Atlanta Businesswoman Appointed to Fuel Africa’s Agro-Industrial Progress

August 29 13:25 2023


Atlanta, GA – August 29, 2023 – Africa is on the brink of a groundbreaking agricultural transformation as Atlanta businesswoman, Her Excellency Shanta Lana Hereford takes on the role of Director of Finance and Investment for the Africa Continent-Wide Agro-Industrial Park Development Consortium. With nearly 200,000 hectares of land secured across six African countries, this consortium aims to revolutionize the socioeconomic landscape by bridging the gaps that have kept over 60% of Africans practicing agriculture in poverty.

In her new position, Ms. Hereford will be spearheading and leading the team responsible for forging and maintaining investment relationships and ensuring the necessary resources are available for large-scale development. The consortium brings together reputable organizations, including Africa Agriculture Knowledge Base Ltd. (AAKB), Pan-African International Investment Corporation (PIIC), Jaiz Bank Plc., Kadpoly Consult, and North Central Commodities Association (NOCCAS), to drive this transformative initiative forward.

Through the Africa Continent-Wide Agro-Industrial Park Projects, codenamed AFC-WIDE_AIP PROJECTS, the consortium aims to mobilize and aggregate the best resources to revolutionize farming practices. The project focuses on crop production, livestock, food processing, equipment leasing, food storage, consultancy services, and international/local marketplace activities. With export licenses secured and liaison offices established in strategic locations, including the US, Zambia, Ethiopia, South Africa, DRC, Nigeria, and The Gambia, the consortium is poised to make a significant impact.

“This initiative represents a turning point in the socioeconomic narratives of Africans,” said H.E. Shanta Lana Hereford. “By leveraging the expertise and resources of our consortium, we are dedicated to changing the lives of millions of people across the continent and in the Diaspora. Together, we will create a more sustainable, prosperous future.”

The management of this initiative is led by PDM LTD and AAKB, supported by an advisory board of highly experienced professionals in the agriculture value chain. Zonal centers have been established to ensure efficient oversight and monitoring of operations in each Agro-Industrial Park (AIP) location.

To kickstart the projects, the consortium is seeking immediate investment partners. With a decentralized and self-rejuvenating approach, each AIP location becomes self-supporting and enables local communities to take ownership and monitor farms communally, guaranteeing efficiency and intervention when needed.

For more information on this transformative initiative and to explore partnership opportunities, please reach out to H.E. Shanta Lana Hereford directly at [email protected] or request a meeting at

About The Africa Continent-Wide Agro-Industrial Park Development Consortium:

The Africa Continent-Wide Agro-Industrial Park Development Consortium is a collaboration of reputable organizations aiming to transform agriculture in Africa. Through strategic investments, knowledge sharing, and sustainable practices, the consortium seeks to improve the socioeconomic conditions of African farmers and communities across Africa and the Diaspora.

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