Shaun Ferris: Senior Technical Adviser for Agriculture and Environment, with the Catholic Relief Services.
• Major area of work is focused on agro-enterprise development and value chain support. Specific tasks includes, market research, market linkage and business development.
• Much of my work is focused on building the agro-enterprise capacity of field staff and finding ways of generating value through new combinations of technology, market opportunities and information use.
• Currently working on generating agro-enterprise content for cloud based distance learning systems and creating farmer facing business related ICT solutions.
• Over the past 21 years ,I have spent 16 years with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural research and the past 4 and half years with the Catholic Relief Services. During this time I have worked with several major agencies including USAID, World bank, USDA, FAO, UNCTAD, DfID, IFAD and various country programs and projects.