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                                                              Personal information
                          First name        Aleš
                            Surname         KUHAR
                    Private address         5a Parmova str.
                                            1241 Kamnik
                                            SLOVENIA
                                            EUROPE
                          Nationality       Slovenian
                        Date of birth       03/01/1974
                              Gender        Male
                          Civil status      Single

                                                                      Education
                                 Dates      2000 – 2003
      Title of qualification awarded        Doctor of science
                                            macroeconomic modeling, computable general equilibrium model (CGE), EU accession, agricultural
                   Principal subjects
                                            and trade policy
   Name and type of organisation
                                            University of Ljubljana
  providing education and training
Level in international classification       PhD - Philosophy Doctor
                                 Dates      1998 – 1999
      Title of qualification awarded        Master of Science in Agricultural Economics
                   Principal subjects       agricultural economics, agricultural policy, food industry economics, food chain management
   Name and type of organisation
                                            University of London, Wye College
  providing education and training
Level in international classification       Master of Science

                                 Dates      1993 – 1998
      Title of qualification awarded        Engineer of agriculture with University Diploma
                   Principal subjects       animal science, agricultural economics
   Name and type of organisation
                                            University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty
  providing education and training
Level in international classification       Academic Higher Education

                                                                      Trainings
                                 Dates      March 2000
                   Principal subjects       Structural measures for food industry - European Rural Development Policies
   Name and type of organisation
                                            European Commission – TAIEX (Rome, Italy)
  providing education and training
                                 Dates      September 2001
                   Principal subjects       Price information systems in agriculture
   Name and type of organisation
                                            United States Department of Agriculture, ERS (Prague, Czech Republic)
  providing education and training




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                                 Dates      February 2002
                   Principal subjects       Applied Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modeling for Development Policy Analysis

   Name and type of organisation            International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C.
  providing education and training          Chair for Economics and Agricultural Policy, University of Bonn (Bonn, Germany)
                                 Dates      May 2002
                   Principal subjects       Health impact assessment (HIA) of Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policies
   Name and type of organisation
                                            World Health Organization Regional office for Europe (Rome, Italy)
  providing education and training

                                                                Work experience
                                            University of Ljubljana
  Name and address of employer              Biotechnical faculty
                                            Chair for agricultural economics, policy and law
                                 Dates      September 1998 – September 1999
       Occupation or position held          research fellow
Main activities and responsibilities        assisting research related to food industry competitiveness

  Name and address of employer              Ibidem
                                 Dates      September 1999 – September 2002
       Occupation or position held          assistant - full time post graduate student
                                            conducting seminars and teaching
                                            applied CGE modelling
Main activities and responsibilities
                                            policy analysis; EU accession; agro-food sector
                                            health impact analysis
  Name and address of employer              Ibidem
                                 Dates      September 2002 – June 2007
       Occupation or position held          senior researcher
                                            applied CGE modelling
                                            policy analysis; EU accession; agro-food sector
                                            food processing industry competitiveness analysis
Main activities and responsibilities
                                            agro-food chain management and relationship
                                            regional input-output analysis
                                            agro-food products quality identification systems

                                            Ministry of Republic of Slovenia for agriculture, forestry, food
  Name and address of employer
                                            Cabinet of the minister
                                 Dates      April 2007- September 2008
       Occupation or position held          Counsellor to the Minister of agriculture, forestry and food of Republic of Slovenia
                                            economic analysis and counselling (agriculture and food industry)
                                            generic promotion of agro-food products
Main activities and responsibilities
                                            rural development policy
                                            agro-food chain relationship
                                            University of Ljubljana
  Name and address of employer              Biotechnical faculty
                                            Chair for agricultural economics, policy and law
                                 Dates      June 2007– present

       Occupation or position held          Senior lecturer and researcher
                                            lecturing at BSc and MSc level (agro-food economics and marketing)
                                            agro-food chain management and relationships
                                            food processing industry competitiveness analysis
Main activities and responsibilities        market imperfection in food supply chains (supplier - retailer interface – buyer power)
                                            agro-food products quality identification systems (geographical identification, organic farming)
                                            agriculture and rural development policy analysis (CGE modelling)

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                                                                      Language skills
                    Mother tongue             Slovenian
                  Other languages                        Understanding                                         Speaking                           Writing
                         Self-assessment *              Listening                 Reading       Spoken interaction       Spoken production
                             English           Proficient user (A2)     Proficient user (A2)     Proficient user (A1)     Proficient user (A1)   Proficient user (A1)

              Serbian / Croatian               Proficient user (A2)     Proficient user (A2)     Proficient user (A2)     Proficient user (A2)   Proficient user (A1)

      Bulgarian / Macedonian                 Independent user (A2)          Basic user (A2)    Independent user (A1)    Independent user (A1)        Basic user (A2)

                             German                Basic user (A2)          Basic user (A1)          Basic user (A1)          Basic user (A1)        Basic user (A1)

                                                 Self-assessment based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level; http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu

                                                     Computer skills and competences
                                              advanced command of Microsoft Office™ tools (Word™, Excel™ and PowerPoint™)
                                              advanced command of statistical packages (SPSS, Statistica)
                                              advanced command of econometric package GAMS

                                                    Membership of professional bodies
                                              International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
                                              International Input-Output Association (IIOA)
                                              European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)
                                              Slovenian association of agricultural economists (DAES)
                                              Slovenian nutrition association (SPD)
                                              Executive board of Food industry association – Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
                                              Trade and competitiveness board; European Food and Drink Industry Association (CIAA)

