Benjamin Dent


Dr. Benjamin Dent specializes in improving agri-food supply chains’ competitiveness through building collaboration and better understanding of both business customers and consumers. He has worked with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the World Vegetable Center on projects in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique, and he is Lead Facilitator for the annual Australia Awards Africa Agribusiness short course, including leading delivery of the program in Ghana. He has also worked extensively with farmers and agri-food companies in Australia, Canada and the UK, where he is based. In addition, he has 12 years’ experience of working in the UK government on agriculture, food and environment policies; and currently chairs the UK Soil Association’s Standards Board, which certifies a market worth over £1.4b/year. His publications include co-authoring A Guide to Value Chain Analysis and Development for Overseas Development Assistance Projects and Food Waste: Aligning Government and Industry within Value Chain Solutions. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at The University of Queensland and a Senior Associate at Value Chain Management International.