Title: Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Training and Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission
Nature of Work: Delivery of training in PET methodologies for Crop Production and Livestock Performance Assessing and support to the UN Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission.
Country: South Sudan
Client: Welthungerhilfe, with UN FAO funding
Timing: December 2015


Title: Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Training
Nature of Work: Delivery of training in PET methodologies for Crop Production and Livestock Performance Assessing.
Country: South Sudan
Client: Welthungerhilfe, with UN FAO funding
Timing: October 2015

 
Title: 
Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Training
Nature of Work: Delivery of training in newly completed PET Crops Uganda methodologies
Country: Uganda
Client: UN FAO
Timing: August-September 2015


Title: 
Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Training
Nature of Work: Delivery of training in newly completed PET Livestock Uganda methodologies
Country: Uganda
Client: UN FAO
Timing: July 2015


Title: 
Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Development
Nature of Work: Completion and Finalisation of PET Manuals for Uganda
Country: U.K.
Client: UN FAO
Timing: March-October 2015


Title: A Report on a Mission to the Holy Gardens of Patmos
Nature of Work: Agricultural evaluation and advisory consultancy
Country: Island of Patmos, Greece
Client: Charis, UK
Timing: May 2015


Title: 
Food Security Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission data analysis and report writing, South Sudan
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Feb 2015



Title: 
Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Development
Nature of Work: Fieldwork for development of PET Crops Uganda, Karamoja
Country: Uganda
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Jan/Feb 2015



Title: 
Food Security Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission analysis and report writing, UK based
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Dec 2014



Title: 
Food Security Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission data analysis and report writing, South Sudan
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Oct/Nov 2014



Title: 
Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Development
Nature of Work: Fieldwork for development of PET Crops Uganda, Karamoja
Country: Uganda
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Sept/Oct 2014


Title: 
Food Security Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Training and Data Analysis
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Sept 2014


Title: 
Food Security Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Planting Assessment Mission, Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: May/Jun 2014


Title:
Functional Numeracy for Food Security
Nature of Work: Project Visit by Project Chief
Country: Uganda
Client: USAID via TOPS programme, in partnership with Mercy Corps
Timing: May 2014


Title:
Food Security Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Emergency Food Supply Assessment Mission, West and Central Equatoria, South Sudan
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Mar/Apr 2014


Title: Food Security Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission Karamoja
Country: Uganda
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Feb 2014


Title: Evaluation Consultant
Nature of Work:
 Review of SAHEWA phases 1 and 2  in West Darfur, Sudan
Client: ADRA Denmark
Timing: Dec 2013
Timing: May 2014


Title: Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission, WFP/FAO, South Sudan
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO/WFP
Timing: Oct/Nov 2013


Title: 
Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Development
Nature of Work: Groundwork and planning for proposed PET Uganda
Country: Uganda
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Oct 2013


Title: 
Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Presentations
Nature of Work: Presentations of Pictorial Evaluation Tool (Crops) to senior officials
Country: occupied Palestinian Territories
Client: UN FAO
Timing: Sept 2013


Title: 
Programme Evaluation
Nature of Work: Evaluation of a 3 year Irish Aid funded programme in Karamoja
Country: Uganda
Client: Oxfam GB
Timing: July - Aug  2013


Title: Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Development
Nature of Work: Fieldwork for development of PET Crops for West Bank and Gaza Strip
Country: occupied Palestinian Territories
Client: UN FAO
Timing: April - May 2013


Title: 
Consultant
Nature of Work: Final Programme Evaluation
Country: Afghanistan
Client: Mercy Corps
Timing: Feb 2013


Title:  Consultant
Nature of Work: Evaluation of FAO interventions, Somaliland
Country: Somaliland
Client: UN FAO/FSNAU
Timing: Jan 2013


Title:
Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Rapid Assessment of Gu-Karan Production, Somaliland
Country: Somaliland
Client: UN FAO/FSNAU
Timing: Dec 2012


Title: Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission, WFP/FAO, South Sudan
Country: South Sudan
Client: UN FAO/WFP
Timing: Oct/Nov 2012


Title: Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Training of 4 teams of assessors in Hargeissa: Crop yield assessing for South and Central Somaliland using PET and field sampling methods
Country: Somaliland
Client: UN FAO
Timing: June 2012


Title: Contracting Company and Project Leaders
Nature of Work: "An Assessment of Factors Affecting the Performance of Ethiopian Commercial Farmers"
Country: Ethiopia
Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Timing: April - June 2012  


