TAA CV - Dr Euan Francis Thomson

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1946 TAA Member No: 810
Contact Address: 13 Eastfield Place, Edinburgh EH15 2PL, United Kingdom Nationality: British
Permanent Phone Number: +44-131-669-9066 Mobile Phone No: +44 7901-580-000
Email Address: euan.thomson@talk21.com Personal Webpage:
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2014 Livestock advisor (3 trips January to May; 3, 3, 2 weeks) United National Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Amman (USAID funded) Jordan Establish monitoring programme / training staff to evaluate improved practices that raise herd income in the Badia (Jordanian steppe)
2012-13 Livestock advisor (4 wks (2012), 4 wks (2013) Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Kabul (World Bank Funded) Afghanistan Advise on alternative winter feeding practices for small stock of kuchi nomads; write proposal for Pastoralist (Kuchi) Field Schools
2010-11 Livestock specialist (7, 4, 9 weeks) GITEC, Germany (contracted by Min Ag, Tajikistan, donor ADB) Tajikistan Advisor to a rural development project, rapid appraisals, preparation of sector assessment
2011 Livestock advisor (4 weeks) Int. Centre Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu Nepal Convenor of workshop to prepare livestock survey in Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan
2010 Livestock advisor (4 weeks) GRM International Pty Ltd, Dubai Office, UAE (Omani funded) Oman Prepare red meat section of food security strategy / master plan; analyse red meat sector
2009 Livestock consultant (trips of 6, 5 weeks) Solidarites (NGO), Paris/Kabul (EU, AFDfunded project) Afghanistan Conduct RRAs, identify priority livestock/forage crop interventions, design M&E protocols
2007,08 & 12 Leader, mid/final project evaluations (3, 3, 3 wks) Mission dAide au dvelopement des conomies rurales, Kabul Afghanistan Evaluation of an animal production and health project funded by EC in eastern Afghanistan
2006, 07, 08 Livestock production expert (6, 4, 8 weeks) Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Kabul Afghanistan Research on livestock to inform and improve policy development in Afghanistan
2007 Animal health and live-stock specialist (4 wks) Hunting Technical Services PE, (ADB-funded) Kyrgyzstan Identify / prepare animal health and livestock production components of investment project
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Livestock
Subsidiary fields: Monitoring and Evaluation, Animal nutrition, Pasture / fodder crops, Farming systems, Value Chains, Rural livelihoods, Participatory development, Project management, Research, Rural development
Higher education: B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture, Wye College (University of London) 1969; M.Phil. Animal Nutrition, Wye College, 1971; Dr Technical Science (PhD, Animal Nutrition/Growth), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1979
Countries worked in:  Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Tunisia, Uzbekistan
Languages: English (mother tongue); French (F); German (G); Arabic (F)
Last Updated: 28/08/2014