Hugh Harries - Tropical Tree Crops Agronomist


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Colombia; Costa Rica; Indonesia; Ivory Coast; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Thailand

Papua New Guinea

1991 Team Leader in Asian Development Bank Consultancy on Smallholder Oil Palm Productivity Study, Papua New Guinea for Landell Mills Associates.

1983-88 Chief Agronomist/Plant Breeder for Dami Oil Palm Research Station, New Britain Palm Oil Development (50% government owned company developed from a World Bank project). Responsible for leading a team of six (expatriate and national) agronomists and agriculturalists. Long term breeding trials and selection of oil palm; commercial seed production of oil palm, coconut and robusta coffee; clonal propagation (by tissue culture) of oil palm. Member of scientific advisory committee Papua New Guinea Oil Palm Research Association.



1987 Unipalma oil palm plantation and Las Flores oil palm seed germination unit (Latin American agent for NBPOD)

1970 San Alberto oil palm plantation at Bucumaranga

Costa Rica

1977 United Fruit oil palm research station at Coto; oil palm plantations at Sixaola and La Virgen.


1983 Bah Lias Research Station, Sumatra

1985 P.T. Perkabunan II Project, Irian Jaya.

Ivory Coast

1970 La Mé oil palm research station

1993 La Mé oil palm research station, specifically for tissue culture issues while doing COGENT consultancy


1983 Oil palm plantations and research stations at Bakasawit and Banting


1982 Resettlement oil palm project, Chumphon

1985 Oil palm plantation near Surat Thani; client for NBPOD seed

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