Implementation Team

The purpose of the implementation team is to bring together international experts and their local counterparts to ensure the viability of the workplans developed for the realisation of the Plant for Peace strategy. The initial implementation team has produced a detailed framework for the initiative in Afghanistan. As soon as the initial funding requirements have been met, the existing team will engage some additional members and become actively involved in the establishment of a Project Management Unit (PMU) in Afghanistan. Based on the existing strategy, the following fields of expertise will be represented in that team:

  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Community development
  • Cooperatives (organisation)
  • Cooperatives (financial)
  • Rural financial services Legal issues (land titles)
  • Food security
  • Agroecological system design
  • Value chain development
  • Post production processing
  • Information management
  • Communication & education

Dr Julia Wright

Dr Julia Wright
Cooperatives & food security

Dr. Julia Wright has worked for 25 years in international agricultural development with a focus on organic agriculture and food security, the regeneration of the natural resource base, and capacity building for resilience to natural and man-made disasters.

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Rhamis Kent

Rhamis Kent
Agroecology & system design

Rhamis Kent is an African American permaculture designer & trainer/teacher currently living in Cornwall. He was trained by and works closely with Geoff Lawton, director of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) of Australia and manager of permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison’s Tagari Farm.

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Alan Chubb

Alan Chubb
Horticulture & food security

During 2006 – 2007, he worked in Afghanistan. The contract involved the identification of potential organic export crops and their subsequent certification and marketing. This has progressed to an advisory role in developing a group of raisin producers in S. Afghanistan to export fair-trade and organically certified raisins to the EU.

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Adam Brett

Adam Brett
Post production & marketing

Adam Brett founded the UK Fairtrade food business Tropical Wholefoods in 1991, after setting up the Ugandan partner business Fruits of the Nile in 1990. He has also worked extensively as a consultant for food businesses, NGOs and Government departments such as DFID in Africa & Asia.

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Chris Cleverly

Chris Cleverly
Legal & land ownership

Chris attended Kings College London LLB, called to Bar 1990, following which he established Trafalgar Chambers on Fleet Street becoming "the youngest head of chambers in the last century" according to the Sunday Times.

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Ghulam Hazrat Halimi MSc

Ghulam Hazrat Halimi MSc
Cooperatives

In 2011 he obtained his Master of Science (MSc) degree at Purdue University, School of Agricultural Economics, West Lafayette, IN, USA, concentrating on International Trade (Purdue/USAID Afghan Merit Scholar Fellowship).

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