Ms. Patience Koku

Chief Executive Officer, Replenish Farms, Kenya

Patience Koku is the chief executive officer of Replenish Farms, which produces rice, soya, maize, vegetables and seed in Nigeria. A former fashion entrepreneur, Patience took up farming in pursuit of a more meaningful occupation. She is a global advocate for smallholder farmers and access to improved seeds. Patience is also the Alliance for Science 2018 Farmer of the Year.