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Walter Hevi Project Manager

T: +233 (0)302797202


CABI, CSIR Campus, No.6 Agostino Neto Road, Airport Residential Area, PO Box CT 8630, Cantonments, Ghana


MPhil in Postharvest Technology; Bsc in Agricultural Science

I joined CABI in September, 2015 as a Project Manager SPS in Horticulture on the FDOV project 'Strengthening the horticulture sector in Ghana to enhance exports to the EU'.

My work experience is in the areas of Sanitary and Phytosanitary development, Good Agricultural Practices, Value Chain Analysis, Traceability and Certification systems. My current role involves developing phytosanitary systems by working with responsible government institutions to provide regulations, protocols and standard operating procedures and involving public and private institutions in their implementation and also developing phytosanitary surveillance systems for the horticulture sector.

Before joining CABI I worked with Global Farmrite as Technical Consultant for PIP/ COLEACP and Rainforest Alliance Certification. Prior to that I worked with TechnoServe as a Senior Business Advisor and Smallholder Development Specialist on the USAID/ Ghana Agricultural  Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) project and USAID/Trade and Investment Programme for Competitive Export Economy project respectively.

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Phytosanitary system development for the vegetable sector in Ghana

Ghana’s vegetable sector has the potential to create 20,000 skilled jobs, and increase exports to the EU. But exports are hampered by quarantine pests. This project aims to improve the current system and develop a new organic supply chain by establishing an effective phytosanitary system, facilitating...