Tinashe Kapuya (Ph.D) is an Agricultural Economist and Trade Policy Analyst with a decade of private and public sector experience. He currently works for the USAID Southern African Trade and Investment Hub. He was formerly the Head of International Trade and Investment Intelligence at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), based in Pretoria, South Africa.
He has previously worked for the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) and the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). He has also engaged in short term assignments for the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), and the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), among others.
He previously sat on the National Economic Development and Labour Council’s (NEDLAC) Technical Sectoral Liaison Committee (TESELICO), the Trade and Industry Chamber (TIC) as well as the Agricultural Trade Forum (ATF) in South Africa. He also served as the Deputy Chair for the Trade Policy Committee in Business Unity South Africa (BUSA).
He was also as part of the Agricultural Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Technical Working Group (TWG) on Trade and Markets, while also previously serving as part of the Grow Africa Steering Committee, as well as the African Union’s (AU) Africa Agribusiness Forum.
Views expressed are entirely his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the organization(s) he currently or previously worked for.