Ruramiso Mashumba

Ruramiso Mashumba

Africa, Zimbabwe, Business & Entrepreneurship, 2016

Ruramiso Mashumba holds an Agriculture Business Management degree from the University of West England. She has 10 years’ experience in agriculture. She is a horticulture farmer and grows crops for export into the European Union and Africa. She has a 100ha plantation on her farm and is working with a sustainable forestation association to address the issue of deforestation. Ruramiso is passionate about indigenous organic grains and is currently growing a rice variety that is native to Zimbabwe and at risk of becoming extinct. She is the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Farmers Union youth wing, the first woman in 75 years to hold this post. She is also a member of the Southern African Confederation of Agriculture Unions. She is currently working on a project of training women and youth. After the Fellowship she plans to return to Zimbabwe to expand her training center, and empower women and the youth.