Ingénieur agronome de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques du Bénin depuis 1999 et consultant de ValueLinks. Olivier AKELE est ingénieur agronome de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques du Bénin depuis 1999. Il a cumulé plus d’une dizaine années d’expériences professionnelles dans le domaine de développement agricole en tant que consultant et conseiller technique en agroéconomie notamment avec la Coopération Allemande au Développement (GIZ). Il a été formé à l’approche ValueLInks en novembre 2007.
UNDP Social Protection National Coordinator, innovator in Private Sector Development and Value chain Development. Worked with Small Micro Enterprise Promotion Service (SMEPS) as a Senior Value chain officer and then Business Development Manager have sharped my experiences in the conflict and crises, post conflict phase and early recovery in three main areas 1) Value chain development, Business Development Services and Entrepreneurship enhancement. I am certified as a value links trainer in Yemen and specialist in value chain studies and development, make market works for poor (M4P) and market based solutions (AFE).
Independent consultant, value chain development & LRED, sustainability & participation. Ralf Arning is based in Berlin, Germany and currently self-employed as an independent consultant on short-term basis. Background: By his professional background Ralf Arning is an Agricultural Economist. After working on farms in Germany, the U.S. and Australia he acquired first experiences in the development context when signing long-term contracts with the German Development Service (DED) for Niger and Burkina Faso.
Independent Consultant, trainer and facilitator of Value Chain, LRED, SME development. Has more than 25 years experience on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development. Provided trainings and consultancy services to local government units, national government agencies, NGOs. Miriam Bacalso is currently working as Regional Coordinator of the Promotion for Green Economic Development (ProGED), a GIZ Project in the Philippines. Prior to this assignment, she worked with the GIZ Private Sector Promotion Program, also in the Philippines.
Je suis Agronome-Sociologue, Maître-de Conférences (Associate Professor) CAMES. Après environ huit ans (2000-2008) passés à l’Institut National de Recherches Agricoles (INRAB) en tant que chercheur dans une équipe de Recherche-Développement, j’ai été recruté depuis 2008 à l’Université comme Enseignant-chercheur. Au nombre des cours enseignés, on peut citer la Promotion des Chaines de valeur et de filière, la méthodologie de recherche, la recherche-Développement, l’évaluation socio-économique des innovations agricoles. De 2011 à 2017, j’ai été Chef du Département Economie et Sociologie Rurales de la Faculté d’Agronomie.
Agro-economist for (agri)business issues: marketing, market access, quality, trade, export, support to the private sector, sustainable value chain development. Based in France, Bettina BALMER has more than 25 years of experience in agribusiness and international trade. Agronomist (with a Master Degree in foreign trade), she has worked in more than 40 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. She used to be deputy manager of the trade department at the French Embassy in the Dominican Republic, covering from there other Caribbean countries.
GIZ-Brazil, Technical Advisor in the Biodiversity, Forest and Climate Program, expert in Value Chains Development, Traditional Peoples and Rural Communities and in Bioeconomy of the Amazon. Tatiana Balzon works as an advisor in the Green Markets and Sustainable Consumption Project (GIZ-Brazil) and has already worked in other GIZ projects such as: Technical Cooperation Project in the Amazon and Sustainable Businesses. Her background is in Economics and she has extensive professional experience in value chains development, such as nuts, natural oils, açai, fibers, fish, wood, handicrafts, tourism, etc.
Swisscontact, 14 years of private sector development experience covering the wider aspects of enterprise promotion. GB Banjara has 14 years of private sector development experience covering the wider aspects of enterprise promotion: i.e. entrepreneurship, BDS market development, enterprise education, sub sector and value chain promotion. He worked for 7 years with Swisscontact’s BDS market development project in Nepal prior to joining GTZ in 2004. With GTZ, he coordinated a private sector promotion project in Nepal to upgrade several value chains i.
GIZ Thailand, project director for “ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems” in Bangkok, specialised on financing of agricultural value chains. Matthias Bickel works as Project Director (GIZ) for “ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems” in Bangkok, Thailand. His main background is on Project and Financial Management, Advisory Services in Agricultural Policy, International Economics and International Economic Law, and Agricultural Value Chain Development. His regional experience covers South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South America.
Project implementation with major technical fields: development and implementation of contract farming arrangements, business matchmaking, products standard development and implementation, development of non financial services, brokering value chain financing arrangements, development of private-public partnerships, development of public value chain financing tools; value chains covered: cotton (cotton fibre), cashew (with almond, fruit juice), rice (long grain IR 841), horticulture: (different crops: tomato, peppers, onions, cabbage, leaf vegetables).
GIZ Advisor in the global project Fund for the promototion of innovations in Agriculture (i4Ag) and Agropolicy Advisory and Innovation Fund (FABI), spezialized in Innovations in the Agrifood Sector. Claudius Bredehöft background is Agronomy with specialization in Agricultural Trade. He gained experience in the private sector as quality manager and later as export manager of seed. With GIZ he coordinated different projects in the field of Agriculture, Food Security, Transition Aid and Rural Development.
