If you are seeking an expert consultation with me, or an interview for any purpose, please review the following list in advance of contacting me. Thank you.

·  I am frequently in the field conducting research and have a demanding travel schedule, so please be patient if I do not respond right away. I will get back to you as soon as I am able.

·  My current work is on value addition in cocoa in Africa. I am very interested to connect with businesses or individuals who are doing work that adds or creates value in the cocoa sector in Africa. If you contact me about your value addition cocoa project, I will likely want to conduct a formal interview with you for my upcoming publications.

·  I find that many questions can be answered in my publications or other media (such as podcast appearances). Before asking for a consultation, please read Cocoa, my book on cocoa politics (available on Amazon), or consult a relevant article or media appearance to see if I have already addressed your questions. Whenever possible, I have made publications and other media available on this site.

·  If you are seeking guidance to build your business, asking to be introduced to professional contacts, or wish to discuss contextual information for business purposes that is not available in my publications, then please describe what you need using the form below and I will respond with my availability and phone consultation rate.

·  I prefer to have consultations by phone, and can receive Skype, WhatsApp, or FaceTime calls, as well as regular calls to my Ghana phone number. Please do not ask me to install any other communication app.

·  I typically schedule calls starting at 4pm GMT, for 30 minutes, on weekdays when I am not in the field or traveling.

·  If, after the consulting my published works, you still have issues that you would like to discuss, please send me your top three burning questions using the form below. If I feel I am able to address those questions, I will reply as soon as I have the opportunity.

Thanks very much and I look forward to speaking with you.