Our core team has combined experience of more than 40 years of implementing both research and consultancy activities in the following disciplines:

  • Applicaton of particpatory rapid appraisal and other diagnostic techniques to the characterisation of farming systems;
  • Design, implementation and interpretation of static and dynamic surveys;
  • Analysis of the contributions of the agronomy and physiology of field and plantation crops to sustainable development;
  • Characterisation and analysis of livestock production systems and their interactions with other components of rural and urban livelihoods;
  • Implications of feeding strategies for ruminant and non-ruminant livestock for income generation and crop-livestock integration;
  • Development of simulation models to support the analysis of farming systems;
  • Design, development and testing of computerised and paper-based decision support tools for farmers, extension services and policy makers;
  • Web design and internet programming.

Browse the Project Profiles section for more detailed information on these activities.