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. He is an experienced moderator, trainer and facilitator.

In value chain development, Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess specialises on the moderation of stakeholder workshops and the design of projects promoting value chains and the support of the different actors involved in their role as facilitator and stakeholder. He has been involved in the promotion of value chains based on sesame, cashew, cotton, cassava, rice, rubber and oil palm products.

His regional experience covers sub Saharan Africa, specially Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Morocco and Ghana and he has professional experience in Anglophone and Francophone Africa since 1990.