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Grahame Dixie

Agribusiness Advisor
Grahame Dixie has over 35 year of experience as a practitioner of agricultural development and is currently the World Bank's agribusiness advisor in the Agriculture and Environmental Services department, where he provides advice on the design and implementation of agricultural commercialization projects. He leads the Benchmarking the Business of Agriculture (BBA) program, which will cover 80 countries and generate indicators, metrics and case studies to better enable policymakers to manage the emergence of a more market oriented family farming sector better able to feed the expanding food demand in cities. He also manages a program of research into the role and impact of larger scale agribusiness investments. One study looked at 179 such investment over 50 year period covering Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. A second study visited 39 mature agribusinesses and calibrated the level and type of principles applied to each investment with the reaction from the surrounding communities.

Mr. Dixie joined the World Bank South Asia department in 2006 and worked for four years as a front line task team lead designing and supervising projects primarily focused on the commercialization of agriculture in India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal. Previously, he was a consultant working at the interface between international aid and the private sector. He has worked in over 75 countries and on over 150 projects.