A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Kavita Prakash-Mani is Head Food Security Agenda at Syngenta, an international company dedicated to the purpose of bringing plant potential to life. She is responsible for establishing a strategic agenda that embeds food security and sustainability into business activities. She works with smallholder farmers to improve their productivity, and profitability and environmental sustainability. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food Security and Nutrition.