Chief of Party of the Feed the Future Ghana Market Systems and Resilience Activity

Michael Dockrey currently serves as chief of party of the Feed the Future Ghana Market Systems and Resilience Activity funded by USAID. He brings decades of experience as a smallholder farming systems specialist to the role and senior manager of development projects and humanitarian response operations. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2022, Michael served as Chief of Party for the Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture Technology Transfer Project, which USAID described as “potentially transformative to rural women’s economic empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Previously, Michael led International Medical Corps’ response in post-earthquake Haiti in 2010. He represented the U.S. government through his secondment to SCF UK in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Belgrade (Yugoslavia) during the 1994-1995 civil war and produced repatriation and self-settlement plans for 840,000 refugees and internally displaced people in post-war Somalia in 1999. He also served as Country Director for International Relief and Development, USAID’s largest relief and development programming partner, in Iraq during its post-conflict era from 2007 to 2010. When his role as Chief of Party to the JG-MUST (USAID) project in South Sudan came to an end due to civil war in 2014, Michael was engaged at the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture as their Senior Program Manager, based in their HQ at his alma mater of Texas A&M University. During his graduate studies at Texas A&M University, Michael was one of 50 students out of 35,000 in the School of Agriculture to receive membership to the Gamma Sigma Delta Society for Agricultural Academic and Professional Excellence.