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The Team

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jacqui has over 30 years of experience in the Tourism and Agriculture industries, both nationally and internationally. Jacqui’s knowledge is well sought after and she provides consulting services, for a fee, on all things related to agritourism. Information on how to start an Agritourism business can be found under our blogs.

RWANDAN RURAL TOURISM COORDINATOR

Fred is a valuable member of our team and is based in Rwanda. After spending time in the USA in 2013, he studied at the University of Tourism and Business, achieving his qualification. He then started his career in tourism in 2015 as a tourist drive and guide. Fred is one of the best tour guides in Rwanda and speaks English, French and Swahili.

AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MOTIVATION

Emmanuel is a published author and passionate about farming and believes that you can practice farming no matter the size of space you have. Container gardening is one way through which you can utilize every bit of space you have.

RESEARCH

Professor Neels van Heerden is a research professor in the Faculty of Management Sciences at Tshwane University of Technology. His research focus area spans sport, leisure, and tourism marketing.

Caitlin is a masters student in International Development and Management at Lund University.  She has a profound interest in questions concerning the role of tourism in relation to rural livelihoods and economic development.  She has previous experience travelling and living around the world and professional experience in organizational consulting, research and project management.

SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE

Cheryl has over 20 years of marketing experience in various industries, with a particular interest in all things digital.  She will be responsible for website updates and social media.

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jacqui has over 30 years of experience in the Tourism and Agriculture industries, both nationally and internationally.

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR & BRAND AMBASSADOR

As an experienced agricultural journalist and podcast host, Duncan has developed a deeply rooted passion for sharing stories straight from Africa’s rural corners.

MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT

Nomsa Mninzi is the Marketing and Membership Manager, she will be responsible for all communications related, membership, news and any changes on the website.