Nicola Francesconi holds a PhD in Development Economics from Wageningen University and has 17 years of work experience, mostly based in Africa. He has worked for the CGIAR (IFPRI, CIAT and ILRI), CTA-EU-ACP, OCDC-USAID, and he is now working as a Senior Economist at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands. Throughout his career Nicola has evaluated the impact of some 20 programs and projects geared towards agribusiness development and rural resilience, and has researched and trained more than 2,000 agricultural cooperatives, across 15 sub-Saharan countries.

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