Basil Nwankpa

Basil Nwankpa

Valuechain development Expert

Basil Nwankpa is a versatile and motivated Market sector/ Private sector/value chain development professional with over 20 years of extensive managerial experience working with multinational trade and marketing companies,  international development partners (INGOs, NGOs) and Programmes, leveraging on “donor”- “grants/Aid”- and targeting pro-poor growth and access, economic and social inclusivity, gender equality, increased productivity, food sustainability, health, environmental protection, agribusiness value chains, climate-smart agriculture, and resilience, especially in Nigeria.

Basil joins JMSF- Agribusiness team of consultants, in providing advisory, training, and capacity support services to key stakeholders – state governments, INGOs, NGOs, the private sector, and others, to achieve their goals in the agribusiness sector.

Prior to joining JMSF-Agribusiness Nigeria, he was the Market Manager and project intervention lead for FCDO funded Propcom Maikarfi, where he provided viable solutions in key agricultural value chains especially in clean energy (solar) irrigation technology, towards improving productivity, access, growth, the profitability of smallholder farmers (SHFs), while creating inclusivity of the poor, people with disabilities (PWDs) and women, to economic activities in North-Eastern Nigeria.

Basil acquired good experience of ‘Making Markets Work for the Poor’ (M4P) and ‘Market sector development’ (MSD), through robust trainings and work exposure as he played leading roles with FCDO funded projects- (SuNMaP, GEMS4, MADE 2/ESIP, Propcom Maikarfi) in Nigeria. He is a reliable project manager, has managed project teams/interventions in various sectors- public health (Malaria programme), wholesale/retail businesses, agribusiness value chains (Rice, vegetables, Cassava, Moringa etc.) in several states in Nigeria, with tasks relating to project inception, planning, budget, implementation, evaluation, scale-up and closeout, to deliver quality services that exceed expectations, especially in the fragile and conflict endemic states of Northeastern Nigeria.  He is dependable, multiculturally aware, with high inter-personal skills in creating and managing business hubs, public-private- partnership (PPP) stakeholder engagements as well as managing pro-poor grants and loans among others. He is an expert at creating viable linkages for enterprise development, access to finance, access to alternative markets, and building the capacity of smallholder farmers in technology acquisition and adoption (especially Solar Irrigation technology) and mechanization.

Basil looks forward to collaborating and providing professional advisory services to local and international development agencies operating in the Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa agribusiness space.