Colliard Hamusimbi is a minds and hands-on consultant/expert in rural development, food and agriculture. Colliard has expertise in agribusiness (value chain) designs, development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E). He has over 20 years of proven performance and experience in food, agriculture, agribusiness and rural development. He worked for the Farming Systems Association of Zambia (FASAZ) from 2001-2004 as an Agriculture and Rural Development expert where he specialized in rural and agriculture development projects appraisals, M&E, designing and conducting smallholder agribusiness skills training for several agencies. From 2005-2008, he worked as a Projects and Liaison officer under Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU), here he supported the design and implementation of key agricultural initiative to facilitate rural development. Under ZNFU, he served as the Head of Outreach Member Services Agribusiness from 2009-2017.
He has been a Lead Consultant on various projects such as the EU funded Farm Risk Management for Africa (FARMAF) and the joint ZNFU/AGRINUT project. He also led a multi-disciplinary team which included banks such as Zanaco and Natsave as well as ZNFU to design, pilot and roll out a small scale ag-inputs financing. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Sciences degree from the University of Zambia and is currently an Executive MBA Candidate with the Catholic University of Murcia, Spain & Cambridge International UK.