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Tom H.

International Agricultural Development Consultant

Doctoral DegreeBoston University

United States

Summary

A senior executive with deep experience in Africa and the Middle East managing complex programs in difficult environments. Broad skills in political, social and economic analysis, especially for the agricultural and agribusiness sector, prescribing holistic approaches with private sector partners to resolve problems and take advantage of opportunities. Culturally sensitive in selecting, managing and leading socially and ethnically diverse teams of professionals working in diverse countries across Africa, the Middle East and former Soviet Union on USAID and USDA funded projects with a cumulative value of over $100 million. Superb oral and written communication skills and often in demand as a knowledgeable speaker on issues around agribusiness development, public-private partnerships, climate smart agriculture and the challenge of involving rural women and youth in order to feed a global population of 9 billion people a balanced, nutritious diet by the year 2050. Core competencies and strengths include: • Inspirational Leadership * Building sustainable partnerships with integrity and trust • Mentoring and Coaching * Food security and nutrition-sensitive agriculture • Facilitation and Negotiation * Precision agricultural production practices and new technology • Proposal Development * Climate smart agriculture • Project Management * Technical knowledge about high value horticulture and field row crops • Project Evaluation * Best practices for harvest and post-harvest handling

Experience

  • farming / crops
  • development
  • agricultural technology
  • agricultural financing
  • economic policy
  • united states
  • tanzania
  • mali
  • laos
  • kenya
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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