• Policy Analysis, Project Design and Evaluation
• Credit and
marketing for farm, agribusiness and exports, and non-farm small businesses, including fisheries and aquaculture and businesses operated by farmers’ & women’s organizations
• Institutional analysis and land
• Enterprise-level statistical
• Conflict resolution, post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction and food security issues
• Ph.D., Agricultural Economics/Ibero-American
Studies/Statistics/Farm Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
• M.S., Agricultural Economics/Rural
Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975.
• B.A., History/French, Hamilton
College, Clinton, New York, 1966.
• High School, French/Latin, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA, 1961.
• Portuguese Language,
Centro de Estudos Brasileiros (Rome, Italy 1988 & Georgetown,
• Spanish Language and Literature,
Université de Laval, Québec, PQ, Summer 1966
• FCC first-class radio-telephone,
second-class radio telegraph, & amateur extra class radio licenses,
• Private pilot's license and instrument
rating, Flying Club, San Fernando, Chile, 1969
August to December 2012 Company Manager, focusing on new business development for own consulting company in Bamako, Mali to provide services to Government, donors and private agencies and companies in good governance and agriculture, business, credit and development, with particular focus on appropriate systems for financial control and for assuring results from commensurate with outlays and interventions.
January to July 2012 (various times), Proposal Writer and Agricultural Finance Author/Editorfor providing sections on rural finance and employment for proposals and editing a manual on agricultural finance for banks and microfinance institutions in Africa embarking on lending programs for agriculture.
6 November to 20 December 2011 , Team Leader, Ghana for an evaluation assessing advocacy training farmer-based organizations, coalition-building and improved interaction and services of local authorities.
17 February to 30 March and August 27 to October 17, 2011, for village- and household-level surveys for an impact evaluation assessing the contribution of the Microfinance Program in improving the welfare of the families of clients, recommending program expansion, inclusion of other geographical areas and the design of new loan products. Also, analyzing the Program's role in reviving farming, business activities and employment in the wake of cyclone Nargis.
14 September to 2009 to 13 September 2010 Financial Services Specialist, Mali, setting up a system to guarantee access to finance for farmers, women and their producer organizations, promoting value-chain and bonded warehouse financing, and designing a land payment system to provide beneficiaries of an irrigation project with titles to their land and improved access to medium-term finance.
24 August to 14 September 2009 Economy and Market Development Expert in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the design of SIDA’s pro-poor, gender-sensitive, and market-oriented development program, recommending institutional partnerships and geographical areas of concentration.
October 2008 to April 2009 Team Leader in Ethiopia for a lessons learned study of an innovative CIDA-funded food security, income-generation and asset creation project in eastern Amhara region.
7 January to the 15 October 2008 Team Leader in Ethiopia for the World Bank-financed “Tana Beles Growth Corridor Endowments, Potentials and Constraints” study for the Ministry of Water Resources analyzing growth based on development of irrigation, regional marketing, finance, public-private partnerships and agribusiness.
November 2007 Agribusiness Expert designing methodology for an evaluation of USAID projects in Serbia.
14 August – October 9 2007 Proposal Writer, Uganda carrying out fieldwork in northern Uganda, meeting local authorities, development partners and recruiting prospective staff and local subcontractors, arranging public-private partnerships and preparing the technical proposal for USAID’s SPRING project.
29 June – 7 August 2007 Team Leader, Uganda evaluating USAID’s agricultural productivity enhancement project related to technological adoption, increased production, producer organizations, group marketing, linkages to financial institutions, and public-private partnerships.
2 June – 24 June 2007, Enterprise Specialist, Huambo, Angola analyzing potential opportunities arising in peri-urban and rural areas due to improvement in property rights.
5-21 May, 2007 Team leader, Conakry, Guinea for the agriculture and natural resource management component of a better governance project during the start-up phase, preparing protocols for future collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and contacting UN agencies concerning relevant activities.
