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Adetoun Abbi-Olaniyan
CEO/Founder at Maidville Consulting Limited

Profile

Ms. Adetoun Abbi–Olaniyan, an entrepreneur with a passion for innovation, entrepreneurship growth and development. She has a degree in Business Administration from Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) and a dual Certificate of Entrepreneurship Development and Management from the prestigious Enterprise Development Center of Pan African University.

STRENGTH

Her strength is in creating SMART & scalable business opportunities, product development and market access for SMEs with emphasis on women, young graduates, small-holder farmers within the agri-business value chain for domestic and international market. An advocate for the improvement and scaling of agricultural value-chain business/farming, she firmly believes that the consistent domestic market access and exports must be supported with the best standards without losing focus on the strengthening and empowerment of smallholder farmers.

‘Detoun is a double-alumni, holding two professional certificates in Entrepreneurial Development and Management from the prestigious Enterprise Development Center, Pan - Atlantic University, Lagos. She is a HIVE Global Leaders Program alumni and the HIVE Women Global Leadership facilitator for Nigeria

PROFESSIONAL WORK

‘Detoun’s versatile work within the agribusiness sector and value-chain includes the following:

 LEAD ADVISOR - MAIDVILLE CONSULTING LTD, a privately owned consulting and advisory specializing in trade support and market access development for small holder farmers in agricultural exports with competencies in fresh and processed produce. The company is a seasoned advisory and consulting firm in agri-business value chain

 DG - AFGEAN FARMERS MARKET. AFGEAN Farmers Market (AFM) is a social enterprise and market access initiative is designed to deliver multiple market channels on concurrent or staggered market days, firstly across Lagos and then strategic expansion later to other Nigerian cities.

 Founder and President of Vegetables, Herbs & Spices Producers Association of Nigeria (VH-SPAN), a community of fresh produce, herb and spice growers and processors.

 FOUNDER & CEO - THISTLEBERRY NATURAL FARMS (A SUBSIDIARY OF MAIDVILLE CONSULTING LTD) established in March 2017, is an ethical, natural/organic, eco-friendly farm situated at Epe, Lagos State producing vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits without the use of synthetic agro- inputs.

Agenda Sessions

  • Tapping into local and international freighting aviation to reduce wastage of agricultural produce in Nigeria

    9:30am