Wayne Powae

Agriculture and Economic Development Lead

Having worked over 24 years’ in a number of agricultural commodities (coffee, horticulture, fish, and livestock), Wayne has extensive knowledge on developing strong agronomic programs in Papua New Guinea. He brings a vast amount of expertise in facilitating technical and physical resources to deliver market-oriented extension training; mentoring smallholder farmers; and monitoring and evaluation programs to ensure outcomes are achieved.

His knowledge in value chain analysis and market development, means Wayne understands the dynamics of creating sustainable, traceable, commercially orientated programs meeting policy standards that have a positive impact for the communities. Throughout his career, he has worked with a number of stakeholders to create successful partnerships between government, NGOs and the private sector. 

With a Masters in Applied Science, and also spending a number of years lecturing at Goroka University in agriculture, Wayne also brings a strong depth of knowledge in research and training.


How does Wayne want to make a difference?

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“While working for Business for Development I want to bring my core values to life. This includes good stewardships, honesty, customers service and good public relationships.”