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					                                   Year of Birth     TAA Member No           Title                Forenames:                       Surname:

                                   1960              517                     Ms                   Liz                              KIFF

Sex     M              F   √          Nationality     British                         Marital      Partner                 Children
                                                                                      status                               (Note 1)
Record of posts and assignments
Year         Job Title                     Organisation                              Country            Responsibilities
2006         Non-timber Forest             Department for International              India              Evaluation and design of phase two for Madhya Pradesh
             Products                      Development (DfID)                                           Rural Livelihoods Project.
2006         Agricultural Consultant       International Fund for                    Indonesia          Re-design of Rural Empowerment and Agricultural
                                           Agricultural Development                                     Development project. Responsible for design of on and
                                           (IFAD)                                                       off-farm enterprise development component.
2006         Evaluation Consultant         Oxfam and EU                              Tajikistan         Mid term evaluation of a joint Oxfam-EU project
                                                                                                        tackling food insecurity: A Livelihoods Approach for
                                                                                                        Tajikistan.
2005         Extension and                 International Fund for                    Ghana              End of project evaluation of Upper West Agricultural
             Marketing expert              Agricultural Development                                     Development Project and Upper East Land Conservation
                                           (IFAD)                                                       and Smallholder Rehabilitation Project, Ghana.
2003-05      Cropping systems co-          Western Orissa Rural                      India              Designed cropping systems strategy, annual work plans
             ordinator                     Livelihoods project.                                         and assisted in analysis and incorporation of findings
                                                                                                        from participatory on-farm trials.
2002-05      Farming Systems               Karnataka Watershed                       India              Support and strengthening of community organisations
             Consultant                    Development Project                                          and development of rural livelihood systems. Produced
                                           (KAWAD), DfID, member of                                     final technical report on land development and farming
                                           core team.                                                   systems activities and two policy briefing papers.
2001-03      Farming Systems               Western India Rainfed                     India              New crop identification, participative crop testing and
             Consultant                    Farming Systems Project,                                     selection, cost benefit and risk analysis for cultivation of
                                           DfID funded.                                                 newly introduced crops.
2001-02      Documentation and             Technology Transfer for                   India              Research documentation. Documentation strategy
             Dissemination                 Sustainable Development, EU                                  development and documentation implementation with
                                           project.                                                     BAIF Development Research Foundation.
1991-01      Principal Scientist           Natural Resources Institute               UK based           Led multicultural teams in the development and
                                                                                     Extended           implementation of two three-year research projects.
                                                                                     travel to          Integrated vegetable production and processing within
1997-00                                                                              India              dry-season farming systems. Improved strategies for
                                                                                     Zimbabwe           fodder production and management in the mid-hills
1996-00                                                                              Ghana              region of Nepal. Mid-term review of Cultivation of
                                                                                     Nepal              Medicinal Plants Proj, EU. Programme development and
1996                                                                                 Bhutan             research strategy development for Natural Resources
                                                                                     South Africa       Systems Programme. Deputy manager of the £1.2 m
                                                                                                        Agronomy and Cropping Systems Research Programme.
                                                                                                        Post-graduate and VSO training. Cover crop review
                                                                                                        and database development.
1991-93      Agroforestry Research         Nepalese Forestry Research                Nepal              Institutional strengthening of National Forestry
             Officer                       Division                                                     Research Org
1991         Extension Researcher          Lumle Agricultural Research               Nepal              Evaluation of extension activities and experimentation
                                           Station.                                                     with different extension methods.
1982-86      Community                     British VSO                               Philippines        Community-group and co-operative development,
             mobilisation                                                                               income generation through improved farming
                                                                                                        techniques and development of revolving loan credit
                                                                                                        systems.

Self-employed      √           Retired                 On Retainer                                 E-mail     Liz@kiff.orangehome.co.uk

Available for:     (Note 4)                 Short-term tasks        √                Medium-term          √       Long-term
Best contact address           Milestone, Headley Heath Approach, Box Hill, Surrey, KT20 7LL, UK
Phone                          +44 (0)1737 843579                                            Mobile      +44 (0)7773 205896
Principal Discipline           Rural Development, Agriculture, Environment, Forestry, Horticulture, Soils / Land use, Project management,
                               Training/ Education,
Subsidiary fields              Agro-forestry, Food crops, Monitoring and Evaluation, Participatory development, Project management, Research,
(Alphabetically: Note 6)       Rural Livelihood Systems, Soil and water conservation, Watershed management.
Higher education               1978 – 1982 University of Reading. BSc (Hons) Agricultural Botany, UK.
(Note 7)                       1988 – 1989 University of East Anglia (School of Development Studies) MSc in Agricultural Research and Dev, UK.
                               2005-Present University of Surrey, MSc Environmental Strategy.
Countries worked in            Bhutan, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Nepal, The Philippines, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe

Languages          French      F                   Cebuano      G                                             Web Page: http://www.theNRgroup.net


Comments on availability                   Full time freelance consultant                                                   Date      January 2007
Expiry Date (12 mths from uploading) yyyy-mm-dd                 2008-04-03                                                            Yr 07           No 01

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