Dr Frank Eyhorn
Frank Eyhorn, PhD Environmental Sciences, is specialized in sustainable agriculture and food system development with smallholders. He conducted elaborate research on the impact of organic farming and fair trade on the livelihoods of smallholders in India, West-Africa and Central Asia and elaborated various training materials on the subject. From 2000 to 2005 he coordinated organic farming projects in Asia at the Research Institute of Organic Farming (FiBL).
Since 2006, Frank is working with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in the Rural Economy Team. In this function he worked on sustainable agriculture projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. He currently leads a project to develop sustainable rice value chains in India and Thailand in collaboration with Coop Switzerland, and is involved in multi-country projects on increasing water productivity and on improving nutrition through sustainable agriculture.
Since 2011 Frank is serving on the World Board of IFOAM – Organics International, since 2014 as Vice-President. He is a member of the Impact Committee of the Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH, of the ISEAL Stakeholder Council and of the Swiss National FAO Committee.