Nikaj (Nik) van Wees

United States Chief of Party Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Agribusiness, market systems and rural development expert with 20 years of experience in the for-profit sector and in senior roles on multi-sectoral agriculture development programs across West, East and Southern Africa and Asia, leading large, integrated agriculture projects in collaboration with donors, host-country institutions, international and local organizations, and the private sector. Diverse technical expertise covering smallholder farm development, formal and informal market systems development, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, agricultural finance, climate-smart agriculture, resilience, livestock and crop value chain development, and women and youth empowerment.

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