Title: Agricultural Consultant
Nature of Work: Programme evaluation
Country: South Sudan
Client: Concern Worldwide
Timing: January-February 2012 


Title:
Agricultural Consultant
Nature of Work: Technical support and final programme evaluation
Country: Afghanistan
Client: Christian Aid
Timing: January, 2012


Title:  Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission, FAO/WFP, Northern States of the Sudan.
Country: Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: December, 2011


Title:  Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission, FAO
Country: Somaliland
Client: UN FAO
Timing: November, 2011


Title:  Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Development and fieldwork for PET-Crop and PET-Livestock. Training of assessors on their use.
Country: North Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: September-October, 2011


Title:  Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission, FAO
Country: Tajikistan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: July-August, 2011


Title:  Consultant Agronomist
Nature of Work: Project Evaluation;Improvement of storage facilities and post-harvest handling and storage practice in Bay Region, Southern Somalia, FAO
Country: Kenya
Client: UN FAO
Timing: June, 2011 


Title:  Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Review of information needs and data flows for Crop and Food Supply Assessing
Country: Tajikistan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: June, 2011


Title:  Provision of International Senior Level Monitoring
Nature of Work: Results Orientated Monitoring of Food Facility Operations of the European Commission
Country: Afghanistan
Client: EPU-NTUA, ICCS
Timing: April, 2011


Title:  Crop Assessment Consultant
Nature of Work: Pictorial Evaluation Tool (PET) Development and PET-Crops and PET-Livestock Fieldwork
Country: North Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: March-April, 2011


Title:  Provision of International Senior Level Monitor
Nature of Work: Results Oriented Monitoring of Food Facility Operations of the European Commission
Country: Pakistan
Client: ICCS, Athens for the European Commission
Timing: February, 2011


Title:  Provision of International Senior Level Monitor
Nature of Work: Results Oriented Monitoring of Food Facility Operations of the European Commission
Country: Afghanistan
Client: ICCS, Athens for the European Commission
Timing: February, 2011


Title:  Provision of International Senior Level Monitor
Nature of Work: Results Oriented Monitoring of Food Facility Operations of the European Commission
Country: Somaliland
Client: ICCS, Athens for the European Commission
Timing: January 2011


Title: CFSAM support and Pictorial Evaluation Tool Development
Nature of Work: Technical Assistance to produce PET Crops N.Sudan and PET Livestock N. Sudan and provision of Technical Support to the CFSAM 2010/2011
Country: N Sudan
Client: UN FAO
Timing: October - December 2010


Title: Rapid Surplus Assessment Mission
Nature of Work: Crop Assessment Consultant
Country: Somaliland
Client: UN FAO
Timing: October 2010


Title:  Provision of International Senior Level Monitor
Nature of Work: Results Oriented Monitoring of Food Facility Operations of the European Commission
Country: Afghanistan
Client: ICCS, Athens for the European Commission
Timing: August 2010 


Title: Team Leader
Nature of Work:
Evaluation of the Karamoja Pastoralist Development Programme
Country:
Uganda
Client:
OXFAM GB
Timing: 
August 2010


Title:  Pictorial Evaluation Tool Development, Somalia
Nature of Work:
Training of assessors in use of Crop and Livestock PETs in Somalia
Country:
Somalia
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
July 2010 


Title:  Provision of International Senior Level Monitor
Nature of Work:
Results Oriented Monitoring of Food Facility Operations of the European Commission
Country:
Afghanistan
Client:
ICCS, Athens for the European Commission
Timing: 
June 2010 


Title:  Provision of International Senior Level Monitor
Nature of Work:
Results Oriented Monitoring of Food Facility Operations of the European Commission
Country:
Somalia
Client:
ICCS, Athens for the European Commission
Timing: 
March 2010 


Title:  Pictorial Evaluation Tool Development, Somalia
Nature of Work:
Field work for Crop and Livestock PETs in Somalia
Country:
Somalia
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
January - February 2010 


Title:  Pictorial Evaluation Tool Development, Somalia
Nature of Work:
Field work for Crop and Livestock PETs in Somalia
Country:
Somalia
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
October - November 2009


Title: Consultant to Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission
Nature of Work:
Consultancy inputs into planning and data collection phase of Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission
Country: 
Sudan (North)
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
October 2009


