February 2003   

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

 

Mr. Raanan Katzir

 

Residence:      4 Efter St., Tel-Aviv  69362, Israel

                        Tel.: -972-3-6991381, Cell: -972-58-727976, Fax: -972-3-6990152

                        E-mail:  rannan@inter.net.il

 

Office:     “SACOG”, Sustainable Agriculture Consulting Group.

                   (Address as above)

 

 

Personal Information

 

Birth Date:      December 26, 1935

 

Nationality:     Israeli

 

Marital

Status:                         Married + 4 children (1961,1965,1970,1976)

 

Languages:                                     Speaking                    Reading                   Writing    

                   

               Hebrew                   very good               very good                 very good 

               English                    very good              very good                 good

               French                     good                       very good                 fair

               Spanish                    very good              very good                   fair

 

 

 Specialization:

 

 

                                                               ·   Agricultural Ecology / Sustainable Agriculture

                                                               ·   Ecological Impact Assessment (EIA )

                                                               ·   Developing water resources

                                                               ·   Advanced agricultural in arid land

                                                               ·   Agricultural Regional Research and Development (R&D)

     Projects

                                                               ·   Programming agricultural extension methods

         

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

1953-1956                  B.Sc. in Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Faculty of Agriculture at Rehovot.

 

1958                            M.Sc. in Agriculture,   Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Faculty of Agriculture at Rehovot, (Thesis:  The Identification of the retention of copper fungicides for the control of tomato late blight, Phytophthora infestants).

                                   

 

Employment Record

 

2001-present               Director, Sustainable Agriculture Consulting Group, “SACOG”.

 

1990 - 2000                 Director of Projects & Technologies and Latin American Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO).

 

1987-1990                  Director of international courses and in-charge of liaison with scientific institutes,  Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Center for International Agricultural Development  and Cooperation (CINADCO).

 

1977-1987                  Head of Plant Quarantine Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Plant Protection Department.

 

1976-1977                  Coordinator for professional activities, Ministry of Agriculture, Programming and Budgeting Division, as well as

                                   Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Life Sciences, conducting laboratory experiments.

 

1975-1976                  Head of the Division for the Assessment of Natural Damage, Insurance Fund for Natural Risks in Agriculture.

 

1971-1975                  In charge of coordination of professional activities, Ministry of Agriculture, Programming and Budgeting Division.

 

1970-1971                  In charge of professional activities, Ministry of Agriculture, Extension Service, Plant Protection Division.

 

1968-1970                  Consultant to the Government of El Salvador, on behalf of the Division   for    International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, Israel and the Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO), Ministry of Agriculture; in charge of the organization and implementation of a program on plant protection methods and techniques for pest control and extension activities.                    

 

1960-1968                  Regional Extension Specialist in Plant Protection, Central Coast Area of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture, Extension Service; plant pest control; organizing courses and lectures for farmers on plant protection problems.

 

1959-1960                  Commander of military agricultural training center; organizing and conducting agricultural courses for soldiers intending to establish agricultural settlements.

 

1958-1959                  Responsible for the organization of agricultural courses at the military training center.

 

 

Overseas Studies and Study Tours

 

1967                Five months of studies in the field of Plant Protection.  Diploma awarded by A.S.T.E.F.-Association for Technical Specialization, France.

 

1970                Three week Plant Protection Tour, organized by the University of California, Riverside, California.

 

1975                Two week study tour in Switzerland, organized by the Agricultural Crop Insurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

1979                Two month study tour in the U.S.A. (including Washington D.C., California, Florida, New York) on problems related to Plant Quarantine, under the auspices of U.S.D.A. and APHIS (Animal Plant Health Inspection Service).

 

1981                Two month study tour in the Republic of South Africa on quarantine problems, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of South Africa.