Market Access, Quality and Value Chain Development Specialist. Agronomist, Anthropology scholar European agronomist with long experience in food supply chain management, food safety and quality assurance programmes and marketing of agricultural products. International experience in Africa, Mediterranean countries, Central Asia, Pacific Islands and the Balkans region, with contribution to projects of major international donors: FAO, IFAD, TWB, GIZ, DANIDA, EU, USAID. Value chain analysis skills have been developed in year of experience with the business community, working with agri-food SMEs and facilitating SME and agricultural co-operatives and producer organisations networking, marketing and quality systems’ implementation.
ECO Consult Sepp & Busacker Partnerschaft is among Germany’s leading international consultants to offer integrated advisory services for developing countries and countries in transition in the following areas: sustainable management and conservation of natural resources with a view to climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, bioenergy and poverty reduction; rural development and value chains promotion as well as education, legal and administrative reform. Fernando Camargo is employee of ECO Consult. He holds a law degree from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as a Master degree in “Public Economics, Law and Politics” from Leuphana University – Lüneburg, Germany.
Program Management, Economist, Business Administration, Market Research and Study, Business Plan Preparation, Value Chain Trainer. Mr. Chhay Sothet is currently the Program Manager responsible for overall management of ADG Cambodia. He has educational background on Economic Development and Business Administration from Université Lumière Lyon 2 and Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE). He has more than two years of experience working with private sector on agricultural market research and setting up rice milling factory.
Head of the Asia Division of APPLICATIO Training & Management GmbH, managing and implementing, consulting and training projects worldwide with a special focus on Asia. Since 2002 Gerelchimeg Chuluunbaatar-Trede is Head of the Asia Division of APPLICATIO Training & Management GmbH (www.applicatio.com) and is managing and implementing consulting and training projects worldwide with a special focus on Asia. Until 2002 she was professor at the „Institute for Finance and Economy (IFE)“ in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and has performed – additionally to her Master of Business Administration – a one year training “Management & Marketing in the market economy of Mongolia“ of in Germany.
GIZ/SEDIN Programme Nigeria, value chain facilitator, economist and trainer, over seven years experience in development programmes. Yusuf Stella Dimlong is versatile in the field of Value Chain, a Certified Nigerian Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum (NAEC) trainer, a very good facilitator with a over seven years’ experience in development programmes. She was involved in Various Agricultural and non-Agricultural Value chains, facilitate the adoption of improved and new practices, linkages and communication as well as trainings among stakeholders in the Value Chains.
Ingénieur Agronome au Groupement des Industries de Conserves Alimentaires depuis 2010, un groupement qui fédère les industriels de transformation des fruits, légumes et produits de la mer, et qui intervient au niveau de toutes les étapes de ces chaines de valeurs depuis la production primaire jusqu’à la commercialisation. Diplômée depuis 2005 de l’Institut National Agronomique de Tunis spécialité défense des cultures, elle a travaillé sur la filière de la tomate des industries de la production primaire -en mettant l’accent sur la lutte des ravageurs- à la commercialisation.
More than 22 years comprehensive experience in international development cooperation with regional focus in Southeast Asia in the fields of food security, management of natural resources, private sector promotion and agriculture value chains and emergency aid. From 2015 to 2019 I worked for Welthungerhilfe in North Korea in the fields of food security, disaster risk reduction WASH and emergency aid. After returning in 2019 from an assignment in North Korea Lars Düerkop is currently freelance engaging in the ValueLinks Association (member since 2010).
GIZ/ProPFE, Cameroon as the Head of Antenna (Senior Technical Advisor) for the South West in the Forest/Environment Sectors. Working on Collaborative Management of Protected Areas and Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) value chain Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management with 15 years of experience in Development, value chain and Humanitarian programmes. He also has skills in Teaching, moderation and facilitation. Contact Detail: Dr. Valentine B. EBUA (PhD) South West Head of Antenna (Senior Technical Adivor)
IDC Unternehmensberatung GmbH, lead trainer and consultant on value chain programme design, founding member and board member of the International ValueLinks Association e.V. He graduated from the University of Goettingen as an agricultural economist in 1987 and specialises as a consultant on trade and investment promotion since over 25 years. His main background is on organising trade fair participations, linking SME’s to international markets and project evaluation. He has particular sector experience in handicrafts, food and agriculture.
Freelance strategy and management consultant, partner and managing director at Como Consult, Hamburg, 20 years work experience at managerial, team leadership, project management and consulting level. Thomas Finkel works as a freelance senior strategy and management consultant and is partner and managing director at Como Consult in Hamburg. He provides process oriented consulting services to clients in the private and public sector. He has over 20 years of work experience at managerial, team leadership, project management and consulting level.
