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Name TH Schrader
FirstnameTed
Emailted.schrader@wur.nl

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DescriptionSenior advisor rural economic development
OrganizationWageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Organization UnitAdvisory
Phone+31 317 486 915
Mobile+31 6 23205292
Secretarial phone+31 317 486 800
Phone 2+31 317 466 800
Fax+31 317 486 801
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 1
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room107/Flex
Postal addressPostbus 88
6700AB, WAGENINGEN
Courier107
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Biography

Development sociologist specialised in rural economic transformation processes, institutional development, organisational strengthening, farmer empowerment, farmer-led agribusiness, agricultural commodity value chain development; adopting multi-stakeholder and innovation system perspectives to understand socio-economic and institutional dynamics.

  • Advisor 'Organised farmers as partners in agribusiness and innovation', concentrating on capacities of organised farmers to navigate their agribusiness.
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  • Key orientations : farmer empowerment, rural innovation systems and agribusiness cluster development, farmers' interfaces with other (private and public) actors along value chains and in market systems.
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  • Key work areas (services and abilities):
  • - Approaches and tools for improving the performance of producers' organizations
  • - Agribusiness cluster development and promotion of local economic dynamics
  • - Action-research that supports policy elaboration and rural change processes, with emphasis on levers for making value chains more competitive, sustainable and inclusive and on strategic action research of producers' organizations
  • - Monitoring and evaluation and 'navigating business' capacities
  • - Capitalization of experiences and lessons learned, among others through 'writeshops'
  • - Innovating agricultural development cooperation modalities and mechanisms
  • - Training and courses, among others international course 'Optimizing the Performance of Producers' Organizations (OPPO)

FARE: Farmer Agency for Rural Economies 


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