Dr. Betty Chinyamunyamu
Chief Executive Officer for the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM)
Dr. Betty Chinyamunyamu is a Development Economist with extensive knowledge and experience in agribusiness development, food security, rural development, project development and management, policy and advocacy, farmer organisation development and management, and women economic empowerment.
She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) – Malawi’s largest independent smallholder farmer organisation with a membership of over 130,000 farmers and annual turnover of around US$20 million.
Previously, she worked as a Policy and Programmes Manager for an agribusiness project managed by ACDI/VOCA. She has also held various positions in NASFAM including Programmes Manager; Development Director; and Deputy CEO.
Dr. Chinyamunyamu is a Board member of several organisations in Malawi and the Southern Africa region. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics (distinction) from Chancellor College, University of Malawi; a master’s degree in Development Studies (distinction) from the University of Cambridge (UK); and a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK).