Without people, organizations are merely concepts that are incapable of action. Precision Development is privileged to draw on the talents of a strong multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-talented team dedicated to empowering people living in poverty.
Crystal Aghadi is PxD’s Research Associate in Nigeria. Crystal holds a Collaborative MSc in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prior to joining PxD, Crystal worked at the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as a Researcher, and at the Abia State Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development. She has worked on a variety of projects including the Feed the Future Nigerian Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Michigan State University (MSU).
Godfrey Meyer Petgrave
Godfrey Meyer Petgrave
Godfrey Meyer Petgrave, is PxD’s Agronomist in Nigeria. Godfrey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Crop Protection and MSc in Crop and Soil Science, Agricultural Entomology both from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He previously worked with JOF Nigeria Limited, Lagos Nigeria and as their Agribusiness Project Manager. Godfrey also worked with Nigerian Starch Mills- Anambra and Ekiti States, Nigeria, and at Myrtles Farms and Foods Company Limited- Rivers State. He also worked with Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemical Limited as Field Agronomist for Rivers State and was responsible for providing detailed content on various crops best management practices, fertilizers and pesticides application to improve productivity and profitability for rural farmers in the Southern Region of Nigeria.
John B. Babadara is PxD’s Project Associate in Nigeria. He holds an MSc in Plant Genetics & Molecular Biology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and MA in Development Studies with a focus on Agriculture Development from the Federal University of Dustin-MA, Katsina, Nigeria. Prior to joining PxD, John worked as an agribusiness advisor on the Nigeria YieldWise Project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, where he managed programs focused on post-harvest losses reduction, smallholders capacity building through extension, input-credit, training and aggregation, climate action, agro-processing and value chain development. He is also a lead facilitator at Wastesmart Green-Project Foundation and mentors a number of budding agribusiness enthusiasts
Country Launch Manager
Leadership Team, Nigeria Team
Uzoamaka Ugochukwu is PxD’s Country Launch Manager for Nigeria. Uzoamaka holds an MA in Global Human Development from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. She has worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Government and was a Foreign Service National at the United States Department of State. She has also previously worked on sustainable development, Women, Peace and Security with a grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). She is currently on the board of Youth Agro Entrepreneurs, Ajima Farms, NativSol Kitchen, and iamwanda.org.