About / we are a social enterprise that offers developing farmers access to advanced farming solutions while at the same time giving the local population the capacity to fight poverty and malnutrition.
Principle Pillars / NjordFrey operates under three guiding pillars to deliver its mission;
Sustainability - Ensuring our products are environmentally friendly and our business model is self sustaining without public funding.
Scalability - Allowing farmers to reinvest and continually grow their yield while as we continue to scale our organisation to maximise impact.
Independence - Working to give farmers the tools and training necessary to provide agency.
Team / The individuals that make this possible:
AQUAPONIC FARM OFFICER
Vedaste has a BSc in Animal Science from the University of Rwanda with extensive experience in fish management from working at various fish farms in Rwanda. Vedaste is responsible for all operations of fish and veg on our farms and supporting R&D projects.
SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Alain has a BSc (Hon) in Civil Engineering from University of Rwanda with experience in engineering, consulting, design and logistics/sales within Rwanda. With his years of experience Alain will help increase design efficiency, reduce cost and ensure we scale with control.
Florence has completed her Major in Mass Communications and developed years of experience in the start up and finance sector. In this role, Florence will manage company and farm finances in country and continually develop our farmer outgrower business model.
Piaget has completed his Bachelors of Arts in Communication with Business, and brings previous experience in Communication and Content Creation to NjordFrey. Piaget is responsible for developing our communication strategy and engaging stakeholders.
Najam has a BSc in the field of Biotechnology (Norway) and a MSc BA & Bioentrepreneurship (Denmark). With his background, Najam will be supporting NjordFrey on exciting novel research and development activities to promote innovation in all our future product lines.
OPEN POSITION FUNDRAISING MANAGER
As a social enterprise, delivering impact against many of the SDG's, we are seeking a Fundraising Manager that can unlock grants available in the sector to support our R&D and scale up. The job description here provides more detail and if you are interested then please go to our contact page.
The main man Lars has worked in the food industry for 15 years, with both large companies, restaurants and start-ups. Graduating from Roskilde University, Denmark with a Bachelor in International Development Studies and a Masters in Global studies.
Faisal is a Chartered engineer (IET) with 13+ years of delivery experience in large scale international energy and agriculture projects. Graduating from Strathclyde University, UK with a Masters in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
As founder and Director of Camrosh, a boutique consultancy firm, Pantea has great experience within business strategy and development. Additionally, Pantea is a mentor and alumni of Cambridge Judge business school.
Dr Paul Rye Kledal
Dr. Paul Rye Kledal has 20 years of professional experience as an agricultural economist specialised in Environmental economics (MSc) & international development/PhD, providing evidence based data analysis and policy advice within aquaculture, aquaponics and the organic agriculture sector. His work includes working with Ministries, FAO and international development agencies.
Shena Clair Georgina Rasmussen
Studying a Masters in Political Science at Roskilde University, Denmark, Shena has more than 7 years experience in project management, and as a consultant developing and implementing educational, labour and social polices.
Shena has worked as a Consultant/PM for Denmarks largest TVET school, and with Rmaboll Management Consulting as a Consultant.
Shena is currently working with Vanguard.
Julie’s work in gender and inclusion spans over 10 years in East Africa and the United States. Julie has a depth of experience in developing and low income contexts with specific focus on women and girl’s empowerment, education, social and economic inclusion, leadership development, GBV, and health access. Julie is a social entrepreneur and holds an MBA from Oxford University.
Camilla Dolberg Schmidt
Camilla studied Politics and Economics at Copenhagen University. With a diverse career in project management, teaching, management consultancy, food analyst, and social change projects, Camilla now works as a Project Manager for Østifterne