A dedicated, creative development professional with 7 years experience of social and economic rural development in Southern Africa. Understanding of development and implementation of smallholder agricultural and natural resource management programs. As a project manager/ developer I have supported smallholder organizations to scale up activities and address land based development challenges. Cross-cultural communication and capacity building skills with communities, charitable, private and governmental actors in development issues and delivery of multi-stakeholder projects. I also have experience in Natural Resource Management in relation to soil conservation, watershed management and community forestry. I have been supporting a range of projects being managed by alternative trading organizations and have developed knowledge of the Fair Trade labeling system and management of fair trade contracts. Creative input into project and program design from grass roots rural development, to national commodity strategy and supply chain establishment interventions.