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    sustainability and economic success

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    seeds of success

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    planting the seed

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    best service - best results

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    your partner in agribusiness

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    developing opportunities together

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    your partner in agriculture

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    integrity

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    integrity

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    understanding the issues

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    best service - best results

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    credible reliability

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    harvesting the benefits

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    developing opportunities together

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    excellence in agriculture

weissenHugo Weissen

Manager of International Agronomy Services, Member of the Board

Hugo graduated in 1992 from the Bern University's School of Agricultural Forest and Food Sciences with a Bachelor degree (BSc BFH) in Agronomy. He emigrated to Australia in 1994 and took up the position as field scientist with a multinational manufacturer of plant protection materials. In his role he conducted R&D field experiments in a wide range of crops throughout Australia.

In 2000 Hugo completed a post graduate certificate in cotton production at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

In the same year, Hugo became the co- founder and director of a successful agricultural advisory firm, specializing in food and fibre production, providing services to a range of clients including some of Australia's largest irrigated and rain fed farming enterprises.

Since 2005, Hugo has expanded his consulting activities to include the provision of professional services to a variety of international clients including the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, the UK Department for International Development , the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation as well as private enterprises in Turkey, Georgia, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

In 2013 Hugo became a founding member and director of ABC-I.

Hugo's expertise includes agronomy, international cooperation, training of trainers, value chain development, R &D, agricultural finance and business management.