Killian Banda is a highly skilled Policy Programs Manager with extensive experience in agricultural policy, agribusiness development, value chain management, and inclusive market development. He joined AFAP in May 2015 and has since managed and implemented several policy-related projects.
With a strong background in Agricultural Economics, Killian has worked in both public and private sectors as well as non-governmental organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa. His experience in agricultural projects spans across Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria.
Killian’s contributions to agricultural policy and inclusive businesses in agriculture are notable, having co-authored two book chapters on the topics. He is currently a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics with the University of Pretoria.
Killian holds a BSc (Honours) and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and the University of Pretoria, respectively. His skills in policy formulation, agribusiness development, and inclusive market development make him a valuable member of the AFAP team.