John Keyser moved to Lusaka, Zambia in 1995 to work as an independent consultant in agriculture economics and rural development. Since then, John has completed numerous assignments for the World Bank Group and other international organizations on the costs of farm production and trade competitiveness in Zambia and other countries around the world. John is currently working with the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice as a senior agriculture trade economist with a special focus on the regional trade of food staples and crop inputs. He is the author of several World Bank research papers and policy notes and is currently working on a book about assessing the role of harmonized standards in African agriculture trade to be released in 2015.
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