Project Experiences

Rural Development Consultancies.

Meertens Consult

I selected a number of past assignments as examples of my areas of expertise.

Project Experiences

Review of the rice sector in Sierra Leone and agronomic contribution to the pre-feasibility study of commercial large-scale rice farming in Sierra Leone.

Pre-feasibility study Sierra Leone

In the EU funded project “Support to the Competitiveness of the Rice Sector of the Caribbean” I was responsible for the review and reorganization of the research and extension systems in the rice sectors of Guyana and Suriname.

Research/Extension South America

Guiding participatory research-extension on integrated soil fertility management in an irrigated rice scheme with farmers, farmers’ organisations, NGO’s and GO’s.


Identifying opportunities and constraints of the irrigated rice scheme.


Facilitating collaboration between different intervening organisations (e.g. through platform building).

Multi-Stakeholders Togo

Management and coordination of on-farm fertilizer demonstrations in rice and maize, and on-farm plant nutrition management research in rice, cotton, maize and cassava/maize.

Setting up and evaluation of Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA).

Monitoring agricultural inputs information.

Coaching of extension workers and small-scale private input suppliers.

Project management of the Kilimo/FAO Plant Nutrition Programme in the Mwanza and Kagera regions.

Project Management Tanzania