Chercheur à l’Université de Parakou, Bénin, Formateur ValueLinks, longue expérience professionnelle dans le domaine du Développement Rural. Geoffroy Yévessin Gantoli est Ingénieur Agronome, socio-économiste actuellement en position d’Elève Enseignant Chercheur à la Faculté d’Agronomie de l’Université de Parakou au Bénin. Il est également inscrit à l’Université de Hohenheim où il prépare un Ph.D. Monsieur Gantoli cumule une longue expérience professionnelle dans le domaine du Développement Rural, notamment avec la Coopération Allemande au Développement (GIZ) où il a été précédemment employé au poste de Conseiller Technique pour la Promotion des Filières Agricoles et le Genre.
CEO and Principal Consultant at BCaD Consulting Management PLC - a company he established in Ethiopia in 1998. Afework is a specialist in SME diagnosis and capacity building, a trainer and analyst in agricultural value chains with ValueLinks approach, a quality management expert with six sigma green belt, entrepreneurship trainer, supply chain management trainer and moderator of workshops to mention but a few. In a nutshell Afework is a private sector development expert.
Freelance consultant, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), consultant on value chain development, regional/local and rural development, private sector promotion. Dr. Agnes Gerold, economist, works since 1984 in the field of development and international cooperation; since 1998 she works as freelance consultant for GTZ, SEQUA, KfW, DEZA, SPRING- University of Dortmund among others. Her main background is on regional/local and rural development and private sector promotion, also in fragile states and post-conflict countries, promotion of clusters and value chains; decentralization, development of (national/regional) networking structures and institutional support structures (associations, chambers, civil society organizations, co-operatives etc.
Lassaad Ghachem est titulaire d’un Ph.D en Management de l’Université de Neuchâtel, d’un Mastère en Gestion des PME de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières et d’un Mastère en Commerce Electronique de HEC Montréal. Il a été formateur pour la promotion des chaînes de Valeurs selon l’approche ValueLinks 2.0 ( Projet IPFA de la GIZ : Initiative pour la Promotion des Filières Agricoles). Il est enseignant-chercheur et consultant depuis plus de 15 ans dans le domaine du management.
Program Coordinator; Representative of ECLOSIO in Asia; Senior rural development specialist/ socio-economist, 35 years overseas field experiences focusing on natural resources management, sustainable agriculture production, and in small-scale farmers’ socio-economic development. He worked in many Asian and Middle-East countries for International Agencies and as private consultant. Currently based in ECLOSIO Headquarters (www.eclosio.ong) at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech in Belgium, he supports its programs in West Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Referent in value-chain promotion, in water-energy- food related themes, and in multi-stakeholder articulation, he assists in setting up projects, their implementation and in the strategic development of the institution.
Consultant, experience in supporting agrarian and non-agrarian value chains in Africa, South-East Asia, South-East Europe. Wulf-Hendrik Goretzky is a specialist in economic development with professional experience in Germany, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. He has worked amongst others as Project Manager, Trainer and Short Term Consultant. He has acquired special expertise in Local and Regional Economic Development, Private Sector Development, Sector Studies, Value Chain Development and SME support.
Consultant, promotion of sustainable, agricultural value chains, cooperation with the private sector. Ulrich Helberg is holding a BSc in International Agricultural Development and an MSc in Environmental Protection, both from University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany. He has worked in the development sector in Zambia, Tanzania, Mali and Ghana for about ten years and as a freelance consultant in about 30 countries worldwide for over 15 years. From 2010 until early 2013, Ulrich has worked as GIZ project manager for the Certification Capacity Enhancement project (CCE), a Development Partnership with the Private Sector for sustainable cocoa production in West Africa.
Consultante indépendante en développement rural, développement des chaines de valeurs agricoles et agroalimentaires, et la conduite des dialogues multi acteurs pour un développement agricole durable. Ingénieur en production agricole sortante de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture de Mograne, Tunisie, en 2005. Moufida a cumulé durant son parcours professionnel (12 ans) une expérience confirmée en matière de Développement Rural à travers l’accompagnement des acteurs régionaux de développement (publics, privés et ONG) dans le diagnostic, l’identification, la conception et la mise en œuvre des actions/projets collaboratifs pour le développement des localités et des régions y compris des projets de renforcement de capacités.
Local Economic Development /Value Chain Advisor for GIZl under SEDIN programme in Nigeria, Ogun State. Mr. Idahosa is an Agribusiness/Market Development Specialist with extensive experience in profitable value chains ranging from producers organizations, financial institutions, input dealers, large scale agro-processors and market development. He has worked in several projects on Entrepreneurship Development for SMEs, Renewable Energy and Capacity building for a number of private sectors and International Organization. He enjoys more than 10 years of professional experience in project development and management, working with rural communities on agricultural enterprise development projects and private sector market development.
AFC Consultants International GmbH, Bonn, senior consultant & programme manager, Africa and MENA region, focus: economic development, agriculture and VC development. Ute Jacob works as a Senior Project Officer in AFC Headquarters (AFC Consultants International GmbH, Bonn). Since 2003, she is in charge of project development, submission, management and backstopping for different clients such as GTZ, KfW, UE, AfDB, IFAD, MCA, DEZA, Lux Development, etc., working mainly in French-speaking African countries.
