Agribusiness and project development specialist
Ilyasu Ishak currently works as a Business Development Manager with Crop IT Nigeria Limited and opens the line of communication between clients, customers, and businesses to get projects done. With excellent knowledge of project and field management in both private and public sectors spanning over 6 years , As an Agribusiness Specialist and Agricultural Researcher, Ilyasu has proved his mettle by having and showing a strong passion for agricultural growth and development.
He has a proven track records in Agribusiness enterprise development, management consultation, strategic implementation, community and stakeholder engagement as well as company collaboration. Ilyasu has managed projects at Capture Solutions West Africa, Harusons International Limited, Sasakawa Africa Association as well as numerous other projects under the renowned Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers Program, some of which include: Cotton revival projects with the National Cotton Association of Nigeria in 2019 and 2020, Groundnut Value Chain Production with National Groundnut Producers Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria in 2020, Sesame Seed Value Chain Enhancement with the National Sesame Seeds Association of Nigeria in 2020 and 2021, in addition to providing consulting services to other agribusinesses.
In the last 6 years, Ilyasu have facilitated funding of over N6 billion to commodity associations and private companies through the Central Bank of Nigeria agricultural intervention schemes. Ilyasu in 2017 founded his company Salzium Green Limited to support smallholder farmers through innovative approach and knowledge transfer aimed at enhancing the livelihood of the smallholder and the underserved farmers.
In 2020, Ilyasu was nominated as one of the 20 Africans Driving Innovation through Agriculture by Ventures Africa BizHub, He holds an award for Commonwealth Open Source Leader, and has a mini-MBA certificate from Tekedia Institute USA. Ilyasu holds a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture (Soil Science Hons) and is currently doing MBA in Agribusiness Management from Dangote Business School.