Dr. Kwesi Opoku-Debrah, PhD joins Clean Seed Capital Group as Vice President, International Agricultural Development and is appointed to the board of directors of Vesco Agricultural Technologies
Dr. Kwesi Opoku-Debrah, PhD joins Clean Seed Capital Group as Vice President, International Agricultural Development and is appointed to the board of directors of Vesco Agricultural Technologies.
November 1st, 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia – CLEAN SEED CAPITAL GROUP LTD. (the “Company”) (TSX.V “CSX”) announces that Dr. Kwesi Opoku-Debrah, PhD has joined Clean Seed Capital Group as Vice President, International Agricultural Development and has been appointed to the board of directors of Vesco Agricultural Technologies.
A highly accomplished scholar, educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Opoku-Debrah holds degrees in agricultural economics, international agriculture and adult continuing and extension education from Cornell University USA, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He has been a strong advocate for No Tillage Farming and Sustainable Agriculture for over 30 years and has extensive practical experience in Africa and North America.
Among his many achievements, career highlights include serving as the Agricultural Team Leader of Evaluations for World Vision and USAID, local consultant to the World Bank and the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development, and working in similar capacities with a number of other major NGO and governmental institutions that specialize in providing development aid to African nations.
Prior to joining Vesco and Clean Seed Capital, Dr. Opoku-Debrah last assignment was Regional Technical Advisor at the Central Africa Region Office for Agriculture and Environment of the Catholic Relief Services. In this role, Dr. Opoku-Debrah was part of an agriculture proposal review team and was responsible for the coordination and implementation of a No-Tillage Agriculture program funded by the Howard Buffett Foundation.
Dr. Kwesi Opoku-Debrah, states “Today marks the signing of my appointment as Vice President, International Agricultural Development Clean Seed Capital Group and appointment to the board of Vesco Agricultural Technologies under the able leadership of Mr. Graeme Lempriere. It is a great day because it gives me the pleasure, excitement and the opportunity to commit and devote my 30 years of academic and practical experience (in Sustainable Agriculture and No Tillage farming in Africa and North America) to the company’s efforts of pursuing sustainable agricultural market opportunity, utilizing the No Tillage agricultural technology to improve the lives of farmers in Africa.
This unique opportunity will enable me to extend my personal commitment to the team assembled by Clean Seed Capital to help organize farmer groups, development partners and other stakeholders to engage in No Till Agriculture and to pursue soil-based carbon sequestration and related carbon credit markets in Africa, beginning from Ghana. I am confident that I will play a meaningful role in future efforts to positively impact No Till farming and sustainable agriculture in Africa.”?
Graeme Lempriere: states “Dr. Opoku-Debrah’s impressive career in sustainable agriculture and ongoing accomplishments in Africa and North America is an invaluable asset to our organization. His work in Africa implementing No-Till programs for sustainable agriculture is directly inline with our own goals of providing affordable NoTill seeding solutions for Developing Nations’ farmers. His extensive background in food security and agribusiness development combined with his high level of technical expertise in sustainable food systems will be of tremendous benefit to our corporate endeavors”
The Company has granted Dr. Kwesi Opoku-Debrah the option to acquire 100,000 Common shares at $0.30 per share under the Company’s stock option plan.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
CEO, President and Director
For more information contact: Ward Jensen or Mark Tommasi – Tel: (604) 566-9895 or visit our website www.cleanseedcapital.com
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