2023 Leading African women in Food Fellowship (LAWFF) Program

The Leading African Women in Food Fellowship is an ambitious program aimed at supporting changemakers who are making outstanding contributions/impact in the African food ecosystem. This initiative amplifies, celebrates, champions, and advances the work of these female food changemakers.

Aisha Hadejia

Aisha is a management consultant and social development expert with experience in both the non-profit and private sectors, working with multi-national teams on conceptualizing and implementing projects to create positive change in communities across Nigeria. 

At Sahel Consulting, Aisha’s work is focused on industry research and analysis across multiple agricultural value chains, as well as transforming the Nigerian agricultural sector by strengthening the technical and institutional capacity of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development to formulate and implement innovative and inclusive policies that will increase productivity and income of poor farmers, create job opportunities and improved livelihoods for millions of smallholder farmers, particularly women, and youth. 

Aisha is passionate about international development and gender equity. She started her career as a health communication coordinator advocating for women’s economic empowerment and improving girls’ access to technology, information, and healthcare. 

Aisha is a Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellow, an initiative of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Leeds, UK, a Master’s degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an MBA from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Limited