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This section of the website allows TAA members to enter brief descriptions of their careers, in order to illustrate the breadth of experience and skills available within the Association.

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Ajaz Khan

Company name: Lend With Care – Care International

Activities: Lendwithcare brings together entrepreneurs in developing countries with people with the power to help them - people like you. Run by one of the world's leading aid and development organisations, Lendwithcare is a revolutionary way for you to help people in the developing world to transform their lives.

Contact: Ajaz Khan

Email: khan@careinternational.org

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Alex Zieba

Company name: Mountain Lion Agriculture Sierra Leone

Activities: Mountain Lion Agriculture is an agribusiness which improves the lives of Sierra Leoneans by strategically displacing lower quality rice imports in Sierra Leone with a higher quality, competitively priced domestic brand. Our vision is nothing less than in-country food security for the entire West Africa region built sustainably, profitably and conscientiously - one small farmer at a time.

Contact: Alex Zieba

Email: alex.zieba@icloud.com

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Alison Mortlock

Company name: Fauna and Flora International

Activities: Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has built a reputation for its pioneering work and science-based approach to conservation. We respond quickly to new challenges and opportunities as they arise, and do not shy away from difficult environments and situations when it is clear that we can make a real difference. Explore our approaches to find out how we are taking the lead on a wide range of conservation issues, from tackling climate change and working with big business to supporting sustainable local livelihoods in agricultural landscapes and building conservation capacity worldwide.

Contact: Alison Mortlock

Email: Alison.Mortlock@fauna-flora.org

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Andrew Westby

Company name: NRI University of Greenwich – Natural Resource Centre, UK

Activities: A unique multi-disciplinary centre of excellence. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality research, advice, teaching and training in support of global food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction.

Contact: Andrew Westby

Email: A.Westby@gre.ac.uk

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Barbara Adolph

Company name: IIED – International Institute for the Environment, UK

Activities: Linking local priorities and global challenges

Contact: Barbara Adolph

Email: barbara.adolph@iied.org

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Cecilia Benda

Company name: Concern Worldwide, Eire

Activities: Working with the world's poorest people to tackle hunger and transform their lives. Together with our amazing supporters, we are working for a world free from hunger.

Contact: Cecilia Benda

Email: cecilia.benda@concern.net

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Charlie Hancock

Company name: Capital Agri International Ltd

Activities: CAI is a partnership that identifies, appraises and integrates investments in Agriculture, Food and AgTech across the Globe. Delivering a comprehensive range of specialist services with an international network we provide true 'boots on the ground' expertise.

Contact: Charlie Hancock

Email: charlie@capitalagriinternational.com

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David Burton

Company name: CARDNO EMERGING MARKETS (UK) LTD

Activities: Working in partnership with developing countries to deliver solutions for sustainable development. Through the expertise of professionals investigating the causes of poverty and focus on improving the physical, economic and social infrastructure that sustains communities.

Contact: David Burton

Email: david.burton@cardno.uk.com

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Emma Dennis

Company name: Farm Africa, UK

Activities: Farm Africa helps African farmers grow themselves out of poverty and end hunger forever. With our help, rural families are building a more prosperous life that allows them to take charge of their futures.

Contact: Emma Dennis

Email: emmad@farmafrica.org

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ERWIN KINSEY

Company name: ECHO East Africa

Activities: ECHOcommunity is a membership community that provides access to nearly all of ECHO?s resources online, as well as communications tools to help development workers connect with each other.

Contact: ERWIN KINSEY

Email: ekinsey@echonet.org

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Gilad Gershon

Company name: Tropic Biosciences UK Ltd

Activities: Growing of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits; Research and Experimental Development in Biotechnology

Contact: Gilad Gershon

Email: gilad@tropicbioscience.com

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Gottlieb Basch

Company name: ECAF European Conservation Agriculture Federation

Activities: Promotes information to farmers, agrarian technicians and society in general, about the techniques that make it possible to conserve agrarian soil and its biodiversity, in the context of sustainable agriculture;rnEncourages the development, teaching and investigation on any aspect related to Conservation Agriculture and the biodiversity of agrarian soil;rnDevelops all kinds of activities and programs addressed to the achievement of the previous aims.

Contact: Gottlieb Basch

Email: gbasch@ecaf.org

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Graydon Jeal

Company name: Atkins Water and Environment, UK

Activities: Consultancy linked to water and environment projects and overseas development

Contact: Graydon Jeal

Email: graydon.jeal@atkinsglobal.com

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Heather Pitcher

Company name: AA International Ltd, UK

Activities: Implements contracts following direct requests from clients for our services or from winning competitive tenders

Contact: Heather Pitcher

Email: heather@aainternational.co.uk

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Jim Green

Activities: International consultancy with over 50 years experience, addressing todays most challenging issues in every region of the world. Working together with communities, NGOs, national governments, international aid donors or the private sector, we strive to achieve the goal of sustainable and equitable development.

Contact: Jim Green

Email: Penny_Buckle@dai.com

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John Gowing

Company name: University of Newcastle on Tyne, UK

Activities: Agricuture & Environmental Science. This programme aims to provide an interdisciplinary training in scientific principles necessary for understanding the interactions of agriculture with the environment. There is an emphasis on sustainability and the ecological consequences of unsound management.

