Governance & Leadership
Dr. Fadel Ndiame
Representative to the African Union & Senior Advisor to the President for Strategic Partnerships
Dr. Ndiame, a Senegalese national, is keen to match economic opportunities available to smallholder farmers with agricultural investment programs that have impact. Working with Farmer organizations to increase smallholder incomes and livelihoods involves providing demand-driven, income enhancing services for members, including access to inputs, services and markets. His work involves aligning and integrating AGRA’s investments with the interventions of national governments and other development partners.
Dr. Ndiame joined AGRA in February 2011. Prior to his appointment, he was a Program Director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Southern Africa. In this capacity he led the conceptualization and content design of the Foundation’s Investment programme in Southern Africa, with a particular focus on economic opportunities and agricultural investment programs. Prior to that, he served as Executive Regional Director of the West Africa Rural Foundation (WARF), Program Coordinator at the Local Organization Support Program (LOSP), and a Program Coordinator, Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research.
He holds a PhD in Sociology with a focus on Rural Development from Wageningen Agricultural University and a MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.
He brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in agriculture and economic development policies and programs.
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