Mr. Collins Nkatiko
Collins Nkatiko – a Zambian National currently engaged as Executive Director and CEO of the Conservation Farming Unit (CFU). He is currently involved in Applied R&D and most importantly knowledge transfer through intensive hands on training on Conservation Farming to over 200,000 Farmers per year in Zambia and another 300,000 through in-country partners in a regional programme covering Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. For the Past 16 years he has coordinated training of Government Ministries and NGOs (Local and International) involved in CA promotion in Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, Botswana and South Africa. Through Private sector led initiatives the CFU currently supports a mechanisation programme for smallholder farmers involving 500 tractor based No Till and spraying service provisions by smallholder farmers. Collins has also served in several portfolios such Agronomist (FINNIDA) and in The Ministry of Agriculture in several capacities ending as Deputy Director of Planning responsible for Programme implementation.
He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (UNZA) and a Master of Science in Applied Entomology and Plant Protection (Newcastle Upon Tyne).
He is a practicing CA farmer cultivating over 100 hectares of annual crops among others.