GIZ, Amazon programme coordinator; focus: sustainable use of natural resources. Thomas Jaeschke works as Coordinator in the Amazon Programme of the German Development Ser-vice (DED) in Brazil. His main background is on rural economical development and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as on programme and project management (PM&E). In value chain development, Thomas Jaeschke specialises on the promotion of ecological and fair-trade agricultural products and the facilitation of value chain processes in the frame of the tropical forest.
Freelance senior consultant, specialized in sustainable value chain development in a changing and complex environment. With more than 20 years of experience in the coordination and support to agri-food and commodity supply chains, Pierre Johnson approaches value chain analysis & development with a focus on sustainability and complexity management issues. Trained in development economics at Paris 7 University, M Sc and associate professor in ecological economics at Versailles University for 3 years, he has extensive field experience as a projet manager and consultant for agrifood value chain development in Mexico, Guatemala, Brasil, Africa and South-East Asia, as well as facilitating international and multistakeholder communities of practice related to fair trade and social economy.
Project manager GIZ CARI, promotion of the rice value chain, support to value chain actors in the sub-region (rice, cashew, rubber, oil palm), team member of CmiA/COMPACI support project on cotton. Dr. Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess worked as freelance consultant mostly in the West African region. He speaks fluently French and English. He is an agronomist by training, specialised in agricultural production in the tropics and agricultural and rural development. His professional background is on agricultural extension, communication, adult training and the linkage between research and extension using participatory methods and process oriented capacity development.
Sophieke Kappers is as agricultural economist specialised in the development of sustainable competitive value chains and business development, mainly in the agricultural and horticultural sector but also in the renewable energy sector. She can be characterized as a creative consultant with ample international and intercultural experience. In her present position as consultant since 2005, she has benefitted from her previous experiences in private sector development with a diversity of employers including development organisations, trading companies and international development banks which have contributed to her full understanding of the different positions that stakeholders can occupy in the development process.
Independent consultant, freelance expert on private sector development, economist with a 14 year experience in development cooperation. Marion Kersgens-Leuchter is an economist with a 14 year experience in development cooperation. Her work focuses on issues of private sector development, such as SME development, value chain promotion and public private partnerships (PPP). After having been involved as project manager in an international consulting firm for eight years, she has since been working as an independent consultant for GTZ and other donor organisations.
GIZ Uzbekistan, senior advisor, sustainable economic development in Uzbekistan, responsible for rolling out and implementation of project activities of the SED project in Uzbekistan. Shameer began his value chain career in 2005 with implementation experience in a value chain pro-motion project in Nepal. Shameer is currently working with the German Technical Cooperation as a Senior Advisor, overseeing a project that focuses on Sustainable Economic Development in Selected Regions of Uzbekistan.
Consultant GIZ, Ingénieur agroéconomiste, Directeur Général du Cabinet COTEF SARL, Coordonnateur National de l’ONG béninoise CIDEV. Dieu-Donné Konnon est ingénieur agroéconomiste sortie de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l’Université d’Abomey Calavi, au Bénin en 1999. Consultant depuis 2000, il est le Directeur Général du Cabinet COTEF SARL depuis 2008 et le Coordonnateur National de l’ONG béninoise CIDEV depuis 2006. KONNON Dieu-donné a dix ans d’expériences dans le domaine du développement des filières agricoles.
Recently retired from GIZ and now available as short-term freelance consultant in the fields of agriculture and rural development. Eberhard Krain has been working for more than 35 years in long- and short-term assignments in technical and research cooperation projects in several countries in Africa (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Sambia and Tanzania) and Asia (Indonesia and Bangladesh), mostly for GIZ/GTZ. He is an agricultural socio-economist by profession, well conversant with value chain promotion, standards and rural development as well a seasoned trainer cum moderator.
Senior consultant & Trainer with more than 20 years of extensive experience in consultancy and implementation of international cooperation projects with focus on rural and economic development, sustainable and climate change adapted agriculture, value chain development, and ATVET. Marie Künstling holds an MBA in Agricultural Management and an MA in linguistics, education and pedagogy (Russian and German languages and literature). Before starting her carrier as a freelance consultant and trainer, Marie was Managing Director and headed the Department International Consulting at IAK Agrar Consulting, Germany.
Senior technical adviser, Agricultural Development Program (GIZ), Burkina Fas. Frank Kuklinski is a trained agro-biologist who started his career in plant protection in cotton, but has since then mainly worked in economic development in agriculture. He is currently in charge of the value chain promotion component in the Agricultural Development Program (PDA) of GIZ in Burkina Faso. He was previously the Team leader for a consortium lead by the GFA Consulting Group implementing the value chain component in the GIZ program PROFIAB Nord (Promotion des Filières Agricoles et de la Biodiversité) in Côte d’Ivoire.
Agricultural Engineer from the Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Science majoring in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology since 2002. Perfectly Bilingual in English and French. Micro finance and Cooperative Specialist with the Cameroon Cooperative Credit Union League (CamCCUL) Ltd for 9 years from 2002. Certified Farmer Business School (FBS) Regional Trainer with GIZ/SSAB-CFLP from 2013. FBS Pan-African Master Trainer (In Training) and Regional Coordinator for the Cameroon Project for the Development and Relaunch of Cocoa and Coffee Value Chains for the South West Region of Cameroon.
