As an International Development Aid, Development Assistance worker, I have lived and worked in some challenging places and environments. I have worked for several donors including USAID, USDA, ADB, FAO and DFAT, in overseas development assistance or foreign aid and development projects. My roles have included Chief of Party, Technical Director, Team Leader, Adviser and Consultant, across technical, project and program management functions.
With my family, I now live in the southern Philippines. My aim is to help people over the longer term, to improve their incomes and well-being, by growing nutritious and safe food and making money by growing food. To improve people’s lives and to help them become food and nutrition secure. To become more resilient as individuals, households and communities to the shocks and stresses posed by markets, agriculture production risks, climate change, water access, credit and finance, natural disasters, health and livelihoods.
I have been doing this over the past 20 years in Vietnam, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Tanzania and Fiji. By working in donor and private sector, value chain growth projects that link farmers and agri-enterprises to markets and engage them with sustainable farming systems and post-harvest practices and technologies, to make food and commodities that are safe and meet quality standards.
I have also worked in several cross cutting areas of international development such as Communications and Media, Environmental Compliance Monitoring, Monitoring, Evaluation and Results Measurement, Youth and Gender. In more general aspects of Rural Development, I have considerable expertise and hands-on skills and knowledge in thematic areas including: water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH); nutrition sensitive agriculture, food security; climate change adaptation, climate smart agriculture; agribusiness development; and training and extension.
I can help your project or organisation as a consultant or to plan, manage, monitor, communicate and innovate more effectively, and to promote your results.