Ralph von Kaufmann

Career summary:
Kenya 1970 -1975:
 Research Associate, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi
 Manager Ranch Division of the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC)

Botswana 1975 – 1978:
 World Bank (IBRD), Leader Livestock Project Preparation Team, Ministry of Agriculture
 Country Representative, International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA)
 Founding manager Agricultural Credit Division of the Botswana National Development Bank

Nigeria -1978 – 1991:
 Team Leader, International Livestock Centre for Africa’s (ILCA) Subhumid Zone Programme
 Coordinator of ILCA’s Animal Traction Thrust

Ethiopia -1991 – 1997
 Director of ILCA’s Donor and Board Secretariat
 Director for External Relations, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Kenya – 1997 – January 2003:
 Director for External Relations, ILRI
 Member Programme Advisory Committee, USAID-funded Global Livestock Research Support Programme (GL-CRSP).

Ghana – 2003 – 2010:
 Senior Resource Person, Forum of Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
 Chair, Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Programme Task Force
 Director for Capacity Strengthening

Kenya – 2010 – present
 Facility Coordinator, Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN) initiative

International:
 Member, Executive Committee of the African Livestock Project (ALive).
 Attached to the Secretariat of the Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD).
 Member, Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Agricultural and Rural Development.

Present:
Co-founder of Hakika Ltd. UK – main interest in agribusiness modelling and vertical farming