Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz - Agriculture Specialist
Klong Luang, Thailand (PRWEB) October 02, 2011
Volker's homepage at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) site illustrates his expertise in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, Wholesale Trade, Fresh Produce and Rural Development. His knowledge is based on 15 years of experience in agricultural research, five years of experience in commercial agriculture and one year of experience in rural development. During his 22 years of work, he lived and worked in Southeast Asia including Taiwan, Thailand and Cambodia, in Australia, in South Asia (India), in the Middle East (Egypt), in Africa (Ghana) and in Western Europe (Germany).
Graduated in the field of "Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences" from Technical University Munich in Germany, Volker earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees during 4 years of applied agricultural research at the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center Center (AVRDC) in Taiwan. During a post-doc assignment at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton/Australia, an assignment as "Associate Scientist for Crop and Soil Management" at AVRDC, and work as "Project Consultant" at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand he conducted research on crop production in sub-/tropical environments. The outcomes of his R&D work are documented in 47 publications including a chapter in "Advances in Agronomy", the world’s leading publication in agriculture.
As Chief Agronomist and Director Agriculture Division he developed hands-on experiences in aligning operations management with implementing business and management principles for strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, and coordination of resources and employees. Production forecasting and production-cost (input) budgeting comprise his key experiences within business-related farm operations. In Egypt he was responsible for acquiring, scheduling and applying fertilizers worth $2.7 million per annum for an agricultural acreage of 5,685 hectares under pivot irrigation. In India he developing cropping plans for open-field and greenhouse vegetable production on 2,688 hectares under furrow and drip irrigation in India.
As Director Quality management he implemented quality control measures for imported and domestically produced fruits and vegetables focusing on minimizing pesticide residue levels in multiple fresh products including tablegrapes. The latter produce was traced 365 days a year from worldwide including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, India, Egypt, Spain, Italy and Greece.
Volker's homepage also includes details of his consultations and the agricultural projects that he has managed. These details are also available at Volker's LinkedIn profile.
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