Knowledge Intelligence Application GmbH, Cologne/Germany, develops integrated services for transparent value chains with regard to various industrial sectors. The service contains always ICT4D solutions. KIAG is active in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Stephan Kunz has worked as a senior consultant in the context of sustainable value chains for different government and non-government organisations as well as for the private sector. Main sectors are food, textiles and furniture. He has more than 25 years’ experience in Asia and Africa.
As head of inland fisheries and aquaculture services in the Department of Water and Forests in Morocco, with more than ten years of experience, Dr. Mohamed Badr Laamiri has had the opportunity to carry out assignments mainly focusing on reconciling sustainable natural resource management with economic and social development. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), he has acquired solid skills in project management methodologies. Since 2015, he has put into practice ValueLinks for the development of value chains linked to inland fisheries and aquaculture within the framework of pilot projects supported by GIZ.
GIZ-Eschborn, trainer / advisor / facilitator of value chain development programme, advisor on public-private cooperation. Sonia Lehmann worked as advisor for GIZ in Ecuador at the Programm “Sustainable Management of Natural Ressources”. Her background is value chains development, impact monitoring, cooperation with the private sector and biodiversity. Her experience is with value chains development is related to: * Design and implementation of value chain development strategies for products and markets related to the sustainable use of natural resources and specialty markets.
Expert and coordinator in agricultural and rural development, 14 years of experience in value chains, trade capacity building and crop production. Based in Brussels, Philipp LEHNE works in agricultural and rural development as expert and coordinator. He has 14 years of experience in agricultural project management in Africa, Asia and Europe in value chains, trade capacity building and crop production. He modernized SMEs to innovative commercial enterprises and developed business services.
Experience & Specializations: Klaus Linkenheil works as a freelance consultant in the following fields: * Project Planning, Evaluation & Implementation * Green & Sustainable Trade: Value Chain Development, Export-, SME & Women NGOs Promotion, International Market Research, B2B * Labeling & Certification: Eco-labeling, Organic, Fairtrade & Export Certification, Environmental Standards, CoC, CSR * Promotion of Biodiversity-based Products (BBPs) * Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Climate Adaptation and REDD+ Projects * Policy Advisory and Good Governance * Capacity Development * Organization of Fairs and Business / Governmental Delegation Tours
Norman Eric Lopez, has over 15 years of experience in development work in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian Region. His development work focuses on communications promoting best practices among stakeholders in the environment, agriculture, forestry, trade and industry sectors to achieve sustainability. The value chain approach in development comprises as a critical tool he employs where productivity and sustainability are promoted. His project engagements have provided useful platforms in making strategic interface between information assets and delivering these as assets for capacity building, crafting knowledge management framework, producing learning products, and enabling stakeholders as knowledge carriers to even more become advocates of value chain development and best practices champions in sustainable development.
GIZ, Forest and Environment Programme (ProPFE), National Technical Advisor Josephine holds a PhD in Natural Resources Management, MSc in Plant Biotechnology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Botany and a BSc in Agriculture. She coordinates the activities of the GIZ-ProPFE in Maroua-Cameroon to ensure that superior tree germplasm is available for ProPFE collaborative partners and other interested users as rural women. She also accompanies Women Cooperatives for the modernization of wide range of non-timber forest products Processing through trainings and networking for market access.
GIZ, Nigeria, Programme manager, agricultural economist. Dr. Annemarie MATTHESS is agricultural economist (Ph.D.) graduated from Hohenheim University in Germany and worked 18 years as GIZ resident advisor in Africa. From 2005 to mid 2009 she worked as Senior Planning Officer at GIZ-HQ Division 45 – Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Focal person at GIZ-HQ for the working group Sustainable Agribusiness of SNRD Africa (Sector Network Rural Development Africa) Since August 2009, Annemarie Matthess works as GIZ-Teamleader at Cocoa Livelihoods Program in Ghana.
Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, senior extension and technology transfer – value chain and agribusiness expert. Jeremiah Nyori Mbugua is An Agricultural Extension and Training Expert carrying out value chain promotion, agribusiness development, workshop facilitation and extension training. He has over 21 years experience in the agriculture sector and has carried out consultancy work for organisations in the east Africa region (Kenya, Uganda, Somali, Mozambique, Rwanda) and the African region and facilitated over eight international Valuelinks training workshops.
Annelien is a consultant at Fair & Sustainable Consulting (NL). She involved in consultancy services with focus on economic mapping, value chain selection and analysis, programme / project management, training (facilitation), SME development, monitoring and evaluation and MSD/M4P. From 2015-2018, Annelien was based in Addis Ababa and worked on private sector and SME development in Ethiopia. She has also experience in North, East and West Africa, India and Suriname. Annelien holds a research Master’s degree in Human Geography and Planning (Utrecht University, NL) with a specialization in International Development Studies.
