Afioluwa Mogaji also known as African farmer Mogaji is a renowned agricultural expert, coach, and marketer with over twenty-three years of experience. He is the CEO of Farm credit, an X-Ray Farms Consulting firm. Mogaji is a practicing farmer, farming consultant, and farm produce marketer.
His love for agriculture started at a tender age and at form three, he was already rearing cockerels and selling to his father’s friends. He got a Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Federal College of Animal Production, Moor Plantation, Oyo state. He also gained National Diploma in Agriculture from the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, Ondo State.
He is an alumnus of Fate Foundation Business School and Entrepreneurship Development Center and a member of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (USA). He has gained knowledge in Consumer Neuroscience and Neuro-marketing, New Venture Financing, Telephone Marketing, and Information Marketing.
His areas of core competence include Pioneering Change, Agricultural project turnaround Management, Project Stakeholders Analysis & Management, Identifying hidden Agricultural Business Risk and Assessment Program Design, Development, and Administration, Breaking Barriers to Entry in Rural Farming Communities.
Mogaji is making agricultural employment an accessible and attractive livelihood for Nigerian youths. He has connected farmers with these unused resources and provided the extension support needed to expand modernized production and improve agricultural yields.
Over 5500 youths and 700 women have benefitted massively from X-Ray Farming’s multiple programs through mobile coaching, online coaching, and mentorship. Mogaji is addressing agricultural underproduction in Nigeria by empowering farmers with the land, tools, and knowledge needed to modernize production and increase harvest yields.
His passion for agricultural self-discovery and self-development has helped him to become an authoritative voice in agribusiness within and beyond the shores of The country.
Many farmers and Upcoming ones often have a hard time dealing with high costs of capital such as lands and machinery but Mogaji who started farming about two decades ago while still, an undergraduate has lots of insights to share on making a good income from farming and other relates businesses.
In an interview, Mogaji said, “I amended my first name formally to African farmer to African farmer in 2004 because God told me there would soon be an agricultural revolution and that I would stir farms to success in Africa.
Today, he has achieved outstanding success in the agricultural sector. The United States government to Selected Mogaji to represent Nigeria in the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP) focusing on US Foreign Policy and Food Security in the United States.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) named him as a ‘Champion for Change’, Mogaji remains an embodiment of success and emulation for the younger generation.