William Lanier was a Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) placement with Northern Ghana's "Ministry of Food and Agriculture" (MoFA) and an "Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa" Seed grower.
A Masters in Agricultural Education and Technology and previous career with Integrated Pest Management Extension (USA) offered research based insight about how protecting cereals and grains legumes against PHL is more meaningful than compensating for such loss by increasing production.
Growing up a partner in NeverIdle Farms (Western Canada), and working exchanges to Australia and Denmark provided hands on experience and a network to proven solutions.
Recently Mr. Lanier was a panel member discussing "Innovations to reduce PHL- EBA role in Africa Postharvest Loss and waste“ at 2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference (EBAFSC, 2015) and a contributing member of the ADMI PHL Prevention CoP who presented “A Qualitative Discussion about the Utility of Staple Grain Logistical Platforms in Ghana, West Africa” at the International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention (Lanier, et al. 2015).