Onyaole Patience Koku

Onyaole Patience Koku

Onyaole Patience Koku

Farmer, Nigeria

Patience’ farm is located in Kaduna State Nigeria. The farm is 500 hectares of leased land and produces two crops annually under center pivot irrigation. They grow mostly seed corn for Monsanto and corn grain for major food processing companies in Nigeria, like Flour Mills of Nigeria. Patience has a degree in political science and over 20 years’ experience spanning across various industries including fashion and agriculture. She has experience starting and running a 12,000 broiler/cycle poultry farm and trading commodities (locally and internationally) brokering sales for ADM. Patience advocates for access to agricultural technologies. She impatiently awaits the ability to grow GM crops in Nigeria. She serves on the board of several companies including 1 Hectare 1 Family Nigeria Ltd., a company working toward cropping 200,000 hectares of land in the next five years improving the livelihood of small holder farmers by granting them access to mechanization, innovation and technology.