Adrian van der Knaap

Managing Director, Farm-to-Market Alliance

Adrian van der Knaap is currently Farm to Market Alliance’s Managing Director having moved to that position in May 2019. Prior to that, he as WFP’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa in charge of supply chain and support services. In 2012 while working in Rome, he initiated, together with FAO and IFAD the global Post-Harvest Loss (PHL) project and was part of the team that set up the first large PHL operation of WFP in Uganda leading to WFP’s global PHL Knowledge and Operations Centre. From 2002 to 2006, he helped set-up and led the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre in Rome (the predecessor of the Logistics Cluster) with stints in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2007, he was seconded by WFP to FAO’s Emergency Division.

Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) is a public-private sector consortium of six agri-focused organizations formed to make markets work better for farmers. FtMA empowers smallholders to become reliable market players through access to four integrated pathways: (p)redictable markets, (a)ffordable finance, (t)echnologies and quality inputs, and (h)andling and storage solutions.


02 Oct. 2019

09:30 to 10:30


Theme 1: Physical Infrastructure

What changes will impact on transport and logistics infrastructures in Africa? How will these affect humanitarian and development supply networks?