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Dr. Kofi Debrah

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Coming from a farming background, Dr. Kofi Debrah has great passion for changing the narrative on agriculture from that of subsistence farming to wealth creation centers through building capacities of actors in the agricultural value chain.  His 32 years of International Agricultural Development experience includes managing projects related to smallholder productivity and profitability, agro-inputs dealers’ and farmers’ capacity building, ICT solutions in agriculture, Integrated Soil Fertility Management, and the fertilizer value chain.


Dr Debrah had managed the West Africa Fertilizer Program (WAFP) where he facilitated the development and passage of the ECOWAS Fertilizer Law.  He was previously the Country Representative for International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in Ghana and led the Commercial Development of Farmer Based Organizations (CDFO) component of the Millennium Challenge Compact in the Northern Intervention Zone of Ghana. In the CDFO project, he facilitated agricultural production and business skills training for about 12,000 farmers and 1,000 agro-input dealers, resulting in loans worth over $0.5m from financial institutions. Dr Debrah and his team crafted the formation of the Ghana Agro Input Dealers Association (GAIDA), the Apex Farmers Organization of Ghana (APFOG) and similar agro-input dealer and farmer associations in West Africa.


A trained Agricultural Economist, Agribusiness professional and a Project Management practitioner, Dr Debrah has worked extensively in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso and Senegal.