 

1984                Two week course on Storage Pests, EPPO, FAO, Montpellier, France.        

 

1999                Two week course on Forest Trees, Dendrochronology . Amman, Jordan and Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

 

 

Professional Affiliations

 

·     The Israeli Phytopathological Society

·     The Israeli Entomological Society

·      The Israeli Chapter of the Society for International Development (SID)

·     The Association of Engineers, Israel.

·     OISCA-Israel, (General Secretary), an NGO affiliated with OISCA-INT. Japan.

 

 

Participation in International Conferences

 

1989      Bad-Durkheim, Federal Republic of Germany. One-week   conference on Integrated Pest Management in tropical and subtropical countries, organized by GTZ.

 

1992      Paris, France.  One-week seminar organized by the Inter-American

Development Bank on IDB-European NGO’s on ecological problems.

 

1993      Paris, France. One-week seminar organized by the Inter-American

Development Bank on Social Sector Programs and Social Sector Reforms.

 

1993      Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. One-week workshop organized by UNCTAD on commodity export policies in African countries in a process of structural adjustment: cotton, tea and horticultural products.

 

1993      Beijing, China. One week International Symposium organized by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) on: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development.

 

1994      Mexico City, Mexico. One week World Conference organized by the Society for International Development (SID) on: People’s Rights and Security-Sustainable Development Strategies for the 21st century.

 

1994      San Jose, Costa Rica.  One-week conference,  on Integrated Pest Management.

 

1996      San Jose, Costa Rica.  One-week conference,  on Agricultural Environmental issues.

 

1996      Netanya, Israel. One-week conference,  on Periurban Agriculture.

 

1996            Geneva, Switzerland.  One week working group on Development Policies in Resource-based economies.

 

1998      Gaza, Palestinian Authorities. One week work group on Peace Procedure and                         

               Agricultural Development.

 

1999        Bangalore,  India. International Conference on MAN and NATURE,                        

                    Organized by OISCA , South India.

         

 

1999        Lanzhou, China.. International Conference,  on Desertification.  

                 The Institute for Desert Research.

 

1999         Jerusalem, Israel, XIVth international Plant Protection Congress (IPPC)

 

2000       Berlin,Germany, International Symposium , Urban Agriculture and Horticulture

 

2001    Tokyo, Japan, “ Global Forum on Education for Sustainable future:  

       Promoting  Earth Ethics”. Organized by OISCA-International.

 

2001      Nitra, Slovakia ,  Symposium on “Agriculture for the quality of Human

                    Life”.  Organized by Animal Husbandry Research Institute, Nitra.

2002      Calicut, Kerala, India, Conference on “Biodiversity and Environment “

             Organized by OISCA South India.

2002     China, Urumuqi, ‘ Forum on Environment, Cultural Heritage and Economic Development in Xinjiang”

 

2002     China, Beijing, CALLAS Co. Conference on Seed Production in China.

2003     Switzerland, Lausanne, The International Conference for Sustainable Development and environmental Remediation. Swiss Environmental Solution for Emerging Countries (SESEC II).

 

Professional Lectures Presented at On-the-spot Courses     

 

1973      Arequipa, Peru. Three week course, organized by the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Peru, on:  agricultural extension methods.

 

1973      La Serena, Chile. Three week course organized by the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Chile on: Agricultural Extension Methods.

 

1974      Huancayo, Ciudad Trujillo, Peru.  Two three-week courses organized by the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Peru, on:  agricultural extension methods.

 

1975      Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  Two-week course organized by FAO on the efficient and safe use of pesticides in agriculture.

 

1975      Santiago de Verguas, Panama.  Two-week course organized by FAO on the efficient and safe use of pesticides with emphasis on aerial and terrestrial use.

 

1977      Santiago, Chile.  Two week course organized by the University of Chile, Faculty of Agronomy, Campus Antumapu, on the efficient and safe use of pesticides. 

 

1977      Santa Tecla, El Salvador. Two-week course organized by the FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture of El-Salvador.  Intensive training course,  for the professional staff on the safe and efficient use of pesticides for coffee cultivation and technology transfer to the farmers of small farm holdings.

