Josefa Sacko

Agronomist Engineer


Executive Administrator

From 2016 - Present

On the 23rd of December 2016, Madame Sacko was nominated as Executive Administrator on the Administrative Council of the Funds for Agriculture Development. 

Special Adviser

From 2013 - Present

Special Adviser to the Angolan Minister of Environment, she is also appointed as Ambassador for climate change in order to advocate at National and International Level the impact of Climate Change. 

From 2013 - 2016

Special Adviser to the Angolan Minister of Agriculture, from May of 2013 until December of 2016, Madam Sacko oversees food security, Eradication of Hunger and Poverty Reduction

From 2014 - Present

Special Adviser to the Vice-President of The Panafrican Woman Organization for Southern African Region

From 1996 - 1999

Adviser to the Secretary of State for Coffee


From 2013 - 2015

She also worked as a consultant in National Angolan Investment Agency (ANIP). 

Secretary General

From 2000 - 2013

Madam Josefa ran the Inter-African coffee organization (IACO) for 13 years in Côte D’ Ivoire where she represented coffee economy of 25 Africa Coffee producing countries.

National Director

From 1993 - 1996

National Director of the Cabinet of International Relation of the State Secretariat for Coffee

Head of Department

From 1990 - 1993

Head of International Cooperation Department, at the State Secretariat for Coffee

Head of Division

From 1988 - 1990

Head of Coffee Project Division, at The State Cooperation Department, at the State Secretariat for Coffee

Senior Officer

From 1994 - 1998

Senior Officer and Coordinator of SADC Program in the Planning Cabinet of The Ministry of Agriculture

From 1993 - 1994

Senior Officer at Kwanza Bengo Enterprise, Bengo 1 Production Unity, Ministry of Agriculture

Other Qualification and Experiences

In 1984,  4 Month intership on the improovement of Cassava and maize yield in International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in IBADAN - Nigeria

In 1995,  6 Month training on project Management in African Develop Bank (ADB) - Abidjan

In 1989,  3 Months Intership on future Markets and price risk management  for Agriculture Comodoties in Birmingham Enterprise in London - England

In 1996,  Elected Member of The Consultant of Consultative Commity of Comom Funds for COmmoditties, Represenating the African COntinet, in Amsterdham - Netherland,  and later elected Chair Person of the consultative Group.

In 2003,  Appointed Governal for Africa In the Govern Body of CABI - Inetrnational in Wollinford - UK, with 4 years mandate 


2012 - Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations at the University of Lagoon - Acrra, Ghana

2011 - Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Mediation and Peacebuilding in Africa - Koffi Anan Higher Institute - Accra, Ghana

2005 - Master in General Management Public and International Development Management - British Institute of Management - England

1989 - Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade at the University of Westminster - London, England

1984 - Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management at the University of Cocody of Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire

1983 - Degree in Agronomy at University of IFE - Nigeria


Coffee Producing and Produtivity and Marketing 89%
Food Security 61%
Environment and Climate Change 71%
Improve Farmers Incomes 82%
Creation of Agricultural Enterpreneurs 85%
International Negotiation Agreement 60%
International Conflict Mediation 60%


In January 2003,  was awarded by the IBC the price of distinguish personality of the decade

In 2005,  awarded with the price of distinguished African Women by American Bibliography Institute (ABI)

In 2008,  was decorated in Order of "Chevalier de Merit Agricola" of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

In November 2011,  received a price for the contribution made in the development of the African Coffee Industry during the Fifty anniversary of the Inter-African Coffee Organization

In 2012, was distinguished and received the price for the contribution made in the development of the World Coffee Industry from 1993-2012 by the International Coffee Organization



Dra. Maria Fátima Jardim

Minister of Environment of the Republic of Angola

Dr. Manuel Dias

Engineer of Agronomist 

(Consultant of the Angolan Minister of Agriculture)

Dra. Carolina Cerqueira

Minister of Culture of the Republic of Angola