Ernest Lefu Atem

2019 Fellow from Cameroon

Ernest Lefu Atem is an award-winning agri-tech entrepreneur born into a family of growers who co-founded an agro-hub to assist farmer access to the marketplace. He has worked in over 300 communities and made an impact with over 61,000 farmers across West and Central Africa. Ernest champions the construction of 40t per day Cassava industry, which he hopes will reach an additional 5,000 farmers in Cameroon. Atem is a 2018 Obama Leader, a 2017 AfDB Youth Agripreneur finalist, the winner of the 2016 Nestle Creating Shared Value Price Award, and a UN Special Accredited Member for Youth Migration.

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