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Profile of Evelyn Mathias

Evelyn 2013 130I am a German livestock development specialist with a special interest in ecologically responsible approaches to agricultural and livestock development:





Work experience

Since 1996: Independent consultant


1993-96: Co-ordinator of the Regional Program for the Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge in Asia (Reppika) at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Philippines

1993-96: Corresponding editor, Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor

1991: Research on traditional veterinary medicine of sheep and goats among farmers in West Java, Indonesia

1988-92: Research associate, Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development (CIKARD), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

1989-92: Member, Editorial Board, CIKARD Newsletter, Center for Indigenous Knowledge for Agriculture and Rural Development, Iowa State University

1985-86: Volunteer, Yayasan Indonesia Hijau (environmental conservation project), Bogor, Indonesia

1981-85: Visiting lecturer of the German Academic Exchange Service, Department of Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia

1978-79: Field research on feeding behaviour of goats in Tunisia

1977-78: Student assistant at the Institute of Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Giessen, Germany.


Oberly Award (honorable mention) for worldwide bibliography on ethnoveterinary medicine (with Constance McCorkle), 1991.

Professional associations


Numerous articles, conference papers, extension manuals and literature reviews on ethnoveterinary medicine, appropriate livestock health care, indigenous knowledge, swamp buffaloes, goats. Full list available on request.


Available on request.


I undertake short-term consultancy assignments (no longer than 4 weeks at a time). I will consider long-term work in Europe. For family reasons, I am not currently considering long-term employment overseas.

Consulting work is inherently uncertain: funding doesn't come through, projects are delayed, or a competitor may win the bid. Because of demand, I try to plan my work at least 9 months in advance. It is sometimes necessary to juggle dates to make things fit the calendar.

I am occasionally able to take on activities at short notice if a prior commitment falls through, or if it happens to fill a gap in my calendar.

Contact me to check on my current list of commitments. Email messages are forwarded to me while I'm away if I am somewhere with email access.


My consultancy rates are negotiable: they depend on the client (less for impoverished NGOs), location (less if I can work at home) and type and duration of the job. I can charge per day, or for a completed job (depending on the estimated amount of time the job will take). The client also pays any expenses (airfare, visas, hotel, per diem). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

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