Dr Angel adelaja is the Founder/CEO of fresh direct produce and Agro-Allied services (Fresh Direct Nigeria) and Senior Special Assistant On agriculture to the Governor of Ogun state.
Dr. Angel Adelaja is a development consultant and entrepreneur popularly known as “Ms. Green Farming”, the “city farmer” who wants to change how Agriculture is perceived. She is the founder and CEO of Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services (Fresh Direct Nigeria), an urban farming and Ag-tech company in Abuja, Nigeria. Fresh Direct Nigeria brings fresh premium organic produce closer to the market with its stackable container farms. The company brings together communities and technology, focusing on engaging youth in agriculture.
Through her consultancy, she formulates inclusive growth strategies for governments and organizations. Specifically, she develops good governance strategies to reduce health disparity, poverty, unemployment and boost agricultural and economic development and also is experienced with international relations, private sector engagement, and fund sourcing. Angel focuses on women and youth empowerment, utilizing grassroots campaigns, technology, and innovation to assist these groups in solving global issues.
She wears many other hats as Co-Founder of WeFarmAfrica.org and Urban Farmers Network, an agricultural advocacy organization, co-Founder of SoPNotify, a crowdsourced electricity notification service, owner of Zahara Empresa, an Abuja-based mega spa and salon. She has served as Technical Assistant and Research Consultant to the Director-General of the Office of Economic Development and Partnership in the Office of the Governor of the State of Osun (consultancy), Special Assistant to the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Poverty Alleviation and National Coordinator of the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) and Consultant to the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Wealth Creation.
She has received many awards and recognitions including Agro Nigeria 2017 Nagropreneur of the Year, HNWOTY 2017 Woman of the Year (Agriculture), World Economic Forum 2017 Young Breakthrough Female Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, member of the Nigerian Delegation for 2013 and 2014 UN General Assembly.
She is currently the Senior Special Assistant on Agriculture to the Governor of Ogun State where is she championing programs like the Ogun State Tomato and Chili Pepper Empowerment Program (TOMAPEP) for Women and Youth, Ogun Access to Agricultural Finance Training, State Agricultural Technology Lab, Digitizing the State agricultural land allocation process and many others, while also serving on the Advisory Board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Program, an MIT Solver, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper Alumnus and a mentor to aspiring young entrepreneurs.