Training of trainers, other trainings, consultancy services with focus on Value chain selection process, Market research, value chain strategy design, PPP projects, financial services development (microcredit) to strength agri-food value chains. Project planning for ICCO, GIZ, USAID, WB, IDB, Minister of Agriculture of Paraguay. Private and Public Banks. Organic cotton in Northern Region of Brazil. Stevia, passion fruit, cassava, dairy, honey, grain production (beans, corn, rice) in Paraguay. Project implementation with focus on implementing a pilot traceability system in a sesame value chain, also in organic sugar cane, ethanol-based biofuel, aromatic and medicinal herbs, etc.
Le bureau d’études Promak Afric est spécialisé en Etudes socio-économiques, Etudes d’analyse filières, Suivi et évaluation de projets et programme de développement, en planification, en formation et conseils auprès des projets, programmes et collectivités locales œuvrant dans le développement durable. Le cabinet Promak Afric donne aussi des formations professionnelles continues au personnel d’entreprises. Promak Afric apporte un appui aux projets et programmes de développements aux collectivités territoriales et aux populations actives et aux entreprises.
GIZ, ProPSFE, regional coordinator in the East Cameroon of the GIZ Forest and Environment Support Program. Guy Merlin Nguenang is currently working as Regional Coordinator in the East Cameroon of the GIZ Forest and Environment Support Program (ProPSFE). Within the program, he is the thematic leader on issues related to promotion of no-timber forest product’s value-chain, set-up of market information’s system between producers and buyers and development of public private partnership (DPP).
Advisor for Policies for large scale Agribusiness Human Capacity Development (HCD) Agribusiness Facility for Africa seconded to AUDA-NEPAD. I have 23 years of experience in various interventions in agribusiness, policy development and skills development programmes in Africa including training, agribusiness advisory services and national strategies and concept development. I have played the role of steering, strategy development and implementation of agribusiness programmes and projects in Eastern and Southern Africa. I worked as GIZ-seconded Senior Technical Advisor at African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) & Regional coordinator or East & Southern Africa for CAADP ATVET (Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET/W) Module.
GIZ-SEDIN Programme, Nigeria, value chain development programme officer, key competence is in the concept of onclusive market development, focusing on value chain development as a tool for enterprise development within the MSME private sector sphere (scoping, identification, analysis, upgrading/promotion, facilitating, managing and M&E). Richard B. Ogundele currently works in the value chain component of the new Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria (SEDIN) Programme of the GIZ based in Abuja Nigeria, as the Value Chain Development Programme Officer.
Farid Ouidder is currently working as Senior technical Advisor with SodeR, a GIZ Project in Morocco. Prior to this assignment, he worked with various GIZ projects since 2004. Over 20 years of experience in sustainable development, Governance and value chain. His professional activities cover consultancy services with focus on biodiversity; climate change, rural and social economic development; projects implementation; monitoring and evaluation with focus on analyses and implementation of activities in Value Chain development; coaching and capacity development; evaluation, facilitations and moderations.
Consultant, Philippines, international senior adviser and trainer, ValueLinks expert, 20 years of experience as a senior executive in NGOs, as a trainer and consultant for NGOs, cooperatives, communities, local government units, donor agencies and for micro and small enterprises. Rita Palo has twenty years of experience as a senior executive in NGOs, as a trainer and consultant for NGOs, cooperatives, communities, local government units, donor agencies and for micro and small enterprises.
Consultant, Philippines, international senior adviser and trainer, ValueLinks expert, more than 25 years of experience as a development and communication professional and senior trainer for NGOs, cooperatives, communities, for local government units, donor agencies and micro, small and medium enterprises. Roberto Palo has more than 25 years of experience as a development and communication professional and senior trainer for NGOs, cooperatives, communities, for local government units, donor agencies and micro, small and medium enterprises.
Independent Consultant, trainer and facilitator of Value Chain, LRED and SME development. Has more than 30 years experience in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development. Provided trainings and consultancy services to national government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations and international development organizations like GFA, UNIDO, JICA, GIZ. Certified Public Accountant, Master in Business Management from Asian Institute of Management- Manila, Philippines and Certificate in Public Service Management from Swedish Institute of Management – Stockholm, Sweden
Agricultural engineer of Institute of Rural Developpment (I.D.R). Expert in development of agricultural value chains. Currently, permanent secretary of trade union sesame profession of Burkina Faso (INTERSEB). Capitalizes around ten years of experience in rural development. Trainer on the ValueLinks approach since 2013. Resides in Burkina Faso. Expérience Secrétaire permanent de l’Interprofession sésame du Burkina Faso (INTERSEB) depuis 2017. Je suis chargé de la coordination et la mise en œuvre des activités.
Mr. Bernd Pöschk has been working in many international projects since 1994. As an international consultant in economics and agribusiness, Mr. Bernd Pöschk has specialized himself in promoting value chains in agricultural and in the food processing industry. In over 20 years Mr. Pöschk has participated in a multitude of projects which aimed to support and upgrade SMEs in many business management aspects. After an apprenticeship in agriculture, he studied economics with the focus on agribusiness.
