Robin Wheeler has over 31 years of experience in development program management, situation assessment, institutional development, and capacity building in Africa, with over 19 years at the chief of party, country representative, or regional representative level. He has extensive experience and expertise in agricultural techniques, including crop and livestock production, processing and marketing, and value chain and market systems development. Wheeler currently manages the EnGRAIS Project, a five-year (2018-2023) USAID-funded activity, which is improving West African crop productivity through increasing regional availability and use of appropriate and affordable fertilizers. He has worked in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including long-term in Nigeria, Togo, Niger, Guinea, Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Ghana, and for USAID and U.S. Government-funded projects with nearly a dozen organizations. He also spent six years with the United Nations World Food Program. Wheeler earned his master’s degree in international agricultural extension at the University of Maryland and his bachelor’s degree in history and social sciences at Hiram College. He also studied African history, politics, anthropology/sociology and literature for a year at the University of Calabar in Nigeria. He is fluent in French as well as his native English.

Iddrisu, Y., T.B. Aremu, W.K. Atakora, R. Wheeler, P. Annequin, F. Gyasi, C.Y. Freeman, and P.S. Bindraban. 2020. “Stakeholders in Ghana Discuss How a National Fertilizer Platform Could Address Fertilizer Sector Issue,” IFDC FERARI Policy Brief No. 3.

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