Dr. Jagwe is the representative of the private sector in Afri-SOL. He is currently the Managing Partner of FARMGAIN AFRICA since 2011 and prior to this John worked with World Food Programme as a Regional Market Analyst for the Horn of Africa Regional Bureau.

From December 2000 to Dec 2006, John worked with IITA first as an economist then later as a Regional Coordinator for a USAID funded project on post harvest and marketing (FOODNET).

John holds a PhD in Agriculture Economics from University of Pretoria, South Africa (2007-2011) and his research was about Transaction costs in banana marketing in the Great Lakes region. John holds an MSc Agricultural Economics and a BSc Agriculture both from Makerere University.

John’s field of expertise includes; Value chain analysis and development, market information systems, markets and trade analysis, agricultural project monitoring and evaluation and food security assessment