9 April to April 30 2007 Data Quality Expert, Managua, Nicaragua responsible for evaluating quality of export, domestic, sales and other indicators of financial success of USAID projects for raising rural income.
18 February to 31 March, 2007 Team Leader, Madagascar for an evaluation of Food Security Project based in Moramanga with Title II funding from USAID. The evaluation covered contributions to improving agricultural production & marketing, health, family-planning & nutrition, road & irrigation infrastructure, natural resource management, & land tenure; proposed major changes in ADRA operations and supervision.
26 November 2006 to January 19, 2007 Agricultural Economist, Senegal for an evaluation of a USAID-funded natural resource management project, responsible for analyzing the economic pillar of a tripartite strategy of nature, wealth and power. Analysis focused on how project interventions increasing income from forest and non-traditional agricultural products and revenues to local government succeeded in raising community interest in improved management of community forests and other resources.
16 April to 19 May, 2006 Economist/Land Tenure Survey Manager, Kyrgyzstan for USAID responsible for the design, supervision and analysis of a survey of 550 farmers and local government officials concerning terms of agricultural leases, production, soil and water conservation and investment decisions on leased land and recommendations on improvements in leasing arrangements and the ultimate transfer of leased land to farmers.
11 January to 22 March 2006 Fisheries Economist, Indonesia assessing policies, strategies and subsidies in the marine and fisheries sector, and define investments to promote growth and reach its export potential.
27 October to 18 November 2005 Proposal writer at ARD
Inc., Burlington, Vermont for USAID/Ethiopia's.z
10 September to 20 October 2005 microfinance Expert, Sri Lanka assessment of microfinance opportunities in the wake of the tsunami and proposing changes in products, procedures and reporting requirements to overcome low funds uptake and to encourage greater interest by MFIs in USAID funds offered for recovery.
18 June to 15 July 2005 Team Leader/Strategic Planning Specialist for SIDA developing a strategic plan to guide Uganda Beef Producers’ Association in improving services to members, generating additional revenue to increase its sustainability, expanding membership to cover a broader spectrum of livestock producers, processors and input suppliers, and making the association more representative of the interests of stakeholders in the beef and meat sub sectors.
17 February to 15 April 2005 Agricultural Credit and Marketing Specialist for an evaluation of USAID’s Agricultural Cooperatives in Ethiopia (ACE) program managed by ACDI/VOCA, responsible for writing the evaluation report analyzing program impact on numbers of cooperatives, volume of business, formation of savings and credit cooperatives, training activities, and farmer incomes, livelihoods and food security.
25 November 2004 to January 10, 2005 Team Leader/Agricultural Economist for ADRA Guinea, responsible for the final evaluation of its USAID-funded PADRAS project improving food security through new farming technologies, natural resource management, and income-generating activities. Recommendations covered a sustainable exit strategy for the microfinance component, the need to use farm chemicals (including insecticides), and improvements in the monetization of PL-480 Title II vegetable oil.
27 June to 2 October 2004 Agricultural Credit Risk Specialist for USAID’s Mali Finance project managed by Chemonics, preparing budgets for major crops grown in the southern part of the country (including cotton, potatoes, mangos, irrigated rice, onions, tomatoes and sesame), analyzing agronomic, input supply, and marketing constraints, as well as imports and exports, and assessing the risk associated with financing these crops. Work also involved estimating the repayment capacity of farmers for short-, medium- and long-term loans, recommending changes in agricultural lending policies, and development of new agricultural lending policies and new loan products to allow the two major microfinance institutions to better serve the population and to improve their capacity to analyze farm loans.
18 March to 2 May 2004 Income-Generating Activity Specialist for the Government of Mozambique’s Ministry of Women and Coordination of Social Action, training social action staff in program design and implementation, evaluating its on-going support to income-generating activities for welfare recipients, and proposing changes in selected activities to reduce risks and to improve success rate of welfare recipients in setting up their own micro enterprises.