Title: Karamoja Livelihoods Programme, Phase II
Nature of Work: 
Preparation of agriculture and livestock components of KALIP 
Country:
Uganda
Client: 
UN FAO
Timing: 
September 2009


Title: Pictorial Evaluation Tool Development for Somalia
Nature of Work:
Initiation of production of a Pictorial Evaluation Tool for crop assessment in Somalia
Country: 
Kenya
Client: 
UN FAO
Timing: 
August 2009


Title: Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission and Review of Crop Assessment Methodologies.
Nature of Work:
To estimate main season cereal and pulse production; to report on the final official estimate of the 2008 main season harvests; to forecast 2009 second season production; to assess the overall food supply situation and to estimate cereal import requirements for 2009/10.
Country:
Tajikistan
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
July 2009


Title: Karamoja Livelihoods Programme
Nature of Work: 
Preparation of agriculture and livestock components of KALIP
Country:
Uganda
Client: 
UN FAO
Timing: 
April 2009   


Title: Libya Green Mountain Project, Cyrene Declaration
Nature of Work:  
Phase 1 Preparation- Agriculture and Livestock Components
Country:
Libya
Client: 
RWB, London
Timing: 
February/March 2009  


Title: Knowledge Transfer Policy
Nature of Work:  
Provision of technical advice to University Management regarding establishment of KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER SYSTEM
Country: 
Wales, UK
Client: 
Aberystwyth University
Timing: 
January 2009 


Title: Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, Ethiopia
Nature of Work: 
As for previous CFSAM's, AA International Ltd staff led the agricultural component (crops/ livestock) of the  mission to Ethiopia to estimate cereal production and to assess the food supply situation for the coming year.
Country:
Ethiopia
Client:
UN FAO
Timing: 
November/December 2008  


Title: Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, South Sudan
Nature of Work: 
As for previous CFSAM's, AA International Ltd staff led a mission to South Sudan to estimate cereal production and to assess the food supply situation for the coming year.
Country:
South Sudan
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
October 2008


Title: Review of regional markets and food production in Central Asia
Countries:
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
Client:
UN World Food Programme (WFP)
Timing:
June - August 2008


Title: Review of regional markets and food production in Caucasus states/countries
Countries:
Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
Client:
UN World Food Programme (WFP)
Timing:
April - June 2008 


Title: Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, Ethiopia
Nature of Work:
In November/December 2007, staff of AA International Ltd led a CFSAM mission, on behalf of the FAO/WFP into Ethiopia. The purpose of this mission was to estimate national cereal and pulse production for the 2008 season as well as to review final estimates of production for the previous season. This information was used to estimate cereal import requirements, including food aid needs, for Ethiopia for the 2008 marketing year
Country:
Ethiopia
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
November - December 2007


Title: Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, Sudan
Nature of Work: 
As for previous CFSAM's, AA International Ltd staff led a mission to South Sudan to estimate cereal production and to assess the food supply situation for the coming year
Country:
South Sudan
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
October 2007


Title: FAO Emergency Coordinator, phase III
Nature of Work:
Coordination of FAO's agriculture and livestock emergency relief interventions
Country:
Eritrea
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
September 2007: third and final phase of a 6 month contract, worked as three visits between January and December 2007


Title: FAO Emergency Coordinator, phase II
Nature of Work:
Coordination of FAO's agriculture and livestock emergency relief interventions
Country:
Eritrea
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
May-July 2007: second phase of a 6 month contract, to be worked as three visits between January and December 2007


Title: Crop Assessment Training
Nature of Work:
Training of staff of the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture, WFP and NGO's on Crop and Livestock Assessing
Country:
Rwanda
Client:
UN World Food Programme
Timing:
2 weeks during April 2007


Title: External Examiner
Nature of Work:
External Examiner to MSc students at the University of Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
Country:
Ethiopia
Timing:
1 week during April 2007


Title: Baseline Study Report of Southern Sudan Livelihoods Recovery and Development Project
Nature of Work:
Analysis and report on a baseline survey of sample households in Southern Sudan, conducted using the SPSS (Statistical Product and Service Solutions) computer package
Country:
UK
Client:
FARM-Africa
Timing:
November to December 2006


Title: FAO Emergency Coordinator, phase I
Nature of Work:
Coordination of FAO's agriculture and livestock emergency relief interventions
Country:
Eritrea
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
Jan-Feb 2007: first phase of a 6 month contract, to be worked as three visits of 2 months between January and December 2007


