Rachel Percy

Team Member

Rachel is an agricultural innovation, extension and development specialist who has both led, and undertaken, consultancies in Africa, Asia and Latin America for a wide range of clients. Her inputs have included monitoring and evaluation, strategy development, project/program formulation, training design, capacity building and livelihood rehabilitation. She has worked in agricultural research and extension, post-disaster livelihoods rehabilitation, training and both higher and vocational education. Rachel combines a scientific agricultural background with expertise in participatory and sustainable livelihoods approaches, gender analysis, and qualitative field research. Her thirty years of experience include over ten years of practical, long-term management and advisory experience in agricultural extension and sustainable development in Sub Saharan Africa, followed by eight years as a lecturer within the International and Rural Development Department at the University of Reading, UK where she taught Participatory Agricultural Research and Extension, and Gender and Development. Since 2004 she has focused on short-term consultancy work and has led, and contributed to, a number of evaluations including complex multi-country reviews and evaluations, such as the evaluation of the World Food Program’s Purchase for Progress pilot initiative.