The AFN Staff

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Chief editor

Louisa is one of the first journalists to cover food and agriculture investment, particularly her focus on foodtech and agtech. Her journalism career spans over 15 years and involves a variety of different beats, mostly financial, including time at the Financial Times Group and Euromoney in Asia. She turned her attention to agriculture nearly 10 years ago as the founding editor of Agri Investor, the first publication dedicated to investment in the sector. She likes puppies and CBD coffee. Email her: [email protected]

Lucy Ngige


Lucy is AFN’s Nairobi-based reporter predominantly covering the EMEA region.
An experienced writer, she has produced written content on the African Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for more than two years, building key partnerships on her way.
She’s an avid researchers and out of the office, you can find her volunteering and participating in community development projects.

Jennifer Marston

senior reporter

Jennifer is our US-based senior reporter with several years experience covering the agrifoodtech industry and more than a decade covering emerging technologies and startups. She was managing editor of Gigaom Research and more recently senior editor of The Spoon. She currently lives in Tennessee, where she can be found frequently wandering the mountains and growing lots of vegetables.

Jessica Pothering


Jessica is a business and finance journalist with over 10 years editorial experience and contributes to AFN from The Netherlands. She is part of the editorial team for ImpactAlpha, an online impact investing news source, leading its deals coverage. She recently served as the editor of ASME’s Demand magazine, covering technology for global development and has reported in the past for Institutional Investor and Incisive Media in New York and London. Jessica loves yoga and tequila, preferably together. Email her: [email protected]

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