1. Surname: ZINNA
2. First Name: Giovanni (Mr.)
3. Date of Birth: 04-May-1949
4. Nationality: Italian
5. Civil status: Separate
Institution: from / to Di Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Palermo University Feb. 2000 / July 2000 Diploma of participation “Politic for industrial development school”
Bologna University July 1999 / Dec. 1999 Diploma of specialization on “Marketing of Agricultural and Food Products”,
Assonapa - Rome 1996 Diploma of participation on “Milk and Meat production specialization”
University of Agricultural Sciences July 1971 / Sept.1976 Agronomist
ITA (Istituto Tecnico Agrario) Italy Sep.1965 / Jul.1970 Engineer in Agriculture
7. Language skill: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)
Language Reading Speaking Writing
Italian 1 1 1
English 2 2 2
French 2 2 2
Spanish 1 1 1
Georgian 5 3 5
Russian 5 4 5
8. Membership of professional bodies: Research on quality improvement of different cattle’s, pigs, buffalo, sheep and
rabbit breeds, in collaboration with the Faculty of Agricultural University of Catania. National evaluation Expert for
Comisana Sheep Breed. Regional evaluation Expert for Landrace and Large White Pig Breeds.
9. Other skills: Computer compatibility
10. Present position: Free consultant
11. Years of Experience: 41 years
12. Key Qualifications: (Relevant to the project)
Livestock Expert on Food Security and Rural Development Projects.
International consultant with 41 years of experience in the field of development cooperation in the Latin America,
Mediterranean Areas, Commonwealth Independent States (CIS), East Europe and Africa.
Team Leader and Project management, institutional capacity building and technical advisory;
Strong experience in technical assistance missions for the European Commission and Italian Cooperation
projects/programs, including design and feasibility of Food Safety, in livestock and agro-alimentary products;
Strong experiences in Food Security Project;
Experiences in Animal Health;
Strong experiences in Monitoring and Evaluation fields;
Strong and long experiences in logistic of projects;
Cluster programs development and execution;
Applicable knowledge within the field of budgeting and reporting;
Strong capacity for coordination and organization in difficult local conditions;
Has designed and implemented rural development projects;
Experience of working in co-financed projects undertaken by international (aid) agencies.
13. Specific experience in the region (most recent first)
Country Date from /Date to
Guatemala 05-2009/07-2010; 08-2010/07-2011
Nicaragua 06-2008/ 04-2009; 12-2007/05-2008; 02-2008; 06-2006/06-2007; 05-2006/06-2006; 07-2002/12-2005;10-2011/Ongoing
Russian Federation 05-1996/12-1997
Italy 1979/09-1992; 11-1970/07-1979
Africa and France 05-06/1989; 07-09/1990; 04-06/1991 // 04-05/1990; 04-05/1991
14. Professionals experience
Date from- to Location Company & reference person Position Description
(name & contact details)
10-2011 Nicaragua Agricultural farm “La Guadalupe” Agro Economist Farm raising pigs and dairy cows. 180 hectares. 300 reproductive sows, 85 cows in milk. 12 employees.
Tel + 505 2276 4034 Nicaragua In progress review of all technical activities-economic practices, to evaluate the bottlenecks that limits and affects the earnings of the Company.
08-2010 Guatemala Beato Giovanni Liggio Caccamo Team Leader “Un vaso de leche para los niños de Guatemala” The Food Security Project supports 30 poor single mothers Poptun and Dolores Petén,
Italia Padre Angelo Belloni Food Security northern Guatemala, the substantiation of nutrition of children. Donated a cow for every woman. The objective is strengthening the capacity of
firstname.lastname@example.org Project management and organization of single mothers through training in various subjects. Carried training workshops on resource management, supply
Tel. +39 370 11 66 246 management and dairy cattle, vaccination, pasture management, milk processing, sex education and child feeding. Support for sale of fresh milk and
cheese processing and sale occurred. ADECOP (ASSOCIATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF PETEN).
05/2009- Guatemala Italian Cooperation / B. G. Liggio Team Leader “Vaca lechera, Lucha a la Malnutrición Infantil” Project (No. 9230/GUAT/CS/AMISTAD/005) Food Security Project (750.000 Euros, 185
07/2010 Luigi Pierleoni Food Security beneficiary families). Analysis of productions in rural zones of North the Country (Dolores-Petén) In specific: to improve milk and meat production,
email@example.com Project sanitary conditions, genetic improvement and artificial insemination to contribute to reduce the infantil malnutrition relative to food security, develop
tel.+ 502 232 18 686 by an Association. Support to sell milk and milk products (Marketing). Support for distribuition of milk and cheese in orphanage and nutrition centres,
production by a ONG “LA AMISTAD”. Construction of a new road and electrical line.
06/2008 Nicaragua Cooproleche r.l Inequity Expert Designed and implemented projects to improve production in Boaco and Chontales places.
