2014 – present Conferences & lectures
2011 – 2014 AgroBioAfrica: Freelance consultant
2006-2011 Chief of Party IFDC-CATALIST & -SEW projects (Agricultural intensification and Sustainable energy through wood in Burundi, DRC & Rwanda); Resident Representative, IFDC-Rwanda (IFDC: An International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development)
2004- 2006 Resident Representative & Principal Scientist,
IFDC-Belgium & EU
1996-2004 Director IFDC-Africa & Resident Representative, IFDC- Togo
1991-1996 Project Leader “Production Soudano-Sahélienne“, a joint research project of IER (Bamako, Mali), AB-DLO and Agricultural University (Wageningen, the Netherlands)
1987-1991 Head Department of Agro-systems Research, Agro-Biology-DLO (Wageningen, the Netherlands). During this period part-time seconded to DGIS (Directorate General for International Cooperation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) as advisor on issues of development and environment in the Sahelian region.
1986-1987 Head Department of Vegetation Science, Centre for Agro-biological Research. (Wageningen, the Netherlands). During this period part-time seconded to the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, as advisor for the Dutch-Malian Farming Systems project in South Mali (integration of animal husbandry in crop research).
1976-1986 Senior Research Scientist & Deputy Head Department of Vegetation Science, Centre for Agro-biological Research. (Wageningen, the Netherlands). Research on rangeland and pasture development in semiarid regions and the Netherlands.
1972-1976 Associated Expert UNESCO Centre Pédagogique Supérieure (Bamako, Mali). Education and research on animal physiology and ecology.
1968-1972 Assistant Professor Department of Physics, Free University (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Education and research on biophysics.