MR G KUFA

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DIRECTOR AGRI-BUSINESS

He holds dual Diplomas in Agriculture, and Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development respectively. Currently he is pursuing a BSc Agriculture Degree, (Open University, Zimbabwe). Professiona Experience: Presently he is handling Sustainable Agriculture Consulting portfolios for Bindura Constituency, Goromonzi and Shamva Small Holder farming groups (Zimbabwe), 2005-2010 Agriculture and Nutrition Office for Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau (Zimbabwe), 1995-2005 Projects Coordination Consultancy portfolio for Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU). Various Consultancy.

TEAM MEMBERS

Sales Representative – Mawarire Justice (Agronomist) Mr. Justice Mawarire holds a Diploma in Horticulture, with three years experience. He has worked for Integrity Nurseries, Pedstock Investments, and Chiredzi Research Station as an Agronomist. His dissertation was “Effect of irrigation frequency on growth attributes of 3 butternut (curcubita moschata) varieties grown under drip irrigation”. Mr Mawarire has gained a lot of experience in Greenhouse production, when he worked for Pedstock Investments. He has worked with farmers advising on correct agro-chemical usage, farm budget planning, designing crop production programmes, and crop protection and irrigation techniques.

Landscaping Expert: Mr Pedro Padington Sande (Cert) Mr Sande has previously worked for Wonder Gardens (base in South Africa) as a landscape supervisor for nearly ten years. He is quite experienced in that field. During his stay at Wonder Gardens he contributed satisfactorily to the progress and success of the following projects; Arundel Office Park (in Mount Pleasant) and First Mutual Life Head Office in Borrowdale Park, Harare. Before joining Green Resources Company he worked for Genius Gardens for more than five years. He is an expert in the following disciplines; planting flowers, lawns (and lawn irrigation design), design and paving of drive ways, fish ponds and water features.

Marketing Manager: Mrs. Tapiwa Linda Nyajeka Tapiwa holds the following qualifications; BComm (Hon) Marketing, Business Lending Fundamentals, Credit Skills Assessment Programme and Commercial Lending to Small Business. She is a strategic marketing thinker who has been in service industry for at least five years ranging from; environmental consultancy, banking and hotel industries. Her responsibility covers business strategy formulation, financial discipline as well as providing operational policy framework to the GRC team. She has earned a sturdy career history in banking that covers client services, asset creation and their management as well as liability mobilization. Currently, she occupies a key and strategic managerial position in Standard Chartered Bank as a Business Relationship Manager. In addition, she is a key member of the SME bank tasked with the responsibility to develop, maintain and manage the client portfolio of the bank. Before joining the Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited, Tapiwa cultivated her marketing, business development and client services management skills in her attachment with a leading hotel group, African Sun Leisure team.

Project Manager – Mr Munyaradzi Marambire (MSc) He is a holder of an MSc in Development Studies and BA in History and Development. In addition to that he holds a certificate in Team Building and Community Services. And also a SAZ OHSAS 18001:2007 certificate for development of SHE management systems. He is an expert in socioeconomics, public consultation and relocation negotiations issues encountered in the EIA process. He has worked for Environment Protection Trust (EPT) as the Programs officer in Mutare (Dora Project). At the same time he was working at Waterkings Environment Consultancy as the socioeconomist from 2009 to 2011. During this period he participated in more than 70 EIAs and related jobs that ranges from water, infrastructure, Landfills (waste management) and mining projects with big companies such as Zimasco, Zimplats, Metalone, Mimosa, TelOne, Dairibord, Triangle, Monachrome, Steelmakers and etc. He obtained vast experience on monitoring and evaluation from Environment Protection Trust’s Dora Community project in Mutare. Marambire has vast knowledge in working with communities. He has worked with communities under SPW Zimbabwe (now restless development) and Chengaose Foundation Trust.

Business Development Executive – Mr. Rishon Katsidzira Rishon is a holder of BSc Honours Degree in Development Studies (UNISA), Diplomas: (Project Planning & Management (CCOSA), and Marketing (LCCI). Certificates: (Practical Monitoring and Evaluation, HIV/AIDS care and Management (UNISA). Professional Experience: Presently handling Performance Evaluation Consultancy portfolio for Platinum Groupe (Zimbabwe), 2002-2010 Grant Making & Development Consultancy portfolio Oak Foundation (Switzerland, Zimbabwe), 1997-2001 Inspectorate Coordinator with PG Industries Group (Zimbabwe), 1993-1996 Apprenticeship Motor Vehicle Industry. Boards/Memberships: Chairman (Grassroots Support Foundation), Treasurer (Church Board). Currently, he specialises in legal requirements for EIA projects.

Sustainable Agriculture Expert– Mr Oliver Mutasa (BSc, Post Grad Certs & Diploma) Oliver works as the Environmental Scientist – currently, working on his MSc in Industrial Ecology and Environmental Management. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Applied Environmental Science (UZ), Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Diploma in Applied GIS and Remote Sensing, SAZ OHSAS 18001: 2007 and SAZ ISO 14001:2004. His honours dissertation was titled Evaluation of Self-purification Capacity of Sakubva River. He has worked with Environment Protection Trust (EPT) in execution of the Sakubva River Bio-Remediation project in Mutare. He then worked with Waterkings from 2010-2011 as the Soils, Water Quality and GIS Expert. During this stint he participated in more than 40 EIAs that ranges from water, infrastructure, waste management, and mining projects with big companies such as World Bank, Government of Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Water Resources, ZISCO, Zimplats, Metalone Gold, Mimosa, TelOne, Dairibord, Triangle, Monachrome, Steelmakers and etc. Mutasa has facilitated OSHMAC course at NSSA for the year 2011 as a trainer on Hazard Risk Identification. He is certified to implement and carry out internal audits for S.H.E System. Currently, Oliver is serving as a part time lecturer at Zimbabwe Institute of Management on various certificate and diploma courses on Environmental Law and Policies and other modules. He also does course moderation for various courses with the same institute. To sum it all, he has vast readership in issues of waste management and pollution abatements.

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