Desmond Koney

CEO and Founder, Complete Farmer, Nigeria

Desmond Koney is the CEO of Complete Farmer Limited and a mechanical engineer by training. Desmond has a passion for solving some of humanity's greatest challenges. After his engineering degree using his in depth understanding of product design and engineering he focused on developing design solutions to solve Africa’s infrastructure problems. With a firm belief that better products improve livelihood with a contrarian and pragmatic approach. He has been working with his team to explore models and innovation on answering the primary question of “how do we build farms to operate like factories in Africa.”

Desmond is speaking at

Plenary
June 2, 2021
6:20 pm - 7:15 pm

Speakers

  • Tangu Tumeo (Moderator) Principal Forestry Officer (AFR 100 National Focal Point), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Mette Løyche Wilkie (Speaker) Director, Forestry Division, FAO
  • Martin Frick (Speaker) Deputy Special Envoy, UN Food Systems Summit
  • Tina Birmpili (Speaker) Deputy Executive Secretary, UNCCD
  • João Campari (Speaker) Global Leader, Food Practice, WWF
  • Thato Mokgadi (Speaker) Fashion Designer turned Agripreneur
  • Fatima Kaba (Speaker) Head of management of natural resources, Enda Energy Environment Development, Senegal
  • Desmond Koney (Speaker) CEO and Founder, Complete Farmer, Nigeria
  • Patricia Kombo (Speaker) Founder, PaTree Initiative, Kenya
  • Ravi Prabhu (Speaker) Deputy Director General (Research), World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

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Plenaries, sessions, launchpads and the virtual tour will be available in English and French.
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This plenary will set the foundation for aligning the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration and the UN Food Systems Summit. Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land are one of the focal areas for Action Track 3 “Boosting nature positive production”.

Bringing together decision-makers from African countries, farmers, scientists, civil society and donors, the plenary will discuss synergies and deliver joint action for African Dryland Restoration. With key partners, the plenary will explore linking the UN Food Systems Summit's game-changing solutions on restoration with the targets of the UN Decade, identifying communalities and opportunities for collaboration, and strengthening the importance of restoration in the context of food security for Africa's drylands.

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