Agriculture and Rural Development

The rapid expansion of the global population has sharpened focus on food security issues worldwide. Global issues such as increasing world food demand, increasing urbanisation and technological developments in food production have all heightened the need for policy approaches that guarantee sustainable and efficient rural-based economic activity.

GDSI has more than 20 years experience in the design and development of programmes for agricultural and rural development. We have prepared several evaluations of the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy and have helped local community groups prepare LEADER plans since that programme’s inception in the early 1990s. Internationally, we have helped establish farm outreach services in more than 10 countries, helped create farmers co-operatives, developed distribution and marketing channels for farm products and supported processing industries in a variety of developing and emerging economies.

Specifically, we can provide expert services in agriculture and rural development in the following areas:

  • Rural development planning exercises
  • Evaluation and impact analysis of agricultural and fisheries policy
  • Developing outreach institutions for farmers
  • Food security and nutrition issues in developing countries
  • Sustainability of agricultural production practices
  • The creation and development of agricultural co-operatives
  • Developing food processing industries in rural areas

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Our Team

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Pauric Brophy – Managing Director

Pauric Brophy – Managing Director

With Master’s Degree in Economics from UCD and expertise in regional development, tourism, macro-economics, eGovernment, eLearning, etc

Danil Samoilenko - GDSI UK Director

Danil Samoilenko - GDSI UK Director

With MA in European Studies from the University of Wales, Danil is specialising in regional and local economic...

Nicholas Holmes – Project Manager

Nicholas Holmes – Project Manager

With MSc in Business and Entrepreneurship from DIT and a post-graduate management diploma from the UCD Smurfit Graduate...

Anna Lobanova – Head of FWCs Department

Anna Lobanova – Head of FWCs Department

Anna holds Degrees in Education and Accountancy, and is responsible for the management of GDSI Framework Contracts Department.

Philip Johnson - Senior Advisor

Philip Johnson - Senior Advisor

  Philip has a Master Degree in Applied Ecology. He has over 20 years' experience in environmentally-responsible and sustainable...

Igor Rekunov – E-learning platform Manager

Igor Rekunov – E-learning platform Manager

Igor Rekunov has a master degree in pedagogy and history. His areas of expertise are managing education and...

Crea O'Hanlon – International Project Officer

Crea O'Hanlon – International Project Officer

Crea holds an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford. She is particularly...

Hannah Varley – International Project Officer

Hannah Varley – International Project Officer

Hannah holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Law International with French. She has a particular interest in the areas...

Contact Info

GDSI Limited
Block 15, Galway Technology Park
Parkmore
Galway
Ireland

Tel.: +353 91 761000
Fax: +353 91 761032
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Contact Info

GDSI UK Limited
Bristol Temple Quay
1 Friary
Temple Quay
Bristol
BS1 6EA
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0) 117 344 5002
Fax: +44 (0) 117 344 5202
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