For The Future Of Cocoa 

Mr. Ross Jaax

Bio

Name:   Mr Ross Jaax

Residence:   Jakarta, Indonesia

Nationality:    American

Current Position:   Chief of Party ACDI/VOCA, AMARTA II (Agricultural Market and Support Activity II)

Previous Positions:   Operations Officer: IFC - International Finance Corporation, Program Manager for AppLab Indonesia: Grameen Foundation


Ross Jaax is an internationally recognized authority and practitioner in sustainable agriculture and economic development with almost a decade of experience with cocoa farming communities in Indonesia, The Philippines and Vietnam.

He has managed large scale economic development programs for international NGO’s throughout Asia and has an intimate knowledge of the issues, needs and desires of regional cocoa farming families.

Ross has proven capability to lead multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams to achieve project results and can speak Indonesian, Portuguese and Vietnamese languages

As technical advisor to "Cocoa Care" Ross brings a wealth of relevant cocoa farming knowledge and  valuable experience with internet based data collection and farmer interface systems that will be employed to further reduce overhead and monitoring and reporting costs. 

 

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