|After the DTA course (1968) I was temporary Assistant Lecturer in Crop Production ar UWI for a year until becoming a Research Assistant in the Rockefeller Foundation funded Root Crops Programme working on sweet potato and yams. In 1970 a visit by CIAT staff resulted in an offer of a Research Fellowship. Next year I arrived in Cali, Colombia to find CIAT focused on cassava! I registered with UWI for a PhD and selected rapid clinal propagation as a research topic. I completed the programmer in 1974. Whilst at CIAT I met staff of Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) and was recruited as Project Advisor on an IDRC financed cassava project at the Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute near Kuala Lumpur where I worked for 4 years. The job also included supervision of other IDRC cassava projects requiring visits to Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. Next I returned to the UK joining Minster Agriculture Ltd as a Consultant specializing in tropical root crops. This job took me to Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Malaysia, Belize, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, Brazil and other places I have forgotten. I became a Director of the company in 1982 and Marketing Director in 1988. Minster was bought by Cargill in 1989 and in 1990 I was interviewed by the World Bank and became a Task Manager the following year. This job took me to Bolivia, Jamaica and most of the Commonwealth Caribbean Islands. A Bank reorganization in 1997 resulted in me joining IFAD as Technical Adviser in Agronomy. Based in Rome, I reviewed development projects and also supervised IFAD financed research projects in Africa and Asia (mostly implemented by CGIAR Centers). I retired from the staff position in 2004 and continued as a part time Consultant until finally calling it a day in 2010. I am happily retired in Malta (Gozo to be precise).