Lawrence Afere

Springboard Nigeria

Lawrence Afere is an organic farmer and founder of Springboard Nigeria, a social enterprise that uses organic farming and healthy food production to create meaningful and responsible work for rural and semi urban youth and women in Nigeria. Presently, Springboard has over 3000 members within its network of organic farmers and village women entrepreneurs. Springboard farmers grow plantain, banana, vegetables, pepper, cocoa, corn, pineapple and pawpaw. And they also convert their farm produce into several products. Lawrence envisions a Nation where everyone has access to fresh, local, healthy, affordable food, communities feel connected to the land and each other and where rural and semi-urban youth are active leaders in the area of organic farming and healthy food production