Contact: John Gowing

Email: J.W.Gowing@newcastle.ac.uk

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Julian Park

Company name: University of Reading (School of Agriculture), UK

Activities: Agriculture and Development.The role of agriculture, and agricultural research in addressing the major challenges and opportunities related to agricultural intensification and environmental sustainability in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the developing world.

Contact: Julian Park

Email: j.r.park@reading.ac.uk

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Julie Flood

Company name: CABI

Activities: Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment. We work in global agricultural development to support farming communities, aiding them as they battle with poor soil, invasive species, and pests and diseases, to improve their livelihoods. We also aid trade around the world and generate and provide information and knowledge. We are a leading provider of microbial services. We are a leading global publisher producing key scientific publications. Plantwise is a global programme which helps farmers lose less of what they grow.

Contact: Julie Flood

Email: j.flood@cabi.org

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Julie Greenstreet

Company name: Royal Agriculture University, UK

Activities: Recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the delivery of education, research and consultancy, in and relating to, agriculture and the rural environment.

Contact: Julie Greenstreet

Email: library@rac.ac.uk

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LANDELL MILLS

Company name: Landell Mills, UK

Contact: LANDELL MILLS

Email: lm@landell-mills.com


Lara Allen

Company name: Centre for Global Equality, Cambridge

Activities: The Centre for Global Equality is a network of NGOs, academics, businesses and individuals who work together to reduce global inequality and its consequences.rnBased in Cambridge, UK, our network is global. Our particular contribution to reducing global inequality is through enhancing global knowledge equality and the opportunities this brings. Together for a world without poverty.

Contact: Lara Allen

Email: sophie.mower@centreforglobalequality.org

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Mahesh Gangadharaiah

Company name: Reliance Foundation

Activities: Reliance Foundation works tirelessly towards enriching the lives of people belonging to the marginalised communities of India. It enhances livelihood opportunities and provides relevant information that helps reduce risk for rural communities. Furthermore, by deploying locally-relevant solutions, it enhances rural livelihoods in agriculture, marine fisheries and other farm and non-farm based activities.

Contact: Mahesh Gangadharaiah

Email: Mahesh.Gangadharaiah@reliancefoundation.org

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Marco Wopereis

Activities: Committed to alleviating poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables.rn

Contact: Marco Wopereis

Email: Marco.Wopereis@worldveg.org

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Patrick Trail

Company name: ECHO Asia Impact Center

Activities: The ECHO Asia Impact Center exists to equip workers to be more effective in agriculture and community development by providing resources, training, and seeds throughout Asia.

Contact: Patrick Trail

Email: ptrail@echonet.org

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Peter McKeown

Company name: National University of Ireland, Galway

Activities: Plant and Agricultural Biosciences innovations have a critical role to play in ensuring future food security and sustainable development through discoveries in Ireland and internationally. Our department has a major focus on preparing students for careers in the vibrant plant and agribiosciences sector, and in research.

Contact: Peter McKeown

Email: peter.mckeown@nuigalway.ie

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Pramel Gupta

Company name: Vrutti Livlihood Resource Centre

Activities: Vrutti, an NGO based in India, works with rural communities, who are dependent predominantly on farm-based livelihoods, to increase their income, make them resilient and more responsible farmers ? in turn creating successful entrepreneurs, and sustained job creators. Established in 2002. by a group of management professionals from IRMA, VRUTTI has been contributing towards empowering poor & marginalised communities across India. Vrutti believes that sustainable livelihoods are the most effective and comprehensive way out of poverty.

Contact: Pramel Gupta

Email: pramel@vrutti.org

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Rebecca Deane

Company name: Landell Mills, UK

Activities: One of the world's leading international development consulting firms, active in all continents. Our mission is to assist our clients to participate actively in the global economy whilst protecting their fragile environments and vulnerable communities in the process.

Contact: Rebecca Deane

Email: RebeccaD@landell-mills.com

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Richard Allan

Company name: James Hutton Institute, UK

Activities: An international research centre based in Scotland. The work we do is right at the top of the global agenda and involves tackling some of the worlds most challenging problems including the impact of climate change and threats to food and water security.

Contact: Richard Allan

Email: richard.allan@hutton.ac.uk

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Richard Harrison

Company name: NIAB EMR East Malling Research

Activities: A major organisation in the UK for innovation and research on horticultural crops and plants and their interactions with the environment. Our research on perennial fruit crops is known internationally. We delivers knowledge, products and services that benefit public and private customers. NIAB EMR is part of the NIAB group.

Contact: Richard Harrison

Email: richard.harrison@emr.ac.uk

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Simon Vaughan

Company name: Rothamsted Research, UK

Activities: Where knowledge grows. At the heart of our past 175 years and current research lies the need to feed a growing world population in a more sustainable manner. We deliver wide impact through tackling important challenges, through an open innovation culture and through working with partners worldwide.

Contact: Simon Vaughan

Email: nicola.yates@rothamsted.ac.uk

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Wendy Hayden

Company name: Gorta Self Help Africa

Activities: Self Help Africa supports rural African communities to increase the quantity and quality of the food that they produce, and access markets at local, regional and international levels for their produce. We believe that agriculture is a key driver of economic growth, and must be central to efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact: Wendy Hayden

Email: wendy.hayden@selfhelpafrica.org

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