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Mr Mpho Lechesa

Organisation name


Job title

Managing Director


Africa, Lesotho

Country of current residence

Africa, South Africa

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Agri-business, agribusiness management and consultancy, Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS), Agriculture, Agriculture and food systems, communication and behaviour and social change, Community Engagement, Food Process Engineering, International Development, private sector development, Public health and nutrition, Rural development & gender, Smallholder agriculture, soil fertility and plant nutrition, Teacher Education and Community Development, Urbanisation, Value addition, Value chains

Disciplinary Expertise

Agribusiness Incubation, Agricultural Development, Agriculture Statistics, Climate Smart Agriculture, Communication, Development studies, Economics and Finance, Farming systems and landscape analysis, Horticulture, Marketing and communication, Social and behavior change communications; strategic communications; social marketing; gender

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Livestock, Rural development, Food markets, Food, Food trade, Food value chains, Gender dynamics, Governance and policy, Safety nets and vulnerability, Diet quality, Health, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Urbanisation, Water and sanitation


Members introduction

MAP Capital is a development finance advisory firm with a current client with an agricultural portfolio (NGO). Our purpose is to transform the NGO into a champion of agricultural advocasy, development of hoticulture, improve access to markets,financial sustainable in general make agriculture fashionable (high uni graduate unemplyment). We are seeking parnership for establishment of a short course training academy to enable implementation of the above mentioned scope.  

Recent Projects

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RSDA Transformation Project


Member for
2 years 1 month