Over the past years, the team has contributed to numerous successful development programmes and is driven by efficient and responsible use of all resources to deliver maximum benefits to the communities and our investors.
WALTER COUGHLAN, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Walter has spent the past 16 years as Managing Director establishing and managing Newlands Mashu, a Not For Profit Company in KZN, now trading as the Fair Food Foundation, a business committed to supporting the development and growth of emerging farmers in South Africa.
The company established and pioneered the Agrihubs model in eThekwini Municipality working with, and providing skills and support for, small scale growers and larger scale emerging farmers in KZN. The group facilitated private public partnerships over the years and in 2014 established the Edamame Development Program which currently supplies a number of national retail chains with SA grown and processed Edamame.
Walter has established numerous partnerships and designed, facilitated and managed local and international funded programs. As director of The Fair Food Foundation, he currently engages with public, national government and private sector partners to benefit the emerging farmer sector and manages a dynamic staff of farmer support technicians and agri-processing team members.
QUINTON NAIDOO, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Quinton began development in agriculture 16 years ago and since then his work has focused on developing commercial farmers, creating sustainable livelihoods & effecting life changing interventions through agriculture.
He was the CEO of AfriGrow Development, an NGO which was involved in supporting emerging farmers in South Africa, Mozambique & Namibia. He has also served as the Executive Director of Food & Trees for Africa, a South African environmental and agricultural NGO.
In commercial agriculture, he was the Head of Agribusiness for Lonrho (Projects South Africa Division) which contracted growers throughout Africa to produce for its value chain which supplied numerous international retail giants across the globe.
Quinton currently works with numerous Government departments, Private sector & Community organisations in the design & implementation of social and economic development agricultural programs.
Quinton contributes to the overall strategy & investment