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Biography

Role: Executive Director – ASNAPP Global
MBA (Project Management), BSc. Agriculture (Agronomy)

Daniel Acquaye is an Agribusiness Development and Value Chain Expert. He has served as a consultant to several local and international institutions including the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and has also served as a Principal Investigator for a number of projects including Partnership for Food Industry Development (PFID) and Horticultural CRSP.

Dan has conducted several value chain studies in cereals, horticulture and agro-forestry products in a number of African countries. Dan has conducted studies on the roles and opportunities for the private sector in Africa’s agro-food industry where perspectives on the subject were drawn from Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Directors of over 55 global, multinational, regional and national agro-business firms comprising: Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Farmer-based and Development Organizations, Financial Institutions, Agro-input Suppliers, Agro-processers, Supermarkets and Agribusiness Platforms in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Burkina, Zambia and Nigeria. He was the lead consultant for the development of the Regional Agricultural Investment Plan (RAIP) for ECOWAS (visited Burkina, Mali and Senegal) and has been engaged as an expert to review National Agricultural and Food Security Investment Plans (NA&FSIP) of a number of countries including Liberia, Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana. Additionally, he serves as CAADP Pillar II consultant providing support to African countries to outlay frameworks and tools on market access, trade infrastructure, value chain development and capacity building. He provides strategic contributions to development of agricultural and agribusiness programmes including the Agri-foods Strategic development plan for COMESA countries.

In addition, Mr. Acquaye consults for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to assist in agricultural project design and implementation in Burkina Faso. Under USAID funded programmes, Mr. Acquaye has conducted market assessments on high value horticultural and natural plant products in countries such as Guinea, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Cameroon, Swaziland, Liberia, Ghana, and Senegal, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and has helped in the establishment of several projects in some of the countries.

Dan Acquaye has over 15 years working experience in the development sector. He is the Executive Director for Agri-Impact Consult and Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Product (ASNAPP). He has tremendous private sector linkages in the staple food, horticultural and natural products industries; years experience in rural enterprise development, capacity building models for small scale farmers and establishment of public-private partnerships for agribusiness projects.

Dan Acquaye holds a Master of Business Administration (Project Management) and a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture (Agronomy).