Kenneth E. Neils
Kenneth has worked since 1972 in agricultural development and agribusiness in the private sector. He has seven years of experience as Production and Marketing of a large private fish farm in Maryland. He has led eight, long-term, international overseas projects/programs as Chief-of-Party, Team Leader, Agribusiness Value Chain Specialist, or Director of Agricultural Technology and Market Development and 20 short-term projects as Team Leader and/or Technical Specialist. During this time, he has trained and mentored thousands of agribusinesses in 24 different countries in all aspects of value chain development, from production to postharvest processing, packaging, and marketing. He has recently finished the design of the Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chain Sectors Project in Myanmar for the Asian Development Bank and is currently working on developing the business model for one million metric ton capacity bulk grain storage facilities in the Punjab Province in Pakistan. He helps guide the SAVE Farm in agribusiness. Ken holds a PhD and MS in Agricultural Economics, MS in Aquaculture, and a BS in Biology.