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Curriculum Vitae (CV) of M.

Ahsan Ullah
1. Name of Expert 2. Date of Birth 3. Education M. Ahsan Ullah March 01, 1945

Citizenship Bangladeshi

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, M.Sc.Ag in Agronomy, 1972 Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, B.Ag., 1965 General Body Member of FBCCI President, Bangladesh Flower Growers & Exporters Association, a Trade organization & Member of FBCCI Member Rotary Club of Dhaka Cosmopolitan. Charter Member, Rotary Club of Rangpur 1977 Life Member, Krishibeed Institution (Central Association of Agriculture Graduates in Bangladesh)

4. Membership in Professional Associations

5. Other Trainings

To know about the Flower Industries and different crop management aspects of the following Countries, visited as detailed: Thailand & Singapore, August 1997 , Thailand April- 2001 and December 2008 Malaysia, April, 2002 UK, February, 2000 Korea, April 2008 English Bengali Speaking Good Good Reading Good Good Writing Good Good

6. Languages [For each language indicate proficiency: good, fair, or poor in speaking, reading, and writing] 7. Employment Record: From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held

January 2011 To: May 2011 Sustainable Soil Management for Food Security of Poor, Marginal and Small Farmers of Active Flood Plain and Charlands of Bangladesh, SUSFER, IRRI Consultant February 2010 To: October 2010 Famous Iberchem Flavours and Fragrances Limited, Bangladesh Director, Marketing September 2007 To: January 2010 Fakhris Agro Resources, Bhatiary, Chittagong Chief Executive Officer September 2006 To: December 2006 World Trade Organization / Bangladesh Quality Support Programme National Consultant, Project No. BGD/75/21A September 1997 To: December 2002 Hortex Foundation National Production Specialist (Consultant) / Team Leader April 1994 To: March 1995 UNDP/ITC, Geneva. Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh National Consultant: (Fresh fruits, vegetables & flowers) October 1992 To: March 1993 Agriculture Support Service Project (ASSP) Farmers Need Survey Specialist (Consultant) November 1990 To: April 1991 Crop Diversification Project/Dutch Executing Agency (CDP/DEA) Survey Specialist (Consultant)

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From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held From: Employer Positions held

1990 To: 1992 (2 months each year) Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) Evaluator January 1987 To: March 1987 AST/CIDA, Dhaka Consultant, AST/CIDA August 1986 To: November 1986 AST/CIDA, Dhaka Production Manager (Consultant), Project of Pulses ,Oil seeds and Potato. October 1985 To: March 1986 Crop Monitoring Project (CMP), AST/CIDA, Dhaka Asstt. Project Manager (Consultant), Project of Pulses & Oil seeds March 1977 To: March 1985 Rangpur Dinajpur Rehabilitation Service (RDRS), Bangladesh ( International Organization LWF/ Department of World Service, Geneva, Switzerlang ). Agriculture Coordinators Counterpart & Agriculture Administrator September 1966 To: March 1977

Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) District Seed Officer / Sub-Divisional Manager

8. Work Undertaken that Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the Tasks Assigned Name of assignment or project: IRRI-implemented Sustainable Soil Management for Food Security of Poor, Marginal and Small Farmers of Active Flood Plain and Charlands of Bangladesh (SUSFER) Year: January - May 2011 (5.0 months) Location: Bangladesh Client: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Main project feature: increase food, nutrition, and livelihood security of 20,000 farmers by increasing food production and food security from agriculture through improved soil productivity, crop diversification, and nutrition Positions held: Consultant, SUSFER Activities performed: Transfer of Technology and imparting training to Field Staff and the Members of the Groups of the SUSFER Project of IRRI at 20 Upazilas of 11 Districts at Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Serajgonj, Pabna, Jamalpur, Faridpur, Manikganj, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Chandpur and Bhola. About 800 Groups have been formed with 20000 farmers in the most vulnerable flood prone areas of the Country. The Project aims at improving the soil fertility, use of balanced fertilizers, developing cropping systems for the beneficiaries with a view to improve the food and nutrition and also improving quality of life of the population living at the most disaster prone areas at the river banks of Dharla, Teesta, Padma, Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Meghna. Name of assignment or project: Various assignments under Fakhris Agro Resources, Bhatiary, Chittagong Year: September 2007-January 2010 Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh Client: Fakhris Agro Resources Main project features: A total Agricultural endeavors with emphasis in Horticulture Positions held: Chief Executive Officer Activities performed: Introduced Novel Crops like Capsicum, Baby Corn, Broccoli and Iceberg Lettuce. More over the fruit trees like Jujuba and latest varieties of Mango, Papaya has been planted in about 60.00 acres of land in Chittagong. The farm is in Hilly Chittagong and is totally irrigated. Its Commercial production began from second year of the project life. Name of assignment or project: National Production Specialist, (Consultant ), Hortex Foundation Year: September 1997-December 2002 Location: Bangladesh Client: World Bank, Dhaka and Ministry of Agriculture, GOB

