Edward is a Development and Agricultural Economist by training with 15 years of development work experience. He holds an MA in Development Economics and BSc in Agricultural Technology (Economics and Extension Communication).
Edward has more than 10 years experience leading and facilitating the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects in the areas of food security and climate adaptation, education, gender and community empowerment, among others. He has over the period gained valuable experience in working with farmer organisations and their networks, both local and international NGOs, thus obtaining a good appreciation of partnership expectations, demands and performance from both perspectives.
Currently, as the Head of Region, Edward leads the West African team in providing services to producers and workers in the cocoa, banana, pineapple, coconut and shea value chains. He leads his team in advocating for better policies and trading conditions for producers in West Africa, promoting their access to markets and sustainable livelihoods as well as building their capacity and organisation.