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National expert on fruit varieties, Uzbekistan

JOB DESCRIPTION
Contract:
Short-term
Deadline:
27/11/2019
Location:
Uzbekistan

The Technical Assistance on Horticulture Uzbekistan in Uzbekistan is part of the Horticulture Development Project, financed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), with funds from the European Union.
This technical assistance is expected to start around February 2020, with a duration of 48 months each (4 years).


The expert work closely (duration: 6 months) with local research institutes and will travel to all project regions collecting detailed information about the local varieties of fruits  available in the country. He will have to provide the final report:


•Detailed list of locally grown varieties indicating if they are registered in the local approved register of varieties for commercial production;


•Detailed description of local varieties that would correspond to the modern fresh produce market demands while performing well in the local climate with justification of such conclusions;


•Analyses of local varieties with potential at the international seed market;


•Roadmap of actions for improved sales and cultivation of perspective local varieties on the market of Uzbekistan;


•Roadmap of actions for promotion of perspective Uzbek varieties on the foreign markets with indication of where these seeds or varieties could be sold and how to protect property rights;


•List of internationally recognized varieties that are currently no produce but could, according to the consultants, perform well in the local climate and be suitable for local market conditions.


QUALIFICATION

Qualifications and skills


  • The expert must have Advanced degree in Horticulture, Agronomy or Agriculture from recognised university
  • Fluency in English

General professional experience


  • At least 5-7 years of work experience in the agriculture sector, in the fruit value chain interventions
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