TAA CV -  Geoffrey Robert Andrew Kirk

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1938 TAA Member No: 1383
Contact Address: York house, Church St. Reepham, Norfolk, NR104JW Nationality: British
Permanent Phone Number: +44 (0) 1603871450 Mobile Phone No:
Email Address: grakirk@paston.co.uk Personal Webpage:
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2010 Livestock & Poverty Sp JVL UK Desk study preparing proposal for Vietnamese EC livestock and poverty alleviation project
2009 Workshop Synthesis Consultants UK Desk study synthesis of workshop findings on Enabling Environments for Agro-industries and Agribusiness in different regions of the world.
2006-09 M & E Expert JVL Laos Five inputs to EC-Lao Livestock Farmer Support Project
2007 Animal Feed Production Expert Vakakis Cambodia Consultant for Ecosorn EC-Cambodia project to recommend measures for introducing sustainable, improved feed production methods to pilot villages.
2004 Consultant EU/HTSPE Laos Conduct external final evaluation on the Lao PDR EU Livestock Development Project in the Lao PDR.
2004 Consultant FAO Italy Consultant with FAO working on Rehabilitation Preparation for Asian Avian Influenza crisis and preparation and coordination of guidelines for emergencies.
2003 Pasture Specialist EU/ Progress Consulting Europe Pasture specialist working on a research project for EU, relating to pasture and grazing land distribution and composition.
2002 Team Leader AfDB/ Agristudio Ethiopia Team Leader and range management specialist on beginning of project funded by AfDB to survey existing situation and requirements of different ethnic groups of pastoralist herders in over 50 sites.
2002 Team Leader GTZ/GFA Ethiopia Ethiopia. Organise biodiversity survey for social forestry project funded by GTZ in Tigray Province
2002 Research Self Peru Input to further research NGOs & to evaluate national certification of organic agricultural, food products & possibility of small holder participation.
2001 Livestock Adviser Agriplan/DFID Sierra Leone Livestock adviser for DFID/CRP Community Integration Programme, Sierra Leone. Identification of constraints to redevelopment of livestock sub sector in DFID/CRP area and in general I Sierra Leone. To advise on strategies
2001 M&E Specialist EU/Agristudio Laos Third input as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Consultant for the Lao PDR EU Livestock Development Project in the Lao PDR.
2000-01 Livestock/ Pasture Ecology Specialist World Bank/FAO India Livestock and Pasture Ecology Specialist FAO World Bank second Project Preparation Missions for Watershed Protection and Rehabilitation Project.
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Agriculture
Subsidiary fields: Rural Development, Livestock, Animal Production, Project Preparation/Appraisal, Range Management, Pasture/ fodder crops, Farming Systems, Environmental impact, M&E
Higher education: M. Phil. 1971Leeds. Growth and Development Studies/ Animal Nutrition. B. Sc. Agric Leeds. 1966
Countries worked in:  Antigua, Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, China, Denmark, Djibuti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Holland, Hungary, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Montserrat, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, St Kitts/ Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad, Turkey, Uganda, UK, USA, Zimbabwe.
Languages: English (mother tongue); Spanish (fluent); Kiswahili (basic) ; Portuguese (basic); French (basic)
Last Updated: 22/07/2014