04/2009 El Triunfo-Nueva Guinea Application of AR and BPA, HACCP of milk and meat products with mechanism of control considering sanitary characteristic in particular through
Dr. Rosalino Lazo Director of animal Identification & Registration and veterinary surveillance systems.
Tel. +505 8832 3245 Nicaragua
12/2007 Nicaragua European Project Desarrollo de la Costa Sur (DECOSUR) (6.000.000 Euros -980 families beneficiaries) Mission for “Realization of study on breeding situation
05/2008 Commission/PROATEC srl evaluation and social and economic impact”.
Grosseto Italy Expert Its main objective is to reduce poverty in the municipalities of the department of Rivas, generating local processes of sustainable socioeconomic
Project Director development and improve the net income of small and medium rural producers, facilitating synergy among various local actors through
firstname.lastname@example.org transfer appropriate technologies and the increase and diversification of dairy and meat.
Tel. +505 2276 1843 Nicaragua
02/2008 Nicaragua Italian Co-operation Food Security PROJECT MAE - MASAYA 7520 / Terre de Homme Italia (480.000 Euros -180 families beneficiaries) Investigation to improve the pigs program
Terre des Hommes Italia Expert husband in rural areas to guarantee food security to the family participant in the program.
Dr. Giovan Maria Ferrazzi.
Tel. +505 8810 2779 Nicaragua
06/2006 Nicaragua Italian Co-operation Zoo technician Consultant to give technical attendance to local breeders and technicians on meat and milk production (800.000 Euros -160 family’s
06/2007 Dr. Luciano Palmitesta Project and beneficiaries) Training to transfer technologies to improve meet and milk quality and quantity. Training to enterprise, news cooperatives associations,
Director Cooperatives and management. Organization the breeders of the participation zone.
Tel.+ 505 22764034 Nicaragua Expert
05/2006 Nicaragua European Commission Project Desarrollo de la Costa Pacifica Norte del Nicaragua (DECOPANN) (7.000.000 Euros -1150 families beneficiaries) Economic and managerial
06/2006 Dr. Mauro Gasbarra evaluation analysis of a cheese factory Cooperative COPESEPROC, with specific objectives in the appraisal of financing a cheese factory. In specific,
Project Director Expert estimating the possibility of competition with others enterprises and of increase technical, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and
Tel. +505 2276 1843 Nicaragua
07/2002 Nicaragua Italian Co-operation Livestock Project “Programa de Riabiltacion Arrosero Desarrollo Campesino” (PRA-DC) Rural area Nueva Guinea- (8.000.000 Euros -1200 families
12/2005 Agriconsulting, Rome, Italy Expert beneficiaries). Census of all the livestock heads with morphological evaluation of cows, heifers. Reviewing of the local milk and meat quality
Dr. Andrea Alieri project Director. standards productions in 80 demonstratives farms. Support to Team Leader to coordinated the activities of the consultant staff in the project.
Tel. +39 06 57051 Italy
09/2000 Montenegro Ministry of Agriculture/Free Zoo technician Agricultural livestock farm (1.000.000 Euros -100 families beneficiaries) in growing the milk cows consisted by 290 heads, 78 milk cows and 110
05/2001 consultant Expert beef. Revision of milking practices, feeding, the calf weaning, revision of mechanic and hydro plants, therapy, work practice animal identification.
10/1999 Ukraine European Project (5.000.000 Euros -1200 families beneficiaries) Evaluation of reconstruction of an ex Kolkhoz with a capacity to receive 10.000 heads (pigs and
02/2000 Commission/Agristudio Evaluation beef fattening). The old and obsolete construction has been modified in all equipment: electrical, hydraulic ventilation system. The lands (7.000
Dr. Fabio Sammicheli, Expert hectares) to produce forages and maize were prepared and fertilised pored because.
tel. + 39 055 575175 Italy
02/1998 Spain ASSONAPA Rome Genetic Expert Study for the realization and the construction of the “Progeny control Center” to be realized in Malaga province. The project expected the
09/1999 Dr. Michele Cavalli construction of different buildings for the reception of the sheep to be tested for the progeny control, to valorize the genetically selection of the
Vice President Italy animals produced in their own farms, through the controls and official certification.
