ custom_hover_text=”#ffffff” custom_hover_background=”#b4252b” custom_hover_border_color=”#666666″ custom_hover_border_width=”1″ custom_hover_border_radius=”1″ size=”sm” link=”|||”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]