Guinea, 2000- Taught marketing principals to approximately 50 new market brokers. The brokers were expected to assist the villages in developing new markets for their commodities.
Uganda, 2001- Worked with a local NGO. The group had formed to work on food security in northern Uganda but over the years had become unfocused in their mission. Over a three week period, developed a strategic plan for the group.
Ethiopia, 2002- Developed a train the trainer course in agribusiness development for cooperative employees. The 100-hour two-week course covered financial management, market research, market planning, and other business skills needed for the employees to help their farmers be more profitable.
Sudan, 2006- Developed a curriculum on agribusiness skills. Taught a two week course on agribusiness skills for the new agricultural workers in Southern Sudan. Assisted a group of women farmers in developing their vegetable market plan.
Kenya, 2008- Taught a series of direct marketing classes for six newly organized cooperatives. Also worked with extension personnel to evaluate their cooperative operations.
Malawi, 2009- Conducted a peanut value chain assessment. Met with farmers, processors, informal market outlets, university officials, and government agencies to evaluate the peanut value chain. As part of assessment, identified areas of need for future volunteer assignments and other projects that would strengthen the peanut value chain in Malawi.
Tanzania, 2010- A Tanzanian farmer’s cooperative was interested in adding value to their sunflower crop by processing the sunflower seed into oil. Over a two week period, worked with the cooperative leadership to develop a marketing plan for sunflower seed oil.
Liberia, 2013-I have assessed the curriculum and strategic plan as part of the development of the Cuttington University Center of Excellence project. We developed short-term assistance and conducted workshops on marketing and business development for Cuttington University faculty.