1 to 23 February 2004 Rural Land Tenure/Agriculture Specialist in Kosovo on an ARD team carrying out a study for USAID of land and property rights and their impact on economic development and finance for enterprises including agricultural crops (potatoes, vegetables, etc), dairy, and trout aquaculture and on improving property rights to increase the use of immoveable property as collateral for bank finance.
18 October 2003 to January
26 2004 Agricultural Economist
on an ARD team preparing an Agricultural
Sector Assessment for USAID/Guinea, focusing on the contribution
of the sector to poverty reduction. Responsible for preparing in-depth
analysis of key agricultural sub sectors and identify their constraints,
opportunities and potential interventions over the next five years.
Work include in-depth studies of major crops such as cashews, oil
palm, rice, irrigated dry season vegetables, marine and continental
fisheries and aquaculture, and the marketing of fertilizer and other
farm chemicals, and contributing to analysis of the financial sector
and its support to agricultural marketing and production.
12 September to 17 October
2003 Fertilizer Credit Specialist
for the International Fertilizer Development
Center in Malawi, reviewing the need for an access to and the sources
of credit by fertilizer dealers; both local currency and dollar
and rand finance for fertilizer imports were analyzed. Work included
analysis of use of fertilizer stocks in bonded warehouses as collateral
(inventory credit) and on other possible sources of guarantees to
supplement dealers own contributions to the finance of fertilizer
imports and in-country inventories.
24 April to 20 May, 2003
Housing microfinance Expert,
Kigali, Rwanda, for the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) analyzing
the performance of housing and home improvement lending by Rwandan
credit unions and their national union (UBPR). A program for establishing
in-house expertise in construction, for improving existing loan
products, and for developing a product combining member savings
with home purchase finance was designed. New products for commercial
construction loans and for salary advances used for home improvement
were also proposed.
11 February to 15 March, 2003
Senior Trade Analyst,
Bamako, Mali for the preparation of a proposal in response to a
USAID RFP for an agricultural trade promotion project. Responsible
for analysis of the trade impacts of civil war in Ivory Coast, border-trade,
irrigated rice sector (production, milling and marketing), horticultural
crops, quality assurance and control systems (laboratories, HAACP,
etc.), infrastructure, MIS and information and communication programs,
and trade and marketing finance.
31 October to 18 December 2002
Senior Agricultural and Food Security
Analyst on an evaluation team
USAID/Malawi’s program for increasing rural incomes, assessing
the impact of 1) the consolidation of the national small holders
producers organization (NASFAM) as a major trading company for exporting
and processing smallholder agricultural products, 2) a dairy industry
development program with Land O’Lakes, 3) the expansion of
rural credit unions, and 4) an HYV-seed-and-fertilizer-for-work
project improving food security for low-income families while improving
their road access.
1 September to 26 October 2002
Agricultural Marketing Policy Analyst
funded by IFAD for the Agricultural Policy
Support Project (PAMA) in Mozambique, reviewing the literature and
current studies related to agricultural marketing for small farm,
analyzing policies and legislation, and identifying the institutions
and stakeholders having legitimate interests in agricultural policy
decisions. The report analyzes the existing policy formulation process
and proposes a framework in which PAMA can operate to improve transparency,
ensure small farmers input into the decision-making process and
accelerate changes in marketing policies and procedures favoring
small farmers and their associations.
1 July to 3 August 2002
funded by CARE International on behalf of a consortium of NGOs,
responsible for collecting data, modeling the cost of 16 years of
conflict in northern Uganda’s Acholiland to the regional and
national economies, and contributing to a negotiated solution.