 

1985      Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.  Two-week course organized by the FAO on:  the safe use and correct application of pesticides on small farm holdings.

 

1986      San Lorenzo, Paraguay.  Two-week course organized by the FAO on:  the safe use and correct application of pesticides on small farm holdings.

 

1988      Amatitlan, Guatemala.  Three-week course organized by the Ministry of Agriculture on: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Agricultural Extension.

 

1988      Lima, Peru.  Three-week course organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Crop Sanitation on: Integrated Pest Management with emphasis on Crop Quarantine.

 

1989      Katmandu, Nepal.  Two weeks workshop organized by FAO on the safe and efficient use of pesticides.

 

1989      Centeno, Trinidad and Tobago. Training course organized by FAO on the safe and efficient use of pesticides in the English speaking countries of the Caribbean countries and Surinam.

 

1990      Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea. Two week training workshop organized by the FAO on the safe and efficient use of pesticides.

 

1990     Raratonga, Cook Islands.  Two week training workshop organized by FAO on safe and efficient use of pesticides.

                                                   

 

1990       Apia, Western Samoa, Two-week training workshop organized by FAO on

         safe and efficient use of pesticides

 

 

1990      San Salvador, El Salvador.  Survey organized by the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, and the Ministry of Agriculture of El Salvador on: Study for the establishment of a plant clinic.

 

1990       Osaka, Japan, OISCA Kansai Training Center, a short course on Agricultural Extension Method.

 

1991      Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Survey organized by the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, and the Ministry of Agriculture of Honduras on:  Study for the preparation of two projects:

              1) Plant clinic

              2) Improvement and management of tomatoes.

 

1991      Enugu, Nigeria.  Survey organized by the Catholic Institute for Development, Justice and Peace (CIDJAP) on:  The Development of a Training and Demonstration Farm.

 

1992      Ciudad Arce, El Salvador.  Three-week course organized by the Centro de Tecnologia (CEMA) on:  Agroecology with emphasis on Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

 

1992      Enugu, Nigeria.  Two week course organized by the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, and the Catholic Institute for Development, Justice and Peace (CIDJAP) on:  Agricultural Extension Methods.

 

1993      Quito, Ecuador.  Survey organized by the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, and the Ecuadorian Institute for Agrarian Reforms (IERAC) on:  Study of Projects for Agricultural Development.

 

1993      Bogota, Colombia.  Survey organized by the Departamento Nacional de Planeacion de la Republica de Colombia and the Israel Centre for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MASHAV, on:  A Project Plan for the Development of Tropical Fruits in the Atlantico Region.

 

1993      Chillan, Chile.  Three-week course organized by the Faculty of Agriculture, Concepcion University on:  Integrated Pest Management and Agricultural Extension Methods.

 

1993      Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.  Three-week course organized by the Junta Agroempresarial Dominicana (JAD) on:  Integrated Pest Management and Agricultural Extension Methods.

 

1994      Zacapa, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  Three-week course organized by OIRSA on:  Integrated Pest Management.

 

1994      Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  The Higher Institute of Agriculture.  Two-week seminar,  on Agroecology.

 

1994       Guacimo, Costa Rica, three week course, EARTH ( Escuela Agricola Regional Tropico Humedo), on  Sustainable Agriculture.

 

1995      Quito, Ecuador, ESPE, Escuela Politecnica del Ejesito.  Three-week seminar,  on water resources and uses for agriculture, including agroecological problems.

 

1995      Burgas Free University, Bulgaria.  Two-week seminar on, Agroecology.

 

1995      Chillan, Chile, Concepcion University, Faculty of Agriculture.  Two-week seminar, on Agroecology.

 

1996      Grecia, Costa Rica. Two week seminar on agriculture environmental issues.

 

1996      Lima, Peru.  One week survey on agricultural development projects , Fruit Production and Irrigation. Organized by MASHAV.

