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William Scott

Senior Representative at Dexis Consulting/ Aglandinvest

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William Scott is an agricultural economist with 38 years of experience in economic development, both in the United States and internationally.  He has worked in more than 40 countries on 5 continents, working with both businesses and governments.  Scott is currently a Senior Technical Advisor at the Dexis Consulting Group in Washington D.C. Mr. Scott has significant experience working in Africa, having lived in Cameroon and Niger.

Mr. Scott was the Project Manager of a biofuel project in Nigeria conducting a feasibility study of three 20,000-hectare sugarcane projects. He was the Project Manager of a farm management operation growing 1,500 hectares of corn in Southwest Ethiopia.  He managed a multi-year agribusiness project in Cape Verde and headed a study of the fig and almond value chains in Morocco.  He is currently working on a USAID project in Malawi aimed at the commercialization orange-fleshed sweet potatoes.

Scott was chosen to participate in the California Agricultural Leadership Program in 1992, and was awarded the program’s Profiles in Leadership Award for his work in the international development field.  Scott has a Master’s degree from the Food Research Institute of Stanford University and undergraduate degrees from Stanford and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.

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