Agronomist with professional experience in Africa and Ozeania. Food security, rural development, value chain promotion, organizational development, natural resource management, inclusive business & development partnership promotion. Rainer Ratsch holds a M.Sc. (Dipl.Ing.agr.) in Agriculture from the University of Hohenheim and a MBA from the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. He has a long-standing working experience in Africa, Ozeania and Europe in the private sector and the German Development Cooperation. He worked with the GIZ in Ghana for the Market Oriented Agricultural Programme (MOAP) in the areas of value chain development, adapted cooperative development, inclusive business promotion and capacity building.
Agricultural Engineer, Doctorate in Agro-Management, Manager responsible for the development of value chain within “Resilience by Value Chains” Project implemented by GIZ. BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCES: Agricultural Engineer, Doctorate in Agro-Management. She has always been involved in improving farmer’s livelihood and enhancing food security during 12 years. Value chain development consultant within GIZ, WWF, IFAD for twelve (12) value chains in agricultural and non agricultural sectors during seven (7) years. In her mission, value chain was implemented in order to reduce climate change impact, to decrease anthropologic pressure on environment, and to enhance vulnerable people livelihood by increasing incomes.
GFA – Consulting Group, Hamburg, consultant natural resource management, VL trainer, main background is on natural resource management and rural development, in value chain development specialised on ValueLinks trainings. Constanze Schaaff works as Consultant in the Europe Caucasus and Central Asia Department of GFA Consulting Group. Her main background is on Natural Resource Management and Rural Development. In value chain development, Ms. Schaaff specialises on Value Links Trainings. She has experience with promotion of fruit and meat value chains and is very much interested in promotion of niche market products, e.
Consultancy services with focus on economic mapping, VC selection and analysis, VC program decelopment M4P/result measurement, food security, Moringa VC, agri VCs and NTFPs; project implementation with focus on Moringa, community forestry Congo basin; monitoring and evaluation of olive sector (Palestine), moringa (leaf powder) (Benin, Ethiopia), fair economic development program reviews (West Africa, Central Asia, Central America), handicrafts.
GIZ advisor for cooperation with private sector, Germany, working in the field of private sector investment in emerging and developing countries, agri-business and value chain promotion. Katy Schröder works since 2002 in the field of development and international cooperation for private enterprises and technical cooperation programs (Swiss Cooperation, AfDB, GFA Consulting Group GmbH, GIZ GmbH). She graduated as Master of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation (ETH Zurich) and International Policy (University of Hamburg) and specialized as project manager on value chain development, private sector promotion and business development services since 16 years.
Björn Schüler is former employee of ECO Consult and currently as freelancer for ECO in Sierra Leone in the Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation Program (GPC), funded by German Development Bank (KfW). The project builds infrastructure along selected value chains in various districts of Sierra Leone. He holds a Master (Bachelor and Master) in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Björn Schüler has a long-standing experience in the field of economic development specialized on value chain development, SMU development, project accounting, development of accounting and change management.
Senior Consultant, Value Chain Assessment and Promotion, Private Sector, Rural and Regional Economic Development Expert. Rudi Schütz has more than 16 years of professional work experience for international corporation and aid projects in various fields of Value Chain Assessment and Promotion, Private Sector and Economic Development, Regional and Rural Development, Institutional Building and Good Governance, Human Resource Management for Public and Private Sector, Strengthen Public Administration and Civil Service Capacity, and Overall Project Management.
GIZ-NRM India, Technical Expert, Capacity Development, Livelihoods Promotion, over 16 years of experience of participatory and cross-cutting rural development, strategic and operational planning, social policy formulation, administrative reforms, partnership development, designing agri-business proposals, Promoting Public Private Partnership under NRM, strengthening market linkages, institutional & organizational development, governance, civil society strengthening, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation. Dr Rajeev Sharma has over 16 years of experience of participatory and cross-cutting rural development, strategic and operational planning, social policy formulation, administrative reforms, partnership development, designing agri-business proposals, Promoting Public Private Partnership under NRM, strengthening market linkages, institutional & organizational development, governance, civil society strengthening, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation.
Cadre collaborateur responsable de la chaîne de valeur et de l’appui du secteur privé au sein de la GIZ pour le projet de Développement des Chaînes de valeur dans les trois Régions Sud Sud-Est de Madagascar. Economiste de formation. Il a travaillé sur la chaîne de valeur ricin (oléagineuse) et puis le miel à travers l’amélioration de la productivité, la structuration des groupements de producteurs, la transformation des produits et la commercialisation.
GIZ Head Office, Trainer of trainers and advisor on ValueLinks, President International ValueLinks Association, Senior planner market development & value chains. Dr. Andreas Springer-Heinze is a Senior Planning Officer at GIZ head office in Eschborn, Germany, where he covers the topics rural economic and value chain development. Andreas works as a short-term advisor and senior trainer in Latin America, South and SE Asia and in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the editor and main author of the GIZ ValueLinks methodology on value chain promotion and President of the International ValueLinks Association.