 

1996      Quito, Ecuador. One-week survey, on agricultural development projects, Field Crop and Irrigation. Organized by MASHAV

 

1996      Hang Zhou, China.  Two-week seminar,  on water resource management for sustainable agriculture under semiarid conditions.

 

1997      Lublin, Poland.  Two-week seminar, on Agroecology.

 

1997      Hamakita, Japan.  Three week seminar on Agroecology.

 

1997            Kunming, Yunnan, China.  One-week survey on agricultural development projects.

 

1997        Doyls Town, Pennsylvania, USA. Delaware Valley College (DVC), Two-   week   seminar on Sustainable Agriculture.

 

 

 

1997  Mexico, Oaxaca. One week MASHAV (Center for International Cooperation                      Min. of Foreign Affairs, Israel), survey mission on establishing  an              Agricultural  Training Center.

1998   Guatemala ,  Guatemala City.  One week MASHAV mission on establishing                    cooperation with The Central Agricultural School (ENCA ).

1998 El Salvador , San Salvador.  4 days MASHAV mission, Evaluation a Project           

        on Diary Cattle.

 

1998         Czech Republic, Prague. One-week seminar on Sustainable Agriculture.                               Cooperation, MASHAV, Czech Rep., Min. of Agriculture.

 

1998  Ukraine, Kiev. One week MASHAV mission on establishing a                                               

        project on Dairy Cattle. Cooperation MASHAV, Ukraine  Min. of Agriculture.

 

1998     Poland, Stara Pola.   One week MASHAV mission. Evaluation of a project               Dairy Cattle. Cooperation MASHAV , Poland Min. of Agriculture

.

1998    Hungary, Budapest.   One- week MASHAV mission: Evaluation on an Irrigation Project. Cooperation between MASHAV and Hungary Min. of Agriculture.

 

1998    USA, Doyls Town, Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley College ( DVC ), Two week seminar on Sustainable Agriculture.

 

1998    St. Kitts, Nevis, 3 days seminar on Sustainable Agriculture.

 

1999      Nicaragua, Leon, Chinandega, Matagalpa. Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Center for International Cooperation ( MASHAV ), a relief  survey mission,  following Hurricane Mitch damage.

 

1999      Costa Rica, San Jose, A study tour to determine characteristics of  a long term MASHAV project on Agricultural Marketing.

 

1999        El Salvador, San Salvador, An Evaluation on a MASHAV long-term project on

               Dairy   Cattle

            .

1999        Jordan, Karak, conducting a regional project of establishing modern Sheep Dairy        

 

                and Milking Center

                .

1999        Slovakia, Nitra, International Symposium on “Agricultural Towards the the 21st      

                Century”.

2000       Czech Republic, Prague, the Agricultural University. A course to graduate students

               on Sustainable Agriculture

.

2000        Chile, Concepcion. Concepcion University & Fundacion Chile.  A study tour and

                Workshop on Arid Land Ecology and Reforestation. 

 

2001         Mauritius, St. Pierre. Agriculture Research/ Extension Unit (AREU), A course on

      Sustainable agriculture

2001         China, Shandong Province, KenLi, Agricultural Survey and Consulting Mission to

                Enhance Production.

 

2001       Ecuador, La Peninsula de Santa Elena. An Agro- Ecological survey and Seminar on   

       Sustainable Agriculture and Fruit Production. Organized by CeDeGe.

    

 

2001       China, Gansu Province. Yonchang, Jinchang, a survey on Water Resources and

               Efficient Irrigation. Jiuquan, Combating Desertification and Desert Agriculture.

                 Lanzhou, Conducting two seminars on Sustainable Agriculture (Institute for Desert  

                Agriculture and the Cold

                and Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute, Chinese        

                Academy of Science),

            

2001       Slovakia, Nitra, Agro film, International Festival. Participating as a member

              of International  jury Committee.

              Committee.

2001      Japan, Tokyo, Conference on; “ Global Forum on Education for a    

               Sustainable Future:  Promoting Earth Ethic.

