Experience:

  • March 1998 to December 2007 - Technical and administrative manager of development projects, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, to strengthen the institutional framework and capacity for pesticide risk reduction in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

  • Coordination and planning of collaborative initiatives to promote the responsible management and use of pesticides with more than 40 South American partner organizations including departments from the Ministries of Agriculture, Health and Education; research institutes, universities and training organizations; agricultural institutes, worker's organizations, ethnic groups, non-government organizations, farmers, grower's associations, cooperatives, the pesticide industry and pesticide equipment manufacturers.

  • Development and implementation of pesticide risk reduction initiatives based on:




  • Improved legislation and regulatory instruments for pesticide management.
  • New or improved monitoring capacity, inspection procedures and information management tools for enforcing regulatory compliance.
  • Education and training of regulatory personnel, trainers,  pesticide users, farmers, agricultural workers and their families.
  • Risk assessment and risk-based decision making for pesticide registration and pesticide management.
  • Pesticide container management.
  • Pesticide application technology.
  • Reduction and mitigation of spray drift.
  • Integrated pest management.
  • Risk communication and awareness.


Services offered for Technology Transfer Projects:

  • Project planning & design.
  • Preparation of project documents (concept papers, proposals, management strategies, Logical Framework Analysis etc.).
  • Project Management, coordination and implementation.
  • Results-Based Management - development of performance frameworks and indicators
  • Risk assessment, risk management and mitigation strategies
  • Development of outreach strategies
  • Preparation of Annual Work Plans: identification of project activities, roles, responsibilities, expected results and timelines.
  • Project monitoring, evaluation and reporting - progress reports, final reports, financial reports, budgeting.
  • Translation  - written and informal oral translation from English to Spanish and vice-versa.
  • Facilitation of communication/cooperation.
  • Writing/editing - technical proposals, reports, literature reviews, bibliographies, terms of reference.
  • Institutional capacity assessment for building, strengthening and development.
  • Human Resources development, training and technology transfer.




International Development and Technology Transfer

AGRIFOR BIOTECHNICAL SERVICES LTD.

Contract Research and Inter-disciplinary expertise in Pesticide Application Technology and Pesticide Risk Reduction

Offering specialized knowledge and experience to government agencies, pest managers, grower organizations and the pesticide industry
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