Anthony Ijala Raphael is a Zonal Manager for CAVA II Uganda, under the Africa Innovations Institute. He has a Diploma certificate in Agriculture, a BSc degree in Agriculture and is about completing his MSc programme in Agriculture.
He started his career as an Assistant Leaf Technician at British American Tobacco (BAT) in 2001. Since then, he has worked as a Senior Business Advisor at the RAIN Techno Serve Uganda, Regional Production and Marketing Coordinator for Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA) IFAPI Project, Farm Manager and Marketing Officer for SOCADIDO, Research Partner and Marketer Monsanto Kenya WEMA Project.
He has extensive experience in commercialisation of Agriculture for improved livelihood and food Security working with private sectors, farmers, brokering partners, research institutions, financial institutions, government and international agencies. He is skilled in modern Agricultural extension services, market facilitation approach, farming as a business and involving gender into Agricultural business. He has good skills in social economic surveys and analysis of community livelihoods.