Mr. Takyi Sraha

Independent Advisor

Takyi Sraha holds a M.S in Agroforestry and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently a Technical Advisor with World Cocoa Foundation's African Cocoa Initiative program and responsible for Cocoa Value Chain Strengthening and managing all aspects of the project that seeks to improve the sub-regional and national systems that supply agricultural inputs to cocoa farming systems.

Mr. Sraha is an accomplished agribusiness and enterprise development specialist with over 19 years of experience providing high level technical leadership on donor funded agricultural projects. Mr. Sraha is highly skilled in conducting value chain analyses of agricultural product lines, transferring skills to develop business plans, providing technical support to donor funded programs, implementing trainings in pre and post-harvest horticulture production, and fostering partnerships from the public and private sector. He also has expertise in training smallholder farmers to meet third party certification such as GlobalGAP, Sanitary/Phyto-Sanitary (SPS), Fair-Trade and Organic Production protocols.

He was previously the Project Director for CNFA's Commercial Strengthening of Small-holder Cocoa Production in Ghana funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Other institutions he has worked for include, INPRODEC/US African Development Foundation, USAID funded Trade and Investment Program for a Competitive Export Economy (TIPCEE), and TechnoServe.

He also provided consulting services to Air Ghana Ltd, Jei River Farms Ltd; West Africa Fair Fruits Company Ltd; Federation of Association of Ghanaian Exporters; Technoserve/Newmont Ahafo Linkage Program; Millennium Development Authority and OICI on training of Training Service Providers and Agric Extension Agents to provide farmer training under the Millennium Challenge Account project in Ghana.