1. Dr.Victor Afari-Sefa
The World Vegetable Center
Regional Center for Africa
Box 10, Duluti, Arusha
Mobile: +255 6860 27677,+255 27 255 3093
[email protected]/[email protected]
2. Dr.Richard Asare
Cocoa Agro- Forester
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ghana
[email protected] Mobile: +233 243 653 504
For the past years I have been progressively working as a Participatory Development Worker in Child labour in the cocoa sector and Farmer Training Program for Sustainable livelihoods development. I have a wide range wealth of experience across Ghana diverse cultures and terrain with more than 14 years work experience in Agricultural and Community development.
I have worked with a number of international organizations such as International Cocoa Initiative(ICI) as Community Facilitator, Family Health International(FHI) as VCT peer educator, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP- Ghana) as a Farmer Field School(FFS) facilitator and Participatory Extension Specialist and with AgroEco Louis Bolk Institute, West Africa as Assistant Project Leader/Master Trainer ,International Cocoa Initiative as Project Assistant. and Current with Cocoa Health and Extension Division of COCOBOD as Regional Extension Officer(REO).
My experience and expertise are proven in the areas of food security, Agricultural extension, project management, community mobilization, behaviour change communication, child protection, community relations, training and the use of participatory tools to facilitate community driven processes. My experience in capacity building includes developing and implementing capacity building plans for relevant stakeholders as well as providing them with technical support to be able to implement project activities. This includes training of trainers and developing the skills of partners in the use of participatory tools and methodologies.
Voluntarily supporting orphanages and care centers to grow food crops to supplement feeding in the care centers and teaching children in the home the act of growing food crops.
I have worked with a number of international organizations such as International Cocoa Initiative(ICI) as Programme Assistant, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under the Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP- Ghana),AgroEco Louis Bolk and now as Regional Extension Office with COCOBOD.