13 April 2002 to 13 June 2002
Marketing and Rural Enterprise Development
Expert, DFID-funded project for
Teso and Lango farming systems (Soroti and Lira districts in northern
Uganda), analyzing marketing and enterprise development constraints
and identifying opportunities for new and existing crop and livestock
activities and service sector businesses, with the aim of integrating
this market-oriented focus into the research program of the National
Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) and into the extension
activities of the National Agricultural Advisory Service (NAADS)
in its support formation and development of producer organizations,
and of creating specialized competitive grant funds for marketing
and enterprise development studies to encourage businesses to expand
and to take advantage of the opportunities emerging in the regions.
20 August 2001 to 2 November,
2001 and 19 November to 14 December 2001 microfinance
Housing Consultant, PLAN International,
preparing a proposal for Phase II of a microfinance for housing
cum technical assistance project for low-income families. Work also
entails assisting PLAN in identifying funding sources, preparing
grant proposals for expansion of the program in 5 existing countries
(Latin America and Sri Lanka) and its replication in a similar number
of new countries in Africa and elsewhere.
4 April 2001 to 25 May, 3 to
18 November, 2001and 19 December 2001 to 26 January 2002
Information and Communications Expert, Mali for USAID reviewing the
information and communications
needs of the umbrella association of microfinance institutions (APIM)
and its 24 members and developing a strategy for meeting APIMs needs,
including computerization of its operations (hardware, software,
web site email systems, electronic bulletin) and those of its members.
Work included developing a communications strategy for the marketing
of the microfinance industry as a whole and coordinating the media
campaigns of individual MFIs with the overall industry strategy.
The report is in French. Handled press relations to launch the communications
strategy with a week-long microfinance Week conference with nationwide
media coverage and designed a media campaign for the African Cup
of Nations soccer tournament.
31 May to 1 August 2000
Agricultural Economist and Credit Expert
evaluating the strategy of alternative
development of the Government of Peru supported by USAID for farmers
in the Peruvian selva in coca-producing zones. Farmers were interviewed
concerning their production of coca and alternative crops and livestock
activities, marketing arrangements, means of financing their farming
and other activities, and their property rights. Managers of farmer
cooperatives and privately owned agribusinesses processing, marketing
and exporting coffee, cocoa, bananas, beans, rice, hearts of palm,
pineapple and other non-traditional export crops were also consulted.
Financial analysis of priority activities was carried out. Roles
of farmer organizations in marketing were also analyzed; support
of NGOs was also evaluated.
29 April to 29 May, 2000
Rural Organizations Specialist,
Mali, Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi, analyzing technical and financial
support to producers’ organizations in Africa for improving
collective marketing, input supply and service provision to members.
A major focus of the study was on the process of building trust
and long-term relationships between producer organizations and the
processors, traders and agroexporters buying their products. The
report made recommendations for strategies to improve USAID’s
support for rural producers’ associations throughout Africa.
13 March to 27 April 2000 Rural Enterprise Expert, Philippines, proposing to broaden agribusiness and marketing activities and improve resource use for an FAO farming systems development project and to improve the selection of farm, non-farm and forest-based enterprises, the way enterprises are managed by farmer cooperatives and individuals, and the provision of technical assistance, training and credit for non-farm activities carried out by women and other members of agrarian reform communities.
January 29 to March 12, 2000,
Senior Institutional Management Specialist,
Egypt, assessing impacts of the
research, design and implementation and the monitoring, verification
and evaluation units on success of an agricultural policy reform
program. The major focus of this program is on improving the regulatory
environment and enabling rules and acts governing agribusinesses
and exporters of Egyptian farm products.
October 2 to November 12, 1999,
Farmer Organization Specialist, Mozambique,
responsible for an assessment of farmer associations supported by
USAID/Mozambique and US NGOs to determine “Best Practices”
to achieve results in collective marketing of agricultural products.
Support provide by US and UK NGOs (CLUSA, CARE, World Vision, ACDI/VOCA,
Freedom from Hunger, etc.) to farmer organizations and by TechnoServe
and the Cashew Industry Support project (Nampula) to processors
and agribusinesses was also analyzed. Best practices were identified
and recommendations made for linking farmer organizations with agribusinesses
engaged in marketing, processing and exporting.
