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Victor Afari-Sefa

Regional Director

West and Central Africa - Coastal & Humid Regions

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PhD in Agricultural Economics, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Research interests

socioeconomics, monitoring and evaluation, value chain analysis


Victor Afari-Sefa (Ghana) was appointed as regional director for West and Central Africa - Coastal and Humid regions in April 2017. He has extensive experience in performance monitoring and impact assessment of horticultural value chains on smallholder livelihoods. His research focuses on assessing opportunities and challenges in vegetable production systems, analyzing constraints in the value chain, and policy in interdisciplinary context. Prior to joining the Center in 2010, he worked as the Monitoring, Evaluation (M&E) and Impact Specialist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ghana, where he implemented the M&E framework of the Sustainable Tree Crops Program. He also has international experience in integrated economic-biophysical optimization modeling of agricultural water use. Victor holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany.