- Created: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 19:07
Dyborn Chibonga has been a Board Director of the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) since April, 2010. Mr. Chibonga is the Regional Head for Southern Africa at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an alliance aimed to catalyze and sustain inclusive agriculture transformation for smallholder farmers in Africa. In this role he supports Teams in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia to deliver on their Country operating plans. He was engaged in October 2017 and relocated from Malawi to Mozambique in October 2018.
He has more than 25 years of experience advocating for smallholder farmers to treat farming as business, product diversification away from tobacco into other cash and food crops, as well as policy and regulatory reforms that promote food and nutrition security and rural development.
Mr. Chibonga previously served as the CEO of the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) for 18 years. During this time, Mr. Chibonga grew the organization to more than 165,000 farmers, making it the largest smallholder-owned membership organization in Malawi. He transformed NASFAM from a small association into a sustainable business and a model for other countries to follow. Under Mr. Chibonga’s leadership, NASFAM established the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) in 2004, a platform designed to encourage competitive bidding processes for producers when selling their crops.
Mr. Chibonga holds a Master’s Certificate in NGO Management and M.Sc. in Landscape Ecology Design and Maintenance from Wye College (University of London). He also has a B.Sc. (Credit) and Diploma (Credit) in Agriculture from Bunda College of Agriculture (University of Malawi). His general experience includes various Board roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations, task forces and committees dedicated to improving the lives of the underprivileged through their active participation.