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.

Nadia Akiyo Dovonou

Nadia is a highly accomplished poultry farming expert and entrepreneur with an impressive 15-year track record. Her unwavering commitment lies in elevating the quality of meat consumed by the population of Benin. Through Veto Plus Benin, Nadia empowers farmers by providing them with essential inputs and comprehensive training, enabling them to optimize their production processes. Her primary goal is to minimize the use of antibiotics in farm nutrition, addressing a significant public health concern. 

Nadia plays a pivotal role in creating a synergistic ecosystem as a co-founder of a cooperative that fosters collaboration among farmers, industrialists, and poultry distributors in Benin. She established La Bonne Viande, a venture that offers a fair and sustainable marketplace for farmers to showcase their products with her husband. 

Nadia actively serves as the treasurer of AMEVEP, the association of private veterinarians in Benin. Her profound knowledge and expertise in veterinary medicine stem from her doctorate degree earned at EISMV in Senegal. With her remarkable achievements and dedication to advancing the poultry industry in Benin, Nadia exemplifies excellence and innovation in her field. Her tireless efforts continue to make a substantial impact, both in improving meat quality and ensuring the welfare of farmers and the broader community.


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