Jim Ellis-Jones is a professional Agriculturalist with specific expertise in participatory research and extension methods, management of natural resource and agricultural development projects in developing countries aimed at poverty alleviation, improving livelihoods and sustainable land use. This expertise has been gained through over 30 years experience of development work with National and International Research and Development Institutions, NGOs, commercial organizations and local farmers primarily in Africa. My career has focused on the development of small holder farming-systems, utilising participatory research and development approaches.

Key Experience:

  • Team leader of a number of Natural Resources Research and Development projects involving small farm mechanisation, soil tillage, soil and water conservation, soil fertility, crop establishment and weed management.
  • Programme management of a cluster of Natural Resource Research projects aimed at poverty alleviation, improving livelihoods and sustainable land use in hillside and semi-arid environments.
  • Organising, co-ordinating and controlling planning, implementation and evaluation of a smallholder farmer support programmes (Input supplies, Marketing, Credit, Research and Extension).
  • Small farmer settlement, irrigation and dryland farming.
  • Participatory research and extension approaches with multiple stakeholders.
  • Project and programme planning monitoring and evaluation, logical Framework development and analysis
  • Workshop facilitation, capacity building and training
  • Work experience in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe), Latin America (Bolivia, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua) and Asia (Nepal and Sri Lanka). This includes nineteen years in Southern Africa.

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