Title: Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, Ethiopia
Nature of Work:
In November/December 2006, staff of AA International Ltd led a CFSAM mission, on behalf of the FAO/WFP into Ethiopia. The purpose of this mission was to estimate national cereal and pulse production for the 2007 season as well as to review final estimates of production for the previous season. This information was used to estimate cereal import requirements, including food aid needs, for Ethiopia for the 2007 marketing year.
Country:
Ethiopia
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
November - December 2006
Partner:
Centre for Arid Zones Studies (CAZS-NR), Universiy of Wales, Bangor, U.K


Title: FAO Guidelines for Crop and Food Supply Assessment Missions
Nature of Work:
We are currently rewriting the Agricultural chapters of this document for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. These guidelines are produced by FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and are used for Crop and Food Supply Assessment Missions (CFSAMs) worldwide, thus helping determine and justify global food aid requirements
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
August - October 2006
Partner Organisation:
None


Title: Training Delivery in use of Pictorial Evaluation Tools (PETs)
Nature of Work:
During September 2006, AA International Ltd delivered three training courses on the use of PETs for government extension officers as well as UN officers and NGO field workers in South Sudan. These Pictorial Evaluation Tools have been developed by AA International Ltd/ CAZS-NR to assist field workers to determine food crop yields in South Sudan. By comparing and contrasting visual impressions of crops in the field with photographs of crops that depict a range of expected yields, such non-specialist assessors will be able to judge crop yield to a satisfactory degree of accuracy. More information on PETs is given in this website in our Tool Production for Assessments section
Country:
South Sudan
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
August - September 2006
Partner Organisation:
Centre for Arid Zones Studies (CAZS - NR), University of Wales, Bangor, U.K


Title: Operational Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security
Nature of Work:
AA International Ltd, through the activities of its Director, has recently been involved in the preparation of the second phase of this project which aims to improve the sustainabilty of watershed based activities in Tigray, through research, capacity building and proper institutional practices
Country:
Tigray, Ethiopia
Client:
Irish Aid
Timing:
September 2006 - 2010
Partner Organisations:
Mekelle University, Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Tigray Integrated Food Security Coordination Office, Relief Society of Tigray (REST), Centre for Arid Zone Studies (CAZS-NR), Department of Food Business and Development, University College Cork and Irish Aid


Title: Support to Southern Sudan Livelihoods Recovery and Development Project
Nature of Work:
In May 2006 and again in September 2006, AA International Ltd provided advice and support to key FARM-Africa staff in South Sudan, in the design and conduct of a baseline survey as part of their livelihoods recovery and development project. This visit was the first of a series of "mentoring" visits that will be made by AA International Ltd to this project over its duration
Country:
South Sudan
Client:
FARM-Africa
Timing:
2006 - 2009


Title: Improved Integration of Root and Tuber Crops in CFSAM Food Balance Sheets
Nature of Work: In April 2006, AA International Ltd carried out field work in order to develop a practical methodology for the rapid estimation of cassava yields for small-scale farming systems typical to Mozambique. The assessing handbook that was produced from this work is now in the process of being published by FAO
Country:
Mozambique
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
April - June 2006
Partner Organisations:
Centre for Arid Zones Studies (CAZS - NR), University of Wales, Bangor, U.K


Title: Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, Ethiopia
Nature of Work:
In November/December 2005, staff of AA International Ltd led a CFSAM mission, on behalf of the FAO/WFP into Ethiopia. The purpose of this mission was to estimate national cereal and pulse production for the 2005 season as well as to review final estimates of production for the previous season. This information was used to estimate cereal import requirements, including food aid needs, for Ethiopia for the 2006 marketing year
Country:
Ethiopia
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
November - December 2005
Partner Organisation:
Centre for Arid Zones Studies (CAZS-NR), Universiy of Wales, Bangor, U.K


Title: Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission, Sudan
Nature of Work:
Similar in purpose to the mission decribed immediately above, in October 2005, AA International Ltd staff led a CFSAM mission to South Sudan to estimate cereal production and to assess the food supply situation for the coming year
Cuntry:
South Sudan
Client:
UN FAO
Timing:
October 2005
Partner Organisation:
Centre for Arid Zones Studies (CAZS-NR), Universiy of Wales, Bangor, U.K


 




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