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.

Noela Victoria Ojara

Noela Victoria Ojara is a pioneering Ugandan agripreneur, innovator, and social activist making significant strides in her ventures. She is the visionary behind DivineGold Fabrics and Designs, God's Love Home School, and Divine Organic Foods. 

Passionate about empowering women economically and providing mentorship for resilience in the face of business challenges, Noela is disrupting barriers that hinder women in business leadership roles. Her commitment extends to offering healthy and nutritious organic foods through her brand, "Amaro Foods," benefiting children, women, and society. She employs innovative approaches to establish a sustainable food chain supply, positively impacting over 35,200 farmers in the greater Northern Uganda region over the past five years. Noela's work revolves around the cassava, sweet potato, and beetroot value chains. 

Noela holds a master's degree in agribusiness management and entrepreneurship. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Agricultural Systems and Value Chain at Uganda Christian University-Mukono. Her exceptional achievements have earned her recognition, including the prestigious Value4Her AGRA grant in 2022 and the UNACTED EMPRETEC award in 2021. Noela has forged partnerships with esteemed institutions such as the University of Nairobi-Kenya, Uganda Christian University, the National Agricultural Research Organization, the National Crop Research and Resources Institute, the African Green Revolution Alliance, and Bioversity International, among many others. 

Under her leadership, Divine Organic Foods has been acknowledged as one of the most progressive farmer-based enterprises by the Uganda National Farmers Federation and as the most progressive agro-processor by the Makerere University Business School in 2019.


Divine Organic Foods