Agricultural Engineer Henry Moriya Director
M.Sc in Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, USA. Vice Minister of Agriculture at MAG, 2008-2009. Expert in Economic and Territorial Development emphasized in Value Chains and Private Public Partnerships for GIZ, KfW, USAID, DGRV, ICCO, WB, IDB, JICA, FIDA, FAO, IICA and other rural economic development organisms.
Professional with well-known trajectory in the agricultural field in the country, with prestige in the field of development and technical and financial international cooperation. International consultant with experiences in Latin American, Africa and Asian countries.
Henry Yasuo Moriya Fujikatsu is an Agricultural Engineer by the Universidad Nacional de Asunción (UNA), culminated as the best of his year. He is Master in Agricultural Economics with emphasis on Agribusiness and Finances by the Purdue University – West Lafayette, Indiana, USA and a Major in Environmental Impact Assessment by the UNA. In addition, he did courses and participated in seminars, congresses and workshops related to commodities platforms, Value Chains, value links methodology, sustainable development, business logistics, rural development, land-use zoning, geographic information system, quality management, among others.
He has run conferences and done publications both national and international level. He has also been university teacher at Public and Private educational institutions. He has worked as Technical Advisor in the Planning Direction at the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry (MAG), where he was later designated Vice Minister of Agriculture and took office from 2008 until 2009. During his career, he has gain skills in rural development programs and project formulation, policy-making and programs for institutional capacity building, agribusiness strengthen, feasibility studies for agribusiness projects, strategic and business plans, project cycle of organizations such as World Bank, IDB, GIZ, USAID, KfW, DGRV e ICCO, sustainable agriculture and forestry certification processes, governmental advisory in Value Chain programs, poverty reduction, systemic competitiveness, climate risk analysis, environmental assessment studies, among others.
He was Manager and Advisor in several private companies of the agricultural industry. He was Deputy Director of the USAID “Paraguay Productive Program”, implementing more than 20 agreements of private public partnerships of rural families to Value Chains. He participated in the “First National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change United in Paraguay”, as a member of the consulting staff. He led the international consulting team for the analysis and improvement of family farming production in the organic cotton chain in the Brazilian semiarid for the Dutch NGO, ICCO. He also worked as Senior Consultant and Advisor on several projects for the World Bank, (Mozambique) IDB (Colombia, Chile), KfW, DGRV, ICCO (Brazil), GIZ (Tajikistan, Perú, Ecuador), JICA, UNDP, FAO, IICA (USA). At present, he is director at A-Fines where he is in charge of the Financial Services Unit, Encompassing Value Chain and private sector development. He is in charge of the project negotiations as liaise between the consulting team and cooperation agencies such as KfW, DGRV, IICA, WB and UNDP.