Diego Naziri


Diego Naziri is a value chain and postharvest specialist at the International Potato Center (CIP) and senior research fellow at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich, UK. Before joining CIP and NRI, he worked at the Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) and at the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. During his career, Diego has been involved in a wide range of research and consultancy on development opportunities and problems in the agri-food sector of over 20 low- and middle-income countries. His main interest lies in the creation and transfer of knowledge that can contribute to improving smallholder farmer market access and profitability by building appropriate institutions and strengthening linkages among key public and private sector actors of the value chain. He has specific experience in the areas of roots and tubers value chains, marketing, processing, enterprise development and postharvest losses. Diego holds a PhD in Cooperation for Sustainable Development from the University “La Sapienza”, Rome and he is a member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) and Teaching Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). Since joining CIP, Diego has coordinated large multi-agency interdisciplinary R&D teams working on RTB crops in Africa and Asia. He is currently based in Vietnam.