Nucleus Farm -Staff

Wellem Jacobsz  – Workshop Manager:

Mr. Willem Jacobsz brings over 25 years of Experience of Hands-On Management in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.

He is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of mechanics, construction work / Project Management and Development and has worked with companies like Agdevco and BDL Plant Hire Zambia.

 Right before joining IWAD, he worked at Nicol-Nkalonga Investment Co as the Technical Manager and has Command of workforce.

Mathew Sukoro – Assistant Farm Manager

Mathew has background in BSc agricultural technology. He comes on board with 9 years working experience in the field of agriculture. Mathew is with IWAD Gh as the farm foreman of the company’s nucleus farm estate. In 2014, he worked as a technical officer for the conservation farming unit of IWAD where he successfully facilitated and supervised 10 demonstration field in communities in and around Yagaba where the project site is located. He also has 3 years’ experience working with Wienco Cotton Ghana Limited where he served as cotton production assistant. 2010-2011 he served as assistant office and field engineer/ postharvest technologist with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA). Between 2008 and 2010 Mathew worked as claims officer/ field supervisor at the Northern Empowerment Association- Carpenta. It is a result of his theoretical and practical experience in the field of agriculture that has earned him his position with IWAD today.

Clifford Danse

Clifford Salifu Danse – Drip Irrigation Supervisor

Clifford Danse, is an agricultural technologist who brings on board working experience over5years. From 2016 till date he has been working as adrip irrigation supervisor with IWAD. In 2015, Clifford worked as a project support officer with IWAD. He has got 1year experience as a project manager with Richie plantations limited (technical service providers for the SADA mango project in northern Volta). From 2012-2014, he worked as a northern zonal officer for Pentax Management Consultancy services Limited, Tamale. Clifford also has 1 year experience working as a WASH facilitator during his national service with World Vision(Ghana Rural Water Project) now GI-WASH. His career development he has 2 years volunteering experience with MOFA and World Vision while having 3 years’ experience as a student researcher with the University for Development studies . Clifford’s long and short term of working experience in the field of management and technical assistance is what has gained him his position with IWAD today.

Lucas Abuntor

Lucas Abuntori – Irrigation System Supervisor

Lucas comes on board with about 6 years working experience. He has a background studies in mechanical engineering with specialization in automobile engineering. Lucas joined the IWAD team in 2014 as an irrigation system supervisor and has successfully ensured all equipment and components of the irrigation are working properly. He operates various automated irrigation systems including centre pivots, drip systems, modified drag line sprinklers and furrows. In 2014, Lucas worked as a field marketing executive with Samsung Ghana Limited in Tamale. Between 2011 and 2012 he did his national service with the Tamale Teaching Hospital with the clinical (biomedical) engineering unit where he was in charge of routine maintenance of medical equipment, installation of medical equipment among others. Lucas has short term working experience with the Ghana Highways Authority, metro mass transit and village water resource auto service limited all in Tamale where he did industrial attachments while in school. Hence, Lucas’ short term and long term experience in the field of engineering is what has earned him a job with IWAD Ghana as the irrigation system supervisor today.

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