2002      Ecuador, Riobamba, conducting a university, “ Escuela Superior Politecnica

              de Chimborazo” (ESPOCH), course on Sustainable Agriculture.

2002      Mexico, Tehuacan, “The Center of Simplified Hydroponics”. Course on 

              Sustainable agriculture.

2002      China, Balikun County, Hami. Consultancy on mitigation of salinity soils.

2002      China, Saltland Greening Inst. Of Landscaping Co, TEDA , Tianjin.

              Conducting lectures on Sustainable Agriculture.

2002      China, Nanjing, Hohai Univ. conducting course on Sustainable Agriculture.

2002       China,Nanjing, Institute of soil science (CAS), lecture on sustainable

             Agriculture.

2002     China, Lanzhou, Cold and Arid Environmental and Engineering Research

             Institute, Conference on Desertification, . Conducting a course on Sustainable

            Agriculture.

 

2002  China, Lanzhou, Arid Land Institute, Conducting a consulting mission in

           Eastren Lanzhou,  and conducting a course on Sustainable Agriculture.

 

2002    China, Tailai, Heilongjiang Province.  Conducting a consulting mission on the

            rehabilitation  of the sandy soils of the Tailai County.

 

2002  Slovakia, Nitra, Agro film, International Festival. Participating as a

               member of International  Jury Committee

 

 

 

            

 

Directing International Cooperation Activities in Israel

 

1987    Three- week seminar, on  Arboriculture Fruitiere (French).

1987    Five- week course, on Agricultural Extension in various branches (English).           

1988    Six- week course, on Agroforestry (English).

1989    Seven-week course, on Innovative Integrated Pest Management with     

            Agricultural Extension (English).     

1991    Five week course, on Agricultural Ecology (English).

1991    Four week course, on Food and Grain Storage  (English).

1992    Four week course, on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (English).

1994    Three week workshop, on Management of Arid and Semiarid Ecological

            Systems (English).

1997   Three week workshop, on Regenerative Agriculture (English).

 

           

 

 

Literature  (Lectures Prepared as Articles for conferences)

 

 

   ·   A Mechanism for Adapting Agricultural Development to Current Socio-Economic Changes in Israel.  Bucharest, Romania, 1992.

   ·   Agroecology, An Approach of Preventing Ecological Damage in Agricultural Production.  Beijing, China, 1993.

   ·   National and Regional Supporting System to Promote the Export of Cotton (Israel). Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1993.

   ·   People Security Through Agricultural Production and Rural Development in Developing Countries.  Mexico City, Mexico, 1994.

   ·   Big Business Farm - From Agriculture to Agribusiness.  Jerusalem, Israel, 1995.

   ·   Agro-ecological Aspects of the Peri-urban Process.  Netanya, Israel, 1996.

   ·   Agriculture Under Unfavorable Natural Resources.  Geneva, Switzerland, 1996.

 

   ·   Agricultural Development in Israel. www .city  farmer org.  Urban  Agricultural Notes. 1999

 

   ·     Sustainable Agriculture in the World , The Israeli Experience .Bangalor India, 1999.

 

   ·   The Advantage of the Desert for the Advancement of Farming under Israel

     Circumstances. Lanzhou, China,1999.

 

   ·   The Use of Saline Water for Irrigation of Agricultural Crops. Tianjin, China, 1999.

 

   ·   Sustainable Agriculture, the Israeli Experience. Trivandrum, India,2000.

 

   ·   The Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Arid Zone of Israel with Emphasis on Reforestation Activities. Concepcion, Chile,2000.

 

   ·   The Agro-Ecological Aspects of  “Sustainable Agriculture” in Mauritius, St. Pierre, Mauritius, 2001.

 

   ·   Agriculture for the quality on human life, Nitra, Slovakia, 2001.

 

   ·   Biodiversity and Environment, Calicut, Kerala State, India, 2002.