Portfolio for 2007 – 2018

  • January – March 2018

    Alliance Environnement (on behalf of European Commission DG AGRI)

    Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions – case study report for Romania

  • January – March 2017

    January – March 2017

  • November 2016 – May 2017

    Ministry of the Environment, Waters and Forests (Romania)

    Networking for Good Agricultural Practice – developing the concept and terms of reference for an innovative World Bank-funded Knowledge Transfer Network for Romania.  You can read the concept paper that we prepared for consultation here

  • May 2016

    May 2016

  • December 2015


    Rethinking the links between farm modernisation, rural development and resilience  – facilitation and reporting for the Final Conference of the EU-funded (RURAGRI ERA-NET) RETHINK project.  We also contributed to a paper in the Journal of Rural Studies which you can read here  

  • October 2015 – March 2016

    Bournemouth Borough Council - Sustainable Food City (UK)

    Measuring Change and Double-checking Direction – strategic support to action planning for on-going implementation of the Bournemouth and Poole Sustainable Food City partnership

    October 2015 – March 2016

  • June – October 2015

    Estonian Organic Farming Foundation (Estonia)

    Organic Farming Innovation Cluster (Maheklaster) – support to the development of a 4-year project “Innovations in organic plant production“ for testing innovative technologies in organic arable crop and vegetable production in Estonia.  Read a review of organic farming in Estonia here

  • January – April 2015

    FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (Hungary)

    Strengthening Value Chains for Sustainable Development of Rural Economies in the Western Balkans – delivery of participatory training programme on partnerships for sustainable rural development and co-author of the resulting FAO/SWG (2017) Guidelines for Practitioners 

    January – April 2015

  • October 2014

    Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre (Latvia)

    Baltic Youth Conference on Entrepreneurship and Marketing – technical support and facilitation for a 2 day conference with young entrepreneurs from the Baltic region

  • October 2013 – May 2014

    EAFRD Managing Authority (Malta)

    Maltese National Rural Network 2014-2020 – technical assistance (with specific emphasis upon action planning) to support development of the Maltese Rural Network in line with the obligations of the 2014-2020 EU Rural Development Regulation

    October 2013 – May 2014

  • October 2013 – November 2014

    Asociaţia Grupul de Acţiune Local Ţara Vrancei (Romania)

    Principles and practice of EU rural development policy – preparation and delivery of an interactive programme of training and capacity building for four LEADER Local Action Groups in Romania

  • Septembrie 2013 – Decembrie 2014

    GBI Consulting Mehlmauer-Larcher & Kastner OG (Austria)

    Strategic Programming of the 2014-2020 National Rural Development Programme for Romania –  diverse range of technical support to the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, with specific emphasis upon Measure 16 (cooperation) and networking

    Septembrie 2013 – Decembrie 2014

  • May 2013 – December 2015

  • August 2012 – June 2014

    KantorQwentes SA (on behalf of European Commission DG AGRI)

    European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) 2007-2013 – various contracts for the ENRD Contact Point providing technical assistance and capacity-building for National Rural Networks (NRNs), including a web-based ‘NRN Tool-kit’ and facilitation of peer-to-peer learning processes

    August 2012 – June 2014

  • July 2012 – July 2015

    Innovacion Y Desarrollo Local S.L. Madrid Sucursala Bucureşti (Romania)

    Romanian National Rural Development Network 2007-2013 – comprehensive technical assistance and capacity building for the national rural network support unit

  • September– November 2011

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (Serbia)

    Capacity Building for Implementation of EU Environmental Policies and Strategies in Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – development and delivery of a training module for civil society organisations on EU rural development policy and nature conservation

    September– November 2011

  • March – October 2009

  • May - July 2009

    GFA Consulting (Germany)

    Support to IPARD Preparation for Macedonia – development of a National Agri-environment Programme for Macedonia (EU CARDS Programme)

    May - July 2009

  • May – June 2008

    GRM International (Sweden)

    “Reka Mleka” (Rivers of Milk) – training for farm advisers on participatory techniques for encouraging farmers to minimise water pollution from small-scale dairy farming in south-west Serbia

  • February – October 2007

    WYG International (UK)

    Organic Agriculture for Turkey – technical assistance and training for the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on necessary institutional reforms for supporting organic farming

    February – October 2007