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About Us

“The resilience needed to actualise an idea is in every woman”

- Frida Kaaria | Savage Foodie Pasteurized eggs
About Us
Women Who Farm Africa is an Initiative for rural women farmers established to engage, empower and encourage these indispensable farmers in the fight against hunger and hidden hunger.
Support is provided through training, peer to peer learning and story telling. These three components are bound in a leadership development curriculum specially designed for women farmers to acquire skills, tools and techniques that they need to scale up food production.

Core Values

Women Who Farm In Africa believes that the following values are vital to the company’s purpose: Gender-sensitive in all of our programs, Supportive to women farmers, Integrity, Transparency, Assertiveness, Innovativeness, Creativity, & Inspirational


The objectives of Women Who Farm Africa are to empower, equip, and encourage 1 million rural women in Africa to scale agriculture projects to commercially viable enterprises by 2025-2060.

Our Goal

Our goal is to amplify the voices of women farmers in Africa through training and storytelling. Our curriculum provides access to information and technology that women farmers need to upscale production.

"The resilience needed to actualise an idea is in every woman"

- Fridah Kaaria | Savage foodie | Pasteurized Eggs
The Founders

Meet Our Team

Slyvia Tawiah Tetteh
Sussana Teriza Phiri
Ruramiso Mashumba

Slyvia Tetteh


Slyvia Tawiah Tetteh is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and an advocate in the agricultural space. She is a 2019 Cornell University fellow where she has gained valuable work experience in science communication and strategic planning.

She has worked with the chamber of Agribusiness Ghana (CAG) as a lead entrepreneurship officer and an advocate in the agricultural value chain where she served as an intermediary person between the Chamber and farmers by performing roles such as representing farmers on educational platforms to voice their grievances and also connects farmers with social, legal, agricultural, and financial resources and services.

She graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon with a BA degree in economics and information studies.

She is passionate about rapid and sustainable farmer growth development and women’s inclusion.

Sussana Teriza Phiri


Sussana Teriza Phiri is a young farmer passionate about agriculture and scaling up food security. She has successfully grown maize, fresh spices, vegetables and soya beans.

Sussana relates the value she has for farming to the children she has encountered as a teacher. “Children who feed on nutritious food focus and learn better at school and also adapt themselves more efficiently to society,” she said.

She notes that her experiences of rampant pests, crop diseases, food insecurity as well as the rising effect of climate change are challenges that can be curbed if young and women farmers are well organized and equipped with knowledge and techniques from local scientific and agricultural research bodies.

Sussana has a bachelor’s degree in education from Chailmbana University.

Ruramiso Mashumba


Ruramiso Mashumba is the CEO and founder of Mnandi Africa, an organization that helps rural women combat poverty and malnutrition by empowering and equipping them with skills and knowledge in agriculture.

In 2012, Ruramiso inherited a farm from her parents that was just a bush with no equipment. Today, the farm is mechanized.

Two years later, she was elected to become the national chairperson of the Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union, becoming the first woman in Zimbabwe to hold this position. Ruramiso has also been nominated for several agriculture awards and won the young farmer leader award.

Ruramiso holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business management from the University of West England and believes technology can transform agriculture.