July 31 to September 17, 1999
Labor Economist, Cashew Processing Industry
Study, Mozambique funded by World
Bank responsible for analyzing jobs losses in old capital-intensive
factories and determining appropriate compensation for workers.
Potential gains in employment in new small plants using appropriate
(Indian) labor-intensive technologies in cashew processing were
estimated. Proposals were concerning marketing constraints on establishing
new, small-scale plants and for raw cashew exports.
June 16-July 27, 1999
Financial Policy Advisor for
the Fondo Peru Canada evaluating the microfinance institutions the
Fondo supports and advising on the formalization of their activities
to provide continuity in the provision of financial services to
the poor for their farm and non-farm small businesses and micro enterprises.
November 30 to December 18,
1998 Agricultural Finance Expert
for USAID/Honduras responsible for reviewing
requirements and options for financing agricultural reconstruction.
The mechanisms proposed included refinancing and special lines of
credit for participating banks and other financial institutions.
May 13 to 4 July 4, 1998
Land Tenure Analyst,
Guyana preparing a program and financing mechanism for conversion
of land leases to freehold property, establishing criteria and priorities
for areas and farmers to be covered in initial years of program
operation. The impact of the change-over to freehold tenure on the
development of farm-processing and non-farm rural businesses was
July 8 to August 9 & Sept.
20 to 17 October, 1998 Fisheries
Credit Expert for FAO and Morocco's
Office National de Pêche supporting expansion of the mutual
loan guarantee system to cover remaining ports and increasing membership
and raising system revenues.
January 31 to March 29, 1998
Rural Savings and Credit and Micro enterprise
Development Expert analyzing credit
requirements of natural resource management activities and micro enterprises
in rural communities in Senegal and designing a credit component
in partnership with this USAID-financed NRM project and local financial
April 6, 1997- 10 October,
1997 microfinance Expert and
Operations Analyst preparing the
African Development Fund's US$ 10 million microfinance Initiative
for Africa (AMINA) proposal to support urban and rural micro enterprises.
Work also included up-dating the African Development Bank operations
November 3 to December 2, 1996
Artisanal Fisheries Credit & Financial
Analyst analyzing informal credit
and marketing systems for fishermen, women fish processors and fish
traders for a JICA artisanal fisheries project on the north coast
of Senegal. Credit for marketing and processing was emphasized.
5 July to 9 August 1996
Agricultural Economist Sierra
Leone analyzing the commercial market for cassava, sweet potatoes
and yams in the fresh food market and processed (gari) for storage
and export. Recommendations were made on the need for warehousing
at the port and for working capital for an agricultural marketing
company supporting marketing activities for all IFAD-funded projects
in the country.
27 April to 11 May 1996 Agricultural
Economist for FAO, Ethiopia estimating
costs and assisting in the design of trials for treatment of external
parasites in sheep and goats to improve the quality of skins and
facilitate the production of export-quality hides for the European
3 March to 17 April 1996
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist,
Morocco, designing a farm-level data collection and analysis system
to monitor progress in achieving the production, marketing and income
objectives of a USAID-funded irrigation project.
17 October to 14 November 1995
Credit Consultant for
Save the Children (USA) in Malawi designing a credit system for
processing and petty trade micro enterprises of low-income women
widowed by AIDS.
25 August to 24 September 1995
Credit Consultant to
GTZ-Malawi on designing a credit program for introduction of resource-conserving
technology in lake fisheries and for financing a pond-culture production
system for producing and marketing tilapia fish and dry-season vegetables.
16 May to 20 September 1995
Income-Generating Activities Expert,
FAO evaluating markets of alternative agricultural and non-farm
small businesses in fishing communities around Lake Malawi and Lake
Malombe and designing a credit program to support their expansion.
