Meet The Team


History of AFPF

In 1981, the African Food and Peace Foundation was founded out of a desire to support significant, long-term development in rural Uganda through partnering with local Ugandan initiatives.


In 1987, that partnership brought forth the Uganda Rural Development & Training Programme (URDT). AFPF has been a significant source of funding and support to URDT while they launched their various programs and institutions, including African Rural University (ARU), Africa’s first all-women’s university with a rural curriculum.


African Food and Peace Foundation’s primary role is to support the ever-expanding reach of URDT and ARU through fundraising, advising, networking, international visits, and deep personal friendships which tie communities in America and Uganda together. 

About Silvana Veltkamp
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Martha Dolben AFPF Chair

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Silvana Veltkamp Co-Founder

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Patty Seybold Board Member

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Robert Fritz Board Member

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Tatra Musheshe Director of Operations

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