He is a motivated Agribusiness Coach with several years working experience in the Nigerian Agribusiness Industry with multiple skills ranging from Agronomy to Food Safety Management Systems, Hazard and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Business Development Support Services, Agricultural extension, Agricultural Commodities Marketing and Agricultural Inputs (fertilizer, Agrochemicals and Farm Mechanization), Rural Financing and Value Chain Development. Has supported over 10,000 Small holder Farmers through Clusters of Farmers Organizations and several MSMEs (Micro, Small Medium Enterprises).
James obtained his Bachelors degree in Soil Science and a Masters degree in Agribusiness Management from the University of Agriculture Makurdi. He is a certified Agribusiness coach by the International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA), he is a certified Trainer/Expert on Crop Production Systems/Safe use of Plant Protection Products and Food Safety Management Systems by COLEACP. James is a value Chain Development Expert and has efficient experience in Cooperative Strengthening, Rural Financing – linking smallholder farmers to Financial Services, and has good experience in Extension Service Delivery Systems. He has several years of work experience in the Agricultural Commodities Exchanges in Nigeria. James provides farm solutions to many Commercial Farms and Cooperatives across Nigeria.