Picture of HPAI infected premisses Turkey

Year: 2006

Project: Consultant HPAI impact assessment and toolkit development

Job title: Consultant rapid assessment HPAI impact and toolkit development

Client: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Location: Ankara, Turkey

Skills: research, impact assessment

Thematic areas:  livelihoods, poultry, avian influenza

Brief description of responsibilities:

Consultant on rapid assessment of livelihoods, social and gender impacts of HPAI for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Ankara, Turkey.  Collaborating with the Commodities and Trade Division (ESC), the Gender and Population Division (SDW) and the FAO Representative in Turkey.

  • Developed a checklist and toolkit for rapid assessment of livelihoods, social and gender impacts of HPAI. This included use of participatory tools and their adaptation for use in the context of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
  • Field-tested and evaluated the checklist and toolkit during a three-week mission to Turkey, including Ankara and selected field locations.

A short video describing the findings of testing the checklist and toolkit for socio-economic impact assessment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Turkey shortly after the first outbreaks in October 2005.

Year: 1994

Project: Practical training

Job title:  Trainee

Organization: AEGEAN Research Institute for tropical crops

Location:  Menemen, Turkey

Skills: practical training

Thematic areas:  crop production, beekeeping, laboratory analysis

Brief description of traineeship:

For a period of 2,5 months I worked at the AEGEAN research institute. Here I participated in daily activities such as cultivating, harvesting, insect control, and weeding in crops such as lentils, sunflower, tobacco and potatoes. Furthermore I conducted laboratory work (determining the sugar and nicotine content of tobacco leaves) and I learned the basic skills of beekeeping.