Profitability of sun-drying and salting fish for sale in Malawi
and for border trade in processed fish to nearby Mozambique was
10 April to 3 May 1995
Guinea evaluating income-generating activities encouraged by a USAID-funded
natural resources management project in the Fouta-Djallon highlands,
including markets and finance for dry-season vegetable production
and non-agricultural small businesses. The shortage of finance as
a constraint to the development of these enterprises was also analyzed.
April 1995 Research
Analyst for a private client carrying
out a desktop study of commercial fishing in the Aegean Sea to help
ensure secure routing of submarine cables and minimize damage from
9 January to 7 March 1995
Agribusiness and Marketing Consultant,
Mozambique responsible for an impact analysis of imports of US-made
equipment and food on farm production and on establishing free markets
in farm inputs and agricultural products. Managers of agricultural
processing and marketing businesses were also interviewed, and an
assessment was made of the commodity import program’s impacts
on improving the ability of these enterprises to compete in the
liberalized Mozambican economy.
25 September to 7 December
1994 Rural Credit Specialist,
Burma for FAO designing a credit system for four FAO-implemented
agro-forestry and agriculture projects to support farming, fishing,
agricultural marketing and rural non-farm businesses, including
small processing and trading enterprises of women.
11 May to 11 September 1994
Fisheries Economist, Mexico, FAO
analyzing viability and investment in fish capture, processing and
marketing in Mexican fisheries and aquaculture (including land-titling
and credit for aquaculture projects). Macroeconomic factors affecting
fisheries investment (including overvaluation of the currency) were
highlighted three months prior to the devaluation of the peso. Economic
and financial analysis of various types of fisheries and aquaculture
activities was also carried out.
4 April to 9 May 1994 Rural
Organizations and Credit Analyst,
Honduras for FAO, evaluating an agro-forestry and natural resource
management project, including the contribution of its credit component
to the achievement of project objectives.
3 to 19 January 1994 and 15
November to 23 December 1993 Agricultural
Economist, Eritrea responsible
for economic analysis and design of the credit component. The project
focused on rehabilitating production using spate irrigation to permit
self-sufficiency in grain. The proposal to reestablish of off-season
vegetable production oriented toward export to the Italian market
was also analyzed.
10 July to 10 August 1993
Bangkok, Asia and Pacific Region, FAO analyzing the regional fertilizer
market including production, marketing, consumption and trade.
15 August to 4 October 1993
Bolivia, Colombia and Peru evaluating the alternative development
strategy of providing marketing support and community infrastructure
to encourage switching from coca production to other crops. Small
processing plants funded by UNIDO were analyzed.
11 February to 20 May 1993 Agricultural
Economist, Belize, FAO analyzing
Government’s import substitution policy for raw and processed
agricultural and livestock products; a recommendation was made to
support non-traditional farm exports to the North American market.
Subsequently at the request of FAO, a proposal for Belize for a
study of non-traditional exports was prepared and approved for funding.
17 November to 15 December
1992 and 1-10 January 1993 Fisheries
Credit Expert, Ecuador designing
a credit component for a GTZ artisanal fisheries project, including
support for fish-processing.
18 August to 5 November 1992
Fisheries Credit Expert,
FAO, Pakistan analyzing market potential and finance for the fish
capture, fish-processing and fish meal industries, with a major focus
4 April to 10 August 1992 and
8 August to 22 December 1991 Team
Leader/Agricultural Economist, Uganda funded by AfDB responsible for designing a national lending
program for farmers, artisanal fishermen and other rural small businessmen
2 May to 30 June 1991
Rome, for FAO's World Food Programme Liaison Office analyzing proposed
WFP development projects.
20 October 1990 to 19 February
1991 Institutional analyst
for USAID-funded agricultural sector
assistance program in Zimbabwe, evaluating a commodity import program
and the impact of individual rural development projects financed
by local currency revenues
10 August to 29 September 1990
Chapare, Bolivia, evaluating a USAID-funded crop and livestock production
alternatives to coca production supported by cash grants for eradication,
land titles, credit and basic infrastructure. Various processing
and product marketing enterprises were analyzed.
