Mr Patrick Herlant
Recently joined DEVCO as a Policy Officer for Agriculture and Rural Development
Mainly tasked with sector policy analysis and policy coordination (co-chair of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development) Mr. Herlant is also the DEVCO focal point for on sustainable food systems and inclusive rural transformation.
A long-term development practitioner Mr.Herlant had the opportunity to manage Agriculture and Rural Development investments in Tunisia, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania (IFAD), to provide sector support to the EU delegations in Turkey and Haiti and quality support to the DEVCO food security and rural development thematic unit and to implement several long-term projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Africa (sustainable agriculture, natural resource management - Swiss Technical Cooperation).
As an Agricultural Engineer (’82), Mr. Herlant also holds a Masters in Tropical Forestry (’96) and an MBA in International Business (‘03).