2024 Agricoop Awards Judges

The awards are judged by a panel of industry leaders and experts in agriculture.

The judging process is a three-stage process including pre-scoring to determine our shortlist, judges' visits on the farm where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail, and then the final sitting to decide the winners.

Crop Judges

Samual Chikonka
Farmer/Consultant / Lilayi Cooperative Chairperson
Janet Kabaso Chibale
Agriculture Officer - Ministry of Agriculture.
Eric Kaingo Mwenda
A seasoned agronomist and author of the book "Be a Farmer, Be a Millionaire
Judge’s tip:

To insure that your preferred farmer is picked for the shortlist make sure that all questions are answered on the nomination form.
If you are a farmer, go to the entry form and fill it in, take your time to answer, and don't hold back and be boastful if need be.

Livestock Judges

Francisco Kasuba
Sales,Marketing and Technical advisor ZPG
Gilbert Mwango
Manager, Herdbook Zambia
Chinso Chipopola
National Field Operations at Agricultural Leasing Company (AgLeaseCo)
Judge’s tip:

We will be looking for farmers that demonstrate that they understand their business, animal management, and marketing

General Category Judges

Pamela Hamasaka
Head - Corporate Affairs MUSIKA
Happy Mulolani
Principal Agricultural Information Officer (NAIS)
Marketing Manager ETG
Judge’s tip:

Judge Pamela
Do not underestimate the power of visuals in making your entry more convincing.  So send us photos and videos of your farm activities as part of your submission.