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8. Work Undertaken that Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the Tasks Assigned Main project features: Hortex involves in development, promotion and marketing of exportable horticulture produces, particularly high value, non-traditional crops to high-priced non-conventional international market. Positions held: National Production Specialist / Team Leader Activities performed: Production Management of Fresh Produce like French Bean, Baby Corn, Broccoli and various Asian Vegetables , Cut Flowers and Live Ornamental Plants through Entrepreneurs & NGOS through contract farming for export. We have success stories in the promotion of export of Fresh Produce to up-stream market of Europe through NGO like Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) & other 18 entrepreneurs involved in export to Europe, Middle East, Singapore etc. with our Technical Assistance. As the Team Leader, I was assigned to Coordinate the work of all National & International Consultants of the project. I coordinated all training program, marketing & production missions at home & abroad. I was responsible for the procurement and production of French Bean and other seeds required for the Project implementation for 5 years 4 months. We made several trial shipments of Cut Flowers and Live Ornamental Plants to Holland and Middle East. Name of assignment or project: UNDP/ITC Year: April 1994-March 1995 Location: Bangladesh Client: Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh Main project features: Export Promotion of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers from Bangladesh to Middle East and Europe. Positions held: National Consultant: (Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers). Activities performed: Organized Exporters, Producers, Extensionists, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, etc. to reach out a goal set by the UNDP/ITC Project of the country for the export of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers from Bangladesh. Organized the foreign training mission for the exporters and entrepreneurs on export of flowers and live ornamental plants to Europe. Organized the Bangladesh Flower Growers and Exporters Association with the active patronization of Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh. Name of assignment or project: ODA-assisted Agriculture Support Service Project (ASSP) Year: October 1992-March 1993 Location: Bangladesh Client: Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), GOB Main project features: Increase agricultural production, particularly on food grains, and support the introduction of high-value export crops such as horticulture Positions held: Farmers Need Survey Specialist (Consultant) Activities performed: Conducted a bench mark survey for farmers need in 20 upazilas of Mymensingh & Khulna districts. Basing on this the program was set & developed. Name of assignment or project: Dutch-assisted Crop Diversification Project Year: November 1990-April 1991 Location: Bangladesh Client: DAE / GOB Main project features: Development of Indegenous Potato Varieties of Bangladesh its Production, Storages, Research and Marketing. Positions held: Survey Specialist (Consultant) Activities performed: Conducted a survey on Indigenous Potato Varieties of Bangladesh and made out a report on varieties, cultivation practices, consumption, storage & marketing & their improvements. My report is a reference book on the determination of strategy of local potatoes in the Country. Name of assignment or project: Rangpur Dinajpur Rehabilitation Service (RDRS), Bangladesh Year: March 1977-March 1985 Location: Bangladesh Client: RDRS Main project features: Improving quality of life for the poor farmers in the community, through round the year crop production like Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Oil seeds, Potato, Vegetables (Summer & winter), through members of Cooperative Societies and Small Farmer Group & Contact Farmers at the remote villages. Small farmers with land holdings from 0.50 acres to 3 acres were the target group. Positions held: Agriculture Coordinators Counterpart & Agriculture Administrator Activities performed: Prepared Annual Work Plan as per budgetary provisions well ahead of time.

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8. Work Undertaken that Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the Tasks Assigned Evaluated the programmes as and when necessary and used to take corrective measures. Administrator as the Coordinator had to effectively run the various projects and activities by involving grass root to mid level staff members. Involved in private sector development, micro-credit, gender equality, group dynamics, community development, institution building (small groups and cooperatives), infrastructure development (road, bridges, culverts & development of primary schools), Disaster management like flood & draught. Planned Family, sanitation and hygiene was taken care or for the target people in my programme (RDRS, Agriculture Programme, Nilphamari, Thakurgaon and Lalmonirhat Districts. Environment development with Manual Pumps (Treadle Pumps), Shallow Tube-wells, Deep Tube-wells & Low lift pumps (LLPs). Horticulture (Orchard Development). Tree Plantation (social forestry and road side plantations); Poultry and Livestock development. Fishery development; Bee keeping, Sericulture and Ericulture were part of the project. For the Project work, was responsible for the procurement and distribution of all seeds like of rice, wheat, potato, vegetables, mustard seeds for the different Programmes. Produced the required seeds for the RDRS Agriculture Programme. Name of assignment or project: Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) Year: September 1966 - March 1977 Location: Bangladesh Client: BADC Main project features: Storage, Sales and Marketing of Seeds and Fertilizers. Positions held: District Seed Officer / Sub-Divisional Manager Activities performed: Worked at Mymensingh, Barisal, Dhaka and Dinajpur greater Districts. First five years as Sub-Divisional Manager and subsequent five years as District Seed Officer. As the District Seed Officer- assigned to produce Cereal Seeds, Oil Seeds and Potato Seeds- and their Storages and Marketing.

Signature of expert

Date:

23 / 07 / 2011 Day / Month / Year

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