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Victor A.

Head of Input Distribution and Agro Dealer Development at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Bachelor's DegreeUniversity of Science and Technology

Ghana

Summary

Agribusiness, Investments, Program/Project Management, SME Development and Management; Strategy and Financial Analyses; Entrepreneurship, Food Processing and Post-harvest Technologies Dr. Victor Antwi is an agribusiness, SME, and business development expert with 29 years of experience in financial and investment analyses, industry and subsector/value chain analyses and linkages; institutional strengthening, community and enterprise development, research, marketing, rural development and improved agroprocessing (food processing and post-harvest) technologies. He has conducted various feasibility studies, built strategic and business plans, and implemented projects on the production, processing and export potential of numerous products including oil palm, cocoa, cashew, mango, rubber, rice, sorghum, maize, tomato, cassava, chilies, soybeans, medicinal plants as well as fisheries. He has done a couple of World Bank assignments including: Ghana Skills and Technology Development Project. As a Deputy Chief of Party (including cumulatively one year Acting Chief of Party) on USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP) he led a team to facilitate over $168million (exceeded the Life of Project target of $75million by $93million) private capital from wide spectrum of financial institutions including banks, equity firms, capital market among others, disbursed to finance agribusiness opportunities in rice, maize and soy value chains for 2995 agribusinesses and this directly benefited approximately 169,000 smallholder farmers – 40% of whom are women- and aggregators in deprived communities. Currently Dr. Antwi is Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa's (AGRA) lead officer/manager for ensuring sustainable access to improved seed, fertilizer, and other inputs at the farmer level throughout the organization’s program area, eventually comprising 30 million farm families across Africa (12 countries)

Experience

  • farming / crops
  • development
  • agricultural financing
  • private sector development
  • research & development
  • world bank group
  • united states
  • ghana
  • benin
  • nigeria
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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