Andrew Temu is a Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Sokoine University of Agriculture. His professional engagements are in agri-business projects appraisal and evaluation, agricultural and rural finance, private sector development and divestiture of agricultural state owned enterprises, agricultural policies and strategies development and monitoring. He has substantial experience in evaluating rural and agricultural finance policies, strategies, programs and projects in East Africa.
He has in the past worked as a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA 2003-2005 and as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for African Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign-USA in 1998-1999. He earlier, late 1980s, served as a trainer at The Horticulture Research Institute, Tengeru, Tanzania. He currently leads the Tanzania Team in implementing The African Agribusiness Academy in collaboration with Wageningen University of The Netherlands in the four East African countries - Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda <http://www.aa-academy.org>.
Andrew Temu is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the following organisations: The Africa Guarantee Fund Ltd <http://www.africanguaranteefund.com/en/about-us-ten/board-of-directors-ten/>, the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank, The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor (SAGCOT) and The CRDB Microfinance Services Company Ltd. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Financial Sector Deepening Trust in Tanzania and the founder Chairman of Diligent Consulting Ltd – a private Tanzanian Agri-business and SME development consulting firm.
Andrew has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from The London University, UK; a Master of Science from Reading University, UK and a BSc in Agriculture from the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.