Shaun Ferris, Catholic Relief Services

Presentation given at MEAS GLEE on June 6, 2012: 

As Senior Technical Adviser for Agriculture and Environment, Shaun Ferri’s major area of work is focused on agro-enterprise development and value chain support.  Specific tasks include, market research, developing marketing training materials and development of new business models for inclusive market linkage.  Much of his work is focused on building the agro-enterprise capacity of field staff and finding ways of generating value at the farm level through new combinations of skills acquisition, technology, market opportunity identification and finding ways to improve information use and trading relationships.  

 Currently working on generating agro-enterprise content for cloud based distance learning systems and creating farmer facing business tools using ICT solutions.  

Over the past 21 years, Shaun Ferris 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 he worked with several major agencies including USAID, World Bank, USDA, FAO, UNCTAD, DfID, IFAD and various country programs and projects.