13 March 17 May 1990
Economic Analyst and Credit Expert,
Honduras, analyzing marketing mechanisms and loan portfolios of
the agricultural cooperatives packing and exporting melons and other
non-traditional products to the North American market, funded by
10 August to 10 October 1989
Cairo, Egypt, USAID-funded, developing an economic and financial
analysis capability for the analysis of potable water and sewerage
investment projects in the Nile River valley and delta.
24 April to 4 August 1989
Rome, in the FAO’s liaison office, providing technical support
in design and appraisal of WFP development projects.
16 March to 4 April 1989
Sao Tomé e Principe, FAO evaluating the impact of WFP food
aid on rehabilitating cocoa production and processing, encouraging
food production by plantation workers and supporting privatization
of state farms.
21 October to 23 December 1988
Honduras, for a USAID-funded policy study analyzing exchange rate,
land tenure, marketing, export disincentives and financial constraints
on private sector investment in production and processing of domestic
and export crops.
16 August to 16 October 1988
FAO, Rome writing a manual on managing credit components of artisanal
9 July to 9 August 1988
Honduras, FAO evaluating impacts of WFP food aid on production of
basic grains and on adoption of soil conservation techniques.
Nov. 1987 to April 1988
Senior Economist for
Latin America, IFAD, Rome responsible for preparing macroeconomic
and agricultural country assessments for proposed projects.
11 October to 1 November 1987
FAO, Swaziland reporting on a results of a marketing project for
reporting crop and livestock prices; marketing margins for the maize-milling
industry were analyzed.
July 1985 to August 1986 Agricultural
Credit Expert, FAO, Malaysia,
directing a survey of 2,000 small farmers and artisanal fishermen
to assist the Malaysia's Agricultural Development Bank in improving
its lending policies, procedures and loan recovery.
November 1984 to February 1985
and April to June 1985 Socioeconomic
indicator's database developer,
FAO, Rome, developing a database of rural development statistics.
March 1985 Agricultural
Economist, Honduras, USAID-funded
evaluating the financial and institutional viability of the Federation
of Coffee Producers and member cooperatives.
March to October 1984
Land Tenure Analyst,
FAO, Rome responsible for the design of a multi-country study of
landless workers, promoting wage income, better access to land and
more non-farm businesses.
January 1982 to February 1984
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, teaching business statistics
and statistical applications on the main-frame and personal computers.
Three months between 1980 to
1984 (various dates) Cooperative
Credit Consultant, Inter-American
Foundation, Dominican Republic, evaluating the portfolio of the
rural cooperative finance company and reviewing and criticizing
inaccurate agribusiness feasibility studies prepared to support
8 July to 30 August 1983
Haiti. USAID analyzing group credit provided to small farmers and
the implications of proposed lending for large-scale private sector
February to March 1983 Consultant
for the Land Tenure Center, USAID-funded,
evaluating production, marketing and repayment capacity of small
farmers in the Bolivian Chaco on loans for land-clearing services,
building stock water ponds and annual crop production. Processing
industries were also reviewed.
July – August 1982
Land Tenure Center of the University of Wisconsin, in charge of
the production function analysis of a data set from a farm-level
survey of small farms and agrarian reform cooperatives in El Salvador.
September 1979 to April 1980
Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, assisted in
developing a methodology for the evaluation of credit components
of rural development projects in Latin America.
March to July 1979 Consultant,
International Labour Organization, Santiago, Chile analyzing changes
in employment and labor structures on large farms in Chile's Central
Valley between 1966 and 1975.
