Ruramiso Mashumba

director, Mnandi Africa

PANEL DISCUSSION: A focus on EU-Africa – Partnering for food security

Ruramiso Mashumba is a farmer and the director and founder of Mnandi Africa, an organization that works on reducing hunger and poverty in rural livelihoods in Africa. She grows snap peas, maize, whole brown rice, sorghum, millet and gum trees in eastern Zimbabwe. In 2020 Mashumba Co- founded Women Who Farm Africa to celebrate the voices of women in agriculture on the continent. Mashumba was also named one of Africa’s top 1000 entrepreneurs in 2020 as well as one of the top 54 women by Women In Africa initiative. In 2018 Mashumba won Women in farming award, and in 2019 she was selected as one of the top 10 young people in Zimbabwe by the JCI. In 2017 she was recognized as an Echoing Green Fellow and elected deputy of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions, and is the National Youth Chairperson for the Zimbabwe Farmers Union, as well as a member of the Global Farmer Network.