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Expert in Agriculture: Arable Production, Potatoes (Open-field Vegetables), Storage, Agricultural Mechanization, and International Aid

Expert ID: 733585 Netherlands

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Expert's regional experience includes Central Asia, Central Europe, the Russian Federation, Southern and West Africa, the Middle East, and East and Southeast Asia.

His fields of experience are as follows:
Preparation, management and assessment of development projects;
Development, introduction and management of innovation of farming practices; and
Technical feasibility studies for aid programmes and private enterprise.

Expert also has key experience in the following:
Arable and horticultural production;
Farm mechanisation, produce storage and post-harvest handling;
Farm management and farm economics;
Farmer organisations: co-operatives, machinery rings, producer groups;
Fostering linkage between producers and markets/processors;
Applied agricultural research, extension and farmer education and training;
Implementation and improvement of commercial agricultural enterprise;
Agricultural Policy advice regarding the primary sector; and

Expert works best in direct contact with beneficiaries to analyze, assess and implement opportunities with the beneficiaries in such a way that they can proceed independently. Because of a wide network in the (international and Dutch/German) agricultural sector, appropriate solutions can be found. Expert's first objective is not commercial, but aiming to get the farmers -- be it large-scale (Russia) or small-scale (India) -- to get grips of their operations (production, trade, storage, processing) suitable to their situations.
Expert's consulting work has enjoyed success in both commercial settings (Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan) and aid projects (Nigeria, BiH).


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: M.Sc Subject: Agricultural Mechanisation Institution: Cranfield IT
Year: 1978 Degree: Teaching Diploma Subject: Vocational Teaching: Agricultural Mechanisation Institution: Dronten Agricultural College
Year: 1977 Degree: B.Sc Subject: Agriculture Institution: Dronten Agricultural College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Advisor Department:
Expert has worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2016 to present on early potato production missions. Previously he worked in India on GIC projects for the potato VC. He also provided analysis to Green Innovation Centers as part of the Agriculture and Food Sector Project in Nigeria.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1979 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Advisor and Agricultural SME Department:
Expert has worked in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Cyprus, Georgia, Romania, Tajikistan, Albania, Kazakhstan, Korea, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Yemen, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Zambia. He has served as an Advisor in a variety of roles, including agricultural development, vegetable farming production, agricultural modernization, potato sector reform, dairy farm machinery and establishment, potato storage techniques, curriculum development for farmer vocational training, crop specialization, project work, policy projects related to food security and agriculture, integrated agriculture and its applications, purchasing of secondhand equipment for sorting/grading/packaging for producer associations, cassava production, strategy, business and marketing support, NGO project activities, improved vegetable production for the processing of quality consumer goods, and environmentally friendly development.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1978 to Present Agency: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Cyprus, Georgia, Romania, Tajikistan, Albania, Kazakhstan, Korea, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Yemen, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Zambia Role: Agricultural Advisor Description: Expert has worked as Agricultural Advisor in a wide variety of global locations.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Work experience in international settings: Read, write, comprehend and speak.
Dutch Mother tongue
German Good understanding of spoken word and text, particularly verbal.
Russian Good understanding of spoken word, particularly verbal.
French and Arabic Some past experience

Fields of Expertise

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