Rural development and livelihood systems

Poverty in developing countries is first and foremost a rural phenomenon. The fragile livelihoods of most farming families are characterized by poor and dwindling natural resources and by a lack of access to markets, technology, knowledge, skills and finance. In Tanzania and Albania I managed integrated rural development  programs addressing a range of issues via on-farm-research and extension systems and by supporting SME and Producers Organisations.

 Based on these experiences I wrote three major publications.