                                             Specific experiences (project, consultations, ect.)
                                  Dates       March – December 1998
                Name of the project           Impediments to Efficiency in the Agro-Food Chain: Slovenia (Research assistant)
                                  Client      OECD
                                  Dates       October 1999
                                              Economic effects of compensation payments and production quota in Slovene agriculture
                Name of the project
                                              (Researcher)
                                  Client      MAFF-Slovenia
                                  Dates       September 1998 - December 1999
                Name of the project           Rural development plan 2000 – 2006 for EU precession aid – SAPARD (Consultant)
                                  Client      MAFF – Slovenia
                                  Dates       October – December 2000
                Name of the project           Development strategy of the Slovenian food industry (Coordinator and researcher)
                                  Client      Slovenian Chamber of commerce
                                  Dates       November 2000 – March 2001
                                              National plan for development of agriculture, food industry, forestry and fishery 2000 – 2002
                Name of the project
                                              (Consultant)
                                  Client      MAFF – Slovenia
                                  Dates       January – May 2001
                                              Evaluation of the effects from the EU drinking milk categorisation on Slovenian diary industry
                Name of the project
                                              (Researcher)
                                  Client      European Commission – DG AGRI and MAFF – Slovenia
                                  Dates       February 2002 - May 2003
                Name of the project           Health Impact Assessment on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture in Slovenia (Temporary adviser)
                                  Client      World Health Organisation of the United Nations

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                                 Dates      April 2002
                Name of the project         The market for dairy products in Slovenia (National project coordinator, consultant)
                                 Client     GFA Terra Systems GMBH; Germany;
                                 Dates      January 2002 – September 2004
                                            Rural employment and agricultural perspective in the Balkan applicant countries – REAPBALK
                Name of the project
                                            (Researcher)
                                 Client     5th Research Framework Program EU
                                 Dates      March 2002 – September 2005
                                            Optimisation of the market chain for biological and integrated fruit and vegetable (Project coordinator
                Name of the project
                                            and senior researcher)
                                 Client     Ministry of health – Slovenia
                                 Dates      November 2003- February 2004
                                            Mid-term evaluation of the special accession programme for agricultural and rural development in
                Name of the project
                                            Slovenia 2000- 2003 (Consultant)
                                 Client     European Commission; DG-AGRI
                                 Dates      September 2003 – March 2006
                                            Competitiveness and economic situation of the Slovenian food processing industry
                Name of the project
                                            (Project coordinator and researcher)
                                 Client     MAFF – Slovenia; Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for research
                                 Dates      September 2003 – May 2004
                Name of the project         Single Programming Document 2004-2006 (Consultant)
                                 Client     MAFF – Slovenia
                                 Dates      June 2004 – September 2004
                                            Croatian Enterprise Promotion Activity (CEPA): How to prepare Croatian food industry for the EU
                Name of the project
                                            accession? (Consultant)
                                 Client     USAID
                                 Dates      January 2003 - November 2004
                                            Regionalisation of Slovenia: I-O model of Eastern Slovenia assessing the EU Budgetary transfers
                Name of the project
                                            (Researcher)
                                 Client     Governmental Office for Regional Development – Slovenia
                                 Dates      February 2004- March 2005
                Name of the project         National Food and Nutrition Strategy (Member of the preparation team)
                                 Client     Ministry of health – Slovenia
                                 Dates      May 2005
                Name of the project         The market for cheese, yogurt and curd in Slovenia (Consultant)
                                 Client     Produkt + Markt Agribusiness Consulting, Germany;
                                 Dates      September 2005
                Name of the project         The market for sausages in Slovenia (Consultant)
                                 Client     Produkt + Markt Agribusiness Consulting, Germany;
                                 Dates      March 2006 – September 2006
                Name of the project         Agriculture Insurance in the European Union: “Slovenia country study (Project leader - researcher)
                                 Client     European Commission: DG Research - Joint Research Centre
                                 Dates      July 2005 – August 2006
                                            Strategy of Development of the Montenegrin Agriculture and Rural Areas in compliance with CAP of
                Name of the project
                                            EU (Food Industry Consultant)
                                 Client     European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
                                 Dates      May – December 2006
                Name of the project         Health Impact Assessment of Wine Policies in some countries of the European Union (Researcher)
                                 Client     Ministry of health – RS; Institute of public health

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                                 Dates      September 2006 – May 2008
                Name of the project         Consumer perception of the specialty agro-food products in Slovenia
                                 Client     MAFF – Slovenia; Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for research
                                 Dates      May – September 2008
                                            Relations between retailers and suppliers acting on the markets of the fast moving consumer goods in
                Name of the project
                                            Slovenia with implications for the economic welfare of consumers
                                 Client     Ministry of economy – RS; Slovenian competitiveness office
                                 Dates      March 2008 – September 2010
                Name of the project         Assessing the Impact of Rural Development Policies – RuDI (Researcher)
                                 Client     7th Research Framework Program EU
                                 Dates      May 2008 - September 2010
                Name of the project         Agripolicy project
                                 Client     7th Research Framework Program EU
                                 Dates      September 2008 – May 2010
                Name of the project         Agri-food supply chain optimisation: the Slovenian read meat chain
                                 Client     MAFF – Slovenia; Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for research
                                 Dates      March 2009 – March 2012
                Name of the project         Capri-RD
                                 Client     7th Research Framework Program EU




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