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Market-oriented Development of Agricultural Co-operatives & Rural Services

Jan Robbrecht is an independent consultant with years of international experience in agricultural marketing and business development. Strategic and operational marketing planning, project appraisal, food trade promotion, development of new markets and feasibility studies are just some of the areas in which he has extensive knowledge.

The different projects have taken him all over the world, but particularly to Eastern Europe and Central America. There he has been involved in projects regarding, among other, starting-up and development of agricultural co-operatives, preparation and implementation of horticultural sector strategies, EU rural pre-accession and accession strategies and the creation of agricultural marketing advisory centers.

Robbrecht is accredited by EuropeAid, an EU-funded aid organization that operates globally. His work for this body includes projects in the areas of rural development policies and strategies, food security, business management and the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.