About Authors
Dr. Steve Reynolds worked at the South Pacific Regional College of Tropical Agriculture (now part of the University of the South Pacific) and then in the Department of Agriculture in Western Samoa from 1968 to 1978 where he developed a special interest in pastures and livestock under coconuts as well as working with smallholders at village level. From 1979-1982 he worked with the Department of Livestock Development in Zanzibar, Tanzania on integrated farming systems for the smallholders in tree crop areas. From 1982 to 1996 he was Country Project Officer and then Senior Country Project Officer in the Asia and Pacific, Europe, Near East and North Africa Service of the Field Operations Division in Rome, with responsibility for project implementation in a number of countries. From 1996 to 2005 he was Senior Officer in the Grassland and Pasture Crops Group of the Crop and Grassland Service and was responsible for the development of the FAO Grassland Webpage and in particular the Country Pasture Resource Profiles. Author and editor of many papers and publications including “Grasslands: Developments Opportunities Perspectives” (co-edited with John Frame), “Grasslands of the World” (co-edited with Jim Suttie and Caterina Batello), “Fodder Oats: a world overview” (co-edited with Jim Suttie), “Transhumant Grazing Systems in Temperate Asia” (co-edited with Jim Suttie), “Cactus (Opuntia spp.) as Forage” (various authors/editors), “Pasture-Cattle-Coconut Systems” and a number of CD-ROMs and Proceedings. Participated in and presented papers at many international, regional and national conferences, congresses, meetings and workshops and prepared and backstopped technical field projects in many countries. He retired in 2005, and since then has carried out a number of consultancies and project backstopping missions for AGPC. He was made a Fellow of the Institute of Biology (FIBiol) in 2006.