Agro Processing Specialist
Dave Pooch is a senior food technologist with lots of
international experience. Having started up a successful processing
company he brings an entrepreneurial approach that sits well with
owners of small businesses. He also undertakes voluntary work.
International Agro Processing Development Assistance
Dave specializes in working in developing counties. He has a very wide experience having
worked in 23 countries during his career; Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon,
China, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mozambique, New
Zealand, Nigeria, Indonesia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Thailand, Tonga, Vietnam,
He has worked on projects for many international agencies including UNIDO, NZAid,
Danida, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
His experience in tropical, arid and developing economies is unusual in
Small Business Skills
Dave successfully started up then later sold off his own food processing company,
which specialised in baked and frozen foods. Accordingly he brings a strong
entrepreneurial and small-business approach to his work. Dave will also act as a mentor
to small scale food processing businesses.
Writing & Speaking
Dave is Director and writer for Peppermint Press, www.peppermintpress.co.nz
company that publishes the NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology journal
New Zealand. Dave writes in clear English and this is specially
in countries where English is a second language.
Dave is a very competent public speaker and has spoken on indigenous food research,
food innovation, authenticity and development assistance at food conferences in New
Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia
Dave is a current member and past president of Northrise Toastmasters
Club in Auckland.
Dave has written training manuals, conducted training of trainers (TOT) sessions and
conducted training sessions in a number of countries
He also designs and organises specialised training courses in New Zealand for people
coming under NZAid funded programmes.
Qualifications & Experience
· Bachelor of Technology (Food Technology) Massey University
Experience: Dave specializes in working in developing counties. He has
a very wide experience having worked in 23 countries during his career.
Skills include project identification, project reports,
needs and training needs assessment, project implementation, project
review and monitoring/evaluation in the fruit and vegetable, food and
agro processing industries. Dave usually works in SME and micro scale
businesses on projects that are pro-poor, favour the disadvantaged and
involve fruit and vegetable processing.
Voluntary work; in special cases Dave will do international work on a
voluntary or semi voluntary basis.
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New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology
Dave is a Fellow and immediate past president of the Institute. He has
assisted in organizing conferences and branch activities for many years.
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·NZIFST president, fellow,
·Toastmaster, public speaker present paper,
·Peppermint Press, writer, writing, Food New Zealand,
Fruit, vegetable, SME, small scale, pacific, Asia, Africa, rural based, business,
entrepreneur, start, women,
·Packaging, jam, freeze, frozen, dry, dried, dehydrate, juice, concentrate,
pickle, safety, can, canned, UHT, good manufacturing practice, practise, GMP, HACCP,
SWOT, intervention, network, cluster,
·Sago, honey, cardamom, palm oil, baked, bakery, rice, noodle, paper, tofu,
malt, fish, peach, apricot, apple, problem, tomato, kiwi, marmalade, passion, lime,
Volunteer, voluntary, UNIDO, NZAid.
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Agro Processing Consultant
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
5A Peter Terrace Castor Bay
Auckland 0620 New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 410 8357
Fax: +64 9 410 8355
Mobile: 021 23 56789