TAA CV - Dr Mikael Grut

Personal Information
Title: Dr TAA Member No: 1859
Forenames: Mikael Year of Birth: 1932
Surname: Grut Email Address: mgrut@blueyonder.co.uk

University Qualification & Completion Year
1956 University of Stellenbosch, South Africa B.Sc. Forestry
1960 Royal School of Forestry, Sweden M.Sc. in Forest Economics
1970 Royal School of Forestry, Sweden D.Sc. in Forest Economis

Career Summary
1959 & 1960: Worked for the Swedish forestry company Mo och Domsj? AB (now Stora Enso). Missions to Kenya, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, South Africa and to a number of European countries, to investigate investment opportunities.
1961-77: Senior Lecturer in forest economics at the University of Stellenbosch. Consultancies for Mo och Domsj? AB and for FAO in Kenya, Morocco, Angola, Cameroon, Madagascar, Togo, Nigeria, Turkey, Canada and in some south European countries.
1977-81: Worked as forester and forest economist in the FAO/World Bank Cooperative Programme in FAO's Investment Centre in Rome. Participated in or led many missions to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
1981-94: Senior Forestry Specialist in the World Bank, Washington. Led or participated in many missions to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Madagascar, Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia, Somalia, Guinea-Conakry, Ghana, Thailand and China. Agroforestry study tours to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. Participation in Commonwealth Forestry Conference in Rotorua, New Zealand, in 1989.
1994 to present: Have done consultancies for the World Bank, DfID, Danida and EU development aid in, chronologically: Belize, Suriname, Gabon, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Ghana (several missions), Cameroon, Niger, Uganda, Philippines and Armenia.

"Forestry and Forest Industry in South Africa", A.A. Balkema, Cape Town / Amsterdam, 1965.
"Pinus radiata, Growth and Economics", A.A. Balkema, Cape Town, 1970. (Doctoral thesis.)
"Agroforestry in Sub-Saharan Africa. A Farmer's Perspective." World Bank Technical Paper 112, 1989. (Co-authored with Cynthia C. Cook.)
"Forest Pricing and Concession Policies. Managing the High Forest of West and Central Africa." World Bank Technical Paper 143, 1991. (Co-authored with John Gray and Nicolas Egli.)
"Forest Production and Biodiversity Conservation in Ghana, and Proposed International Support of Biodiversity Conservation", Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia and University College London, Working Paper GEC 98-18, 1998.

Although I have also worked in Europe, Asia and Latin America, I am basically an old Africa hand. And what have I achieved? I hope that I have helped plant and preserve many millions of trees in the developing countries, especially in Africa.


Last Updated: 10/09/2016