Investigation of the market for confectionery and cocoa products in Uzbekistan on behalf of LMC Ltd, Oxford, UK and Malaysian Cocoa Board. Feb 2009
Market Research Kazakhstan
Investigation of the market for confectionery and cocoa products in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Nov 2008
Team Leader and EconomistTrinidad
Action Plan for the rehabilitation of cocoa production in Trinidad & Tobago. The country is one of a handful of producers of fine grade cocoa, but production has fallen to a few thousand tonnes. The project involved consultation with policy makers, extension personnel, exporters and a wide cross-section of farmers. HTS Consulting for EU Dec/Jan 1999
Market economist Cote d’Ivoire
Advice on the liberalisation and privatisation of coffee and cocoa sales. Advisory team included privatisation specialists, a legal specialist and an economist. My role as the economist was to review the performance of the coffee and cocoa markets and to assess the implications of liberalisation for farmers and government finances. Deloitte & Touche for Government of Cote d’Ivoire. June 1999
Held at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) to provide officials from the Dept of Agriculture with advice on smallholder cocoa farming and the results from the previous year’s extension messages and socio-economic studies. Masdar. Aug 1998
Team Leader and Socio-economist Ghana
This project formed part of an on-going Cocoa Rehabilitation Project in Ghana. Two projects, a large-scale Socio-Economic Study of cocoa farming and an Extension Messages study ran in parallel for over six months. The project team consisted of a socio-economist, policy economist and a farming systems advisor. It involved a nationwide survey involving a combination of semi-structured approaches and structured interviews as well as participatory approaches in collaboration with counterparts from the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana. Masdar for AfDB 1997
EconomistE.D.& F. Man, London. Regular travel to West Africa, Brazil & South-East Asia
Responsibilities included the management of overseas research teams, forecasting of cocoa production, analysis of marketing and processing, and economic updates on key countries. Gill & Duffus and E.D.& F. Man. 1985-1991
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