Technical Expert- Investment
Mercilina has an MSc degree in Agribusiness obtained from Bunda College. She has excellent skills in agribusiness management, cooperative development, community mobilisation and rural development.
Prior joining CAVA II project, she worked as the Programmes Manager for CADECOM for 2 years. She also had a time with the Ministry of Agriculture in Malawi, where one of her main roles was interpreting and implementing government’s agribusiness policy and conducting business development training for a number of value chain actors.
She worked as data management officer for the fertilizer input subsidy programme for one year. She also worked as UNV district planning officer where part of main roles was updating social economic profiles of the district assembly and facilitate training for area development and village development committees.
Her main responsibilities in CAVA II project is spearheading the development and implementation of strategies to encourage private sector partners to invest in cassava processing technologies, identify provide technical support in business plan development and ensure inclusion of smallholder farmers. She also provides mentorship of private sector partners as well as provide support towards coordination of objectives along the value chain.
Mobile phone: +265 888374037