Consultingbüro Torsten Striepke, Manager/Owner, provided services in the field of technical development cooperation with focus on SME development, entrepreneurship training (CEFE), local economic development, organisational strengthening, planning and M&E, and – lately – the elaboration of project tenders. Torsten was busy since 1973 in technical assistance with long-term assignments in Nepal (2x), Cameroon, Rwanda, Guyana and Morocco (altogether 20 years) and short-term consultancies in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Zimbabwe.
GIZ / Programme Développement de l’Agriculture (PDA), Burkina Faso, Conseiller technique filière riz, Conseiller technique du projet Compétitive Africa Rice Inititive Burkina Faso (CARI). Bahoudé Touré est Economiste Agricole de formation, diplômé de l’Université de Ouaga-dougou au Burkina Faso. Il suit actuellement une spécialisation en marketing et commerce International. Depuis 2005, il travail dans le domaine du développement rural, notamment au sein de la coopération technique allemande (GIZ) et plus particulièrement au Programme Développement de l’Agriculture (PDA).
Director and senior expert of APPLICATIO Training & Management Gmbh since more than 14 years. Thorsten Trede, Managing Director and senior expert of APPLICATIO Training & Management GmbH (www.applicato.com) since more than 14 years, is well experienced in the management and execution of consulting and training projects on behalf of international donor organisations in and for developing countries worldwide with a special focus on Southern Africa, Central and Est Asia as well as the Balkan Region.
Owner/Senior Consultant at JV-Consultancies providing Triple-A services -Advice, Assistance, Assessments- to governments, companies and NGOs, either on a non-profit or commercial basis, working in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa or Latin America (www.jv-consultancies.com). Joost G.H. Vermeulen (M.Sc.) is a senior consultant with extensive experience in: (1) Agricultural Value Chains: providing value chain analysis and advise on value chain selection, value chain mapping, business development, value chain finance and all kinds of aspects related to inclusiveness (gender, youth, human rights);
Training of trainers and other trainings; consultancy services with focus on socio-biodiversity value chains in Brazil (Castanha, copaiba, andiroba, acai, honey, rubber); project implementation with focus on market differentation and standards, biodiversity related products, management plans, how to incorporate climate change, gender, ecosystem services and territorial issues into value chain development strategies, how to integrate access and benefit sharin into value chain promotion strategies.
Consultancy services with focus on economic mapping, VC selection and analysis, VC program development M4P/result measurement, capacity development of producer organizations. André has worked has over 25 years’ experience in pro-poor economic development, the past 15 years in value chain development. He has lived and worked in Botswana, Zambia and Vietnam and has done short-term missions to many countries in Africa and Asia, the main ones being Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi, Madagascar, Mali, Kirgizstan, Tadjikistan, India and The Philippines.
Joachim Weber is a passionate coach, trainer and consultant, always thriving to provide the client with the support they deserve. My practical experience on both sides of the development world, as private sector actor and as development practitioner, allow unique insights into the needs of both sides. Currently I’m working in the Agri-Jobs 4 Youth Initiative of the German Development Cooperation in Kisumu, Kenya. I’m leading the implementation team of GFA Group as part of the Global Project Employment in rural areas with focus on Youth.
GIZ Eschborn, management of natural resources, agricultural development, value chains, agricultural research. Beate Weiskopf works as coordinator of the programme component ”Promotion of actors’ competiveness in the use of biodiversity” in a GTZ Programme Management of Natural Re-sources and Promotion of entrepreneurial competence (MASRENACE) in Nicaragua. Her main background is on management of natural resources, agricultural development, value chains, agricultural research. In value chain development, Beate Weiskopf specialises on * Implementation of ValueLinks in Value Chains linked to Natural resource management and conservation of Biodiversity (experience in Coffee, cocoa, milk products, turism, wood, non wood forest products, honey, and others)
Description Expert, team leader in Economic Development, Employment and Industrial Development projects. ValueLinks trainer in English, Spanish and Portuguese language. Education: Wolfgang Wiegel graduated from University of Applied Sciences Coburg-Münchberg/Germany in Textile Technology & Engineering, and post graduated at University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim/Germany as Economist and Industrial Engineer. Experience: * 29 years consultancy in technical assistance projects/programs (EU, GIZ, DFID, ILO, IFAD, UNIDO, private sector clients). * 14 years management responsibilities in medium sized and multi-national companies (origin: Germany, UK, USA, Japan, Sweden, Italy) as well as EU based industrial consulting companies.
Freelance Consultant, Germany, Consultant on Sustainable Economic Development and Agriculture, Private sector development; value chain, cluster and trade promotion; food safety and quality standards; service and association development. Education: MSc in horticultural economy, BA in foreign trade Professional background: Technical Assistance since 1988 (GTZ, consulting company, freelance since 2000) Regional coverage: South East Europe, North Africa, Africa Sub-Sahara, Ecuador, Guatemala Specialisation: Sustainable Economic Development and Agriculture/Agrifood-industry: Private sector development; value chain, cluster and trade promotion; food safety and quality standards; service and association development