Tel. +039 06-409001
05/1996 Russian European Commission Livestock Project TACIS FDRUS 9401 (4.500.000 US $ 1300 family’s beneficiaries) The project include T.A to three ex Kolkhoz, in rural area, with a total of
12/1997 Federation AGRISTUDIO/ PARTE X Expert 30.000 hectares. Livestock activities include 1.700 milk cows, 3.600 beef fattening, 980 sows. Introduction of tags and tattoo for animal recording
CONSORTIUM (Food according with bi and mono-color coat respectively. Preparation of a simplified database forms through computer spreadsheet (on excel) for
Dr. Fabio Sammicheli Distribution recording and livestock managing porpoises. Contacts with local Authority University, Artificial insemination station, Foodstuff factories, Veterinary
email@example.com Project) service.
tel. + 39 055 575175 Italy
08/1994 Venezuela Ministry of Agriculture/Free Project Total Heads n° 3450, ships and goats; Farm area: Ha 150 Grassland, Ha 100 pasture, Ha 150 Cereals; Breeding activities: sheep, milk, wool
04/1996 consultant evaluation production; Equipment: feed stuffs factory, refrigerators and dairy plant. Design and construction of a pilot sheepfold to receive the sheep for
Expert fecundation, gestation, parturition and breeding
04/1993 Georgia European Commission Meat and Meat Project FOOD DISTRIBUTION - C.E.C. TA CIS/91 FD066 (2.000.000 US$ 1250 families beneficiaries). Several meeting with local technicians of
07/1994 AGRER-IRITECNA CONSORTIUM Product Expert the Ministry Agriculture, Forestry and Industry (MAFI), concerning different stages of production as well as meat and meat products quality standards.
Dr.Gaetano Calamita Di Tria (Food Losses analysis in production, marketing and transportation. Preparation and presentation of “Identification” and “Sectorial Report” Cooperation with
firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution the Team Leader to prepare “Inception Report” and participation in designing the” Agriculture and Food Processing National master
tel. + 39 06 7847153 Italy Project) Plan”.
11/1979 Italy Regional Breeders Association Chief Inspector Responsible cows, cattle, sheep and goats breed improvement in Sicily. Collaboration with Catania’s Zoo technical Faculty, for “Pinzirita”
09/1992 Catania Sicily breeds improvement research. Organization of Sheep Breeders Co-operatives. Milk, fresh cheese, curds, meat, sausage, wool, animals recorded in
Dr. Rapisarda Antonio Director herd-Books abroad and in Italy marketing. In charge of Herd Book-registrated cattle, pigs and rabbit breeds evaluation Expertise.
Tel. +39 348 7068736 Italy
11/1970 Italy “Associazione Semplice Farm manager Farm area: Ha 350 Grass land, 150; Pasture 250 Cereals. Meat line: pigs: 1200 sows; Cattle: 1500 cattle / year; Dairy line: Cattle 450 cows, sheep
07/1979 Produttori Agricoli 1350 ewes; Equipments: feedstuffs factory, daily capacity production 500t/day; refrigerating slaughterhouse, daily slaughter capacity 150
Catania (Italy) cattle, 300 pigs, 350 sheep; meat processing plant (sausages and salami) Daily capacity production 10t. Feedstuff factory and
05/06/1989 Africa Italian Coo peration Rural “The productive family” project. Financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -(1.37 million USD 207 beneficiary families). Revisionated all
07/09/1990 MEDIACOOP Rome development activities in Agricultural integrated project including sheep and rams breeding in the rural area of El Kef region. Donated by the Italian Government to
04/06/1991 Dr.Gaetano Calamita Di Tria Expert (Food the Government of Tunis and later assigned to 207 beneficiary families. Training of technicians in Italy, to learn the method for improves hygienic and
email@example.com Security sanitary livestock condition, as well as control and mastitis reduction.
tel. + 39 06 7847153 Italy Project)
04/05/1990 France ASSO.NA.PA. (National association Breeding PARIS INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE EXHIBITION (16° and 17° edition) Transfer of animals, Comisana sheep breed, to Manifestation,
04/05/1991 of sheep-rearing)-Rome representative selected in Sicily breeding farms. Assistance to participating breeders. Stand assistance, promotion of typical regional sheep’s cheeses, tasting and
Dr. Cavalli Michele expert of Sicily illustration of characteristics to public. Assistance to animals and presentation to public, magazines and television. Assistance to exposed animals
Vice director of ASSONAPA Tel. sales.
+39 95 9565194 Italy
15. Other relevant information:
PUBLICATIONS: For the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAFI) Tbilisi (Georgia) “Practical guide for breeding farms management.
NEWS PAPER: For PRA-DC/IDR- Italian Cooperation-Nicaragua Project “DESARROLLO EMPRESARIAL” : La Voz Informativa del Productor del Trópico Húmedo Nueva Guinea - Zelaya Central.
: For “Vaca Lechera Lucha a la malnutrición Infantil” Project -Guatemala: El Nuevo Diario, News Paper at national level, publicación of “Inauguración de línea eléctrica y camino rural”.
See to: http://www.beatogiovanniliccio.net/nuovo/category/guatemala/
: EL DIARIO NICARAGUA: http://impreso.elnuevodiario.com.ni/2005/12/31/departamentales/9234
1 - 6 Diplomas and degrees
7-11 Employments Certifications
12- 13 Publications
Permanent address: Via Bellini 1 Alacamo (Trapani )- Italy
Current address: Costado sur Iglesia Magdalena Masaya, Nicaragua.
Mobile telephone number: + 505 84 90 91 26
Personal and professional e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org