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Below is a list of all registered TAA consultants, a summary of their expertise, and a link to further details and a short CV (Word format). Potential employers are advised to make direct contact with consultants for more comprehensive information. 


Principal discipline & subsidiary fields

Country experience

Hugh Bagnall-Oakley Agriculture/Horticulture/Rural Development: extension, income Generation/SMEs, institutional/organisation development, marketing, monitoring and evaluation, participatory development, PRA techniques, project management. Australia, Burundi, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Libya, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vanuatu
Christopher Baker Agriculture; Emergency Relief; Project Management; and Rural Development: Development Planning; Emergency Relief; Institutional/Organisational Development; Land Husbandry; Project Management; Project Preparation/Appraisal; Rural Development (community-based); and Soil & Water Conservation Bangladesh, Gambia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Sally Bastow Project Management: administration/ accountancy, agricultural economics, computer application, extension, gender in development, monitoring & evaluation, participatory development, training Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia
David W Billing Project Management: Agro-Forestry; Forestry: Community; Land Evaluation/Land Use Planning; Land Husbandry; Monitoring & Evaluation; Rural Development; Tree Crops; Watershed Management Belgium, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Denmark, Estonia, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malawi, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad, UK, Vietnam
Peter G Bisset Agriculture: Agronomy, Extension, Farming Systems, Project Management, Project Preparation/Appraisal, Research Belize, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Congo DRC, Ethiopia, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Nepal, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Yemen
Robert Black  Agriculture/ Environment /Training & Education: agrochemicals, crop protection, horticulture, institutions & organisations, public sector reform (including legal and regulatory issues), quarantine, training, tree crops. Belarus, Belgium, Belize, China, Ethiopia, Georgia, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, FYR Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Poland, Reunion, Russian Federation, Seychelles...
Linda Blunt Horticulture Training/Education. Cocoa, floriculture, fruit and vegetable, gender in development, participatory development, project preparation/appraisal, training. Germany, Nepal, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA.
Michael F Bolton  Rural Development: agronomy, extension, genetic resources, rice, NGOs, participatory development, aquaculture, GIS. Cambodia, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Mali and Niger.
Richard Bond Rural Development: development planning, land evaluation & land use planning, micro finance, monitoring and evaluation, participatory development, rural infrastructure, rural livelihood systems, smallholders and settlement.  Australia, Bangladesh, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Zambia.
David Bourn Project Management / Agriculture / Ecology / Environment: Development planning, ecology & environment, editing & publishing, farming systems, geographical information systems, mapping/survey, project preparation, remote sensing, research watershed management, wildlife/ national parks Botswana, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Philippines, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe
Roger Cozens Agriculture: Agro-forestry, Agronomy, Development Planning, Forestry (Community), Horticulture, Income Generation, Participatory Development, Rural Livelihoods Systems Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Liberia,Malawi, Nepal, Romania, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Tibet,Taiwan, Uganda
Damian Fison Fisheries, Animal nutrition, Aquaculture, Forestry (plantation) Kenya, Tanzania, The Gambia
David F H Giles Agriculture/Irrigation: agronomy, soil & water conservation, irrigation, research, extension, land reclamation and training. Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burma, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo (Serbia), Mauritius, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Turkmenistan ......
William Harris Agriculture, Agro Industry, Rural Development Kenya, Tanzania
Liz Kiff Rural Development: agroforestry, food crops, monitoring & evaluation, participatory development, project management, research, rural livelihood systems, soil/water conservation and watershed management.  Bhutan, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Nepal, The Philippines, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe.
Geoffrey R A Kirk Agriculture: rural development, livestock, animal production, project preparation & appraisal, range management, pasture & fodder crops, farming systems, environmental impact, M&E. Antigua, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, China, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Holland ......
Ruth C Malleson Rural Development / Sociology: environment, agriculture, forestry, rural sociology, community, participatory development, rural livelihood systems, ecology & environment, wildlife & national parks, agroforestry. Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, India and Indonesia.
Jamie Newton Rural Development: irrigation, participatory development, procurement, project management, project preparation & appraisal, rural infrastructure, rural roads & transport, water supplies (rural). Australia, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ghana, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Ukraine and Zambia.
John H Pratt Project Management: development planning, economics, financial analysis, marketing, monitoring and evaluation, organizations & institutions, participatory development, project preparation/appraisal. Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
James Ramsay Environment/Forestry: environmental impact, community, hydrology & water resources, land reclamation, participatory development, project preparation & appraisal, soil/water conservation, watershed management, wildlife & national parks. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines .......
John James Rhodes Project Management / Agriculture: Agronomy; Credit/Banking; Extension; Farming Systems; Irrigation; Monitoring & Evaluation; Plantation/Estate Management; Project Preparation/Appraisal Belize, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Russia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
Geoffrey Rockliffe-King Economics: development planning, food security, institutional & organisational development, monitoring & evaluation, participatory development, project preparation & appraisal, rural development, smallholders & settlement. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Polynesia, FYR Macedonia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho .......
Alan Stapleton Soils and Land Use: Ecology and Environment, Eco-tourism, GIS/Land Information, Land Evaluation/Land Use Planning, Research, Soil and Water Conservation, Watershed Management, Wildlife/National Parks Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria,Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Yemen, Zambia
Euan F Thomson Livestock: animal nutrition, pasture & fodder crops, farming systems, marketing, rural livelihood systems, participatory development, project management, research, rural development. Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Tunisia and Uzbekistan.
Anthony J Treen  Agriculture: cotton, crop protection, extension, participatory development, project management, project appraisal, public sector reform, research. Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Egypt, Iraq, Swaziland, Switzerland and Tanzania.
Steve Vaux Agroforestry, Marketing, Oil Palm, Plantation/Estate Management, Project Management, Project Preparation/Appraisal, Sugarcane, Tree Crops. Congo (Brazzaville), Greece, India, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Solomon Is, Tanzania, Uganda, UK
Keith J Virgo Project Management/Agriculture: development planning, eco-tourism, institutions & organizations, land evaluation & land use planning, land husbandry, PRA techniques, procurement, project preparation & appraisal, publicity & publications, rural development and participatory development. Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Barbados, China PR, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates ....
Mike Woolford Project Management: Agricultural Education, Aquaculture, Extension, Livestock, Project Preparation/Appraisal, Public Sector Reform, Training, Village/Community Institutions Bangladesh, Lesotho, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia
W. Alasdair Wyllie Monitoring & Evaluation, Farm Management, Farming Systems, Livestock, Project Management, Project Preparation / Appraisal, Rural Development, Rural Infrastructure, Training & Training Needs, Water Supplies (Rural). Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Georgia, Jamaica, Jersey, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

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This page was updated on 31 October 2013


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