August 1978 to February 1979
SERPLAC Sixth region, Government of Chile, analyzing the market
potential of principal annual crops and livestock activities and
export fruit crops on farms of varying size and tenure types. Packing
and export-marketing of fruit were analyzed in view of their high
March 1978 to July 1978
Director of a farm-level survey,
SERPLAC, Seventh Region and Natural Resources Institute, Government
of Chile, responsible for questionnaire design, training, revision
of the sampling procedures and management of field work for a survey
of 450 small and large farms producing and marketing crops for the
domestic and export markets, including fruit, beans and other legumes.
January 1973 to September 1975
Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, responsible
for the Bolivia report and the preparation of two case studies based
on farm-level production and marketing survey data, for the World
Bank's Comparative Study of Land Reform in Five Latin American Countries.
Member, Terra Institute (Corporation focusing on land issues and property rights, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin).
Voluntary Experience Record:
April 2005, Tsunami Reconstruction, Aceh, Indonesia responsible for housing and livelihoods assessment.
October 1997, Financial
Analyst for CAUSE (Canadian NGO),
Korhogo, Ivory Coast, analyzing the production costs and markets
nime seed soap and financial analysis of treated mosquito nets sold by a women’s group.
1971-1975 and 1983, Officer,
secretary and treasurer of the
Eagle Heights Consumer Cooperative, Madison, WI, keeping the minutes
of board meetings and managing the accounts and finances.
February 1967 to August 1971,
Peace Corps volunteer/project manager,
Rancagua, Chile, managing a rural electrification program providing
for the needs of agrarian reform beneficiaries for residential,
farm-electricity and farm-processing plant electric power.
• Participant in training in rice-fish joint production system by Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (Mali), USAID/Mali and Shanghai University Mali, 1 February 2010.
• Participant in International Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in Fisheries and Aquaculture (COFA-2009), Ambo, Ethiopia, May 1-3, 2009.
• Participant in Post-Tsunami Private Sector Summit on Reconstruction and Rehabilitation:
Corporate Social Responsibility in Action, Washington DC, May 12, 2005.
• Speaker on home-improvement
loan products and media relations consultant at First microfinance
Week, Bamako, Mali, 13-16 November
• Workshop on Legal and Sociological
Aspects of Guarantees and Securities and Procedures for Loan Recovery,
based on the
Bamako, Mali, 14-16 May 2001.
• US-Cuba Business Council Meeting,
Miami, March 9, 1999.
• Global Microcredit Summit, Washington,
DC February 2-4, 1997
Lessons Learned Partnership for Food Security, Bati, Ethiopia (2005-2009), Prepared for CHF and CIDA, April 2009
Agricultural Cooperatives in Ethiopia (ACE) Program: Final Evaluation, September 2005. [ Link ]
Strategic Plan for Uganda Beef Producers Association, Kampala, August 2005.
Report on the Final Evaluation for ADRA’s Project d’Augmentation des Resources Alimentaires de Siguiri (PADRAS) Program (FFP-A-00-00-00085-00), ADRA, March 2005. [ Link ]
Agricultural Credit Risk in the Zones of the Office du Niger and CMDT, Malifinance, Bamako, Mali, 3 September 2004.
Report on Housing Credit for the Union of Rwanda Popular Banks, WOCCU, June 2003.
The Net Economic Cost of the Conflict in the Acholiland Sub-Region of Uganda, commissioned by Civil Society Organisations for Peace in Northern Uganda (CSOPNU), Kampala, September 2002
Potential Agricultural Market Opportunities and Enterprise Development for the Teso and Lango Regions, Uganda, June 2002.
Information and Communications
Strategy for APIM/Mali (umbrella organization of microfinance institutions),
Bamako, Mali, January 2002 (French).[ Link ]
Best Practices in Farmer
Organization Promotion and Support, Maputo, December 1999 for USAID.
Proposal for Conversion from
Leasehold to Freehold Property in Guyana, Georgetown, July 1998
for Inter-American Development Bank.
Proposed Credit and Savings
Component for USAID’s Natural Resources Management Project,
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